Holocaust is one of metal's most influential and pioneering bands.
The band’s albums have been proven to be very influential on the metal scene and are one of the most covered bands of it’s genre, with the likes of Metallica covering The Small Hours on their Garage Days EP (`87), Garage Days Inc album (`98) and live on the Whiskey In The Jar single (`99).
Gamma Ray covered the track Heavy Metal Mania on three occasions: Rebellion In Dreamland CD EP (`95), Alive In 95 CD album (`96) Land Of The Free LP album (`95) and most recently Death Or Glory on their Master of Confusion EP (2013)
it will also be on upcoming album Empire Of The Undead, to be released in 2014. Metal Blade act Six Feet Under also covered the track Death Or Glory on their Warpath album (`97) and The Meat Puppets covered The Small Hours on their Live In Montanna album (`99). These few examples illustrate -- with the subtlety of a brick to the head -- how many different styles of metal Holocaust has impacted.
The current line up consists of original and founder member John Mortimer
on guitar and vocals, Mark McGrath on bass and Scott Wallace on drums.
This has been the line up since 2003 and the band is now based in Scotland
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