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Sore Throat were a British punk rock band, formed in Huddersfield, England in 1987. They are known for being one of the earliest exponents of the grindcore subgenre known as "noisecore", as well as for launching the careers of several prominent members of the British heavy metal community.

Sore Throat
Also known asSoar Throat, Saw Throat
OriginHuddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK
GenresCrust punk, grindcore
Years active1987–1990; 1991
LabelsManic Ears, Earache
Associated actsDoom, Pagan Altar, Solstice
Past membersRich "Militia" Walker
Brian "Bri" Talbot
John "Doom" Pickering
Nick Royles
Paul "Hammy" Halmshaw

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Sore Throat were formed in 1987 by Richard "Militia" Walker (vocals; of Wartorn and Warfear) and Nick Royles (drums). After a short-lived false start that involved Mick Harris & Jim Whitley from Napalm Death on vocals and bass respectively, with Rich actually playing guitar, they soon recruited John "Doom" Pickering (bass; previously a member of Doom, Pelvic Thrust, Police Bastard, and Cain), Brian "Bri" Talbot (guitar; also previously associated with Doom and Pelvic Thrust, as well as Ackworth St. Chaos Front, Metal Motherfuckers from Mars, Bugeyed, Warfear, Woodhouse Rejects, Stalingrad, Blood Sucking Feaks, Devils, and Virtual Reality). The band were vehemently opposed to what they saw as commercialism with the hardcore scene, and used ridicule to lyrically lambast the likes of Napalm Death, Sex Pistols, Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I., OLD, Wehrmacht, and S.O.D.. Other lyrics mocked Nazis, capitalism, and the straight edge movement. The band developed a style completely based on improvisation: all of their musical output was made up on the spot, without rehearsals, during recording sessions.

The band's first release was the Aural Butchery demo in 1987, and like other early releases such as the 42 track Death to Capitalist Hardcore EP (1988) and the Noise Annoys demo (1988) consisted largely of raw, sub-one minute blast of grindcore noise; Death to Capitalist Hardcore was later ranked number 14 in Terrorizer Magazine's list of essential European grindcore albums. A line-up change resulted in Paul "Hammy" Halmshaw taking over on drums and after signing to the Meantime label in 1988, Sore Throat released their debut album, Unhindered by Talent, which continued the trend, albeit with a number of more traditional, Discharge-style numbers. Their second album, Disgrace to the Corpse of Sid on Earache, showed even more diversity, incorporating distortion, blast beats, screams and grunts, and sound samples. It featured 101 tracks in total. However, whilst the A side of the album consisted of the band's patented noisecore, the B side contained more doom-inspired crust punk, along the lines of Amebix. The band also released the Inde$troy album in 1989 under the moniker Saw Throat, through Manic Ears Records.

Sore Throat released their final full-length album, Never Mind the Napalm... Here's Sore Throat, in 1989, returning to their crust punk roots. A number of other releases followed, including the Soar Throat EP, the And We Don't Care compilation and the Poison Idea / No Handle Beer demo (featuring two Poison Idea covers and one original track), but Sore Throat disbanded in 1990 due to the band coming to "its logical conclusion."

Vocalist Rich Walker was already involved with Sludgelord and went on to play in the doom metal band Solstice and epic heavy metal group Isen Torr, as well as some hardcore bands like Wartorn, Warfear, Discontrol, Nailbomb and Harmony As One, all of whom released records in the early 1990s. He currently runs his own label The Miskatonic Foundation and plays guitar in Solstice. Guitarist Brian Talbot went on to play with doom metal group Khang (latterly Lazarus Blackstar). Bassist John Pickering became a DJ at Radio Kerrang! Original drummer Nick Royles went on to play in several straight edge bands namely Withstand, In Touch, No Way Out, Steadfast, Ironside, Unborn, Season of War and Unquiet Grave. He ran Sure Hand Records and the influential How We Rock Fanzine in the 90s. He also became a DJ with his own club night playing Gypsy Punk and Balkan turbo folk. Currently playing in Howl and Cracked Cop Skulls. Paul Halmshaw founded Peaceville Records.

In 1991, the band briefly reformed with Royles returning on drums. They played a single performance at the 1 in 12 Club, and planned to release an EP, however broke up for a second time before it could be negotiated.

  • Rich "Militia" Walker – vocals (1987–1990, 1991)
  • Brian "Bri" Talbot – guitar (1987–1990, 1991)
  • John "Doom" Pickering – bass (1987–1990, 1991)
  • Nick Royles – drums (1987–1988, 1991)
  • Paul "Hammy" Halmshaw – drums (1988–1990)

Official releases

  • Aural Butchery demo (1987)
  • Death to Capitalist Hardcore EP (also known as self-titled EP) (1988)
  • Noise Annoys demo (1988)
  • Unhindered by Talent LP/cassette (1988) (Meantime Records)
  • Disgrace to the Corpse Of Sid LP/CD (1988) (Earache Records)
  • Inde$troy LP/CD (1989)(Manic Ears) (the band went under Saw Throat for this release) (LP rerelease on Epistrophy Records and Skuld releases in 2006, CD rerelease in 2006 on s.o.a.)
  • Never Mind the Napalm... MLP/cassette (European edition: 60 tracks, USA edition: 16 tracks) (1989)
  • Soar Throat EP (the band went under the name Soar Throat for this release) (1989)
  • And We Don't Care CD (1989)
  • Poison Idea / No Handle Beer demo (two Poison Idea covers and one original track) (1989)
  • Death to Capitalist Halmshaw (featuring all Sore Throat demo tracks, the Death To Capitalist Hardcore EP and rare live material and unreleased material) (2006)
  • Disgrace to the Corpse of Sid & Unhindered By Talent CD (re-released) (2010) (Earache Records)

Compilations featuring Sore Throat

  • A Vile Peace LP (Peaceville)
  • Spleurk LP (Meantime)
  • Grindcrusher LP (Earache)
  • The Hysterical Years CD (Manic Ears)
  • Six Ways 7" LP (Komist-A))
  • Summertime Sampler 7" flexi (Skateboard magazine)
  • Volnitza LP (1 In 12 Records)

Bootlegs

Aside from their official discography, Sore Throat have been heavily bootlegged. Rich Walker commented that bootlegging of T-shirts has been especially prevalent. All Sore Throat albums have also been bootlegged on both CD and vinyl; some examples include:

  • Abraham's Ear 7" EP (Aural Butchery demo released with bonus live tracks)
  • Death to Capitalist Hardcore EP (bootlegged three times with red/black sleeve)
  • Death to Capitalist Grindcore LP
  • Death to Capitalist Thrashcore LP
  • F.O.A.D. studio/live LP (first half of this release is Walker's post-Sore Throat band Sludgelord)
  • Algo Que Nunca Fue CD
  • Encerrado En El Trago CD
  1. Glasper, Ian (1 July 2012). ARMED WITH ANGER: HOW UK PUNK SURVIVED THE NINETIES. Cherry Red Books.
  2. LUEDTKE, CHRISTOPHER (7 March 2013). "Uncompromising Noise: the Legacy of SORE THROAT". Retrieved25 January 2020.
  3. Hoare, James (2009). "Essential Albums|Europe", Terrorizer Magazine 180, p. 55.
  4. Walker, Rich (2009). "Grindcore History: Oral History", Terrorizer Magazine 180, p. 45.

Sore Throat (grindcore band)
Sore Throat grindcore band Language Watch Edit See also Sore throat disambiguation This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Sore Throat grindcore band news newspapers books scholar JSTOR September 2008 Learn how and when to remove this template message Sore Throat were a British punk rock band formed in Huddersfield England in 1987 2 They are known for being one of the earliest exponents of the grindcore subgenre known as noisecore as well as for launching the careers of several prominent members of the British heavy metal community Sore ThroatAlso known asSoar Throat Saw ThroatOriginHuddersfield West Yorkshire UKGenresCrust punk grindcoreYears active1987 1990 1991 1 LabelsManic Ears EaracheAssociated actsDoom Pagan Altar SolsticePast membersRich Militia Walker Brian Bri Talbot John Doom Pickering Nick Royles Paul Hammy Halmshaw Contents 1 Biography 2 Members 3 Discography 3 1 Official releases 3 2 Compilations featuring Sore Throat 3 3 Bootlegs 4 References 5 External linksBiography EditSore Throat were formed in 1987 by Richard Militia Walker vocals of Wartorn and Warfear and Nick Royles drums After a short lived false start that involved Mick Harris amp Jim Whitley from Napalm Death on vocals and bass respectively with Rich actually playing guitar they soon recruited John Doom Pickering bass previously a member of Doom Pelvic Thrust Police Bastard and Cain Brian Bri Talbot guitar also previously associated with Doom and Pelvic Thrust as well as Ackworth St Chaos Front Metal Motherfuckers from Mars Bugeyed Warfear Woodhouse Rejects Stalingrad Blood Sucking Feaks Devils and Virtual Reality The band were vehemently opposed to what they saw as commercialism with the hardcore scene and used ridicule to lyrically lambast the likes of Napalm Death Sex Pistols Suicidal Tendencies D R I OLD Wehrmacht and S O D Other lyrics mocked Nazis capitalism and the straight edge movement The band developed a style completely based on improvisation all of their musical output was made up on the spot without rehearsals during recording sessions The band s first release was the Aural Butchery demo in 1987 and like other early releases such as the 42 track Death to Capitalist Hardcore EP 1988 and the Noise Annoys demo 1988 consisted largely of raw sub one minute blast of grindcore noise Death to Capitalist Hardcore was later ranked number 14 in Terrorizer Magazine s list of essential European grindcore albums 3 A line up change resulted in Paul Hammy Halmshaw taking over on drums and after signing to the Meantime label in 1988 Sore Throat released their debut album Unhindered by Talent which continued the trend albeit with a number of more traditional Discharge style numbers Their second album Disgrace to the Corpse of Sid on Earache showed even more diversity incorporating distortion blast beats screams and grunts and sound samples It featured 101 tracks in total However whilst the A side of the album consisted of the band s patented noisecore the B side contained more doom inspired crust punk along the lines of Amebix The band also released the Inde troy album in 1989 under the moniker Saw Throat through Manic Ears Records Sore Throat released their final full length album Never Mind the Napalm Here s Sore Throat in 1989 returning to their crust punk roots A number of other releases followed including the Soar Throat EP the And We Don t Care compilation and the Poison Idea No Handle Beer demo featuring two Poison Idea covers and one original track but Sore Throat disbanded in 1990 due to the band coming to its logical conclusion Vocalist Rich Walker was already involved with Sludgelord and went on to play in the doom metal band Solstice and epic heavy metal group Isen Torr as well as some hardcore bands like Wartorn Warfear Discontrol Nailbomb and Harmony As One all of whom released records in the early 1990s He currently runs his own label The Miskatonic Foundation and plays guitar in Solstice Guitarist Brian Talbot went on to play with doom metal group Khang latterly Lazarus Blackstar Bassist John Pickering became a DJ at Radio Kerrang Original drummer Nick Royles went on to play in several straight edge bands namely Withstand In Touch No Way Out Steadfast Ironside Unborn Season of War and Unquiet Grave He ran Sure Hand Records and the influential How We Rock Fanzine in the 90s He also became a DJ with his own club night playing Gypsy Punk and Balkan turbo folk Currently playing in Howl and Cracked Cop Skulls Paul Halmshaw founded Peaceville Records In 1991 the band briefly reformed with Royles returning on drums They played a single performance at the 1 in 12 Club and planned to release an EP however broke up for a second time before it could be negotiated 1 Members EditRich Militia Walker vocals 1987 1990 1991 Brian Bri Talbot guitar 1987 1990 1991 John Doom Pickering bass 1987 1990 1991 Nick Royles drums 1987 1988 1991 Paul Hammy Halmshaw drums 1988 1990 Discography EditOfficial releases Edit Aural Butchery demo 1987 Death to Capitalist Hardcore EP also known as self titled EP 1988 Noise Annoys demo 1988 Unhindered by Talent LP cassette 1988 Meantime Records Disgrace to the Corpse Of Sid LP CD 1988 Earache Records Inde troy LP CD 1989 Manic Ears the band went under Saw Throat for this release LP rerelease on Epistrophy Records and Skuld releases in 2006 CD rerelease in 2006 on s o a Never Mind the Napalm MLP cassette European edition 60 tracks USA edition 16 tracks 1989 Soar Throat EP the band went under the name Soar Throat for this release 1989 And We Don t Care CD 1989 Poison Idea No Handle Beer demo two Poison Idea covers and one original track 1989 Death to Capitalist Halmshaw featuring all Sore Throat demo tracks the Death To Capitalist Hardcore EP and rare live material and unreleased material 2006 Disgrace to the Corpse of Sid amp Unhindered By Talent CD re released 2010 Earache Records Compilations featuring Sore Throat Edit A Vile Peace LP Peaceville Spleurk LP Meantime Grindcrusher LP Earache The Hysterical Years CD Manic Ears Six Ways 7 LP Komist A Summertime Sampler 7 flexi Skateboard magazine Volnitza LP 1 In 12 Records Bootlegs Edit Aside from their official discography Sore Throat have been heavily bootlegged Rich Walker commented that bootlegging of T shirts has been especially prevalent 4 All Sore Throat albums have also been bootlegged on both CD and vinyl some examples include Abraham s Ear 7 EP Aural Butchery demo released with bonus live tracks Death to Capitalist Hardcore EP bootlegged three times with red black sleeve Death to Capitalist Grindcore LP Death to Capitalist Thrashcore LP F O A D studio live LP first half of this release is Walker s post Sore Throat band Sludgelord Algo Que Nunca Fue CD Encerrado En El Trago CDReferences Edit a b Glasper Ian 1 July 2012 ARMED WITH ANGER HOW UK PUNK SURVIVED THE NINETIES Cherry Red Books LUEDTKE CHRISTOPHER 7 March 2013 Uncompromising Noise the Legacy of SORE THROAT Retrieved 25 January 2020 Hoare James 2009 Essential Albums Europe Terrorizer Magazine 180 p 55 Walker Rich 2009 Grindcore History Oral History Terrorizer Magazine 180 p 45 External links EditSore Throat Myspace profile Sore Throat biography at MusicMight Metal Injection review Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Sore Throat grindcore band amp oldid 1043798106, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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