Holocaust (band)

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Also known as Dunedin
Origin Edinburgh, Scotland
Genres Heavy metal
Years active 1977–present
Labels Phoenix Record and Filmworks / Edgy Records
Associated acts Hologram
Website https://www.facebook.com/Holometal
Members John Mortimer
Scott Wallace
Mark McGrath
Past members Ed Dudley
Gary Lettice
Robin Begg
Paul Collins
Steven Cowan
Graham Hall
Iain McKenzie
John McCullim
Graham Cowan
Nicky Arkless
Ron Levine
Brian Bartley
Raymond Marciano
David Rosie

Holocaust is a heavy metal band which was once based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Founded in 1977 while still at high school, the original lineup featured guitarists John Mortimer and Ed Dudley, vocalist Gary Lettice, bassist Robin Begg and drummer Nick Brockie



  • The Nightcomers (1981)
  • Live (Hot Curry & Wine) (1983)
  • No Man's Land (1984)
  • The Sound of Souls (1989)
  • Hypnosis of Birds (1992)
  • Spirits Fly (1996)
  • Covenant (1997)
  • The Courage to Be (2000)
  • Primal (2003)

EPs and Singles[edit]

  • "Heavy Metal Mania" (1980, 7-inch)
  • Heavy Metal Mania (1980, 12-inch)
  • "Smokin' Valves" (1980, 7-inch)
  • Smokin' Valves (1980, 12-inch)
  • Live from the Raw Loud 'n' Live Tour (1981, 7-inch)
  • Comin' Through (1982, 12-inch)
  • Heavy Metal Mania '93 (1993, CD)



  • Live from the Raw Loud 'n' Live Tour (1981, VHS; 2004, DVD)

Cover versions[edit]

  • Metallica covered the song "The Small Hours" on their 1987 EP Garage Days Re-Revisited and their album Garage Inc.
  • Gamma Ray covered the song "Heavy Metal Mania" on their 1996 live album Alive '95. There was also a studio version released as a bonus song with their 1995 album Land of the Free. Later on in 2013 Gamma Ray recorded the song "Death or Glory".
  • Six Feet Under covered the song "Death or Glory" from The Nightcomers album on their 1997 Warpath record.