Head of David

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Head of David
OriginUnited Kingdom
Years active1986–1991
LabelsBlast First
Associated actsGreymachine

Head of David is a British heavy metal band that features vocalist Stephen R. Burroughs and ex-Napalm Death member Justin Broadrick (later of Godflesh and Jesu). The band's sound paved way to various music genres, including industrial metal, grindcore and noise rock.[1]

The original 1986 line-up reunited in 2009, and were due to play the Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, England in 2010. In an interview with Rock-A-Rolla magazine in 2009, Stephen R. Burroughs stated that "The back catalogue should be reissued this year [2009]. As for recording new stuff, it's now become apparent that we would all like to record something."


  • Fear Factory covered the Head of David song "Dog Day Sunrise" on their album Demanufacture.
  • The CD version of LP was titled CD.
  • The Saveana Mix of "Bugged", along with a live version of "Snake Domain" appeared on the Blast First compilation entitled Nothing Short of Total War.
  • A live version of the song "Roadkill" appeared on a 7" compilation which was included inside the second edition of Sounds Magazine.

Band members[edit]

  • Stephen R. Burroughs - Vocals
  • Eric Jurenovski - Guitars
  • Bipin Kumar - Bass/backing vocals
  • Dave Cochrane - Bass (1986–1989)
  • Paul Sharp - Drums (1986–1987)
  • Justin Broadrick - Drums (1987–1989)


Released Title Label UK Indie Chart Position Additional information
Sep 1986 Dogbreath EP
Oct 1986 LP Blast First 3 Side A "Dogbreath" / Side B "Godbreath"
July 1987 The Shit Hits the Fan 21[citation needed] live at the I.C.A., London
March 1988 Dustbowl Blast First album; Side A "Rays" / Side B "Shadows"
February 1989 The Saveana Mixes EP recorded 1987
White Elephant John Peel sessions 23 Sep 1986 & 7 Jul 1987
January 1991 Seed State Blast First
March 1991 Soul Spark EP Blast First 10"


  1. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Head of David - Music Biography, Credits and Discography : AllMusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  2. ^ Kelly, Jennifer (17 June 2007). "Relinquishing This World of Brutal Music: An Interview With Jesu's Justin Broadrick". PopMatters. Retrieved 21 January 2017.

External links[edit]