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Background information
OriginNewcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Years active1985–1992
LabelsMeantime Records, Earache Records, Peaceville Records, Combat Records, Acid Stings, Bomb Factory, Control records, Selfmadegod records, Patac records, Civilisation records
  • Malcolm 'Scruff' Lewty

Hellbastard is a band formed in 1985 in the United Kingdom. "We're above all that pigeon-holed B-S cross-referenced, cross-indexed childish crap" claims former Bassist Jake Martin.

Early history[edit]

Members "Scruff" Lewty, Phil Laidlaw and "Scotty" formed Hellbastard, which was to be a combination of Crass-like politics and the music of Slayer. In 1990, after several EPs, full-lengths and line-up changes, the group appeared on the Combat-Earache compilation album, Grindcrusher, with the song "Justly Executed", from the Earache Records Natural Order LP.

They are considered to be a hugely influential band in the crust punk genre. The genre allegedly adopted its name from the band's first demo, Ripper Crust. They are also considered to be a part of the crossover thrash scene.[1][2] After leaving Hellbastard, Scotty later went on to form hell krusher. At one time Vocalist/Guitarist "Scruff lewty" and ex-guitarist "Nick" (Nick Parsons)[3] played for their friends' band "Energetic Krusher". Hellbastard also passed on a deal with Vinyl Solution Records in 1989 and gave the chance to Energetic Krusher, subsequently their Path To Oblivion album appeared soon after. Hellbastard opted to sign with Earache . Original vocalist/guitarist "scruff" set about Reforming the band in 2008 and HellBastard concluded umpteen American and European tours. . Prior to this "Scruff" formed other acts, including Nero Circus, Sidewinder, King Fuel, Heavy Water, The Dischargers, and Moodhoover; all of which (with the exception of King Fuel) released albums and toured extensively. HellBastard today in 2018 are busy writing the new album which by their own words will ‘be vicious and different’. Taking the huge discography into account since 2008 this is no surprise. The band just keeps on giving and giving. When frontman ‘scruff’ was recently cornered in a NYC vegan cafe he had this to say - Passion, respect, dedication and actual song WRITING instead of talking utter patheticism all the time always gets a better reaction.......”.


  • 1985: Massacre Self - released rehearsal cassette.
  • 1986: Ripper Crust demo cassette
  • 1987: Hate Militia demo cassette
  • 1988: Heading for Internal Darkness LP
  • 1988: A Vile Peace (Comp Lp on Peaceville Recs) (Civilised?)
  • 1989: They Brought Death 7" EP
  • 1990: Natural Order CD/LP/CASS
  • 1990: Heading for Internal Darkness CD/CASS reissue
  • 1993: Ripper Crust LP reissue
  • 1998: Heading for More Darkness CD reissue
  • 1998: "They Brought Death" on Skuld releases Comp Lp.
  • 1998: In Grind We Crust CD compilation
  • 1998: Blood, Fire, Hate... CD.
  • 2002: The Good Go First Album (Vinyl only)
  • 2009: Ripper Crust LP reissue
  • 2009: The Need to Kill CD/LP
  • 2009: "Pylons II" VIDEO-AUDIO
  • 2009 "Fir Bolg - Bow to Slough Feg" - VIDEO-AUDIO.
  • 2009: Eco-war EP/CD
  • 2009: "Sea Shepherd" VIDEO-AUDIO.
  • 2010: Heading For Internal Darkness LP reissue / CD Version later 2010/ early 2011
  • 2010: Hellbastard/Dissent Split 7" EP
  • 2012 : "Arcadia" VIDEO-AUDIO.
  • 2013: "Sons Of Bitches" CD/LP/12"
  • 2013: "Hellbastard/Dresden" Split 12" EP
  • 2013 : "Engineering Human Consciousness..." VIDEO-AUDIO.
  • 2014: "Engineering Human Consciousness" 7" (Coloured Vinyl) Ltd Edition.
  • 2015 : "We are coven" Video-Audio.
  • 2015 : "Feral" CD
  • 2016 : Hellbastard/Herida Profunda "To the dead & Dying" Pic Disc LP.
  • 2016 : Hellbastard /Herida Profunda "To the dead & Dying" CD Digipak.
  • 2017 : "Feral" LP (Only available on CD)
  • 2017 : "The need to kill..." Cassette
  • 2017 : "Heading for internal Darkness w/ Unheard bonus tracks (still unreleased)


Current Line-up[edit]

  • Malcolm 'Scruff' Lewty - Vocals, Guitar


  1. ^ "Hellbastard Signs With Selfmadegod Records".
  2. ^ Barkasi, Dan. "Blistering.com Review: Hellbastard - The Need To Kill". Blistering.com. Archived from the original on 31 August 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  3. ^ E, Gaz. "Nick Parsons - Supercharger - Interview Exclusive". Über Röck-Kick Ass Rock N Roll. Retrieved 24 January 2018.

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