Holocaust (band)

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Also known asDunedin
OriginEdinburgh, Scotland
GenresHeavy metal
Years active1977–1983, 1984, 1988–present
LabelsPhoenix Record and Filmworks / Edgy Records
Associated actsHologram
MembersJohn Mortimer
Scott Wallace
Mark McGrath
Past membersEd Dudley
Gary Lettice
Robin Begg
Paul Collins
Steven Cowan
Graham Hall
Iain McKenzie
John McCullim
David Rosie
Nicky Arkless
Ron Levine
Bryan Bartley
Raymond Marciano
Graham Cowan
Andy Colliar

Holocaust is a Scottish heavy metal band founded in 1977 and based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Influenced by Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Motörhead, ACDC, UFO, Led Zeppelin, Rush and Budgie, the current lineup is John Mortimer guitar and vocals, Scott Wallace drums and Mark McGrath bass. Original lineup featured guitarists John Mortimer and Ed Dudley, vocalist Gary Lettice, bassist Robin Begg and drummer Nick Brockie. In 1983, guitar player Ed Dudley left the band, forming and releasing an album under the moniker Hologram.

The John Mortimer-led Holocaust incorporated many progressive metal, thrash metal and post-punk influences into its sound, releasing complex pieces such as the "Sound of Souls" EP and concept album "Covenant". The band's current 3-piece lineup has remained the same since 2003,[1] releasing the album "Predator" in December 2015.

Holocaust's best known song remains "The Small Hours", which Metallica covered in 1987.



  • The Nightcomers (1981)
  • Steal the Stars (1983) released under the name 'Hologram'
  • 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)
  • Predator (2015)
  • Elder Gods (2019)

Live albums[edit]

  • Live (Hot Curry & Wine) (1983)

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)
  • Expander (2013, CD)



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

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