Origin: England  
Genres: NWOBHM
Last update/review: December 12, 2003


The NWOBHM band Sledgehammer scored a minor hit with their song, also called "Sledgehammer", that appeared on the Metal For Muthas compilation in 1980 as well as the NWOBHM retrospective that Lars Ulrich helped put together some time ago. It was a fine song, but not a fair representation of the band, as evidenced by their Blood On Their Hands album. A rather odd album, and certainly atypical of NWOBHM bands of the day, its style somewhat melodic and mellowish in places, a style that was quite original and interesting. The album was re-released, in a sense, by Mausoleum, with a different title (now just called Sledgehammer), artwork, bonus tracks, and possibly a remix of the original recordings.

Last Lineup

Mike Cooke


Gary Sherwin


Ken Revell


Former Members/Guests

John Jay



Blood On Their Hands  
1983 Illuminated
  1. Over the top 1914
  2. Perfumed garden
  3. Feel good
  4. Food and sex mad
  5. 1984
  6. Sledgehammer
  7. Garabandal
  • Mike Cooke
  • John Jay
  • Ken Revell

1983 Mausoleum
  1. Over Tthe Top 1914
  2. Perfumed Garden
  3. Feel Good
  4. Food And Sex Mad
  5. Sledgehammer
  6. Garabandal
  7. In The Queue
  8. Oxford City
  9. Living In Dreams
  10. Sledgehammer
  • Mike Cooke
  • Gary Sherwin
  • Ken Revell

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