Kids In America

With their tongues firmly in their cheeks, Nottinghamshire thrashers Lawnmower Deth will be bringing proceedings on the Hammerfest stage to an end until 2017.

I had Qualcast Mutilator and his cohorts debut release, a split album shared with Metal Duck, dubbed onto an audio tape when I was still in high school. A friend at school did if for me and if I recall correctly he brought the album when Metal Duck played locally.

The kings of mower core called it a day in 1993 after three and a half albums. Surprisingly they were announced as guests for Welsh metal band Bullet For My Valentine when they played in London’s Alexander Palace in 2008.

I’ve seen them a few times since their reformation, mainly at festivals, and I caught their now regular Christmas shindig in Nottingham back in 2013 when they shared the stage with Xentrix and Re-Animator, who played their first gig for pretty much a quarter of a century.

The last time I saw them was at last years Bloodstock festival. Their set was great fun, in a typically British pantomime kind of way, even though I got smacked in the back of the head by a giant green beach ball at one point. Besides the initial embarrassment of nearly losing my cap in from of a couple of giggling teens it was a fun filled hour. I must admit I cracked a wry smile when karma struck and one of the duo also received a beach ball to the face and they soon departed the tent.

They’ll be the perfect band to bring the curtain down on proceeding in front of the drunken hordes in north Wales.

This take of Kim Wilde’s 1981 hit Kids in America was also the only single to be released by the band.