[1998 - 2006]
Bri Holmes - vocals
Dale Holmes guitar / vocals
Dr Gords Holmes Phd - bass / vocals
Wally Holmes - drums
Former Members :
Mick Holmes - drums [Haus065]
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HOMETOWN : Leeds, Yorkshire , UK
JOHN HOLMES are a blend of driving, brutal rock hardcore covered with reflections of anger and failed life opportunities in guttural anthemic chants.
The band started life in 1998, initial conspirators were Bri Holmes (Manfat, Revolt) on Vocals, Dale Holmes (Manfat) on Guitar, Dr. Gords Holmes Phd (Hard To Swallow) on Bass and last but by no means least, Sneda Holmes (Health Hazard, Suffer) on Drums.
Tours followed with DROP DEAD and HIS HERO IS GONE amongst others and debut album "El Louso Suavo" (1999) was released on Flat Earth and Devil Rock records, and splits with expirme(n)tal hardcore types CANVAS and also metal bruisers KABINBOY
Having worked with Dr. Gords when he was in HARD TO SWALLOW we were vcontacted to collarbtae on the second JOHN HOLMES album. With Johnny Carter and Paul Yeadon at the recording helm, "Everything Went Blacker" (2004) was brought to screaming, snarling life.
The band embarked on a UK tour with Boston band CONVERGE destroying attitudes and eardrums as they played, and further shows followed with punk rock legends POISON IDEA and F-MINUS.
Drummer instability forced the band off the road for most of 2004/2005 and finally the beast died - JOHN HOLMES split in February 2006.
Related Bands on Household Name Records : Hard to Swallow
Everything Went Black CD