Tyneside, England's Warfare arrived just in time to ride the final surge of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal phenomenon. Formed in 1984 by longtime scenester, singing drummer Paul Evo (just "Evo" to his friends), guitarist Gunner, and bassist Falken, Warfare immediately drew comparisons to the likes of Motörhead, Tank, and particularly Venom, with whose label, Neat, they duly signed. Working as fast as they played their instruments, the trio crammed their first year of activity with two EPs, Noise, Filth and Fury and Two Tribes (a mocking cover of the Frankie Goes to Hollywood hit), as well as their debut album, Pure Filth -- but then, they had yet to perform their first concert. So, after kicking 1985 off with yet another EP called Total Death, Warfare finally began gracing select audiences with their presence (sometimes adding Atomkraft drummer Ged Wolf so Evo could step out stage front), before re-entering the studio to record their sophomore effort with none other than Lemmy from Motörhead producing. Metal Anarchy arrived at year's end and Warfare were soon hard at work on album number three, having decided that touring was simply not as attractive as studio work. Unfortunately, bassist Falken felt differently and quit halfway through the sessions, prompting Venom's Cronos to lend a helping hand until a permanent replacement was found, this being the cleverly named Zlaughter.