Holocaust were a Scottish hard-rock/metal band from Edinburgh that released a pair of three-song singles in 1980, followed by the album The Nightcomers in 1981 and the extended-play Coming Through in 1982, all on self-press Phoenix Record and Filmworks. A second proper album appeared on the label in 1984, after which the band was quiet until the 1989 release The Sound of Souls on Chrome Records.

Members: John Mortimer (guitar, vocals), Robin Begg (bass, 1977-83), Ed Dudley (guitar, 1977-83), Gary Lettice (vocals, 1977-83), Nick Brockie (drums, 1977-80), Paul Collins (drums, 1980-82), Raymond Marciano (drums, 1982), Nicky Arkless (drums, 1982-83), Steve Cowen (drums, 1984-2000), Graham Hall (bass, 1988-89)


  • “Heavy Metal Mania” / “Loves Power” / “Only As Young As You Feel” (1980)
  • “Smokin’ Valves” / “Friend or Foe” / “Out of My Book” (1980)
  • The Nightcomers (1981)
  • Coming Through (EP, 1982)
  • No Mans Land (1984)
  • The Sound of Souls (EP, 1989)
  • Hypnosis of Birds (1992)

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