Napalm Death the early years

A recent visit to Nic Bullen, founder member of Napalm Death proved to be most fruitful for our research in the 1980s grindcore scene and DIY approach.

Nic showed us zines, handwritten set lists, lyric sheets and flyers that he’s kept from this era – and promises there are more to come! The items have been uploaded to the digital archive – take a look, and feel free to vote and comment!


Photo of Nic Bullen and Miles Ratledge from 1980, this image was used in the Birmingham Mail that year for an article on their zine ‘Antisocial’. The following year, Nic and Miles formed Napalm Death.