Sledgehammer (1978-1988): a NWOBHM band from Slough, Berkshire, UK.


ounded by Mike Cooke (vocals/guitar), Terry Pearce (bass) and Ken Revell (drums/percussion), Sledgehammer aligned themselves with Motorhead for a support slot as their very first gig! With such a promising start they further lucked-out with their debut eponymous 1979 single becoming a favorite with the NWOBHM crowd and got them a slot on the famous Metal For Muthas compilation in 1980. But their luck soon ran out for follow-ups failed to secure them such fame, even with high profile touring slots. The net result was a 5 year gap before their debut album Blood On Their Hands (1985) was released featuring John Jay (bass/keyboards/vocals). By this time the momentum had been lost and the record fell on deaf ears; four other singles were released: In the Queue (1983), In the Middle of the Night (1988) and Living in Dreams (1980), with (We Don't Like) Porno Peat (1988), being withdrawn from the market soon before the act split. A video Live In London was released in 2005.

Footnote: There are many bands around the world named Sledgehammer but this is the most noted one.

Button: View Discography

Artist Dashboard:

Nation UK
City Slough, Berkshire
Promotional Address Unknown
Reformations 1
Web Unknown
Active Years 1978-1988
E-Mail Unknown
Last Modified 2021-05-02
RRCA File Code UC000241
Diskery ID 694

Artists Linked With This Article:


Button: Go Backward 1 Biography
Button: Go Forward 1 Biography
Button: Random Artist
Button: Return to Search Page
Button: Print Page
Button: Help with this page

Notice: Diskery is available for large screens too!
Love Diskery on your mobile? You'll love us on your big screen device too!

Diskery Uncle Sam Logo

Diskery Uncle Sam Logo

Artist Picture not available


Purchase via eBayPurchase via eBay
 Find Audio/Video

 Get Help
 Legal Notices
 Special Projects

Love Diskery on your mobile? You'll love us on your big screen device too!

Love Diskery on your big screen? Try us on your mobile device too.