Rising like a phoenix, Stoke-On-Trent's Punk/Rock heroes and music pioneers DISCHARGE are back. Two original members of the band, Cal – now using his full name Kelvin Morris (vocals), and Garry Maloney (drums) form the core, with Andy Green (guitar) and Anthony Morgan (briefly of NEW MODEL ARMY) on bass. They've just released a new LP called Massacre Divine on Rio Records, and they have been recently touring the UK. Speaking from his South London home, Kelvin the voice of the band explains the resurrection of yesterday's heroes.
"We've been thinking about it for some time, one of the reasons being a lot of the bands, such as METALLICA, ANTHRAX, and SEPULTURA, are expressing DISCHARGE as a major influence. Basically we thought we still had a lot to offer, so we decided to get the band back together a couple of years ago. We were toying with the idea but we didn't know if we were doing the right thing getting back together. We didn't know if our reasons were valid or not. And then the record company which bought out Clay Records, our old label, persuaded us to do so. That's why, two years later, we have an LP out."
Although they were a product of the Punk years, Kelvin says the band has been influenced as time went on and style developed.