Popular in the 1990s,when the "Funk Metal" phase briefly swept across the UK, London based Atom Seed formed in 1989. Their debut EP I Don't Want To Talk About It' 'was released in early 1990, followed in 1991 by 'Get In Line' on Heavy Metal Records. 'Get In Line' was so good that it even featured in the Top 20 Albums of the Year in that years Kerrang! Magazine.
Music-wise Atom Seed were Funk Metal. They have been described as the Britain's answer to the "onstage pyrotechnics and groove riffs" of Faith No More, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Living Colour.
Regulars on the UK gig circuit, Atom Seed constantly toured as headliners - they were regulars at the infamous Marquee in London - and consequently gained themselves a strong following. They also graced the stage with big name Arena acts such as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Wolfsbane. Word has it from fans of the band is that Atom Seed totally dominated as support to RHCP and blew them away! Judging by some of the archive shots on the web their live shows were quite spectacular - anything with a lead singer swinging upside down on a lighting rig qualifies as awesome in our book!
This success was sadly shortlived when Atom Seed were dropped from their label 'London Records' and split for good in 1993. Since then however, material from their unreleased final album has been made available on Atom Seed's Official Website - maintained by Bassist Chris Dale.
Band Members (At the time of HMR Releases):
Paul Cunningham (Vocals)
Simon James (Guitars)
Chris Dale (Bass)
Jerry Hawkins (Drums)
Chris Huxter (Bass)
N/A - Atom Seed are defunct.