Regarded by many as one of the finest exponents of the Power Metal genre the UK has to offer, Marshall Law have enjoyed a seven album career spanning nearly two decades.
Marshall Law were once haled as the brightest thing to happen on the British Metal scene for a decade. Having toured extensively in 1988/1989 the band played over 180 gigs in England Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, creating a substantial following.
Their energetic work paid off in September 89 when they signed arecord deal with Heavy Metal Records and started recording immediately. The result was their self titled debut album 'MARSHALL LAW' which was released in December 89 receiving widespread critical acclaim.
THE LAW performed their first show at Edward's Rock Complex in Birmingham during December 1987. It was the start of a very busy
two years that saw the band gig constantly and produce two demo's. During this period the band supported acts such as Hellion, Gypsy Queen, The Quireboys, Ywngie Malmsteem culminating with a UK support slot with the Little Angels. Such activity and reviews brought the band to the attention of the independent and major labels alike. The band finally opted for the Heavy Metal label because as Dave Martin explains "We see the deal as a stepping stone where the band can develop and grow without running before we can walk".
Various Music media and press of the day widely reported that "the law" sacked their bass player because he was "too short" and fired their drummer because his kit wasn't "big enough"
Marshall Law continues today on the DH2 Records label. You can keep updated on Marshall Law on their official Facebook page.
Now "former" Marshall Law members Andy Pyke and Andy Southwell are now musically active with a new music project called Vicious Nature!
Band Members (At the time of HMR Release):
Andy Pyke (Vocals)
Dave Martin (Guitar)
Andy Southwell (Guitar)
Roger Davis (Bass)
Lee Morris (Drums)
Malcolm Gould (Bass)
Mick Donovan (Drums)