The Beginnings •Gama Bomb are a thrash metal band from Newry, Northern Ireland. •Members consist of: Philly Byrne, Joe Mc Guigan, LukeGraham, Domo Dixon & Paul Caffrey •They formed in 2002 and even though the thrash scene in Ireland was very small they still managed to get signed to a small label Witches Brew in which they released their debut album.
Band InfluencesThey were influenced by bands such as:Kreator, Agent Steel, Sodom and old SlayerThe lyrics of Gama Bombs songs include: •horror,action and sci-fi movies •cartoons and computer games of the 1980s •racism and global warming •as well as mixing in their own humour
Big Signing•In 2007 Earache Records confirmedthe signing of Gama Bomb which leadto many tours in Europe and the bigrelease of their debut album CitizenBrain.
Album SuccessThe band then toured Europe to support thealbum. They headlined big festivals like Hellfest(France) and Tuska Open Air (Finland) alongsidebig names like Motley Crue, WASP, Anthrax andSuicidal Tendencies.
Support of DownloadDuring their tour of Europe they also showed their support ofdownloading music for free as they dont want to feed thosegreedy, whiney business men who say that downloading music iskilling the scene when in fact its making more people from all overthe globe listen to different bands music. They set up a campaignto Stamp Out Inferior Metal, on their 2008 tour Thrashing Like AManiac, where they got fans to bring CDs to the gigs that theyregret buying and destroy them at shows.
Achievements•In January 2009 they were voted bestnewcomer in a Terrorizor magazinereaders poll.•In March 2010 they were nominated inthe Best Underground catergory of theMetal Hammer Golden Gods awards
3rd Studio AlbumGama Bomb wanted to do something differentwith the release of their newest album TalesFrom The Grave In Space . Instead of selling offtheir new album via CD they kept to their wordabout their support of downloading and put itup on Rapidshare for free download. It alsocame free with and issue of Metal Hammermagazine. It turned out to be a great successand a stomper of an album!