Despite the name, Holland was a UK heavy metal act from the early 80s who rode briefly on the crest of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. Comprising Bob Henman (guitar), Graeme Hutchinson (bass), Kenny Nicholson (guitar) and Marty Day (drums), their name was initially made on the burgeoning demo tape scene, a reputation that eventually led to a recording contract with Ebony Records. However, poor production on Early Warning dissipated the critical buzz surrounding the band and they never recovered their footing. The same line-up changed the band’s name to Hammer, recording the more impressive Contract With Hell two years later.
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