Holosade hail from Darlington in North East UK which was also home to such revered acts as Venom, Raven, Atomkraft and Warfare. Unlike many of the above, it took Holosade quite a while to emerge as a unit. The band began, in 1985, as a thought in the head of Phillip de Sade (vocals), but it wasn't until 1986 that the line-up was confident or stable enough to find its own style and really push itself through the demo Love It To Death. Although not the band's first, it was by far the best, and ultimately led to their signing with Powerstation Records, especially when the demo was coupled with the tremendous live effect the band were having where ever they appeared. Originally intended to be an EP, Hell House, was released in 1988 as a full-length based on the label's confidence that Holosade had a surefire formula to success that combined a gritty mixture of Anthrax and Di'anno-era Iron Maiden. Holosade delivered little in the way of sophistication and refinement, but it was a raucous quintet full of honest under-arm sweat stains and intrinsically British. It wasn't long after the release of Hell House that the plague of line-up changes resumed and Holosade slowly fell apart with some members departing to such notable UK acts as Sabbat and Little Angels.