The very name strikes fear into the hearts of penitent types everywhere. God Bullies. Hailing from Kalamazoo, Michigan, home of the state’s largest mental facility and some particularly noxious ground water contamination (both coincidences, we are assured). God Bullies. Midwestern weirdness from the region that invented the name. God Bullies
Formed in 1986, the original line-up recorded 2 albums and 2 singles before attrition and lack of endurance claimed the lives of bassist Mike Corso and drummer Adam Berg. Berg was replaced with ex-Cows drummer Tony Oliveri and Corso with Eric Polcyn, creating a now-even-more-nightmarish-and-ferocious unit, ultimately coming to fruition on 1990’s acclaimed double single, Join Satan’s Army. War on Everybody, an aural autopsy of the world as we know it, and the band’s third album followed closely. God Bullies.
Fronted by the uh, “charismatic” singer/psychopath Mike Hard, have established themselves as one of the most popular live bands on the club circuit, especially in their native Midwest, where faith in a higher power seems to ebb and flow with their coming and going. God Bullies. Shifting from former label AmRep to the West Coast’s Alternative Tentacles, released album number 4, Kill the King, another dark and churning release, but not without a touch of humor. This album will reach out and lift you into a state of ecstasy, then crush all hope like some ripe grape under an extremely heavy object. God Bullies. Simply that.
God Bullies suffered an untimely demise a few years back (nothing to do with the Religious Right, or so we’re told). Mike Hard and friends went on to form Thrall.Thrall laid low for awhile, but they came back in to full swing in 2000 and will be releasing a new album before summer 2001! Amen.