Brocas Helm is a heavy Metal band from San Francisco, California, founded in 1982.
The band was founded in 1982 by Bobbie Wright (guitars, vocals), James Schumacher (bass), Jack Hays (drums) and John Grey (guitars). With this line-up, Brocas Helm released their first demo in 1983. In 1984 the band signed with First Strike for the USA and Steamhammer for Europe, and in the same year they released their first album, Into Battle. After several disagreements (for example, about the cover used for Into Battle, which was used without consent of the band), they mutually agreed to end the relationship with the labels, even though Brocas Helm still had an obligation for another album.
After a lot of searching for a new label that could fulfill their needs, the band decided to create and release a new LP themselves. For 5 years, the band worked hard in their "Caverns of Thunder" basement-studio, and the result was the album Black Death (with Tom Benhey on guitars). Brocas Helm recorded the ...