Blitzkrieg are an English punk rock band, based in Southport and formed in 1979.
Blizkrieg made a distinct contribution to the UK hardcore punk scene and were a powerful antidote to the neo-Nazi skinhead RAC bands that rose to prominence in the early 1980s. The band never achieved major success, and are considered by their fans as one of the most underrated bands on the British punk scene.
The original line-up were formed by Mike 'Riffone' on vocals together with his brother Phil 'Din' on drums in 1979, initially with Will Mawdsley on guitar and Gary 'Gaz' Sumner on bass. Tony "Toe" Fowler joined on bass, while Gaz Sumner switched over to guitar. Later when Toe Fowler left, he was replaced with Chris Hind on bass, previously of the local Southport band Mayhem.
This formed the definitive line-up of Mike Riffone (vocals), Phil Din (drums), Gaz Sumner (guitar) and Chris Hind (bass). It was in this line-up that the band where signed-up by the fledgling independent record label No ...