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Four-piece Pulkas was formed in the mid 90's in London, UK.

Members were:
Luke Lloyd (vocals),
Martin Bourne (guitar),
Jules McBride (bass),
Rob Lewis (drums).

Despite other offers, they accepted a contract with Earache Records. Pulkas joined the label's 1998 NextGen package tour before entering the studio with Colin Richardson, previously producer with Machine Head and Fear Factory. The result was "Greed", which earned them a series of comparisons with Korn and Tool that the band resented. Read more on

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Midweek Bootleg 001: Pulkas – Live Radio Session

October 4th, 2012

While sorting out his record collection, Hugh Platt stumbled across a wealth of awesome bootleg recordings of bands you probably don’t remember or even care about. Not that he’s going to let that get in the way of him using this as excuse to blather on about Pulkas.

Pulkas promo photo Thrash Hits

In 1998, a band that only a small minority of you will have probably heard of came in at no.4 in Metal Hammer magazine’s Critics’ Album of the Year list with their debut record, Greed. They also came in at some ridiculous high placing in the annual Readers’ Poll in the Best New Band category – they were top 5, but I’ll be damned if I can remember exactly which place they had. That band was a London four-piece by the name of Pulkas.

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