After a number of years spent guitar-slinging with various post-punk rock stalwarts (New Model Army, Spear of Destiny, Sex Gang Children, etc.) Adrian Portas felt that it was high time he unlocked the dungeon and unleashed the monster that is War Machines of Love on an unsuspecting and ill prepared world.

Quickly recruiting legendary record producer Chris Kimsey (of Rolling Stones fame) the band set about recording their debut album ‘Heaven Sent’ for the Deluxe Label.

After a seeming eternity trapped in the Stalinist Gulag that is Mr Kimsey’s Sonic Detention Centre recording was completed and the band was released on parole in the summer of 2006 with instruction to demolish a number of venues in the South of England and generally irritate New Age festival goers. A task at which they excelled.

The debut download single ‘Submarine’ was released on October 30th 2006 backed by ‘Mobile Home’ and ‘Vultures of the Soul’( the latter featuring vocal performances by Chris Kimsey, Andi Sex Gang and Kim Mcauliffe of NWOBHM legends Girlschool) and the band launched the release as Special guests of The Saints at London’s Borderline.

War Machines of Love were then invited to open for The Brian James Gang on their UK tour in February 2007.

Friday 2nd Feb. Manchester Academy
Saturday 3rd Feb. Liverpool Academy
Sunday 4th Feb. Newcastle Academy
Monday 5th Feb. Bristol Academy
Friday 9th Feb. Oxford Zodiac
Saturday 10th Feb. London Islington Academy

The band were also invited to open for The Adverts at their sold out 30th Anniversary show at the 100 Club on April 5th followed by an enthusiastically received performance in front of a large festival crowd at the Beautiful Days festival on August 19th.

The Debut album ‘Heaven Sent’ is due for official release in November and UK dates are currently being set up to support the release.

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WMOL are:

Adrian Portas - Vocals, guitar
Martin Olofsson - Violin
Jon Bouillot - Bass
Eric Stams - Drums

Adrian Portas - vocals, guitar
Born: Sheffield UK Resides: London UK. Added to the above it should also be mentioned that Adrian is currently playing guitar with Kirk Brandon’s Spear of Destiny. Despite being warned that this was an extremely bad idea by various rock luminaries Adrian is finding the experience highly enjoyable and will be touring the US and Europe with Spear later in the Year.

Martin Olofsson - violin
Born: Stockholm Sweden. Resides: Athens, Greece. Ex member of Sex Gang Children, acclaimed art connoisseur and owner of Athens’ premier Scandinavian furniture emporium (I kid you not, check out www.myran.gr),

Jon Bouillot - bass
Born: London, UK. Resides: Rome Italy. Ex-Dollface bassist, famed for being thrown out of the Nina Hagen Band for being too lairy (no surprise to those who know him).

Erik Stams - drums
Born: New York City, USA. Resides: Caerleon (Wales) UK. A stalwart of the New York/London scenes Erik was recently seen teaching Aled Jones to play drums for the BBC celebrity TV show ‘Play it Again’ screened in April.