Emerging from the ever famous new wave of British heavy metal scene back in 1978 hitting the live circuit with the likes of Judas priest, Saxon, Iron maiden and close buddies Motorhead this male dominated music genre would see the Ladies of Girlschool have the heavy metal world eating from the palm of their hands. Over the years they have played everywhere from arena tours to every single toilet venue that they could find.
Their greatest success came with the split EP St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, recorded with Motörhead, which reached number five on the UK Single Chart. The band’s following album Hit and Run peaked at number five on the UK Album Chart *
Girlschool have seen their fair share of ups and downs over their career, with the passing of Kelly Johnson the band continue to fly the flag high introducing Jackie Chambers on Lead guitar some 16 years ago.
Now with 35 years in the business the girls are still as relentless as ever and this autumn will see the release of their 13th studio album ‘Guilty as Sin’ via UDR Records.I catch up with Girlschool in San francisco, midway through their ‘Guilty as Sin’ North American tour to discuss the ‘Guilty as Sin’ album in detail and their time in the studio with Grammy nominated producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore) plus I find out more about their time on the road and get an insight into their favourite US car parks.