The influential, long-lived punk metal band GBH rose to prominence in England during the early '80s when hardcore punk began inching toward heavy metal. Emerging from the streets of Birmingham, England, GBH pioneered hardcore punk and thrash yet refuse to categorize themselves or their music. "We play punk rock, period" says lead singer Colin Abrahall. We just carry on, playing what we like. We never set out to do anything other than that."