'Metallica opened its early live sets (and 'Kill em all' album) with 'Hit the Lights', a song that begins with a noisy two - chord flourish meant to evoke the opening of a concert. However, in a further illustration of NWOBHM’s important role in Metallica's musical direction, the opening chords- drum fills and all seem to have been lifted directly from Weapon's 'Set the Stage alight', the 1980 release from the influential fledgling NWOBHM band.
Danny Hynes places an ad in the wanted section of the UK's legendary Melody Maker. He is looking for a band, just as Jeff Summers places one looking for a singer! Danny auditions and is offered the job in Jeff's band 'Fast Relief'. After several weeks in the studio and a couple of gigs under their belts, Danny and Jeff decide to replace the rhythm section. Danny recommends his best friend and bassist, Baz Downes, who played in his former band 'Snatch'. Jeff calls in Bruce Bisland the young up and-coming Scottish drummer. One rehearsal, a name change, and 'Weapon' are formed.
These days Weapon UK are still a force to be reckoned with and are working on a new album for 2021 and are getting ready to slay stages yet again. Bannermans can't wait for the return of Weapon Uk to our stage.