Not to be confused with Defender from Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia.
Speyer Thrashers debuting with a 1987 demo 'Atomic War'. Line-up changes saw vocalist Thomas Holbein replaced by Dirk Bender. Defender released the 1989 mini album 'A Symbol Of Devotion' prior to folding. Guitarist Joe Pomponio has credentials with Scapegoat and Vagrand.