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Paul "Hammy" Halmshaw

Paul "Hammy" Halmshaw

Real/full name:
Paul Halmshaw
57 (born 1965)
Place of birth:
United Kingdom (Dewsbury)


Founder of Peaceville Records, which signed some of the most infamous death/black/doom metal and crust punk bands worldwide in the late '80s and throughout the '90s.

Paul "Hammy" Halmshaw is a British musician who began playing drums at school and became a 'punk rocker'. He formed the band Instigators with his school friend Simon Mooney (guitar). After Simon Bridgewater (vocals) and Simon ...


Wrote and published a book about his time with Peaceville titled Peaceville Life.

Civilised Society?

As Hammy:
Vocals (1984-1987)

1986 Scrap Metal Vocals
1987 Civilised Society? (Compilation) Vocals
1987 Violence Sucks! Vocals
1990 You Were Warned... (Compilation) Vocals


Drums (1980-1985)

Sore Throat

Drums (1988-1990)


1991 Mental Funeral Vocals (additional) (tracks 2, 6)


1992 The Crestfallen EP (EP) Producer
1993 Serenades Producer
1994 Serenades / Crestfallen (Compilation) Producer
1995 The Silent Enigma Executive producer (as "Hammy")


1991 Mental Funeral Producer (as "Hammy")
2006 Dark Crusades (Video) Producer

Civilised Society?

1987 Violence Sucks! Layout (as "Hammy")

Decadence Within

1990 Soulwound Producer (as "Hammy")

Deviated Instinct

1988 Rock n' Roll Conformity Producer (as "Hammy")
1990 Guttural Breath Producer (as "Hammy")


1996 Interface Executive producer (as "Hammy")
2006 Threshold - A Retrospective (Compilation) Executive producer (as "Hammy")


1994 Dance the Marble Naked Producer (as "Hammy")

Extra Hot Sauce

1989 Taco of Death Executive producer (as "Hammy")

My Dying Bride

1992 Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium (EP) Producer (as "Hammy")
1992 As the Flower Withers Producer
1994 The Sexuality of Bereavement / The Crown of Sympathy (Single) Producer (as "Hammy")
2005 Sinamorata (Video) Executive producer (as "Paul Halmshaw")

Paradise Lost

1988 Paradise Lost (Demo) Producer
1989 Frozen Illusion (Demo) Producer (as "Hammy")
1990 Lost Paradise Producer
1990 In Dub (Single) Mixing (as "Hammy")
1994 Gothic EP (EP) Remixing (tracks 2, 3) (as "Hammy")
2009 Drown in Darkness - The Early Demos (Compilation) Producer (tracks 1-6) (as "Hammy")

Sonic Violence

1990 Jagd Producer (as "Hammy")
1991 Casket Case (EP) Producer (as "Hammy")
1992 Transfixion Producer
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Added on: 2011-05-30 11:48:34 Last modified on: 2022-09-22 21:28:09
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