Born under the political strife that led to the Balkan conflicts of the early-90s, Bombarder formed in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herrzegovina) in 1986. Although the band played a style of speed metal most heavily influenced by the likes of Exciter and Motorhead, Bombarder never reached the same level of exposure, due in part to their country's geopolitical isolation and the aforementioned turmoil that had begun to engulf their homeland. Additionally, the exclusive reliance on their native Slavic tongue in their lyrics/vocals likely made them more inaccessible to a general audience than their primary inspirations. Nonetheless, Bombarder eventually gained a sizeable following in ex-Yugoslavia, and the road that led them there began with a healthy dose of live gigging in their early years.
In 1991, the band returned to the same Vogue studio in which their debut was born in order to record their second album, Bez Milosti (No Mercy), which was released on vinyl by Panonija Koncert and Explosive Records. This album was significantly more polished than the first and cemented Bombarder's status as a favorite of metal fans in the region to the extent that it is considered a cult classic speed metal album in the former Yugoslavia. The style of Bez Milosti was very similar to that of the first album but with a greater degree of refinement, improved production, and more variation in song structures. Still present, however, was the strong influence of Exciter, most obviously exemplified by the song "Speed Metal Manijak," which is a clear nod to the Canadian legends' first album and title track, "Heavy Metal Maniac."
In reverence to this historic document of Evil Slavic Speed Metal past, Nuclear War Now! proudly presents a vinyl reissue of Bez Milosti. Since the master reels were lost during the full-scale war that broke out in the Balkans shortly after its release, great care was taken to procure the best sources available and the sound was properly remastered and restored by the venerable James Plotkin. The resulting product is one that calls appropriate attention to a speed metal relic that carries equal potency today as it did when originally conceived.