Lawnmower Deth were an English thrash metal band of the late 1980s and early 1990s, who to an extent parodied the genre while also recording three-and-a-half well regarded albums.
The band originally formed in Mansfield, England in 1987 under the name SCRAWM, releasing one demo - Demented Genius. Realising that thrash metal and a sense of humour could go hand in hand, the band renamed to Lawnmower Deth, changed some members and (after 2 demos) were signed by Earache Records in 1989.
Their first official release was a split album, shared with another band - Metal Duck. Lawnmower Deth's side of the record was entitled Mower Liberation Front and positive responses led to their first full-length effort, Ooh Crikey, It's... Lawnmower Deth.
The band covered several famous songs in their time, including Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain", MotÃ¶rhead's "MotÃ¶rhead", Squeeze's "Up the Junction" and Kim Wilde's "Kids in America" which was released as the band's only single in 1991.