Violent Delight were a punk/metal band from St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, consising of Rodney Henderson (Vocals), Tom Steenvoorden (Guitar), Ben Macrow (Bass) and Ken Hayakawa (Drums). Despite their youth (Rodney and Tom were both 16 at the time) they were signed to Warner Music UK in 2002.
Their first single 'Secret Smile' was produced by Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and gained rotation on Kerrang! television and P-Rock but performed dismally in the charts. Their next video received better financial backing and was shot in the US. This single 'I wish I was a girl', reached #25 in the UK singles charts and again gained rotation on alternative music satellite channels. Transmission was a third video release from them.
Their first album 'Transmission' was finally released in late 2003 to mostly unfavourable reviews. This was especially apparent in Kerrang! magazine who had initially supported the young band and included them on some of their compilation albums.