Millenium was founded in 1982 by Mark Duffy and Pete McArdle. Guardian Records released a compilation album in 1983, Pure Overkill featuring contemporaries Spartan Warrior, Tokyo Rose, Risk and Incubus, which included three tracks from Millennium. The band recorded their debut album in 1984. The Blue Covered Album is still sought after by fans. Sadly, the band folded in 1988
Moving closer to today the band reformed in 2015 with Will Philpot on guitar. The idea of resurrecting Duffy’s NWOBHM band Millennium seemed an obvious course as Mark Duffy had always felt that this chapter of metal history was not yet over. Original members were contacted, and drummer Steve Mennell and guitarist Dave Hardy were on board along with new bass player Andy Fisher.
Gigs followed with a great response to the live appearances at Brofest, Live Evil and Mearfest. In February 2017 the band travelled to Coach House Studios in France to record their third album Awaking, a combination of NWOBHM riffing, heavy metal ideals and a lyrical call to arms. Millenium have released their fourth album A New World through Pure Steel Records. The new album is a blend of hard metal riffs with a nod to the NWOBHM and more…. The track A New World,
In 2019 the current line-up consists of Mark Duffy, vocals. Will Philpot and Kenny Nicholson, guitars, Nigel Waterfall-Brown, drums and Paul Simpson, bass.