Bound For Glory biography
Bound For Glory is a Minnesota-based RAC-band that was formed in 1989 and still active. One of the most active white power bands during the 1990s, their output has tailed off. The band is led by Ed Wolbank, at one time the director of the Northern Hammerskins in St. Paul, Minnesota. Erik Banks, Bound For Glory’s original vocalist, was murdered in 1993 in Portland, Oregon. The band had their own production company, Bound for Glory (BFG) Productions, which was sold to Panzerfaust Records in 2005. They also have several side projects, including the death metal band Before God, hardcore band Plunder and Pillage, death metal band Weat Wall, hardcore band Bombs Away, speed metal band Toroed, and punk rock band Bouncin Betty. In 2007 the band released an album under the band name Powerhaus which was a collaboration effort with the band Final War.
In 1992, along with fellow American White Power band Final Solution, Bound For Glory was one of the first American white power rock bands to play a concert in Europe or abroad, setting a precedent that gained exponentially as the years went on. The concert in Weimar, Germany had over 4,000 attendees from all over Europe. The concert also included the German bands Störkraft and Radikahl.
Since the beginning the band has gone on to record 9 studio albums and one split album with the Finnish band Mistreat. They also released 2 collaboration records titled "Guess whos coming to Dinner (Vol 1 and 2) which featured guest vocals from Landser, Celtic Warrior, Griffin and more. The band was active from 1989-2007 then returned in 2011 and is currently writing new material and playing select shows.
BFG has played concerts throughout the US and Europe and in 2013 they officially became the first American RAC band to play in Japan.