Hellbastard are a thrash metal/crust punk band, formed in 1984/5 in the United Kingdom. Members "Scruff Lewty" and "Scotty" met at a Subhumans gig and soon after formed Hellbastard, which was to be a combination of Crass-like politics and the music of Slayer. In 1990, after several EPs and full-lengths, the group appeared on the Combat-Earache compilation album, Grindcrusher, with the song "Justly Executed", from the Earache Records Natural Order LP. They are considered to be a hugely influential band in the crust punk genre. The genre subsequently adopted its name from the band's first demo, Ripper Crust. One member of Hellbastard later went on to form Hellkrusher. At one time Vocalist/Guitarist "Scruff lewty" and ex-guitarist "Nick" played for their friends ' band "Energetic krusher". Hellbastard also passed on a deal with "Vinyl Solution" Records in 1989 and gave the chance to Energetic Krusher, subsequently their "Path To Oblivion" Album appeared soon after. Hellbastard opted to sign with Earache Records.