UNSEEN TERROR featured a pre-NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane
Embury. Vocalist / bassist Mitch Dickinson was also in parallel a member of both
HERESY and ANTICHRIST. Both Embury and Dickinson are also erstwhile members of
pioneering early eighties Shropshire death Metal act WARHAMMER. In 1987 UNSEEN
TERROR had two songs included on the Bailey Brothers compilation album 'Diminished
Responsibility' and subsequently scored a label deal with the fledgling Earache
label. The album, 'Human Error', was recorded at Rich Bitch Studios in
Birmingham during September of 1987. By this stage Embury was already gigging as
a member of NAPALM DEATH and, as a further side concern alongside guitarist Pete
Giles and former WARHAMMER man Wayne Ashton had founded Death Metal act
AZAGTHOTH, putting in one gig in London in December of that year. The band
altered its formation upon completion of the record, switching Giles to bass and
Dickinson to guitar. Subsequently, DOOM, EXTREME NOIZE TERROR and NAPALM DEATH
drummer Mick Harris was announced as the band's new singer. In March of 1988
UNSEEN TERROR cut tracks for airing on John Peel's Radio One show and performed
a solitary show in Nottingham that same month with Wayne Aston temping on bass.
This line up, and the band, soon collapsed.
The 2001 CD re-issue of 'Human Error' added six extra demo tracks. Pete Giles subsequently re-surfaced in HARMONY AS ONE and SCALPLOCK. In 2004 Californian gore Metal band EXHUMED revealed they had included a rendition of the UNSEEN TERROR song 'Uninformed' on their covers album entitled 'Regurgitated Requiems: Garbage Daze Re-Regurgitated'. Japanese Grind outfit WORLD DOWNFALL paid homage that same year with a take on 'Death Sentence Of The Innocent' included on their EP 'Show Your Colors Vol. 3'.