GURD was formed back in early 1994 out of the ashes of the Swiss power-thrash metal legend Poltergeist. Stylistically, GURD decided to take a step into a rather different direction, as they preferred a more modern and crunchy sound to metal.

Between 1995 and 1998, they released 4 critically well-acclaimed albums (gurD/1995, Addicted/1995, D-Fect/1996, Down The Drain/1998) and played several tours ands shows with acts like Slayer, Venom, Prong, Annihilator, The Spudmonsters, Biohazard, Destruction, Schweisser, Life Of Agony, Stuck Mojo, Pro-Pain or Such A Surge. The Dynamo Open-Air appearance in 1996 was an early highlight for GURD and secured them a new record deal with Century Media Records.

With their album ‚Bedlam‘ (2000), the band started to shift their musical focus more and more towards their Thrash-Metal influences. After the 2003 Album ‚Encounter‘ they released a CD/DVD package called ‚10 Years Of Addiction’ to their 10th anniversary, filmed at their ‚home-club‘ Z-7.

2 Albums and several tours later (Bang!/2006, Your Drug Of Choice/2008), they signed a deal with NoiseArt Records and released their ninth album ‚Never Fail‘ in 2011, followed by a big european tour with Dark Tranquility and Eluveitie. in 2012 they appeared on the Metal Fest Festival Tour. In 2013 they split up with NoiseArt/RTN. GURD’s new album ‚Fake’ is finally finished and will be released in Switzerland by LC Records/Nonstop in their 20th Anniversary year 2014! The release for the rest of the world is set for January 19th 2015 through Czar of Bullets/Plastic Head.