B.G.K., or Balthasar Gerards Kommando were a 1980s Dutch punk band formed in 1982.
The band were named after a Dutch historical figure named Balthasar Gerards, who assassinated the king of the Netherlands in 1584. Balthasar Gerards Kommando were formed in the early 1980s by members of punk band The Nitwitz (also from Amsterdam, the Netherlands).
Rejecting the then-popular trend to emulate British Oi bands, BGK took their musical cues from American hardcore bands such as MDC, and soon developed an ultrafast style of their own. The band…
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