In 1980, Brian Ross joined Leicester band Split Image (comprising guitarists Jim Sirotto and Ian Jones, bassist Steve English, and drummer Steve Abbey), and after a change of name to Blitzkrieg, their demo led to a record deal in October 1980 with NEAT Records. After a single released in 1981, Jones and English were replaced by John Antcliffe and Mick Moore.
In the early stages of Blitzkrieg's career they regularly played gigs in England, but then later split in 1981 before the band's debut album was completed. Brian Ross most notably went on to join Satan. The band's signature song 'Blitzkrieg' was later covered by Metallica.