BASTARD NATION was founded in late 2000 in the surrounding area of Cologne by guitarist Timo Nolden.
With some line-up changes over the years and a move to southwest Germany (hometown Speyer) Timo took also over vocal responsibilities.
The first BASTARD NATION release with Timo on vocals is the 'Born a Bastard' EP, released in December of 2005.
The band recorded their first full length CD in April/May 2007 at "Noisechamber Studios" and self-released it in March 2008 entitled "Birth of a Nation".
After the "10 years anniversary" show in November 2010, the band started recording the new album 'Declaration Day'.
Recordings were ill-fated as the band was facing several technical issues, two line-up changes, and a tragic unexpected death of drummer Jörg Billeb.
Thus, the new album was finally self-released only in March 2016.
BASTARD NATION writes Heavy Metal songs inspired by 80's bands such as Iron Maiden, Accept and Metallica. They mix heavy grooves and riffs with fine guitar melodies. A typical BASTARD NATION live show is an homage to supreme rock-star-posing from the good old Rock’n’Roll days.