Lawnmower Deth hailed from Mansfield in very jolly old England and was a thrash metal band with roots in Scrawm with mucho humour in the vein of Acid Reign et al. The band issued a demo called It's A Lot Less Bovver Than A Hovver in 1987 which was produced by Andy Sneap and one named Mowdear in 1988 before issuing a split record with Metal Duck. The band issued several albums courtesy of Earache Records before throwing in the towel in 1995. Lee ended up working directly for Earache. Lawnmower Deth, which reunited in 2008 for shows with Bullet For My Valentine, completed an appearance at the UK’s Download Festival and at Pitz in Milton Keynes in 2009.
The Dillinger Escape Plan, Lawnmower Deth, S.S.S., Hecate Enthroned and Fen were confirmed for the sixth instalment of the U.K.'s Damnation Festival, which was taking place on Saturday, November 6th of 2010 at Leeds University Union in the UK.
Despite its humorous image and lyrics the band succeeded in playing with the likes of Voivod and Death in its heyday. Ironically, the band’s third album was its most serious topically and least successful.