National Napalm Syndicate was formed in 1986 / 1987.The band were one of the first speed/thrash acts to emerge from Finland. They started out playing songs from Metallica's "Kill Em All" album and the first Exodus album. In the early days Finnish bands like KANSANTURVAMUSIIKKIKOMISSIO and Faff-bey were a big inspiration for the band. Soon they started writing material of their own. The original moniker for the band was National Napalm Storm but it was changed soon after. A few line-up changes and a couple of demos later they found themselves signing a major label deal with EMI.