The band formed in 1980 in the small London over-spill town of Haverhill in Suffolk. The Chime was born out of the British Punk scene. Vocalist Mick Hand, guitarist Gary O'Connor and drummer Ricki cook were previously in a band called The Antix while bass player Terry Taylor, played with the hard hitting three piece The Wynd-ups.
The band released three independent singles: Coffin Maker, Cursed and Fire. But there are a number of unreleased demos and live recordings which hopefully will be available in the future.