Stigger, the Skrewdriver guitarist based in the Midlands and the new bassist Smiley Jon who also lived in the north meant that Ian’s need to remain in London was less. That in addition to the leftwing constantly harassing him and he decided to move north. Whilst in London, Ian had found protestors standing outside his local Café, found leftists with placards outside his flat, been refused from pubs and shops, not because they didn’t like him, but from fear of reprisals from his Red enemies. Ian said “It got to the point where Commies were following me around every pub, they had demonstrations outside my house every three to four weeks. I wasn’t bothered about the Commies, it was when the police tried to stitch me up. There’s not a great deal you can do.”
So Ian packed up his belongings and moved up north. Most of the gigs were being held in the east Midlands area and it was a very fertile place for nationalism. Arriving in Ilkeston he stayed with the family of a skinhead by the name of Cat. Ian and Cat then moved into a house in Ripley. Ian knew the area from gigs he had played in Ilkeston and the surrounding area, but what really struck him was how friendly everyone was. The two friends got on well and eventually became almost like brothers. The east Midlands would now become the focus for Ian. With no hassles of London life, almost all UK gigs would now be based in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire or Staffordshire, with occasional trip to Newcastle. By now Skrewdriver released what many agree to be their weakest album The Strong Survive, Ian’s second Solo LP – Slay The Beast and the second Klansmen LP ‘Rebel With A Cause’ soon followed. Slay The Beast followed No Turning Back as Ian’s second solo project. The Compact Disc CD was launched in 1983 it was now that Rock-o-Rama invested in their production. Included in this first batch of CD’s was Skrewdriver’s sixth album – Warlord. Skrewdriver were back to being a four piece outfit, with Martin Cross going over to Paul Burnley and co and helping in the No Remorse project band Public Enemy. Not to be confused with the earlier nationalist band who brought out the England’s Glory LP. As well as joining up with the Mitcham crew and playing bass with Brutal Attack.
Carrying on the success of the Fetch The Rope in August, Ian met up with the Rock-o-Billy band the Krewmen and recorded the second Klansmen album for Rock-o-Rama Records, titled Rebel With a Cause. Ian paid tribute to Bob Matthews founder of The Order. Robert Jay Mathews was born on the 16th of January 1953, and some 29 years later we would tell an audience in a stirring speech at a National Alliance convention. “Ten hearts, one beat! One hundred hearts, one beat! Ten thousand hearts, one beat! We are born to fight and to die and to continue the flow, the flow of our people. Onward we will go, onward to the stars, high above the mud, the mud of yellow, black and brown! Kinsmen, duty calls! The future is now! So stand up like men, and drive the enemy into the sea! Stand up like men, and swear a sacred oath upon the green graves of our ancestors that you will reclaim what our forefathers discovered, explored, conquered, settled, built and died for! Stand up like men and reclaim our soil! Kinsmen, arise! Look towards the stars and proclaim our destiny!”. On December 8th 1984 an assault team of nearly 100 US Marshals, FBI, Secret Service and treasury agents bombarded a small house on Whidbey Island, near Seattle in which The Silent Brotherhood militia movement leader Robert Jay Matthews was making his last stand. A ruthless barrage of gunfire from handguns, rifles, and automatic weapons went on for over two minutes hitting Matthews several times. Then the Zionist Occupation Government agents fired incendiary missiles into the house and burned it to the ground, burning the Aryan hero alive inside. In the aftermath 10 members of the Bruder Schweigen went to prison with sentences ranging from 40 – 252 years!
The past couple of years were very successful for the B & H movement. In terms of the number of gigs, record releases and sales. In order for Ian to concentrate on more B & H objectives the decision was made to pass the editorial of Blood & Honour magazine into the hands of Skrewdriver Security’s Cat. Who was made responsible for the publishing of Blood & Honour magazine. As issue 10 of the sixteen page, 50p mag came out in early 1990, it included a Blood & Honour gig report from Germany, an account of No Remorse playing in Italy, an interview with Division S of Sweden, a Blood & Honour fact file on New Jersey band Doc Marten, Dirlewanger and the White Pride group Celtic Dawn from Ireland. As well as the regular RAC charts, special notices, advertisements and the favourite White Whispers column.