Gotham City was formed 1980 in the Swedish city Umeå, they released their first demo in 1981 which featured members: Ola Ohlsson - Vocals, Mårten Edlund - Guitar, Björn Erik Melander - Bass and Jonas Östman - Drums. The song Borderline was later included on "The Unknown" album with changed lyrics. Some of the other songs would also show up on the 1983 EP "Black Writs". In 1982 they released the cult single "Gotham City / Killer Angels" on Brute Force records limited to 300 copies. There is also bootlegged versions of this 7" on clear vinyl.