Backstage and live footage of the performance by NWOBHM band HELL at this year’s Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, can be viewed on YouTube.
HELL’s new/debut album, Human Remains (which was over 25 years in the making), was released in North America this past May and has been the surprise hit of 2011 among fans and the metal press. The album recently entered the German Media Control chart at #46.
One of the true founding fathers of occult metal and cited as a huge indirect influence to many bands, HELL formed in 1982 from the carcasses of U.K. metal bands Race Against Time and Paralex – whose 3-song White Lightning EP was listed by Metallica as a favorite and was subsequently included on the Lars Ulrich / Geoff Barton “NWOBHM: ’79 Revisited” sampler.
Watch the video for “On Earth As It Is In Hell” here.
Purchase the singles “Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us” and “On Earth As It Is In Hell” on iTunes.
Order the Human Remains CD at Nuclear Blast USA’s online web shop.
HELL’s 2011 line-up:
- David Bower – Vocals
- Kev Bower – Guitar & Keyboards
- Andy Sneap – Guitar
- Tony Speakman – Bass
- Tim Bowler – Drums