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ANDY SNEAP DISCUSSES HIS ROLE IN HELL

May 6th, 2011
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World renowned metal producer and HELL guitarist Andy Sneap from England recently stopped by the Nuclear Blast USA office and shared this thoughts on playing in HELL – one of the bands he grew up loving (“I’d rather not… I’d rather Dave Halliday was here to do this!”), the relationship & history between HELL and his own band SABBAT, the acoustic & magical qualities of an epic beard while handling mixing duties, and lastly, his thoughts on what used to be his favorite cereal (“I’m not going near it.)”

 

View the video in its entirety on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel.

 

HELL’s debut album Human Remains – which was over 25 years in the making – will be released in North America on May 17th.

 

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 – directed by Kristian Harvard of Visual Concepts U.K. – for “On Earth As It Is In Hell” here.

The singles “Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us” and “On Earth As It Is In Hell” are available for purchase on iTunes.

Pre-order the Human Remains CD for only $10 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

 

Visit HELL online at www.HELL-METAL.com, on Facebook, MySpace, & YouTube.com/HELL.

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HELL – Kev Bower

March 27th, 2011

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 Kev Bower – Hell

Interview by Arto Lehtinen  

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) started a new chapter in the Heavy Metal genre over 30 years ago. Several bands were founded which have achieved fame and glory or everlasting cult status. Some of them just vanished without much of a fuss. Hell, hailing from Nottingham, achieved cult status by putting out demos, EPs, and above all creating an occult based visual approach. The band disappeared from the map and years passed by until 2010 when Hell returned due to Andy Sneap’s neverending support and pushing towards the band. The debut album called HUMAN REMAINS is a masterpiece of occult heavy metal with an old school metal grip. The band’s guitarist Kev Bower enlightens more on how Hell reunited and goes back in time to the old days.


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HELL: FIRST SINGLES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

March 25th, 2011

“Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us” and “On Earth As It Is In Hell,” the first singles off the debut studio release by British occult NWOBHM band HELL are now available for purchase at this location.  The album Human Remains will be released in North America on May 17th.

Producer and HELL guitarist Andy Sneap is a life-long friend of the band who was taught guitar by the original HELL singer/guitarist Dave G. Halliday.  Sneap shares a bit of background on the song selected for the single:

“’Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us’ was actually HELL’s only ‘official’ release back in 1983 on the band’s own Deadly Weapon Records label.  Written by original singer/guitarist Dave Halliday, the original single was complemented by the instrumental B side ‘Deathsquad.’

“All the songs on the new HELL album were written between 1981 & 1986, with just a few small adjustments to the arrangements.  We recorded the album over the last three years,  in down time between other albums I’ve been working on and it was only by chance we ended up with Kev’s brother David [Bower] singing.  As he’s a professional actor / voice over artist, Kev asked him to do a voice over on one song; he then sang some backing vocals and immediately I knew we’d found the right guy. He’d seen the band close to 20 times back in the day so appreciated the theatrics needed to fill the shoes left by Dave Halliday.  We didn’t really set out to do an album.  At first it was just a group of old friends getting together and putting three songs down to see what they sounded like because we could with me now having a studio.  We kinda didn’t stop.  Personally, I can’t really pick a favorite song as I’m so close to the whole record…”

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.

View the video for “On Earth As It Is In Hell” here *and below).  It was directed by Kristian Harvard of Visual Concepts U.K.

HELL’s 2011 line-up:

 

  • David Bower – Vocals
  • Kev Bower – Guitar & Keyboards
  • Andy Sneap – Guitar
  • Tony Speakman – Bass
  • Tim Bowler – Drums

 

Visit HELL online at www.HELL-METAL.com, on FacebookMySpace, & YouTube.com/HELL.

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NUCLEAR BLAST SIGNS NWOBHM BAND HELL

February 2nd, 2011
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Hear the sound of distant thunder… the time has come again.

Friday the 13th is universally feared for unleashing the darkest imaginable forces in human history. When the entity about to burst forth has waited hidden, seething and festering for a quarter of a century before unloading its gross assault on the senses, the outcome is potentially spectacular. Such is the case with NWOBHM legends HELL, who on May 13th in Europe will release the first studio album of their career, Human Remains, through Nuclear Blast Records.  The album’s North American release date will be announced soon.

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 Reace Against Time and Paralex, whose White Lightning EP was listed by Metallica as a favorite and was subsequently included on the Lars Ulrich / Geoff Barton  ‘NWOBHM ’79 Revisited’ sampler album.

Despite over five years of constant touring, HELL were cruelly overlooked by the ’80s music press, who just didn’t get it.  The band was just too different, too extreme, too musically intelligent and far too thought-provoking for all but the most enlightened music listener to understand them. The final crushing blow came when their long-awaited 1986 album deal with Mausoleum collapsed as the label went bankrupt, followed by the tragic suicide of singer/guitarist, Dave Halliday, in 1987.  The remaining members drew a line in the sand and stopped playing overnight.

Meanwhile, a teenaged Andy Sneap was a permanent fixture in the front row of almost every show HELL played and was also taught to play guitar by Halliday.  He then went on to form Sabbat and became a world-renowned metal producer. Upon meeting again, the remaining members of HELL – Kev Bower (guitar & keyboards), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums) – talked with Andy about re-recording the old material to release in conjunction with the old demos.  With Sneap replacing Halliday on guitar and completed by David Bower on vocals, the band has recorded 10 HELL classics from the ‘80s.

A highly respected European magazine has declared HELL as thee band to watch out for in 2011 and has already described Human Remains as one of the best things they have heard in the last 15 years.

Like a venomous creature preserved in amber, HELL’s legacy becomes reborn – pure and untainted, cast forth screaming.

States Jaap Wagemaker, A&R for Nuclear Blast Germany:  “HELL are one of my all time favorite bands from the NWOBHM era and I am really stoked to get the chance to work with a band I consider so groundbreaking!  Back in the day, I received their demos through tape-trading and now, years later, with the music re-recorded by Andy Sneap, the band sounds even fresher than ever before!  I am very proud that we at Nuclear Blast now have the chance to work with HELL and give you the chance to listen to some timeless music.  It is about time that HELL got the international recognition that they deserve and that so many people who are unaware of this monster band finally get the chance to hear all these classics!”

O wretched souls in mortal cast – know this, and know it well,

The hour has come when it shall be – on Earth as it is in HELL.

HELL’s 2011 line-up:

  • David Bower – Vocals
  • Kev Bower – Guitar & Keyboards
  • Andy Sneap – Guitar
  • Tony Speakman – Bass
  • Tim Bowler – Drums

Visit HELL online at www.HELL-METAL.com & www.myspace.com/HELLUK.

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#2 – Satan of Hell

March 27th, 2005



Here is our second online comic. This time the topic is about two things that go hand in hand…Satan and Slayer.

Enjoy the comic,

MetalRules.com & Jan Oidium 

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