Hell announced as opening act on Amon Amarth Euro Tour
We are honoured to have been invited to join the mighty onslaught of Amon Amarth and Carcass, opening for them on the whole of their upcoming European tour which kicks off towards the end of this year. We’ll be playing shows in 13 countries over 4 weeks – including our first shows in Italy, and at last ……. Scotland!
We look forward to hooking up with fans old and new, as fire and brimstone rains down over Europe once again. All dates are listed on the gigs page.
First UK show of 2013 announced
Following the immensely successful ‘Human Remains’ tour of 2011/2012 which saw the band gracing the stages of no less than 16 different countries across Europe and Scandinavia, we are proud to announce the first homeland HELL headline show of the 2013 – their only confirmed UK show, in fact, for the rest of the year so far. This gig will showcase the band’s biggest-ever stage production, featuring a 100-minute lunacy-fest of epic proportions – including fire-breathing, stilt-walking, a 4-truss movable lighting rig, some astonishing new additions to the ‘Church Of Hell’ stage set, along with their full-on (and previously unseen in the UK) firestorm and pyro show – all belted out through the biggest PA rig ever crammed into this venue. There will be a few additional surprises which are being kept under wraps, the band will be unveiling brand-new tracks from their forthcoming second album, and the whole show will be filmed/recorded for a live DVD release, so front-row looney-tune crowd surfers are even more welcome than usual. The venue is the DERBY ASSEMBLY ROOMS DARWIN SUITE – the spiritual home of Midlands metal where Bloodstock all started way back in 2001. It provides the perfect combination of a big-stage production platform, but without losing the ‘up-close-and-personal’ vibe which is so important to the band and fans alike.
The party will be held on SATURDAY 23rd FEBRUARY = no family or work issues for most, all afternoon to pre-load in Derby city centre’s great selection of pubs, and the next day free for travel/hangover recovery. And on that subject – there will even be a special HELL beer for this event – a fabulously dark 6.66% ABV 5-malt real ale called ‘The Devil’s Deadly Weapon’ created especially for this show by the band’s fans at the Northstar Brewing Company – this will be available at the venue both on cask and in commemorative bottles for you to take away and keep. Or drink.
So it’s a beer by the fans, for the fans, you might say.
To make this a truly memorable night (well…….at least before the Northstar brew kicks in), we are also stoked to announce that two quality support bands will be joining HELL as their special guests. Following the blistering performances they delivered in Manchester and London at the shows they played with Hell and Primordial last year, the inclusion of WINTERFYLLETH’s uniquely powerful and atmospheric take on English heritage black metal was a no-brainer, and we look forward to welcoming this outstanding Manchester band onstage once again. And opening the show will be Derbyshire rising stars A THOUSAND ENEMIES – a talented and hardworking young band who delivered excellent sets at both Hammerfest and BOA in 2012, and whose blend of inventive, creative and melodic metal more than hints at great potential in the coming years.
The event will be compered by BOA’s very own Master Of Ceremonies ROB BANNISTER, and Extremmetal’s ace Swedish photographer SOILE SIIRTOLA will be in residence, snapping anyone wearing a Hell shirt for inclusion on a commemorative photo-wall which will appear within the DVD cover artwork. Corpsepaint and crown-of-thorns wearers are also most welcome. The band’s last UK headline show attracted fans from a staggering 34 different counties of the UK, along with a healthy scattering of overseas diehards from Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and even Brazil, so if you really want to make a night of it, we’ve provided links below which give a whole raft of low-cost accommodation in the area. Several of the listed hotels partner with the Derby Live organisation, and offer special cheap rates (like £25 per person including full English brekkie at the Days Hotel) for gig accommodation if you mention ‘Derby Live’ when booking – see website for details;
DOORS OPEN AT 630PM, FIRST BAND ONSTAGE AT 7PM. THIS IS GOING TO BE A FANTASTIC NIGHT OF METAL, BEER, FIRE and FUN. DON’T MISS IT.
Tickets on sale now at;
HELL returns to Belgium
We can now announce HELL's return to Belgium – with a headline show at CONCORDIA MAASMECHELEN, October 20th. Some great support bands also announced, with more being added. We'll be bringing the full-on fire and brimstone 'Church Of Hell' stage set to this show, and we will be playing the 'Human Remains' album in its entirety – including 'No Martyr's Cage' – which we've never had chance to play in Europe. Don't miss this one
Metal Hammer Guitar giveaway
Head on over to Metal Hammer answer the incredibly difficult question and enter the competition to win an ESP Ltd V50 flying V and see the band rehearse at Andy's studio in Derbyshire.
Upcoming UK Shows
Back off the Accept tour we are now looking forward to our upcoming festival appearances and the two shows with Primordial in May.
We'd like to thank Accept and crew for making the last couple of weeks in Europe a dream come true, such an amazing time and great success.
Rock Hard, iMusic 1, Blast, Piranha, Musix & Noizeletter present:
(Special guest of ACCEPT)
06.04.2012 Paris (F), Bataclan
07.04.2012 Mons (BE), PPM Fest
10.04.2012 Kempten , Big Box
11.04.2012 Stuttgart, Pilharmonie
13.04.2012 Straubing, Messehalle
14.04.2012 Geiselwind, Event Center
15.04.2012 Pratteln (CH), Z7
17.04.2012 Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
18.04.2012 Hamburg, Große Freiheit
19.04.2012 Berlin, Huxleys
24.05.11 – HELL enter German album Top 50 with Human Remains!
Nearly 30 years after originally forming in 1982, UK Heavy Metal legends HELL enter the German album charts with their debut album 'Human Remains' at #46!
Just a few days ago, HELL did their first club show at the MFN Club in Nottingham. Fans came from Scandinavia and, unbelievably, from Southern California to see the band live. Check a clip and review out: HERE!
Order the album Human Remains now!
Audio CD (16 May 2011)
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Nuclear Blast