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Hellish War

Formed: 1995
From: Campinas, Brazil
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hellish War News

Below is our complete Hellish War news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Hellish War Posts "Keep It Hellish" Preview Clip

Brazilian traditional metal act Hellish War posted a preview trailer for the title track of thee band's upcoming new LP "Keep It Hellish," the third full length album. The release is the band's first for new label Pure Steel Records, and features new vocalist Bil Martins (DarkWitch/Ex-Heavenly Kingdom). The album drops June 10th in Brazil and June 28th in Europe.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Keep It Hellish
2. The Challenge
3. Reflects on the Blade
4. Fire and Killing
5. Scars (Underneath Your Skin)
6. Masters of Wreckage
7. Phanton Ship
8. The Quest
9. Darkness Ride
10. Battle at Sea

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Hellish War Reveals "Keep It Hellish" Cover Art

Brazilian traditional metal act Hellish War unveiled the cover artwork for the band's upcoming third LP "Keep It Hellish." The album marks the band's first for new label Pure Steel Records as well as new vocalist Bil Martins (DarkWitch/Ex-Heavenly Kingdom), who replaced Roger Hammer last year. The album drops June 10th in Brazil and June 28th in Europe.

"Keep It Hellish" was produced by Ricardo Piccoli at PiccoliStudio in Biella, Italy and will contain the tracks "Keep It Hellish", "The Challenge", "Reflects On The Blade", "Fire And Killing", "Scars (Underneath Your Skin)", "Masters Of Wreckage", "Phanton Ship", "The Quest", "Darkness Ride" and "Battle At Sea".

The artwork (shown below) was once again painted by Eduardo Burato, who created the band's previous two studio albums, "Defender Of Metal" (2001) and "Heroes Of Tomorrow" (2008).

Drummer Daniel Person commented on the album and the cover: "'Keep It Hellish' is Hellish War's most heavy, fast and best finished album. The band's identity is intact and this is a heavy metal album from the begining to the end, full of strong choruses - something I really miss on the brazilian heavy metal nowadays - and, of course, this is the premier of Bill Martins which is, in my opinion, one of the five best metal vocalists from Brazil. The cool thing about the album cover is that it represents all these elements when connecting to the band's history - we have the return of Guillis, the same warrior that appears on the cover of our first album, that was also painted by Eduardo Burato." More...

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Hellish War Signs With Pure Steel

Brazil's Hellish War has signed a new contract with Pure Steel Records from Germany to release "Keep It Hellish." The label comments:

"After the first international contract signed in 2009 with the Pure Steel Records that made possible the re-release of the two first albums from the band in Europe, besides the successful tour through the old world in the same year and the release of the live album Live In Germany in 2010, Hellish War has now signed a new contract deal for the release of its new studio album, 'Keep It Hellish.'

"Produced by Ricardo Piccoli at PiccoliStudio in Biella, Italy, 'Keep It Hellish' will mark the premiere of Hellish War's new vocalist, Bil Martins, and will bring the tracks Keep It Hellish, The Challenge, Reflects On The Blade, Fire And Killing, Scars (Underneath Your Skin), Masters Of Wreckage, Phanton Ship, The Quest, Darkness Ride, and Battle At Sea.

"Keep It Hellish will be released in Europe in a few months. In October, Hellish War will embark for its second European tour to promote the new release over there. In North America and Asia, the band is still studying proposals from different record labels." More...

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Hellish War Announces New Singer

Brazilian metal band announced the replacement for outgoing vocalist Talita "Thalita" Cristina, who joined earlier this year but hasn't appeared on any recordings for the band. The new vocalist is Bil Martins (Dark Witch/Ex-Heavenly Kingdom). The band is gearing up for the recordings of the third studio release "Keep it Hellish," which is due out in 2013 via Pure Steel Records.

The press release reads as follows:

"After the premature departure of the singer Thalita that replaced the former vocalist Roger Hammer, HELLISH WAR announced that Bil Martins is it's new frontman.

"Born in the south cost of Sao Paulo, Bil is an experienced vocalist with a 15 years career. Founding member of the band Dark Witch, he now assumes the position of new HELLISH WAR singer and his first mission is to record the new band's album, Keep It Hellish. This will be the third studio release of the band, fourth of its career, sucessor of the live effort Live in Germany (Hellion Records). Keep It Hellish will be released in Europe by Pure Steel Records in February of 2013 and will preced the second European Tour of the band being booked for October.

"The debut of Bil Martins on stage with HELLISH WAR was on friday, December 14th, during the band's show at Asteroid Bar in Sorocaba, Sao Paulo." More...

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