"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1982
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hellion News

Below is our complete Hellion 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.

The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal-Docu Out In January

An impressing list of musicians, record executives, journalists and more have taken part in the upcoming two-part ‘Inside Metal‘ documentary DVD, ‘The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal‘. Directed by Bob Nalbandian, the DVD will land on January 19th and showcases narration from Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.

Below you can watch a clip from the DVD in which Gene Hoglan (Testament, etc.) can be found discussing his first encounter with Metallica vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield back in 1981:

As the title suggests, the docu will focus on the early/mid-80s rise of thrash metal. Among those who were interviewed for the series are: More...

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Hellion Releases New Video

Hellion has a new video clip out now for the song "Betrayer" taken from the "Karma's a Bitch" EP release.

The video, available below, features footage from the Hellion North American tour with shots from Seattle, Toronto, Boise, Los Angeles, and more. The clip includes:

Ann Boleyn - Vocals
Maxxxwell Carlisle - Lead Guitar
Georg Dolivo - Special Guest Rhythm Guitarist (Rhino Bucket)
Greg Smith - Bass (on loan from Ted Nugent - formerly with Rainbow and Alice Cooper)
Scott "The Maestro" Warren - Keyboards (formerly of Dio, Heaven & Hell, and Type-O Negative)
Simon Wright - Drums ( formerly with AC/DC, Dio, UFO) More...

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Hellion Announces New Release "Karma's A Bitch"

Legendary metal act Hellion, featuring vocalist Ann Boylen, announced that the band will release the new mini LP "Karma's A Bitch." The album is set for release on October 7th via New Renaissance Records in North America and October 8th via HNE/Cherry Red Records in Europe and the UK. The cover artwork was designed by British artist Wolven Claws of The Crystallomantic Art.

The latest Hellion lineup features vocalist Boleyn, drummer Simon Wright (formerly of AC/DC, Dio, and UFO), keyboardist Scott Warren (formerly with Dio and Heaven & Hell), bassist Bjorn Englen (formerly with Yngwie Malmsteen) and up-an-coming shred guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle.

"Karma's A Bitch" was produced by Simon Wright and Ann Boleyn alongside British producer Ken Scott, who has produced such legendary acts as David Bowie. More information on the release is expected soon, but the new track "Hell Hath No Fury" can be heard in the player below:


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Hellion Comments On Death Of Former Bassist

Vocalist Ann Boleyn of California act Hellion has posted the following message online about the death of former bass player Teddy Days:

"More disturbing news is coming out concerning the death of former Hellion bassist, Teddy Days. Teddy's friends first learned of Teddy's death yesterday after an obituary was posted in an on-line newspaper. The obituary stated that Teddy died on July 10, 2013, but no cause of death was listed. Nor was there any explanation for the delay in the reporting of Teddy's death.

"Late last night, someone posted that the cause of death was suicide and that he had been suffering from depression. Initially friends speculated that the timing of Teddy's death, on July 10, 2013, may have had to do Ronnie James Dio's birthday. Others speculated that, since Teddy had been monitoring postings on Facebook via a pseudonym 'Slade Sin,' which was not recognized by most of his friends, that he may have been upset by some posts. None of those theories made any sense to me, and I removed them from my page and Hellion's pages, especially if they blamed other musicians or incidents that happened in the 1980s and 1990s.

"A few moments ago Teddy's long-time friend, Pat 'PK' Kelley posted new information: 'I am so sorry to have to tell you this - On Wednesday July 10th Teddy had a incident with the police. He had been in a serious car accident a few months before and had family problems. He became erratic and extremely depressed. He ended up in a 5 hour stand off with the police brandishing a shotgun. He laid down in his hearse and called it quits. It is unknown at this time if his passing was from the police or by his choice. Please contact any of his friends that you know - he destroyed his phone and I don't really know his LA circle.'

"I am a civil rights attorney and would like to find out the truth of what happened to Teddy Days. If anyone has any information, please contact me at: ewrenaissance@yahoo.com."

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