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Formed: 2005
From: New York, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest HolyHell News

Below is our complete HolyHell 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.

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HolyHell Posts Behind The Scenes Video

New York based symphonic metal act HolyHell posted a behind the scenes video of the cemetery photo shoot for the the band's sophomore full length release "Darkness Visible." The album is set for a digital release on June 16, 2012, exclusively through iTunes and Kingdom of Steel. Physical CD's of the album are set for a July 27, 2012 release. The album will be mixed and mastered at the legendary Wisseloord Studios by long-time collaborators mixing engineer Ronald Prent and two-time Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper.

Check out the video here:

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HolyHell Announces Sophomore LP "Darkness Visible"

New York based symphonic metal act HolyHell announced that the band's sophomore full length release will be entitled "Darkness Visible." The album is set for a digital release on June 16, 2012, exclusively through iTunes and Kingdom of Steel. Physical CD's of the album are set for a July 27, 2012. Pre-sales of the album are available at this location. The album will be mixed and mastered at the legendary Wisseloord Studios by long-time collaborators mixing engineer Ronald Prent and two-time Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper.

Singer/lyricist Maria Breon commented on the release: "Our fans have been amazing all these years. The Pre-Sale bundle is our Thank You! for their incredible support."

Keyboardist/composer Francisco Palomo also commented on the album: "We've been pushing ourselves to the limit, we've given all our heart and soul, and we believe our fans will hear and feel it in every single song." More...

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HolyHell Announces New Drummer, Offers Free Song

New York metal band HolyHell announced that drummer John Macaluso, who played with the band in the recent performances on the Manowar Battle Hymns 2011 Tour, has joined the band as a permanent member. The announcement reads:

"In celebration of our latest addition to the band, John Macaluso, we are giving you a FREE download of one of our first live appearances together.

"Macaluso first played with us in March 2011 during sold-out shows in Worcester, MA and Cleveland, OH, and the energy was so amazing you can hear it effortlessly in the performances. We want to share this experience with all of our fans!

Go to www.facebook.com/holyhell and get your free live version of ‘Revelations' from our album ‘HolyHell' NOW.

Go to the tab "HolyHell" on the left side of the screen and download the song that was recorded live at the Agora, Cleveland on March 12, 2011.

And tell all your friends to do the same! Thank you all for your constant support! You are the greatest!"

The band also announced: "We are currently working on our new album, and the energy in the studio is amazing. Getting ready for great things in 2012!

Don't miss HolyHell live this November 18, at the Dublin Pub New Hyde Park, Long Island, NY and November 19, at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ."

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HolyHell Announces Headlining Show In Holland

HolyHell has issued the following announcement about an upcoming headlining show in Holland:

"This is HolyHell's first headlining show and we want to meet each and every person who comes to support us in Holland! Band members will be at the gig early to greet street teams and special guests; is one hour from Cologne, Germany, and ninety minutes to our next show in Weize, Belgium where we play as special guests at the Metal Female Voices Fest."

The details of the upcoming HolyHell shows are as follows:

10/23 2010 The Rock Temple Kerkrade, Netherlands
10/24 2010 Metal Female Voices Festival Wieze, Belgium

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Holyhell Posts Performance Footage

Holyhell has posted footage online of the band's performance in the Czech Republic, which can be viewed below.

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HolyHell Posts Metal Female Voices Video Clip

HolyHell has posted a brief video clip online announcing the band will be performing at this year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Festival, which takes place from October 22nd - 24th in Belgium. The clip can be viewed below. More information on the festival is available at this location.

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HolyHell To Perform At Metal Female Voices Fest

New York based power metal act, and Magic Circle Music recording artist, HolyHell has been confirmed for this year's Metal Female Voices Fest. HolyHell's appearance at the Metal Female Voices Festival VIII will take place at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium on October 24th, 2010. This year's line-up includes Arch Enemy, Revamp, Leaves' Eyes and more.

HolyHell's full-length Magic Circle debut was released in the U.S. and Canada on June 8th and the band is also participating in the label's forthcoming tribute CD, "Magic - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio," with a live rendition of one of Dio's song "Holy Diver."

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HolyHell Announces Spanish Shows

Magic Circle Music recording artists HolyHell will be performing as special guests for Manowar when they hit Spain in September. The band issued the following brief comment about the tour dates: HolyHell are thrilled to return to Spain after a phenomenal - and well received - performance at the Metalway Festival in 2009." The following dates have been confirmed:

9/10 2010 - Durango, Spain - Feria de Muestras
9/11 2010 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
9/12 2010 - Barcelona, Spain - Sant Jordi Club

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HolyHell Announces New Tour Dates

HolyHell have announced they will be embarking on a world tour in 2010. The first run of confirmed tour dates are set to take place in Germany and the Czech Republic. The currently confirmed dates are as follows, with more soon to be announced:

1/16 2010 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee
1/18 2010 Fürth, Germany @ Stadthalle
1/19 2010 Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom
1/21 2010 Ludwigshafen, Germany @ Friedrich-Ebert-Halle
1/22 2010 Ludwigsburg, Germany @ Arena
1/23 2010 Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle
1/25 2010 Munich, Germany @ Zenith
1/28 2010 Tilburg, Holland @ 013
1/30 2010 Hannover, Germany @ AWD Hall
1/31 2010 Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
7/11 2010 Tolmin, Slovenia @ Magic Circle Festival IV at Metalcamp
7/16 2010 Vizovice, Czech Republic @ Masters Of Rock 2010

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Holyhell Announces Fan Meet And Greet

Holyhell's vocalist Maria Breon and keyboardist Francisco Palomo will be at the Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg on Friday, October 2nd 2009 for a fan Meet & Greet. German metallers metalforce will also attend the meet & greet. The details are as follows:

Date: Friday, 2. October 2009
Address: Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, Grönerstraße 25, 71636 Ludwigsburg
Doors: 9:00 p.m.
Admission: 4 Euro

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HolyHell Issues New Road Report

HolyHell has issued the following brief road report after their recent tour dates in Norway:

"Norway was an amazing experience for HOLYHELL. Just the country and its people alone were worth the visit. However, we were thrilled by the response from fans and press alike. The journalist from Norway's number one newspaper, VG, with a readership of over 900,000, told us he was extremely surprised by HOLYHELL and that we were a breath of fresh air for the world of metal. Not bad for the first time in the land of Vikings. Next stop, Magic Circle Festival! See you there!"

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HolyHell Issues Road Report From Norway

HolyHell has issued the following tour road report:

"On the road to Norway. We enjoyed a short stopover in a cool town in the south of Germany where Francisco, Joe, Jay and Rhino finally had a fix of schnitzel and beer as only the Germans can make them. Back on the road for 24 hours of travel to make it to the tip of Denmark where we will cross the sea by ferry in order to reach Oslo, Norway. Meanwhile, our new album is climbing the charts and we've gotten wonderful revues on our show in Romania. Look forward to meeting the fans at Norway Rock Festival. See you in Kvinsdal!"

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HolyHell Posts Keyboard Rehearsal Video Online

HolyHell has posted a video clip online, which can be viewed below, of keyboardist Francisco Palomo rehearsing for a show in Bucharest. The band also issued the following statement about the clip:

"An exclusive behind-the-scenes moment from the road. Francisco Palomo - HolyHell's keyboard player - getting ready for the show in Bucharest, Romania! Watch HolyHell on tour July 10th, 2009 at Norway Rock Fest 2009 and July 18th at the Magic Circle Festival 2009." More...

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Holyhell Posts Provinssirock Festival Live Video

A new video clip has been posted online of Holyhell performing at the Provinssirock festival in Seinäjoki, Finland. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Manowar Reunites with Original Drummer

Donnie Hamzik, the original drummer for MANOWAR, will be on tour with the band in 2009. MANOWAR and special guests HolyHell will be headlining some of Europe's major metal festivals, including their very own Magic Circle Festival III at the Loreley on the Rhine River in Germany on Saturday, July 18, 2009.

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Crystal Viper Confirmed For Magic Circle Fest 2009

Polish female fronted metal band Crystal Viper is the latest band confirmed for the 2009 Magic Circle Festival, which will take place on Saturday, July 18 in Loreley, Germany. The other confirmed bands so far are Manowar, Metalforce, and Holyhell.

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Manowar To Headline B'estfest Aftershock

On July 5th, 2009 MANOWAR will headline the B'estfest Aftershock set to take place at the Romexpo in Bucharest along with special guests HolyHell. Tickets are for sale online at www.myticket.ro. For more information and directions, visit bestfest.ro.

More Manowar tour dates for 2009 will be announced shortly, including the third edition of the Magic Circle Festival.

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Death Angel Confirmed For Magic Circle Festival

San Francisco thrash metal pioneers Death Angel have been confirmed as the latest addition to a stellar Magic Circle Festival lineup. The Magic Circle Festival will be held in Bad Arolsen/Germany from July 9 to 12, 2008. Death Angel will be performing as a special guest at the MCF Events Hall on Thursday, July 10th.

The latest festival itinerary is as follows:

17:30 - 18:15 BENEDICTUM
18:45 - 19:45 MSG
20:15 - 21:15 TED NUGENT
22:00 - 23:15 ALICE COOPER More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Magic Circle Festival

Michael Schenker Group (MSG), Beloved Enemy, Titanium Black, Mob Rules and Benedictum have been confirmed for the Magic Circle Festival 2008, set to take place July 9-12 in Bad Arolsen, Germany.

These bands are added to the already impressive list including Manowar, Alice Cooper, Brazen Abbot, Def Leppard, Doro, Holyhell, Ted Nugent, W.A.S.P., and Whitesnake.

Also, a third full day of music has been added to the Magic Circle Festival at no additional charge. "Magic Circle Music is all about value for the fans, and three nights at the original price is the best way we could think of to add to that value," says Magic Circle Music founder and MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio.

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Manowar Confirmed For Kaliakra Rock Fest 2008

MANOWAR has been confirmed to perform at the Kaliakra Rock Fest 2008, set to take place on July 5th in Kavarna, Bulgaria.

The Metal Mayor of Kavarna, Tsonko Tsonev and Joker Media will bring the Kings Of Metal once again for what is certain to be another historic concert on the shores of the Black Sea. Last year's performance was attended by 25,000 fans who witnessed over 2,5 hours of true metal along with an awe-inspiring rendition of Bulgaria's national anthem, Mila Rodino.

MANOWAR's headlining show will be preceded by Sixth Sense and HolyHell.

For more information and tickets, visit kaliakrarockfest.com.

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