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Below is our complete Hell 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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MetalDays Tolmin Festival Reveals Running Order

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season?

Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.


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Bloodstock Announces First Wave Of Bands For 2017

Promoters for Bloodstock announced the a bumper crop of acts to play on the Ronnie James Dio main stage for the 2017 edition of the annual festival, including the Friday night headliner! Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on August 10-13, 2017.

Prepare your drinking horns!! Swedish overlords, Amon Amarth will be sailing the Viking longboat on to the Catton Park shore as Friday night’s headline band! Chief berzerker Johan Hegg declares, "What's up UK! On August 11th 2017, we are invading Bloodstock! It's going to be a fucking awesome party, with immense bloodshed and you better be there!"

Landing the special guest slot on Friday are power metal kingpins, Blind Guardian. The set will be a UK exclusive for 2017.

By Area thrash beasts, Testament are set for a Friday slot. The band just issued the crushing nww album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake" a week ago via Nuclear Blast.

Hardcore kings, Hatebreed make a welcome return to Catton Park on Saturday, August 12th.

Also landing a spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage over the weekend are Tennessee deathcore beasts, Whitechapel, seminal death metallers, Possessed and flying the flag for English heavy metal, Bloodstock favorites....Hell. More...

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Hell Members Raising Money For Charity

Guitarists Andy Sneap and Kev Bower from British metal pioneers Hell are currently raising money for three U.K. charities: Nordoff Robbins, the Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline.

The guys are cycling 259 km from London to the Download Festival in the U.K. participating in the Heavy Metal Truants annual heavy metal charity bicycle ride. One of the main initiators of this fundraising project was Rod Smallwood (Iron Maiden's manager) who will also be taking part in the ride. More info can be found at this location.

To raise even more money, starting tomorrow at 19.00CET/18.00UK, Hell will be selling several unique pieces from the band's history, including what might be the world's last three mint unplayed copies of the original 1983 "Save Us" 7" vinyl. The band has also produced a limited edition T-shirt, and will be selling many other items in the sale starting at GBP £1.00.

You can hit the special sale merch site by visiting the band's Facebook profile from 19.00CET/18.00UK tomorrow. For all information and also direct donations, please visit the fundraising page of guitarists Andy Sneap and Kev Bower here.

Hell's current album "Curse & Chapter" was released on November 22nd, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Hell Posts Interview Segment On New Album

U.K.'s Hell posted an interview segment featuring guitarist Andy Sneap (Sabbat) and Kev Bower discussing the themes and title of the new album "Curse & Chapter" (see review here). The album drops today in North America and was issued in Europe last Friday via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the interview clip here:

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Hell Issues Track-By-Track Break Down

There are only few days left until the release of the second Hell record "Curse And Chapter" (reviewed here), which will be out on November 22nd.

Kev Bower (guitars, keyboards, main songwriter) has now checked in to talk about the track listing for the album. Check out his full track-by-track breakdown below, and Kev also comments:

"Following up 'Human Remains' was never going to be an easy task. The multiple 'Album Of The Year' awards, the amazing reaction from fans and the media alike - we always knew that our second album was going to have to be something quite special. And so it was with this in mind, that work started seriously almost two years ago, with myself and Andy Sneap laying down the first rough song studio demos - songs which the band would take out on the road, playing some of them at selected shows throughout 2012 and early 2013 to try them out on audiences first, before committing them to a proper recording. That proved to be a valuable experience, with the songs evolving, changing and developing into what everyone will hear on the finished album. Here's a short resume of the tracklist, and how everything came together." More...

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Hell Posts Live Video

Today the live version of the new Hell track "Darkhangel" is available, which comes from the band's forthcoming album "Curse & Chapter," due out on Nuclear Blast on November 22nd. Watch the live clip in the player below, courtesy of Metal Hammer.

Hell's Kev Bower reveals: “It is a song written about Aleister Crowley's infamous attempts to raise the demon Pan in a Paris hotel room in the 1930's. This track evolved in exactly the same way as 'the Age Of Nefarious', with Andy helping to rearrange and structure my original music into something more coherent, and with David taking my original lyrical ideas and transforming them into a great story about one of the most notorious occult events in history. The intro soundscape features the voice of Crowley himself, lifted from an old wax cylinder recording.”

You can also catch Hell live with Carcass and Amon Amarth in Europe. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Hell Streams New Single

Hell is now streaming a new single from the band's upcoming record "Curse And Chapter," entitled "The Age Of Nefarious." Enjoy the stream on the bands Facebook profile here.

"The Age Of Nefarious" will be released October 25th, 2013. Coming as a 10” vinyl in several colored versions, it will include the single track plus three live songs recorded at the Bloodstock Festival, 2013.

The band's current incarnation with Andy Sneap (guitar) and David Bower (vocals) joining original members Kev Bower (guitar and keys), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums) will release "Curse and Chapter" on November 22nd 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

Commented guitarist Kev Bower: "In a world dominated by conflict, disease, corruption, poverty, disaster and crime - much of which has religion at its source - this is truly the dawning of 'The Age Of Nefarious'. The song was always going to be the perfect opener for the new Curse And Chapter album since it lays the foundation for everything which follows, but when we were approached by our friends at Nuclear Blast with the idea of producing a lead-off EP, we also decided that out of four possible EP album track candidates - this song should also be the one.

"It represents everything which Hell represents - it powers along in awe-inspiring majesty, but takes lots of unexpected twists and turns before reaching its inevitable conclusion. The artwork is once again the result of our collaboration with Dan Goldsworthy, and it shows just a tiny fraction of the artwork he has created for Curse And Chapter. With regard to the additional live tracks - where better to have recorded these than from the main stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2013 - the spiritual home of UK metal, during one of the best shows we have ever played, and in front of 10,000 of the most dedicated metal heads in the world. We are proud to be giving you a glimpse into the second Chapter......" More...

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Carcass Adds More Live Shows

Disinterred British extreme metal legends Carcass have just confirmed more dates for their upcoming European tour together with label mates Hell and the Swedish death metal institution Amon Amarth.

Carcass will be performing in support of new album "Surgical Steel" (reviewed here). Details for the trek are as follows:

07.11. D Oberhausen – Turbinen Halle
08.11. NL Tilburg – O13
09.11. D Osnabrück – Hyde Park
10.11. B Brussels – AB Hall
12.11. UK Birmingham - Academy
13.11. UK Manchester - Academy
14.11. UK Glasgow - Barrowlands
15.11. UK Bristol - Academy
17.11. UK London - Forum
18.11. F Paris – Olympia
19.11. D Ludwigsburg – Arena
20.11. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
22.11. CH Zürich – Komplex
23.11. D München – Kesselhaus
24.11. I Trezzo Sull'Adda (Milano) – Live Club
27.11. D Berlin – Columbiahalle
28.11. D Leipzig – Haus Auensee
29.11. D Hamburg – Docks
01.12. N Oslo - Rockerfeller
03.12. S Gothenburg - Tradgarden
04.12. DK Copenhagen - Vega
06.12. S Malmö - Kulturbolaget
07.12. S Stockholm - Arenan
09.12. FIN Helsinki - Cable Factory

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Hell Reveals Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing

Revived British metal pioneers Hell has unveiled the cover artwork and track list for upcoming second full-length record "Curse And Chapter," which will be unleashed onto continental European grounds via Nuclear Blast on November 22nd, 2013. The United Kingdom will be invaded November 25th, 2013.

01. Gehennae Incendiis
02. The Age Of Nefarious
03. The Disposer Supreme
04. Darkhangel
05. Harbinger Of Death
06. End Ov Days
07. Deathsquad
08. Something Wicked This Way Comes
09. Faith Will Fall
10. Land Of The Living Dead
11. Deliver Us From Evil
12. A Vespertine Legacy

1. Let Battle Commence
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes
3. Plague And Fyre
4. The Devil’s Deadly Weapon
5. Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
6. Darkhangel
7. The Quest
8. Blasphemy And The Master More...

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Hell Reveals "The Age Of Nefarious" Single

Revived British occult metal band Hell has unveiled the first details about the new single from upcoming album "Curse And Chapter," to be titled "The Age Of Nefarious."

The band's current incarnation with Andy Sneap (guitar) and David Bower (vocals) join original members Kev Bower (guitar and keys), Tony Speakman (bass), and Tim Bowler (drums) and will publish the follow-up to "Human Remains" (2011) on November, 22nd 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

"The Age Of Nefarious" single will be released October 25th, 2013. Coming as a 10” vinyl in several colored versions, it will include the single track plus three live songs recorded at the Bloodstock Festival, 2013. The track listing is as follows:

Side A:
1. The Age Of Nefarious
2. On Earth As It Is In Hell (live)
Side B:
1. Blasphemy And The Master (live)
2. The Oppressors (live) More...

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Hell Announces New Album

Risen from their own legacy, having disbanded in 1987, Hell was reincarnated in 2011 with the addition of Andy Sneap (guitar) and David Bower (vocals) joining original members Kev Bower (Guitar and Keys), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums).

Now the British quintet is about the release the follow-up to "Human Remains" (Nuclear Blast 2011). The sophomore offering of the band, "Curse And Chapter" will also be released via Nuclear Blast on November 22nd, 2013.

"Curse And Chapter" will include a bonus DVD, offering 6 songs from a show at the Darwin Suite Assembly Rooms in Derby, on February 23rd, 2013. As a first lead-off single, Hell will release "The Age Of Nefarious." More...

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Bloodstock Open Air Live Stream All Weekend

As previously reported the 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Derbyshire, United Kingdom is streaming now and all weekend long.

To view all the action, head over to the live stream now.

Headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For a schedule of bands, head over to this location. More...

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Bloodstock Open Air Live Stream Available

The 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air, scheduled to begin on Thursday August 8th and continue through Sunday, August 11th, will be broadcast live from Derbyshire, U.K. via the live stream at Daily Motion, or by simply bookmarking this page and coming back to watch the entire feed in the player right here:

Live Stream - Bloodstock Festival 2013 by BloodstockFestival

The schedule for bands to be streamed live has not yet been finalized, however, headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For more information, head over to this location. More...

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Amon Amarth To Tour With Caracass

Swedish melodic death metal outfit Amon Amarth has announced that the group will be embarking on a headline tour of Europe this November and December in support of newly released studio album "Deceiver of The Gods."

Very special guest on all dates will be the legendary Carcass with additional support from Hell. Tickets for all shows can be purchased here. Comments Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg:

"Get ready Europe 'cause we are going on our first head-line tour in about two years, supporting our new album 'Deceiver of the Gods'! We're extremely proud to announce Death Metal legends Carcass as main support, and Britain's most splendid madmen in Hell as opening act! It's time to burn, pillage and plunder across Europe with the most crushing tour package ever!"

Carcass's Jeff Walker comments, "Carcass is extremely flattered & honoured having been press ganged by invitation into thralldom supporting everyone's favourite Nordic Musical Corsairs Amon Amarth. Lock up your daughters, your mothers, your grandmothers and in the case of Carcass your dead grandmothers - this tour is coming to rape & pillage your hearing. .....and leave you in the morning having made you breakfast in bed." More...

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Bleed From Within Joining Defenders Of The Faith

After recently supporting Megadeth in the U.K. and being awarded "Best New Band" at the Golden Gods, Bleed From Within is thrilled to announce the band has been confirmed for the U.K. leg of the Metal Hammer Defenders Of The Faith tour featuring Amon Amarth, Carcass, and Hell. Dates are as follows:

11-12-13 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy
11-13-13 (UK) Manchester - O2 Academy
11-14-13 (UK) Glasgow - Barrowland
11-15-13 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
11-17-13 (UK) London - Forum

Bleed From Within has also prepared a clip giving you an intimate insight into life on the road with Megadeth. Check it out below. Bleed From Within is touring in support of current album "Uprising" and can also be seen this summer on the following festivals and tour dates:

7-6-13 (D) Muenster - Vainstream Rockfest
7-20-13 (B) Dour - Dour Festival
7-21-13 (D) Cologne - MTC
7-22-13 (D) Munich - Hansa 39
7-23-13 (SLO) Tolmin - Metaldays
7-27-13 (UK) Redhill, Surrey - Robin Cooks Farm, Redfest
7-28-13 (UK) Bournemouth, Burnout Festival
8-9-13 (UK) Kingston - Kingston Peel
8-10-13 (UK) Oxford - O2 Academy 2
8-11-13 (UK) Bridgend - Throwfest
8-24-13 (AT) Kapfenberg - Overdrive Encore Festival
9-14-13 (UK) Hampshire - Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Butserfest More...

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Ten More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2013

The organisers of Britain's, Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced a further ten bands for this year's edition of the event, including Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus and Death Angel, as well as 3 Inches Of Blood, Scar Symmetry, Dying Fetus, Xerath, Bloodbound, Vanderbuyst, Scarab and The Prophecy. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will be headlined by Slayer, King Diamond and Lamb of God.

King Diamond (Headliner)
Lamb Of God (Headliner)
Slayer (Headliner)
3 Inches Of Blood
Dark Funeral
Death Angel
Dying Fetus
Ex Deo
Municipal Waste
The Prophecy
Scar Symmetry

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Belphegor And Hell Confirmed For Bloodstock

The Bloodstock 2013 festival will take place August 8th - 11, with full details available at this location. The organizers of the fest have issued the following announcement about confirming two new bands:

"We are thrilled to announce the addition of occult metal overlords, Hell and Austrian death/black metallers, Belphegor to the 2013 bill. Belphegor are celebrating their 20 year anniversary this year and readying the release of their tenth studio album this summer, via Nuclear Blast. Take a peek at what’s been going on in the studio video below, and Bloodstock 2013 will be the first place you can hear some new material live."

Belphegor’s Helmuth states: “To bomb the UK is always a pleasure for Belphegor. We will celebrate Diabolical Death Musick, and visualize it with a special 20 year anniversary show, full of bones, flesh and blood! At the start of August, our new as-yet-untitled album will be released. The troupe can’t wait to premiere two of these tracks at Bloodstock. An honour - this horror!” More...

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Crystal Viper Posts Additional Details On New LP

Polish metal band Crystal Viper revealed more details on the band's forthcoming new album "Crrimen Excepta." In the latest post on Facebook, the band announced two guest appearances and one cover song for the release:

"It's time, to reveal few more details about our new album... There will be two special guests on 'Crimen Excepta': David Bower, vocalist of Hell appear in the title track, while Vader mainman Peter will be heard in the cover version of the classic Vader song 'Tyrani Piekiel,' which will be available as the bonus track on the first, limited edition of the album. So most probably Crystal Viper is the first ever Heavy Metal band, which re-arranged and recorded Death Metal cover song."

Singer Marta Gabriel commented on the new album and the guest appearances:

We already announced that fans should expect the unexpected. The new album is different than everything Crystal Viper did in the past. Of course it's still traditional Metal, and it's still Crystal Viper - but this time, everything was different, starting from the compositions, through our attitude and inspirations, up to equipment we used and the recording session itself. It was amazing to have Peter in the studio, we all are huge fans of Vader, and I think he was also amazed when he heard how our voices sound together in this Heavy Metal version of 'Tyrani Piekiel'. And when you will hear the lines of William The Judge recorded by David of Hell, you will have jaw on the floor. We had.

"Crimen Excepta" is scheduled for release on April 27, 2012 via AFM Records.

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Primordial Announces Two U.K. Shows

Irish folk/black metal band Primordial has announced two shows shows in the United Kingdom in May 2012 with U.K. traditional metal Hell and U.K. black metal act Winterfylleth. Primordial's latest LP "Redemption at the Puritan's Hand" is available through Metal Blade Records (see Metal Underground's review at this location.

The following dates are confirmed:

04/05 Manchester @ Moho Live
05/05 London @ Islington Academy

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Nuclear Blast Offering Free Sampler

Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about offering a sampler for free download online:

"Nuclear Blast says thank you, for an awesome year to their fans and friends, by offering a free download compilation, exclusively on our Facebook page. Surf to this location and like the page and get the free sampler! Have a merry and rocking Christmas and an ass-kicking 2012!"

The track listing is as follows:

01. Destruction - The Price
02. Hell - Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
03. Demonaz - All Blackened Sky
04. Scar Symmetry - lluminoid Dream Sequence
05. Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
06. Hammerfall - One More Time
07. Pain - Dirty Woman
08. Rhapsody Of Fire - Aeons Of Raging Darkness (edit)
09. Symphony x - Dehumanized
10. Communic - Destroyer Of Bloodlines
11. Vader - Come And See My Sacrifice
12. Seven - Get It
13. Fleshgod Apocalypse - The Violation (edit)
14. Tasters - Please Destroy This World
15. Cipher sytem - Communicate The Storms
16. Anthrax - Fight'em Till You Can't
17. Biohazard - Vengeance Is Mine
18. Textures - Singularity
19. We Came As Romans - Mis/understanding
20. Threat Signal - Fallen Disciples
21. Texas In July - 1000 Lies
22. Graveworm - See No Future
23. Like Moths To Flames - You Won't Be Missed
24. Gotthard - Remember It's Me
25. Battle Beast - Enter The Metal World

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