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Below is our complete Hellbastard 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.

Hellbastard Posts EP Trailer

U.K. thrash/crust/metal miscreants Hellbastard recently unleashed a video teaser for the "Sons Of Bitches" vinyl EP. Issued via PATAC Records, "Sons Of Bitches" is limited to 1000 copies, includes a re-recorded version of 1988’s “We Had Evidence” from the band’s 1988 "Heading For Internal Darkness" full-length, and finds the band as acutely irritated by societal deevolution as ever before.

Check out the EP teaser as well as the new version of “We Had Evidence” in the YouTube clips below. "Sons of Bitches" is available for order at this location. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Often cited as being the band who created the 'crust' wave of the 1980s, Hellbastard formed in late 1984/’85 then died prematurely in 1992. In 2012, Hellbastard are now very much back in action, tighter, more powerful and still as bitter and pissed off as they were from the start. Hellbastard bring socially aware lyrics and an unclassifiable form of punk/thrash metal music to the international stage." More...

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Hellbastard Announces "Sons Of Bitches" EP

Legendary U.K. thrash/crust/metal warriors Hellbastard are set to unearth five new tracks of sonic antagonism in the form of the "Sons Of Bitches" EP.

Set for release on vinyl via PATAC Records, "Sons Of Bitches" includes a re-recorded version of 1988’s “We Had Evidence” from the band’s "Heading For Internal Darkness" full-length. The following press release was issued about the EP:

"Sons Of Bitches is dedicated to all those who are currently outraged by the sheer patheticness humanity throws around on a daily basis. A 'Mad Max' future scenario is imminent – many heads will roll. Join Hellbastard in their deathdance on all organized forms of oppression and slavery.

"The Sons Of Bitches vinyl will be limited to 1000 copies. Pre-orders for limited white wax test pressings, woven patches and exclusive T-shirt designs are currently available. Order yours at this location before it’s too late! Pre-orders end November 15, 2012!"

The "Sons of Bitches" track listing is:

1. Arcadia
2. Sons Of Bitches
3. System Whore
4. We Had Evidence
5. Throw The Petrol Bomb More...

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.

The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:

Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm

Main room
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end

Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...

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Hellbastard Announces New Drummer

Hellbastard has checked in with the following announcement about the band recruiting a new drummer:

"Hellbastard is delighted to announce that Mr. Josh 'Buda' Harris has joined the band as our new drummer! A big thank you goes to everybody else who showed an interest, auditioned, sent demos etc..."

Further details on Hellbastard, along with songs available for streaming, can be found by heading over to the band's MySpace music page.

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Hellbastard Seeks New Drummer

U.K. crust band Hellbastard announced that the band is seeking a new drummer on its official Facebook Page.


For more information see the band's official Facebook Page.

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

ARCHGOAT (Finland)
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Hellbastard Issues New Album Update

Hellbastard has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming full-length album:

"Hellbastard is hard at work writing the new full length album, title unknown as yet but a few working track titles are in place, with songs like 'Rockstar Burning,' 'Throw de Petrol Bomb...,' 'Living Under the Grid,' and 'Emotionally Retarded Raging Bitch.' This promises to be the angriest and most intimate of hellbastard albums ever.

"Hellbastard flies out to Sweden next month to play the prestigious "punk illegal fest" held yearly near Gothenburg, this promises to be a real feral and wild affair, lasting over three days Hellbastard headline the event on Sat. June 25th.

"Hellbastard also has a new video in the works with Andrew Lefton at the helm of controls, Mr. Lefton has just completed the Amebix new video 'Knights of the Black Sun' for their upcoming teaser 12" to be released shortly on profane existence and alternative tentacles exclusively.

"Also new for Hellbastard's next album will feature the new line-up of scruff on vocals/guitars, Tom Mccombe on guitar, Paul O'Shea on bass and Michael Brush on drums. This same line-up that played the mammoth USA tour 2010 and the more recent 'Bastards over Europe' tour with Boston's most hated panzerbastard and the U.K.'s own suicide watch. More...

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Hellbastard Comments On New Material

British crust punk veterans Hellbastard are currently hard at work on new material, which should be released later this year. Speaking on the writing process, vocalist/guitarist Scruff stated:

"Expect a tirade of ranting, anger, nasty little nuggets of rage and some class musicianship from current members!"

The band will be embarking on a tour of the United Kingdom next month with Panzerbastard and Suicide Watch. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Hellbastard Announces U.K. Shows

Hellbastard is set to embark on the band's first tour of the U.K. since the early 1990's. Support on the trek will come from Panzerbastard and Suicide Watch. The currently announced list of April tour dates are as follows:

Saturday 9th - DUBLIN "Fibber McGhees."
Sunday 10th - BELFAST "Auntie Annie's Porterhouse"
Tuesday 12th - WAKEFIELD "The Snooty Fox"
Wednesday 13th - BIRMINGHAM "Scruffy Murphy's"
Thursday 14th - BRADFORD "1 in 12 Club"
Friday 15th - DERBY "The Old Bell.."
Saturday 16th - LONDON "Elektrowerkz" (Terrorizer Magazine Sponsored Show)
Sunday 17th - BRIGHTON "Cowley Club"
Monday 18th - BRISTOL "Area 81 Rock Club"
Tuesday 19th - CHELTENHAM "Two Pigs"
Thursday 21st - BURY 'Hark 2 Howler"
Friday 22nd - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE "Trillians"
Saturday 23rd - EDINBURGH "Bannerman's"
Sunday 24th - DURHAM CITY "The Fishtank"

The April 12th show in Wakefield will also be streaming online live. Details on the live stream will be announced shortly.

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Hellbastard Announces More Tour Dates

U.K thrash/crust/metal band Hellbastard will play the first show of a U.S. tour on September 2nd in Seattle, Washington and continue through October 22nd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The string of dates includes one show in Mexico. In addition, the band will record a set at a free gig in Los Angeles, California for a live album.

The upcoming Hellbastard tour dates are as follows:

9/2 2010 The Funhouse Seattle, Washington
9/3 2010 The Morgue Seattle, Washington
9/4 2010 Satyricon Portland, Oregon
9/5 2010 Wandering Goat Cafe Eugene, Oregon
9/6 2010 DIY Show Chico, California,
9/7 2010 Chinatown Youth Center California
9/10 2010 924 GILMAN All Ages BERKELEY/SAN FRANCISCO, California
9/13 2010 "BOMB SHELTER" (free entrance) Live Show Recording LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
9/14 2010 The Ruby Room San Diego, California
9/15 2010 Divan De Alicia TIJUANA, MEXICO, Madero
9/16 2010 Sound Control w/ LANDMINE MARATHON SCOTTSDALE, Arizona
9/18 2010 Andre's Underground ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico
9/19 2010 Blast-O-Mat DENVER, Colorado
9/21 2010 "The Mouth" LAWRENCE, Kansas
9/23 2010 Rubber Gloves Denton, Texas, US
9/25 2010 The Vanguard Houston, TX
9/26 2010 The Saint NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
9/30 2010 PS WAREHOUSE ATLANTA, Georgia More...

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Hellbastard Recording Free Show As Live Album

U.K. act Hellbastard has issued the following announcement about hosting a free show that will be recorded as a live album in California:

"Hellbastard will be recording a 'live album' at the address below, outside a music store, no less. It will be professionally captured by very clever people, and will later be released as a live album. It is free. Come along! Tell your mates! Tell your friends, tell your wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/lover/mum/dad/brother/sister/auntie/niece/cousins. Come one, come all!Come and be a part of this historical event. It should be a right hoot!"

The details are as follows:

9/13 2010 7580 Garden Grove Blvd. Westminster, CA 92683

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Hellbastard Seeking Fan Comments

U.K. act Hellbastard has issued the following announcement about seeking comments from fans:

"Do you have a comment for Hellbastard? If so, PLEASE tell. Send it in and it will be put on our new 'Do you have a comment for/or about Hellbastard...?' blog right here on this profile. Here is an interesting one that came from someone in LONDON just a day or so ago, they were made to watch the 'Sea Shepherd' video and they came out with the following - 'Fuck sake, man - he looks mentally derranged - no, they ALL look mentally derranged. They don't look at all well.'

"We really enjoyed this comment ! Personally I KNOW that it made Scruff's day, and Danny Bear (bless him) said the guy must be a PRICK, as he (Danny Bear) was ILL throughout the whole day and vomited twice or thrice during the filming of that video, so hats off to the guy for seeing that at least ONE member of the band was not '...at all well...' Please do send in your comments, you can be anonymous or not, we don't care, we just like the comments!"

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Hellbastard Posts "Sea Shepherd" Video

Hellbastard has posted a music video online for the song "Sea Shepherd," which is off their "Eco-War" EP. The video clip can be viewed below. Hellbastard also commented on the video: "This is a music band video, it is all about getting stuck into the MAN. There is no preaching here, it is simple to understand. We don't have to fucking kill whales in this day and age."

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Hellbastard Recruits New Drummer

Hellbastard has issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer:

"Yet again, with the sticks dept. still fresh from the Icelandic heidearsson that graced the Hellbastard way of life, comes Mr. Michael Jordan Brush, A UK local, to the throne of HB. Hellbastard are 'relieved' and 'extremely happy' to have found a replacement in Mr. Brush, he is a machine. The thanks (shared from the whole band) go to the one and only - The Meads of Asphodel - for hooking us up with Mr. Michael Jordan Brush without whom it would not have been in anyway possible. Hail Michael Brush, Hail the Meads of Asphodel."

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Hellbastard To Release Two Albums

U.K. metallers Hellbastard have announced they will be releasing both the "Eco-War" mini-CD and the full album "The Need to Kill" tomorrow, October 26th 2009. Hellbastard recently finished a string of U.S. tour dates, and samples of their music can be found at this location.

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Hellbastard Issues Road Report

Hellbastard has issued the following tour road report:

"Jesus h christ. Just when we all thought the heat couldnt get any worse, today is an all time OVEN KILLER.

"Last night driving from Los Angeles we entered the arizona wastelands and witnessed a huge electrical storm which was awesome. We arrived in Pheonix and played a blinder to the assorted hordes out there, they loved it and we were greatful for yet another rapturous response and the obligatory encore. Unfortunately our brothers RESISTANT CULTURE broke down and couldn't make the show but this will be made up in the following weeks,....................

"FOR THOSE NOT IN USA Can you imagine putting your oven on FULL for a week and then walking into it,...thats not even starting to describe this heat, fucking awesome. yOU WANNA KNOW WAHTS FUNNY, THE LOCALS JUST SAY - 'yEAH, THIS IS COOL NOW,...' aRE THEY ALL insane? Meeting up with the PAPSMEAR dudes (Eric, Brian, and Paul) was awesome, as well as meetin everybody else,...special shout out to andrew (RC) and limey, Lisa and Kyle,...we fucking love you all.

"OVER AND OUT. (cos its too hot!)"

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Hellbastard Signs Record Deal With Selfmadegod

Selfmadegod Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Hellbastard:

"Hellbastard formed in the UK in 1984 playing non-compromising crossover, mixing the ferocity of punk with the crunch and chops of metal and socially conscious lyrics. Hellbastard released the Natural Order record on Earache in 1990 and put out several demos, compilation tracks and remix collections. After breaking up in 1993, Hellbastard reformed in 2008 with all guns blazing! They are back in action with The Need to Kill, available on limited edition LP from the German Civilisation Records label.

"The renowned Polish label Selfmadegod Records will issue The Need to Kill on CD, as well as the newly recorded Eco-War CD EP, in late October 2009. The Need to Kill features six rerecorded Hellbastard ragers, while the six-track Eco-War release includes a track originally on the band’s 1986 demo and a Slayer cover. After completing a headlining European tour, Hellbastard is currently on tour in the U.S. with the American band Resistant Culture through September.

"More information on Hellbastard can be found at this location."

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Ravage Announces More US Tour Date Cancellations

Boston thrash metal band Ravage has issued the following update regarding the cancellation of two tour dates:

"Unfortunately the venue has had to cancel our show on Sept 24th at The Rock Star sports bar in Fort Worth Texas - so that show is not happening. If anyone wants to book Ravage in the Forth Worth area on Sept 23rd or 24th, send me a message or email swwrproductions@gmail.com" More...

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Ravage Announces Tour Date Cancellations

Singer Al Firicano, of the thrash metal band, Ravage, has issued the following update regarding some tour date cancellations:

"Ravage has unfortunately been forced to cancel appearances at The KC Power Fest and the August 18th show at Volume 11 in Raleigh, NC (this show will still be taking place, but without Ravage). Due to issues with the Ravage mobile, we've been forced to wait for repairs to take place in Missouri, so we will be delayed significantly and will have to pick up the tour in Allentown PA on August 20th - that will be the next show. We'd like to sincerely apologize to the fans and promoters for this and we hope to add a Kansas City show and a Raleigh NC show back to the tour before it is all over. Details will be announced when available." More...

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Hellbastard and Resistant Culture Fall Tour Dates

UK metal crust punk band HELLBASTARD and L.A. tribal grindcrust Warriors RESISTANT CULTURE will be teaming up for a Shaman Records-sponsored tour this fall.

Sep. 3rd Thursday -Seattle, WA Studio Club
Sep 5th Saturday - Portland, OR Satyricon Club
Sep 9th Wednesday Reno, NV The New Oasis Club
Sep 11th Friday - Berkely, CA Gilman Club
Sep 12th Saturday - L.A. CA TBA
Sep 13 Sunday - Phoenix AZ TBA
Sep 15th Tuesday - Gallop NM TBA
Sep 16th Wednesday Denver CO The Blast O'Mat Record Store
Sep 18th Friday Austin,TX Emos Club
Sep 19th Saturday Denton, TX Rubber Gloves Club
Sep 20th Sunday - New Orleans, LA TBA
Sep 21st Monday - Birmingham, AL Greencups Bookstore
Sep 23rd wednesday - Richmond, VA TBA
Sep 24th Thursday - Philadelphia, PA The Barbary Club
Sep 25th Friday NY, NY The Europa Club
Sep 26th Saturday Providence, RI AS220 Club
Sep 27th Sunday - Boston, MA TBA
Sep 29th Tuesday-,Blairsville,PA The Corner Pocket Club
Oct 3rd Chicago Apocalyptic Crust Fest III Chicago IL At the Black Hole Club

If you see TBA in your city and would like to book this tour, email booking@shamanrecords.net.

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