Out Now On Hells Headbangers – HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH

 

HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH
“Heaven Bled” (12″ Gatefold LP w/ 7″ EP)

Pressed as a 12″ with 7″ housed in a gatefold cover with gold foil stamping on the front and back. Available on gold and black vinyl. Features a different layout than the European pressing.

HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present the long-awaited comeback album of HOBBS’ ANGEL OF DEATH, Heaven Bled. Helmed by one relentless maniac named Peter Hobbs, HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH are one of the more unsung cult favorites of ’80s metal. Hailing from Australia many years before it was cool to do so, the band released two classic demos in 1987, Angel of Death and the telltale Virgin Metal Invasion From Down Under, before time came for the inevitable debut album. That album, 1988’s Hobbs’ Angel of Death, was released by Steamhammer during the label’s glory years, and quickly found a devoted legion of fans enthralled to HOBBS’ Kreator-meets-Dark Angel style of deathrash. With a unique charisma that was devilishly gleeful in a sense, Hobbs’ Angel of Death sired the band’s self-tagged “virgin metal,” which worked in both connotations of the word. It would be many years before a follow-up, 1995’s Inheritance, and the band broke up not long after.

Come 2002, however, HOBBS’ ANGEL OF DEATH would re-form and play a number of European festivals and scattered tour dates over the next decade, but aside from the Hobbs’ Satan Crusade compilation of the two demos, no new material had yet arisen. But now, courtesy of longtime fans HELLS HEADBANGERS, the first all-new recording of HOBBS’ ANGEL OF DEATH in over two decades has finally come to pass. Titled Heaven Bled, this 12-song firestorm of thrashing death metal (“deathened” thrash?) proves that time has not dulled Peter Hobbs’ passion one bit nor do the band once rest on their laurels. Much like ATOMIC AGGRESSOR’s Sights of Suffering – which HELLS HEADBANGERS released to widespread acclaim in 2014 – Heaven Bled is undoubtedly infused with HOBBS’ classic past, but is recast in a powerfully streamlined manner where the songwriting and execution take center stage and rawness and youthful enthusiasm are no longer the guiding principles. There’s demonic fury in abundance, but it’s tempered with the quiet confidence of age and wisdom, through which Hobbs LOUDLY casts his incisive gaze on a whole host of subjects, each one more vitriolic (and catchier) than the next. Altogether, Heaven Bled is a timeless blend of extreme metals throughout the ages, sounding as fresh as HOBBS’ ANGEL OF DEATH’s explosion onto the international scene in 1987.

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CEMETERY URN – Cemetery Urn – CD / LP / TAPE / T-SHIRT

HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present CEMETERY URN’s long-awaited third album, Cemetery Urn, on vinyl, CD, and cassette tape formats. HELLS HEADBANGERS previously worked with CEMETERY URN in releasing the band’s first two albums – 2008’s Urn of Blood and 2010’s The Conquered Are Burned, both originally self-released on CD – on vinyl in 2011.

Formed in 2006 in Melbourne, CEMETERY URN specialize in a vicious, martial form of death metal they’ve branded “”Australian Barbaric Death Metal.”” The band itself has a deep history in extreme metal: founding guitarist and songwriter Andrew Gillon also hails from reactivated Aussie barbarians ABOMINATOR, and previously played in the final lineup of BESTIAL WARLUST; original vocalist Damon Bloodstorm was renowned as the frontman for BESTIAL WARLUST and for ABOMINATOR from 1996-2001; new vocalist Chris Volcano is the founding drummer of ABOMINATOR – and more recently their vocalist – and concurrently plays drums in Ignivomous, and previously played drums on a handful of DENOUNCEMENT PYRE’s EPs, Urgrund’s Unchangeable Fate album, and DESTROYER 666’s Six Songs With the Devil demo; and new drummer Matt Crossingham has played with such bands as Belligerent Intent, Scars of Sodom, and Draconis Infernum.

CEMETERY URN are a study in staunch self-reliance. Their first two albums were released on Gillon’s own label, Cemetery Recordings, and the band self-booked two highly successful tours across the United States: the Blood of the Damned U.S. Tour in June 2008, which encompassed 17 shows alongside Angelcorpse and Gospel of the Horns, and the Western U.S. Torment Tour in October 2010, where they headlined 10 shows through Texas, California, Oregon, and Washington State. Now, armed with the support of HELLS HEADBANGERS, CEMETERY URN are prepared to unleash their most decisive and devastating attack yet in Cemetery Urn. A ten-track nuclear warhead, CEMETERY URN’s third album takes the unremitting savagery of their first two full-lengths to its furthest extreme yet, exhibiting both power and poise in the middle of an incendiary maelstrom, and further solidifying the band’s reputation for upholding Australia’s rich tradition of extreme metal barbarity.”

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SCUMRIPPER – “Scumripper” (7″ EP)

ALL COPIES PRESSED ON ORANGE VINYL WITH HEAVY BLACK & GREEN SPLATTER.

HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present SCUMRIPPER’s self-titled EP on 7″ vinyl. Self-released digitally late last year, Scumripper is the nasty, sewage-drenched debut offering from this trio of vocalist/guitarist Rat Pitt, drummer Son Stalker, and bassist Cliff Hunger. With an MO like that, it’s no surprise that SCUMRIPPER charge forward with a short ‘n’ swift attack of grinding metalpunk rooted in the likes of Repulsion, The Mentors, Abscess, and Autopsy’s punkest moments. It’s violent and vile, but also immediately memorable and mandatorily headbanging. A cursory reading of some of Scumripper‘s song titles – “Shit Needle Crown,” “Cum Killa,” “Run to the Pills,” and especially “Gutter Heights” – should soundly spell out exactly where these three miscreants are coming from. Take a quick trip through the gutter with SCUMRIPPER, and await their forthcoming debut album from HELLS HEADBANGERS!

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