FREE COMPILATION - Features a track from each band appearing at HELLS HEADBASH Part 2 in September 2015, including unreleased upcoming tracks from Satanic Warmaster, Profanatica, Abysmal Lord, Archgoat, Nyogthaeblisz, Bonehunter, Demonic Christ, Embalmer and Evil Army.
After the resounding success of their first "Hells Headbash" last summer (2014) - which was held at the label's distribution warehouse, and was filmed for a special DVD release (out now) - Hells Headbangers expanded the show to a three-day event with an even more epic lineup of HHR-affiliated bands. Set to take place at the world-renowned Agora Theater, "Hells Headbash - Part 2" will feature the first American performances by Finland's SATANIC WARMASTER and Australia's DESTRUKTOR and exclusive performances by underground legends Archgoat and Profanatica, as well as 31 other Hells Heabangers-supported bands that span the spectrum of death metal, black metal, thrash, grind, metalpunk, and plenty of filthy points in between.
Label head/co-founder Chase Horval had the following to say about "Hells Headbash - Part 2," as well as the 15th anniversary of Hells Headbangers which this festival celebrates: "We always wanted to do a Hells Headbangers label fest but never got around to it and weren't even sure if Cleveland, Ohio was the right place for such a gathering. However, the 'private' cookout show at our warehouse last summer - AKA 'Hells Headbash' - removed all doubts, and with our 15th label anniversary just around the corner in July, we figured why not finally delve into a full-on fest?!" Continuing, he reveals that the demand for this second installment was so intense that a large venue was required for the mayhem to undoubtedly ensue: "Originally, we figured just a few hundred people would come out, so we booked a 500-occupancy venue, but after only a few of weeks of revealing a partial lineup, we found ourselves in dire need of a 2,000-occupancy venue! Praises to all who have supported us thus far - we're eternally grateful!"
Hells Heabangers was founded in 2000 in Medina, Ohio. The label's very first release was a split album between Spawn of Satan and Bloodsick. From those humble beginnings, Hells Headbangers slowly yet surely began their dominance of the metal underground, furthering the careers of such cult favorites as Inquisition, Midnight, Nunslaughter, Havohej, Acid Witch, Deiphago, and Vomitor among others. With well over 500 releases to date, across a variety of formats - be they vinyl, CD, cassette, or even books - Hells Headbangers has been committed to the cause of vinyl from the very beginning, and the label has built a now-legendary reputation for creative 'n' collectible designs. However, the music comes first and foremost to the label, and Hells Headbangers has held an uncompromising position in unleashing only the darkest and most vile death metal, black metal, thrash, grind, and metalpunk as well as unearthing cult rarities from extreme metal's past. On top of that, the label runs one of the most exhaustive and in-demand mail-order services in the metal scene. "When you need metal, go to hell..."
The full list of bands, and running order, are as follows:
FRIDAY, SEPT 4, 2015:
Midnight, Cianide, October 31, High Spirits, Acid Witch, Blood Feast, Bonehunter, Bat, Abysmal Lord, Cemetery Lust, Prosanctus Inferi, The Lurking Corpses.
THURSDAY, SEPT 3, 2015:
A FREE Hells Headbash pre-party for those that purchase a 3-day pass. This gig will feature 6 Shadow Kingdom Records affiliated bands: Coven, Iron Man, Night Magic (a continuation of Hour Of 13), Temple Of Void, Tombstalker, Venomous Maximus
....The Hells Headbangers distro crypt will be open on Thursday for those wanting first pick!