Heavy Metal Records Sign Hellfighter
HELLFIGHTER‘s origins can be traced back to XENTRIX, one of the foremost British exponents of thrash metal in the ’80s and ’90s.
Former XENTRIX members Kristian Havard (guitar), Den Gasser (drums) and Simon Gordon (vocals) reformed in 2007, recruiting Pete Stone (guitar, ex-KILL II THIS) and bassist Mel Gasser to complete the lineup of HELLFIGHTER. In 2008/9 the band played a number of U.K. shows, including the Bloodstock and Metalfest festivals as well as recording a demo.
Commented HELLFIGHTER vocalist Simon Gordon: “We’re delighted to be working with such an established British label. We’ve known Paul Birch (Managing Director, Revolver Records and Heavy Metal Records) for ten years or so, since the XENTRIX days, so it was natural for us to speak to him about HELLFIGHTER. We’re looking forward to a successful partnership.”
Birch added, “HELLFIGHTER are in the studio at the moment and the album is sounding killer, with strong elements of the thrash sound but also some of their wider influences thrown in. We’re pleased to be bringing HELLFIGHTER to a wider audience. The album is a priority release for us in 2010, and with Heavy Metal Records celebrating its 30th year we’re confident HELLFIGHTER will help to make it a memorable one for the label.”
HELLFIGHTER will support the release of the album with U.K. dates and European festival appearances, details of which will be announced soon.
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