FROM HELL, a new supergroup featuring metal icons Paul Bostaph of Slayer, Damien Sisson of Death Angel and Steve Smyth of Nevermore, Testament, and Forbidden have announced the release date of their horror concept album
‘Ascent From Hell’ is set for release on April 8th, 2014 via Scourge Records.
Produced by George Anderson and Steve “Snake” Green, guitar player from Skinlab, the recording is 70 minutes long with segues in between each song to give additional detail to this horror story. With songs like The Walking Dead, Soul Crusher, Nun With A Gun and Ascent From Hell, this record will take you on a heavy metal horror ride to Hell!
FROM HELL is the brainchild of George Anderson A.K.A Aleister Sinn, the live narrator of this horror story. This project began in 2007 after his previous band Down Factor broke-up. Interested in putting a different type of band together that was not involved in politics, George formed FROM HELL to tell horror stories in the vein of King Diamond.
Every song is different from the next covering many genres of metal from thrash metal and black metal to death metal and doom metal. Also participating in this recording is Phil Bennett of the iconic rock band Starship, playing piano on the track Dead Reckoning and a 22-piece choir, The Pacific Mozart Ensemble on four other tracks. Establishing new ground, this record has the first recorded blast beat by Paul Bostaph, orchestrated with shredding guitar solos from Steve Smyth and heavy melodic & syncopated bass by Damien Sisson.
There is a CD Release/Listening Party and signing event scheduled for early April 2014 in Oakland, California. FROM HELL will tour the West Coast and select East Coast markets to support the release of Ascent From Hell in the summer and autumn of 2014. FROM HELL’s show will include a few different guest performers and members of the band who play in other bands will perform as their touring and recording schedules allow.
From Hell Online: www.fromhell.net