Horror Metal Band HELL THEATER signed with Wormholedeath a deal for their album “S’Accabadora”, which is due for digital release on October 28th, 2022 via Wormholedeath. CD format out on November 2022. Stay tuned for more info!
HELL THEATER delivers a mix of pure heavy metal with theatrical horror themes.
HELL THEATER speaking of the new album stated:
It’s a concept album, a unique story in 11 tracks (chapters) lasting about 60 minutes. The story is based on a traditional Sardinian figure, the “female ACCABADORA” or ” she who ends”, who really existed in the past and perhaps still exists in very rural areas, to whom magical gifts were attributed, a sort of witch dressed in black. Her role was to put an end to the suffering of dying and terminally ill old people, out of pity, at the request of relatives, by striking a blow on the back of the head with a special “Mazzolu” hammer (see the cover of “A Strange Death”). Sometimes, however, the relatives for her sake tricked the Accabadora, and then she unleashed her curses. This is the first time that a similar story has been told in a metal album.
S’ACCABADORA is certainly not a first listen album, nor was the previous “Reincarnation of Evil” album.
It is certainly a very complex work full of surprises, made to leave its mark and last in time. The band thus marks a good step forward and confirms their creative drive and not wanting to conform to any musical genre but rather wanting to contribute to enriching the metal scene and raising their own way of conceiving the HORROR METAL.
HELL THEATER is a “horror metal” band formed in the Venice area (North-East Italy) in 2009 and has remained active mostly with live shows until today with some just line-up changes. In recent years they have returned exactly to the most famous line-up that produced their best works with the only introduction of the bassist GUH.LU as a guest, the live bassist of the Norwegian band GORGOROTH.
They compose horror-themed concept albums. Their way of doing HORROR METAL could be defined as an influence between Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal, and classic Heavy Metal.
The name of the band explains the meaning of their sound: “Theater” represents the vision of a horror show, while “Hell” expresses the stylistic direction of the band, both for the image and for the musical writing. Every single song is part of an album/music/work that develops as a multisensory concept.
Their previous work is the bloody aggressive EP “SMELL OF BLOOD” and the most mature concept album “REINCARNATION OF EVIL” distributed by “My Graveyard Records”, a 60’ long album of 12 songs.
Ten years after, the authoritative exponents of Horror Metal are back with the release of their new Horror opera “S’ACCABADORA” distributed by “WormHoledeath Records”, an inspiring story based on “true legends” in about 60’ music and 11 songs.
The story is based on a traditional Sardinian figure, the “female ACCABADORA” or ” she who ends”, who really existed in the past and perhaps still exists in very rural areas, to whom magical gifts were attributed, a sort of witch dressed in black.
They always get a very good ranking (from 8 to 9 /10) from paper magazines and webzines such as “Metal Maniac”, “Metallized”, “Rock Hard”, “Metal Head”, “Rock& Metal in my Blood” and many others. “Heavy Metal webzine” declared that “Reincarnation of Evil” was the best metal debut in 2012. Their fan base is particularly faithful and spread all over the world.
VICTOR SOLINAS – Vocals
BRIAN STEELE – Rhythm & Lead Guitars
BOB AXX – Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Keyboards
UNH BURYAN – Drums
GUH LU – Bass (guest performer)
Cover & Tracklist
1. Laughing Doll (Intro)
2. Eyes Painted Blood
3. A Strange Death
4. Church Of Saint Anthony, Pt. 1
5. Church Of Saint Anthony, Pt. 2
6. Mamuthones Dance
7. In The Dark Room
8. Domus De Janas
9. Dressed In Black
10. Morte Be Thy Name
11. The Legend Will Never Die (Outro)