Austrian black metallers HELLSAW have announced their intention to take an indefinite break from their activities. All scheduled tours and appearances during 20012/13 have been cancelled. Citing “personal reasons” for the decision, frontman and founder Aries had this to say: “We may be back, or we may be back as something entirely different, but whatever happens in the future we would just like to thank all the fans who have shown us such phenomenal support and all the people who have worked with us to make HELLSAW what it is today.”
Formed in 2002 by Aries, and then-drummer Svart, HELLSAW‘s current lineup includes Aries on vocals, Malthus and Isiul on guitar, Desderoth on bass and Neuroticon on drums. With five full-length albums under its belt, HELLSAW is one of the leading black metal bands to emerge from Austria in recent years. The group’s use of instantly recognizable melodies which stay firmly in your memory, coupled with a respect and understanding of what it really takes to make a good black metal band, created a sound that was unmistakably HELLSAW and culminated in the release of their fifth album, “Trist”, earlier this year on Napalm Records.