Metal Gods TV conducted an interview with HELLFIGHTER, the band formed by ex-members of cult U.K. thrashers XENTRIX, at U.K.’s Hard Rock Hell Vfestival, which took place December 1-4, 2011 at Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales. You can now watch the chat below.
HELLFIGHTER released its debut album, “Damnation’s Wings”, in February 2011 via Heavy Metal Records.
According to a press release, “Damnation’s Wings” was recorded at Viscon Studios in Northwest England and at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. and it “showcases ten new songs [that see] HELLFIGHTER sticking to their thrash and metal roots whilst introducing a strong, modern, melodic edge.”
HELLFIGHTER‘s current lineup consists of Simon Gordon (vocals, ex-XENTRIX), Kristian Havard (guitar, ex-XENTRIX), Den Gasser (drums, ex-XENTRIX), Pete Smith (guitar, ex-KILL II THIS) and Mel Gasser (bass).
In a 2011 interview, Havard talked about the making of “Damnation’s Wings”: “In some ways we have revisited the bands and sounds that we loved as kids — bands like MAIDEN, PRIEST, FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX — but really we’ve just made the sort of record that we want to hear today.
“Everyone in the band and at the record label is very excited about ‘Damnation’s Wings’. It’s taken a little while longer than we had hoped to complete the writing and recording process but we didn’t want to compromise on anything. The end result is something we’re extremely proud of. Most of all, we’re looking forward to getting out on the road to promote the album.”
“Damnation’s Wings” track listing:
01. Tower Of Sin
02. A Lesser God
03. Legacy Of Hate
04. Faith In Lies
05. Damnation’s Wings
06. Revolution Within
08. Bring Only Pain
The “Legacy Of Hate” video can be viewed below. The clip was helmed by Kristian Harvard.
For more information, visit www.hellfighter.co.uk.
“Legacy Of Hate” video: