Vocalist James Rivera of Texas-based metal veterans HELSTAR was interviewed on the latest edition of “Rich Davenport’s Rock Show”. The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Rivera interview begins around the 31-minute mark.)
HELSTAR has commenced the songwriting process for its new CD. The band states, “We can promise you one thing: HELSTAR will write and deliver the best album we can produce within our power. We hope to begin recording in the spring of 2013.”
HELSTAR released “30 Years Of Hel”, a DVD containing footage of the band’s March 24, 2012 30-year-anniversary hometown show at Warehouse Live in Houston, on October 2 in North America (August 31 in Europe) via AFM Records. The DVD+2CD set includes footage of the band performing songs spanning its entire career, including material from the often-overlooked “Multiples Of Black” release. The package also features interviews with each bandmember, as well as with the entire group, conducted by “Robb’s MetalWorks” and focusing specifically on this milestone.
The “Toward The Unknown” performance from the “30 Years Of Hel” DVD can be seen below.
HELSTAR released its latest album, “Glory Of Chaos”, in November 2010 via Germany’s AFM Records.
Formed in Houston in the early ’80s, HELSTAR cut its teeth playing backyard parties and small club gigs. It soon became apparent that HELSTAR had much more to offer then its contemporaries. Combat Records snapped up the band and released HELSTAR‘s debut, “Burning Star”, in 1984. Next came “Remnants of War”, followed by HELSTAR‘s breakthrough album, “A Distant Thunder”, in 1988. The success of “A Distant Thunder” ultimately set up HELSTAR‘s most critically acclaimed album, 1989’s “Nosferatu”.
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