Texas-based metal veterans HELSTAR will release “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 August 31 via AFM Records. The DVD+2CD set will include footage of the band performing songs spanning its entire career, including material from the often-overlooked “Multiples Of Black” release. The package will also feature interviews with each bandmember, as well as with the entire group, conducted by “Robb’s MetalWorks” and focusing specifically on this milestone.
Robb Chavez of “Robb’s MetalWorks” conducted an interview with Larry Barragan, guitarist and co-founding member of HELSTAR, on March 24 at the 30-year-anniversary show. The chat, which can be seen below, covers a variety of topics, including the significance of the 30-year milestone, that evening’s 20-song set list, the history of Texas metal and Jackson guitars.
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”.