FROM HELL is a heavy metal horror concept band in which each recording is intended to be its own horror story. The first one called “Ascent From Hell”, is about a corpse that wakes up in Hell and finds out he must go back to earth to find his soul that still lives on inside the body of a priest and drag it back to Hell.
For this first recording, metal icons Paul Bostaph from Slayer on drums, Steve Smyth from Nevermore on lead guitar and Damien Sisson from Death Angel on bass were recruited to make this record happen. This recording is diabolically epic, and heavy as Hell! Every song is different from the next covering many genres of metal from thrash metal and black metal to death metal and doom metal. This album is as dynamic as metal can be! Also participating in this recording is Phil Bennett of the iconic rock band Starship, playing piano on the track Dead Reckoning and a 22-piece choir, The Pacific Mozart Ensemble on four other tracks. Establishing new ground, this record has the first recorded blast beat by Paul Bostaph, orchestrated with shredding guitar solos from Steve Smyth and heavy melodic & syncopated bass by Damien Sisson.
Produced by George Anderson and Steve “Snake” Green, guitar player from Skinlab, a Century Media recording artist, this recording is a theatrical 70 minutes long with segues in between each song to give additional detail to this horror story. Once the music starts, it never stops until the end.
released March 25, 2014
George Anderson, as Sinn – Vocals, Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Paul Bostaph – Drums
Steve Smyth – Lead Guitar
Damien Sisson – Bass Guitar
Produced by George Anderson and Steve “Snake” Green
Additional Engineering by Joel Gamble at Frogass Studio, Hayward, CA
Recorded at Green Dot Studio in Berkeley, CA and Skyline Studios, Oakland, CA
Mastering by Ken Lee Mastering.
Keyboards and Sound Design recorded by Winter at EMB Studios, Oakland, CA
The Pacific Mozart Ensemble directed and arranged & mixed by Bryan Matheson at Skyline Studios
Mixed at Skyline Studios by Snake and Winter
FROM HELL logo designed by John Wayne Rongley, jr.
Cover art by Antonio Jimenez, Brutal Disorder Logos, Guadalara, Mexico
Aleister Sinn – vocals and lead guitar
Stephen Paul Goodwin – bass guitar
Steve Smyth – lead
Wes Anderson – drums
FROM HELL is a heavy metal horror concept band in which each recording is intended to be its own horror story.
In early 2018, FROM HELL began demoing tracks for their second album which will be entitled “Rats and Ravens.”
supported by 5 fans who also own “Ascent From Hell”
Vocals are filthy af, production raw and a little bit crusty. This is candy for my battered ears 🖤 The fine art of mangy metal. Riffs upon riffs upon riffs...perfectly integrated in some highly diverse song writing. This will come and get you. Be clever and get it first 😉 mourner