Maria Breon's powerful voice and emotional depth may be the trademarks of the band’s sound, but the classically trained singer (who studied voice at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music) is aided by inimitable industry vets Joe Stump (guitar) and Rhino (drums). Brandishing the nickname “Shred Lord” in guitar cliques around the globe, Stump is a reputable player in his own right and has several solo releases under his belt. Bassist Jay Rigney and keyboardist Francisco Palomo (who has several degrees in music and theater) complete this virtuosic line-up. In 2007 HolyHell released the Apocalypse EP, which landed on German charts after selling over six thousand copies in a matter of weeks by virtue of the band's live performances alone. Set for a US street date of June 8th, HolyHell was produced by Manowar bassist and Magic Circle mastermind Joey DeMaio and the album bears the crystal-clear, massive sound for which he’s known.
Mixing and mastering took place at Galaxy Studios in Belgium, one of Europe's most renowned studios, with award-winning mixing engineer Ronald Prent and two time Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper. As Horst Vonberg at Lords of Metal e-zine says, “Everything about this album is just right!” (April 2010) Line-up: Maria Breon - Vocals Joe Stump - Guitar Jay Rigney - Bass Francisco Palomo - Keyboards Web-page: http://www.holyhell.com/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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