Hell bent on a rocking good night

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after 25 years rock band Hell, featuring Ilkeston brothers Kevin and David Bower, will realise their 80s dreams when they take to the stage at MFN on Friday night.

Tragedy hit the band when singer Dave Halliday took his own life in 1987 after a record deal fell through.

Now, 25 years on, the band are determined to do Dave proud when they perform at the Shipley Gate venue.

Renowned metal producer Andy Sneap, who has worked with bands such as Megadeth and Bullet For My Valentine, was almost a fixture at Hell’s gigs in the 80s and a close friend of Dave Halliday.

He has produced an album of ten old Hell classics and joined the band as guitarist.

Hell have been snapped up by Nuclear Blast records, one of Europe’s biggest labels, and released the album ‘Human Remains’ on Friday, May 13.

As well as the MFN gig, Hell will appear at this year’s Download Festival and a string of huge European festivals.

The album has received rave reviews and will be launched at the MFN gig, where Hell promise a spectacular live show.

Kevin said it could be the last chance to see the band’s ‘legendary theatrical shows’ locally.

Tickets are £5 if bought in advance and are on sale at MFN, Zebra Muzik in Ilkeston, via post from the band or from the promoter, Metal Mansions Promotions. Only a few advance tickets remain and a sell out gig is predicted.

More details are available from Russ on 07903 610487