HELLBASTARD are pleased to announce the following UK and Italian shows lined up for 2013:
(Please check the Tour section for details!)
The new "Sons of Bitches" E.P. is now available on CD. The first 500 come with a limited edition slipcase! Buy your copy HERE.
Here is what people are saying about the CD:
The whole thing works superbly well and comes from a band backed up by three decades of history. If you have an interest in the heavy, odd, forward thinking or music with a split personality- check this out. Fantastic stuff. - The Sludge Lord
Sons of Bitches is a strong and substantial EP that continues to demonstrate that Hellbastard reformed because they had more to say. - Exclaim.ca
This is definitely worth a listen. - Sea Of Tranquility
The Sons Of Bitches EP rules and the reputation of Hellbastard remains un-tarnished - Metal Mouth (9/10)
Combining crust punk and hardcore with grind and groove and some SLAYER worship here and there, there's also a sense of drama like AMEBIX or NEUROSIS' early material. - Bravewords (7.5)
Overall, add this to your collection straight away. Hellbastard is no joke and is as strong as ever. - Wicked Channel
Here you can listen to the new rerecorded version of "We had Evidence". Originally from the "Heading for Internal Darkness" L.P., this newer version is taken from the new "Sons of Bitches" E.P.
CVLT NATION are streaming the entire HELLBASTARD/DRESDEN record at this location.
Buy the record HERE.
(All 3 HELLBASTARD tracks on this release are also available on the "Sons of Bitches" E.P.)
Preorder the new Hellbastard and/or Fistula LPs, get exclusive woven patches, colored vinyl, test pressings and T-shirts. Order yours HERE
Legendary crust punks Hellbastard have teamed up with profane Midwestern metalpunx Dresden to commit a few more sins to wax. The inaugural release for brand-new record label, Unleash Hell Records (helmed by Bitty of Wartorn and Dredsen) will be entombed in 12" wax, and be limited to 100 copies on split black & blue vinyl available through www.ildistro.com. The release will include a digital download card, and officially drops on November 13, 2012.
Hellbastard are one of the most important and influential punk rock bands to ever emerge from England's blighted shores, coining the term "crust punk" and raising hell from sea to shining sea since the Eighties. Their metallicized, politicized punk anthems and accusations have been throwing up two fingers to the system since day one, and Scruff & the boys show no signs of stopping. Their side of the split features three brand-new songs, as virulent, fast, and ugly as their fans and enemies have come to expect, and was recorded at Pitchfork Rebellion Studios by Laine-Pearce-Rees, with mixing/mastering handled by Ajeet Gill at Hellfire Studios.
Hellraisers and beer-drinkers, take note - the godfathers have returned!
It's been a long time coming, but the "Sons Of Bitches" EP will finally be released via Patac Records in the U.S. and SelfMadeGod in Europe sometime in the Fall...three songs off of this EP are also going be featured on the 12" split with Dresden via Profane Existence Records. Below is the video for "Arcadia", a new track taken from both releases. A review of the EP can be read HERE
Our very good friends at ThrashHead.com have issued this new compilation album including tracks from: HELLBASTARD, AMEBIX, RESISTANT CULTURE and many more! Get your FREE download now!
Here is some fan-filmed footage of HELLBASTARD's triumphant performance at Maryland Deathfest on May 26th. The clip includes a medley of: There is no God but Man or Woman (intro section), Heading for Internal Darkness and Fir Bolg...Bow to Slough Feg.
The makers of the documentary "A History Of A Time To Come", based on the history of the U.K. thrash movement, have begun editing the film. The filmmakers wrapped production last month and has just started the editing process at Prime Studios in Leeds. Commented director Joshua Callis-Smith: "It's a great feeling to be finally in the edit looking over everything we've shot over the last year, during the process all the interviews and 80+ hours of footage will be pulled together to create what is effectively the film. The aim is to have a rough cut within the next two weeks so we can really start to play about with the structure and graphics we want to put in the film."Read more on the story HERE See the "A History of a Time to Come" official website HERE
Finally, what you've all been waiting for - new HELLBASTARD music! Here is the video for the new song "Arcadia". The track is taken from the forthcoming 12" Split E.P. with America's DRESDEN and will also be included on HELLBASTARD's "Sons of Bitches" E.P.
Due to contractual issues, HELLBASTARD will not be performing at this year's Obscene Extreme Fest, Czech Republic. The band hope to appear at the festival in 2013 instead.