Following up on last year’s critically acclaimed LP, The Red Sect, North Carolina’s ALL HELL returns with their Prosthetic Records debut, The Grave Alchemist.
Produced by Kris Hilbert (The Body), who worked with the band on The Red Sect and mixed and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), The Grave Alchemist will see a worldwide release on April 14th. Featuring twelve driving, raucous blackened thrash hymns, the album reveals a marked maturity and growth for these Asheville natives who previously wore their punk rock roots on their proverbial sleeves. The album is a narrative-driven horror concept album that weaves a tale of alchemy, necromancy, and vampirism over the span of three centuries. It is a potent blend of violence, mysticism, psychology, and the occult, distilled into an aural elixir of Blood and Gold.
Stay tuned for The Grave Alchemist preorders and teaser tracks to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
The Grave Alchemist Track Listing:
- Grave Alchemy
- Wed The Night
- Vampiric Lust
- The Castle
- Laid To Unrest
- Memory Tomb
- The Madness Out Of Time
- The Thing in The Ground
- Return of the Reaper
- I Am The Mist
Spawned in the dark hills of Asheville, North Carolina in 2013 and influenced by a wide array of genres from punk to thrash to “first wave” black metal to ’80s deathrock and beyond, ALL HELL has relentlessly churned out their stygian works while spreading their volatile live show to eager audiences.
ALL HELL self-released their debut, The Devil’s Work, in 2014 and played with bands such as 1349, Black Tusk, Ghoul, and labelmates, Skeletonwitch. A year later, ALL HELL released their second offering, The Red Sect, which was released through HPGD Productions. No Clean Singing called the album, “A thoroughly electrifying romp; a ripping rampage of thrashing riffs, punk rhythms, and mad-dog snarls. Hooky as hell and as nasty as a famished wolverine.” Prosthetic Records soon signed the band and reissued the album on LP and CD worldwide. The band hit the road in support of that album, sharing the stage with the likes of Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, Lord Dying, Ramming Speed, Horrendous, and many more.
With the release of The Grave Alchemist, ALL HELL has expanded their sound while distilling different elements to create a unique blend all their own. Fans of Bathory, Celtic Frost, Samhain, Satyricon, Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and the like, pay heed.
ALL HELL will bring their deviousness to the stage for a short run of live dates this Spring with additional live incursions in the plotting stages.
3/24/2017 Blood Of The Wolf III – Lexington, KY
4/27/2017 The Nick – Birmingham, AL w/ New Masters Of Evil
4/28/2017 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ New Masters of Evil
4/29/2017 drkmttrD – Nashville, TN
4/30/2017 TBA – Knoxville, TN
5/04/2017 Slim’s Downtown – Raleigh, NC
5/05/2017 Raw Ink Live – Gaithersburg, MD
5/06/2017 Kung Fu Necktie (early show) – Philadelphia, PA
5/07/2017 Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA
ALL HELL is:
Jacob Curwen – vocals, guitar
Kurt Henderson – drums
Erik Ballantyne – bass