Houston’s heavy metal kings HELSTAR are set to blaze a trail east next month on their six-date Summer Of Hate U.S. tour, the newest rash of ongoing performances in support of the band’s seventh studio full-length, Glory Of Chaos. Released onto North America in February via AFM Records, amidst a flood of critical praise of the album’s crushing speed/power metal attack, Glory Of Chaos is a ballsy, blazing, full-length display of pure American heavy metal, which elevates the classic HELSTAR sound to aggressive new measures.
HELSTAR Summer Of Hate U.S. Tour:
6/17/2011 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX w/ Solitude Aeturnus, Era De Guerra
6/18/2011 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX w/ Ignitor, Dead Earth Politics, Headcrusher
6/22/2011 Manhattan Room – Philadelphia, PA w/ Wastelander, Season of Mourning, Midian, Machine Dog
6/23/2011 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
6/24/2011 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
6/25/2011 The Blue Room – Secaucus, NJ w/ Armor Column, Bröhammer
Interviews with the members of HELSTAR are available via phone and email now and will be available for in-person interviews at the coming shows as well in support of Glory Of Chaos!
“…the riffs full-on smoke, straddling the line between thrash and power metal, not to mention the lead guitar work which really cooks. In fact the whole band is in top form here. 4/5” – The Metal Crypt
“When you have James Rivera who still is one of the best vocalists in metal and he doesn’t hold back on this recording, along with an extremely effective line-up of musicians how can you go wrong? 4.5/5” – Sea Of Tranquility
“This is likely their heaviest album… the band have never sounded so vicious. 4/5” – Metal Rules
“Considering the album’s velocity and brutality, the group doesn’t turn its back on melody. 8/10” – Blistering
“Glory of Chaos sees the band moving into the new era of thrash and death metal with the band adopting some new techniques. 4/5” – The Right To Rock
“It’s especially gratifying when a classic band comes up with music that is both modern in design and flavor, yet remains obligingly antiquated in all the right spots. 4/5” – Metal Psalter