Latest news: Wed, Jun 18 2014, HELL MILITIA
Latest release: "Jacob's Ladder"
Release date: Fri, Nov 16 2012, US Tue, Nov 20 2012
French black metal threat HELL MILITIA have announced a string of dates in the United States. The tour, which starts on June 29, will see the band kicking off their trek with a performance at this year's Martyrdoom Festival in New York City. Support on the band's tour will come from LORD MANTIS. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below:
HELL MILITIA are touring in support of the band's latest album, 'Jacob's Ladder', which is streaming in its entirety at Bandcamp. The band's latest opus, featuring eight tracks of cryptic, dissonant black metal was released in 2012 and is available for purchase at the Season of Mist e-shop. Here are the cover artwork and track list:
On the new album, lead guitarist T. Persecutor states: "HELL MILITIA opens the descent from Jacob's Ladder. More violent, more twisted, more dissonant than ever, this album was conceived in isolation and opens new sides of the madness. 'Jacob's Ladder' reveals the inner side of HELL MILITIA. Violent and dissonant, urban and religious, the new HELL MILITIA is a mix of old school and modern black metal."
HELL MILITIA tour dates
6/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Martyrdoom III (no Lord Mantis)
6/30 Worcester, MA @ Ralph's Rock Diner
7/1 Brooklyn, NY @ Martyrdoom III (no Hell Militia)
7/2 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
7/3 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
7/4 Charlotte, NC @ World Famous Milestone Club
7/5 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
7/6 Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light
7/7 Lexington, KY @ Al's Bar of Lexington
7/8 Columbus, OH @ Carabar
7/9 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
HELL MILITIA are back with a vengeance! Since its founding in the year 1999 by lead guitarist T. Persecutor, the band has been a rising dark star in the underground Black Metal scene. Now their third full-length “Jacob's Ladder” bursts unto the world like a black supernova. The French masterfully achieve a unification of old school values such as a harsh and fierce yet accessible songwriting with the new dissonant and ruptured sound which is especially explored in their homeland. After recruiting like minded spirits HELL MILITIA unveiled themselves first with the split “SPK Kommando” (2001) and a demo named “The Second Coming – Reh” (2003), which won them a record deal. The debut album “Canonisation of the Foul Spirit” (2005) gained the French international attention and critical acclaim. As members of HELL MILITIA were also active in bands such as ARKHON INFAUSTUS, SECRETS OF THE MOON or TEMPLE OF BAAL, their next output appeared after a hiatus of five years. “Last Station on the Road to Death” (2010) proved to be a success as well as their tours with the likes of ARCHGOAT, BEHEXEN, BLACKLODGE and AOSOTH. This fuelled the band’s vision both musically and visually as indicated by the inclusion of a VJ as a permanent member in their line-up. The universe of HELL MILITIA smells of urban filth, unshakable religious faith and an extremely bitter after taste. Recorded in Germany’s SOS studio (Secrets of the Moon, Ascension), "Jacob's Ladder" delivers 8 stunning tracks of disturbing French Black Metal. Listen with care!
|T. Persecutor||Lead Guitar|