Hell is full of Bowers and Bowlers.
Hell was formed in 1982 in Nottingham. The group issued several demos in 1982 and a 7” EP called Deadly Weapon in 1983. The band signed to the Mausoleum Records, but two weeks before the recording of an album in 1986, the label did one of its regularly scheduled bankruptcies. The Brits split up and singer Dave Halliday (ex-Race Against Time) inhaled carbon monoxide in 1987 and killed himself. The group’s 1986 demo was its last sign of life for a while. During the NWOBHM period the band opened for the likes of Thin Lizzy, Mama’s Boys and even Jaguar.
The band reformed in 2008 and brought in guests from Sabbat, singer Martin Walkyier and guitarist and producer Andy Sneap. Hell released its first studio album Human Remains through Nuclear Blast Records on May 13th of 2011. The album’s North American release date was postponed. The music is re-recorded '80s material with long-time fan and student Andy Sneap producing and participating. Dave Halliday taught Andy Sneap to play guitar. Human Remains was a critical success. Hell’s Curse And Chapter would be released on November 22nd, 2013 through Nuclear Blast. The package would include a DVD containing six songs from Hell's February 23rd, 2013 show at the Darwin Suite Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK. A single, The Age Of Nefarious, would precede the full-length album. On October 25th, 2013 Hell would issue a 10” EP, The Age Of Nefarious, through Nuclear Blast Records. It featured several live tracks recorded at Bloodstock Festival.
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting announced that the eighth edition of the annual festival is taking place December 16 and 17th 2016 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Bands playing included Harakiri In The Sky, Protector (SE), Hail Of Bullets, Hell (UK), Illdisposed (DK) and Destruction.
Andy Sneap became a member of Judas Priest when he jumped in to fill in for Glenn Tipton, who had advanced Parkinson’s Disease, in 2018. Sneap had produced Judas Priest’s latest album.