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“Dramatic, emotional and epic!” HolyHell’s eponymous, full-length Magic Circle Music debut evokes such a visceral response that Andreas Schöwe in Germany’s Rock It! magazine calls it “dark, mystic, melodic rock with classical appeal of the utmost grace! Dio flirts with Nightwish.” With an endorsement like that, something truly wicked this way comes…

The thirteen song concept album taps into the dichotomy of its namesake, as HolyHell explore, both lyrically and musically, the eternal struggle between darkness and light, life and death, evil and divine. And songs like “Angel Of Darkness,” “Holy Water” and “Prophecy” exude a confidence and coherence that belies their brief existence. Formed in 2005 by singer Maria Breon, HolyHell is a remarkable combination of individual talent and wisely endured ripening. The band has already toured Europe several times playing to enormous festival crowds, cultivating a unique blend of symphonic power metal, neoclassical shred and Evanescence-like Goth that comes to fruition on HolyHell.

Maria Breon’s powerful voice and emotional depth may be the trademarks of the band’s sound, but the classically trained singer (who studied voice at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music) is aided by inimitable industry vets Joe Stump (guitar) and Rhino (drums). Brandishing the nickname “Shred Lord” in guitar cliques around the globe, Stump is a reputable player in his own right and has several solo releases under his belt.


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  • onlycharles

    Amazing band, beautiful vocals of Breon Maria. I really loved this band! :D

    30 Jan 6:34pm Reply
  • shatty99

    The new EP is OK, but not outstanding. It appears Holy Hell are still trying to find their distinctive sound... its not quite there yet...

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • joozek42

    The new EP didn't impress me much, but I still have high hopes for the second album! [2]

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • stupidPity

    The new EP didn't impress me much, but I still have high hopes for the second album!

    11 Jul 2012 Reply
  • crownanchor

    So tuff

    6 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ArcTheseus

    Joe Stump Rules ! \m/ [2]

    6 Jun 2012 Reply
  • hclairvoyant

    A new page for HolyHell's upcoming album, Darkness Visible, has gone up at Female-Fronted Metal Fans! Feel free to join us and discuss this album, plus many more of the latest female-fronted metal releases!

    3 Jun 2012 Reply
  • stupidPity

    The first seconds of Last Vision and Apocalypse are AMAZING.

    18 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Overtaker13

    Nice band...really nice.

    30 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Arowanna

    Ok, when I saw this on Magic Circle I first thought “Oh, are you guys going to promote gimmicks now as well..?”. But I was rather shocked to find out that this band kicks all other bands of this genre square in the face! It’s fast, uplifting and well, just good in general. One of the better "female fronted" bands I've heard in a long while.

    15 Sep 2011 Reply
  • stupidPity

    I want a new album this year!

    11 Mar 2011 Reply
  • metalliran

    Joe Stump Rules ! \m/

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • dee1502dee

    Pretty cool band :D

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • amgualtieri

    I'll be seeing you March 5th :)

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Dark_Lola

    buenisima banda

    30 Nov 2010 Reply
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  • stupidPity

    fuck the haters of this band! the only bad thing is the song writing but even that doesnt make them bad! fucking awesome!

    18 Oct 2010 Reply
  • hades87

    Nice band i doscovered it with manowar in Barcelona!

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Tony_Rain

    Great band )

    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Ladyindecadence

    I don't think Maria's voice works at all for Phantom of the Opera, but their album is one of my absolute favourites.

    26 Jul 2010 Reply
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