Legendary Texas metallers HELSTAR have scheduled the following European tour dates:
Dec. 10 - The Rock Temple - Kerkrade, Netherlands
Dec. 11 - Metal City Festival - Lünen, Germany
Dec. 12 - Kaminwerk - Memmingen, Germany
Dec. 13 - Gala Hala - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec. 14 - Viper Room - Vienna, Austria (with BLAZE BAYLEY)
Dec. 15 - Rock City - Uster, Switzerland
Dec. 16 - Eiche - Crailsheim, Germany
Dec. 17 - Eindhoven Metal Meeting Festival - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Dec. 18 - Little Devil - Tilburg, Netherlands
HELSTAR released its new album, "Glory Of Chaos", on November 5 via Germany's AFM Records.
"Glory Of Chaos" track listing:
01. Angels Fall To Hell
03. Monarch Of Bloodshed
04. Bone Crusher
05. Summer Of Hate
08. Trinity Of Heresy
09. Alma Negra
10. Zero One
Video footage of HELSTAR vocalist James Rivera talking about each of the songs on "Glory Of Chaos" can be viewed below.
HELSTAR celebrated the release of its "Rising From The Grave" box set with a headlining performance on August 7 at The House Of Rock in Corpus Christi, Texas. Video footage of the concert can be viewed at this location.
Released in Europe on July 5 via Metal Blade Records, the "Rising From The Grave" box set features remastered versions of the "A Distant Thunder" and "Nosferatu" albums. The package also includes the brand new DVD "Twas The Night Of A Hellish Xmas".
The first authorized live video recording by HELSTAR, the DVD was recorded at the Backstage Club in Houston, Texas on December 25, 1989 and it features original HELSTAR members James Rivera on vocals along with Larry Barragan and Jerry Abarca. It was mastered by Ty Tabor (KING'S X) and James Rivera.
Formed in Houston in the early '80s, HELSTAR cut its teeth playing backyard parties and small club gigs. It soon became apparent that HELSTAR had much more to offer then its contemporaries. Combat Records snapped up the band and released HELSTAR's debut, "Burning Star", in 1984. Next came "Remnants of War", followed by HELSTAR's breakthrough album, "A Distant Thunder", in 1988. The success of "A Distant Thunder" ultimately set up HELSTAR's most critically acclaimed album, 1989's "Nosferatu".