Texas metal legends HELSTAR have posted a three-song preview — "Pain Will Be Thy Name", "When Empires Fall", and "Wicked Disposition" — from their new CD, "The King of Hell", in the "Media" section of their official web site.
"The King of Hell" will be released in Europe on September 26, 2008 on AFM Records. The U.S. release will follow around three months later.
"The King of Hell" track listing:
01. The King of Hell
02. The Plague Called Man
04. When Empires Fall
05. Wicked Disposition
06. Caress of the Dead
07. Pain Will Be Thy Name
08. In My Darkness
09. The Garden of Temptation
HELSTAR will take part in the "Death To X-Mas Fest 2008" tour in December alongside SAMAEL, DISMEMBER, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, ONSLAUGHT, HEATHEN, MONSTROSITY and HATCHET.
HELSTAR held an exclusive "The King of Hell" listening party for select south Texas fans on August 2 in Houston at the Jet Lounge. The band played the CD in its entirety and also rewarded attending fans with a variety of autographed memorabilia, including a distribution of the entire lyrics and credits for "The King of Hell".
"Robb's MetalWorks" has posted photos of the listening party at this location.
Fan-filmed video footage of HELSTAR performing the song "The King is Dead" on July 11, 2008 at the South Texas Rock Fest at the Javelina Harley-Davidson Festival grounds in San Antonio, Texas can be viewed below (clip uploaded by YouTube user "JohnEbrownTX").