HELLSPEAK, the Massachusetts metal band featuring drummer Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, TOXIK), vocalist Marc Lopes (MELIAH RAGE, DARK DAY SUNDAY), bassist Chris Rapoza (MACHINES OF GRACE) and guitarist Matt Leff (MACHINES OF GRACE), has released its debut EP, "The Slaughter Rule Of Agony". The CD was mixed and produced by Paul David Hager (VAN HALEN, GOO GOO DOLLS, PINK) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (SLAYER, RUSH, PANTERA). According to a press release, "this foursome has concocted their own formula of infectious, fast, furious, dynamic and unforgiving metal."
Lopes, Rapoza and Leff have a lengthy history, spanning back to their days in Boston's TRIGGER EFFECT, which nailed a run of opening slots with IRON MAIDEN, QUEENSRŸCHE and HALFORD. Bittner came into the fold after working with Lopes in DARK DAY SUNDAY, which opened for DREAM THEATER on several dates.
The vocal chops delivered by Lopes are a true heavy metal Olympics, full of emotion packed vocal runs, memorable melodies and demonic screams. Leff, Rapoza and Bittner provide the perfect backdrop of scorching guitar leads, battering ram drums and thunderous bass. The passion, control, intensity and groove of this band are undeniably infectious.
"The Slaughter Rule Of Agony" track listing:
01. The Slaughter Rule Of Agony
02. Until The Light Takes Us
03. My Annihilation
04. Me, Myself And Demons
05. Killing Angels With Silence
06. Words From A Dying God
The song "Until The Light Takes Us" can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.