HELLION Announce Details For New Mini-Album, North American Tour
July 21, 2014, 7 years ago
Iconic female-fronted metal act, Hellion, have announced details of their first new album and tour in over a decade. Entitled Karma’s A Bitch, Hellion’s new mini-LP is set for release October 7th on New Renaissance Records in North America, and via HNE/Cherry Red Records on October 8th in Europe and the UK. The cover artwork (pictured below) was designed by British artist Wolven Claws of The Crystallomantic Art.
With a stellar lineup featuring vocalist Ann Boleyn, drummer Simon Wright (formerly of AC/DC, Dio, and UFO), keyboardist Scott Warren (formerly with Dio and Heaven & Hell), bassist Bjorn Englen (formerly with Yngwie Malmsteen), and up-an-coming shred guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle, this is easily Hellion's strongest lineup ever.
Hellion’s new tracks were produced by Simon Wright and Ann Boleyn alongside legendary British studio icon Ken Scott, who has produced iconic albums, including David Bowie's Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane and Pinups.
A top producer at Abbey Road Studios, Scott is also acknowledged as one of the five principal engineers for The Beatles. He has engineered countless classic works, including George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Elton John's Madman Across The Water, Honky Chateau and Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player. Other credits include gold and platinum albums by Supertramp, David Bowie, Missing Persons, Kanzas, and more.
Scott recently said of the comparison between working with David Bowie and Ann Boleyn: "Working with Bowie or working with Ann of Hellion, you've got sheer talent.”
Acknowledging Boleyn as the driving force propelling the band, Scott notes: "Over the years, the musicians have changed. The one musician that has always been the same is Ann. So once again, it's new musicians. The one constant thing about Hellion is Ann, and her incredible voice."
Hellion’s new song, “Hell Has No Fury” is streaming below:
North American tour dates;
3 - Count Vamp'd - Las Vegas, NV
4 - Cactus Moon - Mesa, AZ
7 - Lasalle’s - Chico, CA
9 - The Hop - Spokane, WA
10 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
11- The Bouquet - Boise, ID
16 - TBA - Detroit, MI
17 - Rock Pile West - Toronto, ON
18 - Obsession Live - Ottawa, ON
19 - Legendary Dobbs - Philadelphia, PA
22 - Devils Tail - Junction City, KS
23 -The Vanguard - Tulsa, OK
24 -The Chameleon Room - Oklahoma City, OK
25 - Concert Pub North Metal Fest - Houston, TX
30 - Brick By Brick - San Diego