HELL: ‘Curse And Chapter’ Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Reactivated British occult metal legends HELL will release their second full-length album, "Curse And Chapter", on November 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: CD: 01. Gehennae Incendiis 02. The Age Of Nefarious 03. The Disposer Supreme 04. Darkhangel 05. Harbinger Of Death 06. End Ov Days 07. Deathsquad 08. Something Wicked This Way Comes 09. Faith Will Fall 10. Land Of The Living Dead 11. Deliver Us From Evil 12. A Vespertine Legacy DVD: Derby Assembly Rooms 01. Let Battle Commence 02. Something Wicked This Way Comes 03. Plague And Fyre 04. The Devil’s Deadly Weapon 05. Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us Bloodstock Open Air 06. Darkhangel 07. The Quest 08. Blasphemy And The Master Commented HELL's Kev Bower (guitar, keyboards, vocals): "The artwork for 'Curse And Chapter' is once again the result of our collaboration with artist Dan Goldsworthy and photographer Nigel Crane, who we first worked with on the 'Human Remains' album cover in 2011. "The digipak for this is one of the most complex pieces of CD/DVD packaging ever attempted by Nuclear Blast, and the concept for this was dreamed up by myself and Andy Sneap [guitar] whilst staggering back from the local pub late one night, after a 'heavy creativity session.' It was inspired by the rise in spiritualism in England during the 19th century, during which time séances and attempts to communicate with the dead became commonplace — along with the establishment of numerous secret cults and aristocratic organizations who would meet in secret, attempting to raise spirits and reach 'the other side.' We also wished to explore the phenomenon known as 'post-mortem photography.' "Because photography was very costly at the time, the only time ordinary families could justify the expense was after the subject was already dead. We became gripped by these macabre Victorian images of deceased family members and children being posed alongside their living families, often being supported in a standing position by equally macabre mechanical devices designed specifically for this gruesome purpose. The other major issue with spirit communication is that you never know who (or what) will 'come through' — and it was common for malevolent entities to create havoc in the séance room.

ANVIL: Entire ‘Hope In Hell’ Album Available For Streaming

"Hope In Hell", the new album from Canadian metal legends ANVIL, can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Due on May 27 in Europe and May 24 in Germany on SPV/Steamhammer, the follow-up to 2011's "Juggernaut Of Justice" will be available in four different formats: as a limited-edition digipak including two bonus tracks, as a jewel case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl LP and as a digital download. These are the first cuts featuring ANVIL's new bassist Sal Italiano, who joined the band a year ago. "We're really happy with Sal. His style is powerful and amazingly imaginative," says ANVIL guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow, who composed the entire album along with drummer Robb Reiner. "It's a little as if we'd enlisted Steve Harris." "Hope In Hell" was written and recorded following an 18-month world tour which took ANVIL around the globe. "We hadn't expected this kind of extensive tour when we brought out 'Juggernaut Of Justice'," Kudlowconfesses. "Time just flew by. I could hardly believe it when I found myself in the studio again after the tour, ready to work on the next album. The reactions to 'Juggernaut Of Justice' and the shows had been so positive that we had plenty of ideas and inspiration for new material."