CD released: May 31, 2024

1. The Sword Of Wrath
2. Perdition
3. Violent Destruction
4. Hordes Of The Horned God
5. Death's Rider
6. Possessed By The Devil's Flames
7. Satan's Power
8. Inferno's Rage
Cat No: 160932
Barcode: 39841609325
Packaging: CD Jewel Case

Wimps and posers beware. From the depths of the black metal underground, one of its most elite figures returns with a new band and an even more evil attitude. As frontman of legendary Swedish maniacs Nifelheim, Hellbutcher upheld the bad name of real black metal with an iron fist. Now with this eponymous new band, the frenzied mission continues: nothing less than total metal mania will do. Following the end of Nifelheim, who played their final show in late 2022, Hellbutcher himself wasted no time in forging forward. 'I realised I needed to create my own band to uphold the true spirit of metal. I was incredibly inspired!' Teaming up with old compadres in evil, guitarists Necrophiliac (also of Mordant) and Iron Beast, bassist Eld and drummer Martin ‘Devastator’ Axenrot (Bloodbath, Opeth), Hellbutcher quickly set about bringing this vision to life. In a short time, they had amassed enough material to record their raging, hellish, self-titled debut album. Recording in various locations around Sweden, such as Devastator’s own Red And Black Hall drum studio and Iron Beast’s Chrome studios, and producing and mastering everything themselves – 'No need for an outside producer since we knew exactly how our band should sound' – it is a record that stands proud and unambiguous as a work or pure, metallic mayhem. With an enviable musical pedigree and a killer album to their name, Hellbutcher are certain to scorch a mark onto the black metal scene. The man himself believes this could be even more devastating than his previous output. 'I believe this band has the potential to surpass Nifelheim; we’ve accomplished more in a year than I did in the last decade with Nifelheim,' he states. 'The key difference lies in the fact that this band shares a common goal. I am now filled with tremendous inspiration, and I plan to create new songs, records, and gigs at a completely different pace than before.' Insisting in so many words that posers should die, and promising that their live shows 'will be a neck-breaking experience', the underground is about to be hit with an outbreak of evil unlike anything it has seen for a long time. Time to turn the cross upside down: Hellbutcher are here, and they mean evil business.