Supergroups aren’t a rare breed nowadays, musicians from the “name” band collaborating far and wide. But when a name like FROM HELL comes up, it’s quite telling, although this doesn’t betray the band’s rich metal origin. Masterminded by George Anderson, or Aleister Sinn, who played guitar and sang in DOWN FACTOR, the project saw players come and go until a stable line-up gelled, which incorporates, alongside the main man, SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, who earlier played in FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT where also served guitarist bassist Steve Smyth, currently with ONE MACHINE, and bassist Damien Sisson from DEATH ANGEL.
It’s this quartet, plus STARSHIP’s ivories tinkler Phil Bennett, who recently finished recording of an “epic horror” album in the vein of KING DIAMOND opuses, called “Ascent From Hell,” with two choirs. Epic, indeed. Out on April 8th, among the record’s cuts are “Ascent From Hell,” “Soul Crusher,” “The Walking Dead” and “Nun With A Gun.” Must be fun.