Band Bio­graphy:

Metal from the black heart of North­ern England…

HELLFIGHTER’S ori­gins can be traced back to UK Metal band Xentrix, who were at the fore­front of the European thrash metal scene in the 1990s. They released five albums and toured Europe extens­ively with bands such as Test­a­ment, Sab­bat and Tank­ard, receiv­ing wide­spread crit­ical acclaim. They are now acknow­ledged as one of the fore­most Brit­ish expo­nents of the Thrash Metal genre.

After a period spent work­ing on dif­fer­ent pro­jects ex-Xentrix mem­bers, Kris­tian Hav­ard (gui­tar), Den Gasser (drums) and Simon Gor­don (vocals) reformed in 2007, recruit­ing Pete Stone (ex Kill II This) and bassist Mel Gasser to com­plete the line up of HELLFIGHTER. In 2008/9 the band played a num­ber of UK shows, includ­ing the Blood­stock and Metalfest fest­ivals as well as record­ing a demo, which is still avail­able for stream­ing on the band’s web site,

At the end of 2009 the band signed to Heavy Metal Records. The label, which cel­eb­rated its 30th year in 2010, has worked with artists like Accept, Dia­mond Head, Witchfinder Gen­eral, Paul Di’Anno, Mar­shall Law and Biomechanical.

Hellfighter’s debut album “Damnation’s Wings” had its phys­ical release in Q1 2011 (fol­low­ing a lim­ited period digital release) and is avail­able from Plastic Head in the UK and Europe, MVD in the United States & Canada and world­wide on HMR Digital & iTunes.

Hell­fighter have made a num­ber of very well received live appear­ances in the UK. Their Ham­mer­fest II fest­ival 2010 appear­ance was warmly received. 2011 saw the band per­form at the UK's pres­ti­gi­ous Hard Rock Hell Fest­ival along­side the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Black Spiders, Reck­less Love, Tyketto, Michael Mon­roe to name a few.

The band are cur­rently work­ing on new mater­ial... stay tuned for updates!

Band Mem­bers:
Simon Gor­don (Vocals)
Kris­tian Hav­ard (Gui­tar)
Pete Stone (Gui­tar)
Mel Gasser (Bass)
Den Gasser (Drums)

Tour Dates:

None cur­rently scheduled.


Dam­na­tions Wings (2011)