Emerging German power/doom trio OLD MOTHER HELL have taken home the honors of Rock Hard magazine’s December 2017 “Demo Of The Month”, awarded to the band for their self-titled debut album. The six-song effort will be released on digital and vinyl platforms by Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music in early 2018.
“We were absolutely thrilled when we got this fantastic piece of news,” says guitarist/vocalist Bernd Wener. “Rock Hard is one of the most important metal magazines in Germany and probably in the whole German-speaking area.”
The news caps off an impressive 2017 for OLD MOTHER HELL, who recorded their self-titled debut in May 2017 at Rama Studio Mannheim under the supervision of producer/engineer Jens Siefert. The album, originally released by the band in September, is a firebrand display of surging metal, capped off by Wener’s gritty vocals and tinges of doom and epic metal, uniquely positioning OLD MOTHER HELL as one of the most versatile new bands of the year.
However, Wener, along with bassist Ronald Senft and drummer Ruben André are no strangers to the German metal underground. The trio gradually honed their respective crafts in bands such as HATCHERY, GRAVEYARD, REFUGE and SHAPESHIFT before finding their true home in OLD MOTHER HELL.
“First the Cruz Del Sur Musicdeal, now ‘Demo Of The Month’ in Rock Hard,” notes Wener. “It is like all the dreams from our youth are finally coming true. Working your asses off in different bands for more than 20 years now and suddenly, you are in the right place at the right time with the right bandmates. Everything just seems to happen. We are deeply grateful for all this.”
“Old Mother Hell” track listing:
01. Another War
- Narcotic Overthrow
- Howling Wolves
- Kneel To No God
- Old Mother Hell