Finally! Old Mother Hell will be playing live shows again in 2022. Also they would like to introduce everyone to their new guitar player: Frank Herbold.
“We are more than thrilled to start the next phase as Old Mother Hell will come as a pack of four in the future. Bernd wanted to focus entirely on vocals, so we were looking hard for a new guitar player” explains the band.
From now on Frank Herbold (WeedWizard, Baleful Abyss) is wielding the axe at Old Mother Hell. With him the band will sound more aggressive and powerful than ever, because his affection for old school doom and death metal are unmistakeable. His ruthless riffs will drive everybody into a frenzy!
Bernd: “As some might know, I always looked at myself primarily as a singer and taking over the guitar in Old Mother Hell was more or less born out of necessity. I am happy to get rid of this double workload and also that Frank is breathing new live into the band.”
“Frank is perfectly fitting into Old Mother Hell both musically as well as personally. The rehearsals together are really terrific for all of us. If the C-bullshit doesn’t thwart our plans, Flesh Fest 8 in Schweinfurt will be our first show with the new line-up” the band elaborates on the news.
Frank: “I knew the guys for quite a long time and was thrilled when Ronny called me. Only a few rehearsal later everyone was sure it was bullseye perfect. I am already counting down the days till our first show and really looking forward to party with the fans out there.”
Old Mother Hell sincerely hope that Frank is as well received from the crowd as he is within the band and that they can get back on stage in 2022 and celebrate a Metal New Year!
Currently confirmed shows:
19.03.2022: Flesh Fest 8 in Schweinfurt
27.04.2022: Keep It True in Lauda-Königshofen
14.05.2022: Rock Inn e.V in Landeck in Tirol (AUT)
28.-30.07.2022: Headbangers Open Air Festival in Brande-Hörnerkirchen
Three years after the release of their self-titled album and countless gigs / festival appearances in between, OLD MOTHER HELL returns on October 23, 2020 with their second album “Lord of Demise”.
Not even COVID-19 was able to stop this amazing German band to start and complete the recordings of their sophomore album. And today we are pleased and extremely proud to present you the opening track “Betrayal At The Sea”.
Old Mother Hell took the unorthodox and now rarely-taken step of recording Lord of Demise live (at Rama Tonstudio in Mannheim with Jens Siefert, with additional vocal tracking taking place at Sculpt Sound Studios in Cologne with Laurent Teubl / Chapel of Disease), with all member in the same room at the same time.
In turn, the album sounds powerful and crisp, stacked with eight songs that embrace their classic metal roots.
The amazing cover artwork and layout was provided by Zenz-Art.
“Lord of Demise” will be available on Compact Disc, LP, Digital. Pre-orders will start in 2 weeks. Stay Tuned!
rest of the metal contemporaries, Germany’s OLD MOTHER HELL is patiently
waiting to resume live activity and work on their next studio album. The band
is currently taking part in Germany’s country-wide lockdown to control the
spread of the Coronavirus, but that hasn’t stopped them from unearthing their
brilliant live set from the 2018 Hammer of Doom festival. The show was a
critical turning point for the band — it was the second show for drummer Michael
Frölich, who went from being a temporary replacement to a full-time member —
and captures OLD MOTHER HELL in their pure metal power trio glory.
“The Hammer of Doom show still is something very special for
us,” says guitarist/vocalist Bernd Wener. “We were invited just two weeks
before because some other band had to cancel and were at least as excited as
with the Hell Over Hammaburg invitation some month prior.
“It was just our second show with Michael as a
replacement drummer and we never played in front of such a big audience before,
so we were pretty nervous. So nervous indeed, that the first song of the set, ‘Another
War’, is missing because I forgot to switch on our camera. From song to
song there were more people gathering in front of the stage and more and
more fists were raised into the air. What a view, what a feeling. We were
overwhelmed by the energy and the positive reactions.
“After the show,
Michi decided to join the band. Finally having a full line-up again, we
instantly decided to work on a new album and made a rough schedule. Of
course, we may have to postpone this due to the current situation, but we keep
evaluating the situation daily.
“We cannot meet up
to rehearse or stream live, so we decided to at least upload this very special
show as a whole. Enjoy, and stay healthy!”
Cruz Del Sur Music re-released OLD MOTHER HELL’s self-titled debut album in 2018.
The band has been assembling new material for a release sometime in the near