Poppy return

Base: Lombardy • Italy
Genre: Epic Melodic Death Metal
Title: Hot n Cold
FFO: Amorphis, Children Of Bodom,
In Flames
Format: Single
Label: Independent
Release: Feb. 17, 2023

• New sign of life of the Italian MeloDeathers
• Successful cover of the Katy Perry world hit
• Highly refreshing, pleasingly independent realization

[ Video/Direction: Michele Tonoli ]

The band says about:
"Katy Perry is considered a leading figure in pop music of the 2000s and achieved worldwide success with the single 'Hot n Cold' 2008. As a fan, we chose to readapt this track for its catchy and direct nature, which fits well with the Metal sound. The cover was created for fun while writing the new album, as you can see from the self-ironic video. It is an interesting project but separate from the band, which remains faithful to its epic and symphonic sound."

[ Artwork: Hell's Guardian ]

HELL'S GUARDIAN released the music video for their fourth single, the title-track from their latest album, "As Above So Below" on July 16th, 2018. The video "As Above So Below" was directed by Lucerna Films.

The thrilling lyrics of the very powerful and catchy song describe the individual struggle with one's own self, which everyone knows more or less.

On February, 11th 2019, HELL'S GUARDIAN released the lyric video for their third single, "My Guide My Hunger," from their latest album, "As Above So Below."

Guest vocalists are Adrienne Cowan of Seven Spiers and Marco Pastorino of Temperance. Thematically, the powerful, striking and catchy song is about desperation and hope very often lying pretty close to each other:

In 2009, guitarist Freddie Formis and his brother, drummer Dylan, lifted their own band HELL'S GUARDIAN from the creative baptismal font.

Cesare Damiolini was determined to rhythm guitar and from then he fervently took over the growl vocals. Claudio Cor then strapped on the bass guitar, and it could really start for these hot-blooded Italians.

After the completion of the line-up, the participants were able to present the first demo a year later. 

In 2014, the debut album "Follow Your Fate" was presented with healthy pride, flanked by various live gigs.

In a richly worth listening, play-cultural high-quality intersection of Amorphis, Edge Of Sanity and In Flames, the band has meanwhile musically found itself entirely.

The quartet's EPIC MELODIC DEATH METAL, which was arranged as elaborately as lovingly and often upliftingly pompous, also made its own unique, stylistically and thematically unbreakable way. 

In July 2015, the lombard hellguardians released an EP titled "Ex Adversis Resurgo", which was able to receive many positive responses.

Furthermore, HELL'S GUARDIAN was back on so many stages, and this also with established acts like Amorphis, Children Of Bodom and Sabaton.

A bravely completed Eastern European tour can also be presented, in which the Italian-based Melodic Heavy Metallers Temperance were energetically and playfully supported on their Metal Invasion Tour.

At the end of 2017, HELL'S GUARDIAN and producer Fabrizio Romani began recording the new album in his Media Factory studio, which received the symbolically sacral title "As Above So Below".

[ Artwork: Gustavo Sazes ]

The second album "As Above So Below" was officially released on September 14th, 2018.

Temperance vocalist Michele Guaitoli, who also sings in Visions Of Atlantis, mixed the songs at the Groove Factory Studio and did the mastering to give the material a reasonably intense sound for the heavy scores. (Markus Eck)

"Blood Must Have Blood" (OFFICIAL VIDEO):



01. Hot n Cold 03:52

Cesare • Growl Vocals & Guitar
Freddie • Guitar
Claudio • Bass & Choirs
Dylan • Drums

2014 • Follow Your Fate • Full-length
2015 • Ex Adversis Resurgo • Full-length
2018 • As Above So Below • Full-length
2021 • Sentenced • Single
2023 • Hot n Cold • Single

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