Journey into your own self

Title: II
Base: Eberswalde • Germany
Style: Heavy Metal
Genre: Heavy Metal, Stoner Metal, Doom Metal
FFO: Black Sabbath, Alice In Chains,
Armored Saint
Type: EP
Format: CD + Vinyl + Digital
Label: metalloscope music
Distro: /
Release: May 15, 2024

🔘 New EP from the German Swamp Metal obsessives
🔘 Grandiose mix of Heavy Metal, Stoner and Doom
🔘 Visionary creations, full of delightful contrasts

Singer Asmoday turns his innermost self inside out in "Vicious Scorn":
"I experienced a dark and mystical vision of a metaphysical nature, in which the fervent summoning of dark demons from the past took a fatal course. The spirit of evil could be captured and channeled, putting the evoker in a high position to take over all control. Such bundled negativity was purposefully transformed into a higher power ... a vicious army full of bitter hatred finally roamed the land like an infernally angry mob ..."

HELL IN THE SKIES take a deeper look in "Fields Of Betrayal":
"As the title of the song symbolises in advance, it is about the humanly weighty subject of betrayal. Listeners are welcome to use their imaginative powers of imagination and merge completely with the mystical atmosphere of the song. In terms of content, we have deliberately left plenty of room for interpretation so that listeners can develop their own ideas as freely as possible. 'Fields Of Betrayal' can be projected onto any situation and event in life."

As grim narrators of the dark, they present their artistic self-image. Yes, these evocative creators of their very own SWAMP METAL audibly feel called to higher things. And with the unmistakable and hypnotically organic sound of their truly unique compositions, these instinctive masters guarantee a truly powerful (live) experience.

The new EP "II" presents six magnificently powerful and richly contrasting compositions, which are also consistently convincing vocally - after all, every second is bursting with sincere and honest authenticity.

[ Artwork: Voidgazer ]

Visionarily inspired and imaginatively filled with monolithic stories about heaven and hell, the infinite universe, dark mythology and the unfathomable depths of the human psyche, HELL IN THE SKIES create a whole cosmos of timeless qualities.

And so things got off to a powerful start right from the beer-fuelled founding ritual - the midnight hammer blows could be heard as far away as nearby Berlin when the initials H.I.T.S. were carved deep into unholy stone in the swamps of Eberswalde in 2017.

Through the eclipsing fusion of Metal, Stoner and Doom, HELL IN THE SKIES subsequently brought their fiercely sweaty Swamp Metal to thousands of lustful ears - including perfectly happy classic black Sabbath disciples.

[ Pic: Nola & Joel Design ]

As the brilliantly attuned five-piece's cursed, catchy style gets straight into your blood in a magical way, the formation is able to infect their concert audiences effortlessly time and time again - once you've been there, you'll never be able to forget the intensity and fervor of these thoroughly obsessed maniacs who are passionate about what they do.

Even when HELL IN THE SKIES share the stage with longer-established scene greats, they know how to inspire those in attendance with a captivatingly authentic performance, whereby both young and old souls are only too happy to be converted by the overall sound, which welds together several decades of hard music.



01. Fields Of Betrayal (04:36)
02. Riotous Uproar (05:02)
03. Vicious Scorn (06:29)
04. Sad & Done (04:06)
05. Mental Asylum (04:02)
06. Prince Of Wallachia (05:29)

total: 29:47 min.

Asmoday • Vocals
Solas • Rhythm/Lead Guitar
Baka • Rhythm/Lead Guitar
Garmr • Bass
Baal • Drums

2018 • s/t • Full-length
2024 • II • EP

HELL IN THE SKIES are available for interviews via phone, Skype, Zoom & email