So as the mighty Judas Priest move onto their Australian leg of the Redeemer of Souls tour we thought it might be time to pop a little bit of news up about what Hellbent Forever have been doing.
2014 ended with a bang as Hellbent Forever played their final show of the year at a new venue for them, Diamond in Mansfield. To be honest, this experience did not start off too well. In fact dismal would be a good word to use. They had a vehicle breakdown so there was much flapping around as they crammed as much kit into the remaining vans and sorted out towing and the like. It goes without saying that they were late….. very late. However, after the quickest god damn load in, set up and sound check they managed to towel themselves down and went on to one play one of their most memorable nights. The Diamond is a fantastic venue and the crowd were amazing. We’re already booked back in and Hellbent Forever can’t wait to go back.
Big Ben rang 2015 in and Hellbent Forever were already in the starting blocks. The Greyhound was the next stop for the metal machine. Always a venue Hellbent Forever are happy to play, the Greyhound rocked hard as it always does and it’s always a pleasure to see old friends and make new ones. Hell yeah, roll on the next show there.
Just as the band were slapping themselves on the back for spreading the word of Judas Priest a little further the benevolent Metal Gods dropped a golden nugget into their laps. The Polish Club in Barnsley had a band unfortunately drop out on them and Hellbent were more than happy to rise to the challenge. Hellbent always enjoy playing the Polish Club, the staff and punters are some of the nicest and most accommodating people ever and in their honour the band did their utmost to blow the roof off (in the nicest possible way you understand). Yeah, it was fucking awesome. Thank you to The Polish for thinking of Hellbent. They appreciate it.
So whats next?
Second time here and after the reception they received Hellbent Forever are more than anxious to get there and do the business.
Roll on the 27th Feb.
See you there Metalheads!