|HAIL OF BULLETS was formed in late 2006 by former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin van Drunen, ex-HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby and both THANATOS guitarists Paul Baayens and Stephan Gebédi. A mutual love for old school death metal bands like AUTOPSY, BOLT THROWER, MASSACRE, CELTIC FROST and DEATH resulted in the idea to form a band together.
In the summer of 2007 the band recorded a four-song promo-CD in Rotterdam, which was mixed by the infamous Death Metal guru Dan Swanö in Sweden. And Swanö stated it right: "If this promo doesn't get you guys a good record deal, I will eat my laptop!"
Dan's stomach is still in good shape since Metal Blade Records didn't hesitate to sign HAIL OF BULLETS. The band is ready to record their debut album in February 2008. The as-yet-untitled album is expected to be released by Metal Blade Europe in May of 2008.