Bad news for fans of Austrian black metallers Hellsaw. The band announced their intention to take an indefinite break from all activities. All scheduled tours and appearances during 2012/13 have been cancelled.

Citing "personal reasons" for the decision, frontman and founder Aries had this to say: "We may be back, or we may be back as something entirely different, but whatever happens in the future we would just like to thank all the fans who have shown us such phenomenal support and all the people who have worked with us to make Hellsaw what it is today."

The following press release was also issued about the band's history: "Formed in 2002 by Aries, and then-drummer Svart, Hellsaw's current lineup includes Aries on vocals, Malthus and Isiul on guitars, Desderoth on bass and Neuroticon on drums. With five full-length albums under their belt, Hellsaw are one of the leading Black Metal bands to emerge from Austria in recent years. The band's use of instantly recognizable melodies which stay firmly in your memory, coupled with a respect and understanding of what it really takes to make a good Black Metal band created a sound that was unmistakably Hellsaw and culminated in the release of their fifth album Trist earlier this year on Napalm Records. More information about Hellsaw can be found at this location."

Band profile: Hellsaw
Posted: 28.06.2012 by Cynic Metalhead


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ImperialTroll - 28.06.2012 at 12:58  
Hope they come back stronger than ever. \m/
RavenKing - 02.07.2012 at 00:56  
I hope they will not disband. Hellsaw is a band I really like and the last album is awesome.
Troy Killjoy - 02.07.2012 at 03:21  
I think their description is a bit far-reaching, but they have written some decent melodic black metal over the years. Not the biggest loss in the world, but these guys were good at keeping it "real" without wandering into cheesy territory.
Angelic Storm - 04.07.2012 at 01:36  
... This is sad news. I've only quite recently became a fan of Hellsaw, and I love their brand of black metal. Hopefully they are only going to go on a hiatus, and not actually split up...
RavenKing - 04.07.2012 at 01:38  
Written by Angelic Storm on 04.07.2012 at 01:36

I've only quite recently became a fan of Hellsaw

Who's to blame for that?
Angelic Storm - 04.07.2012 at 01:40  
Written by RavenKing on 04.07.2012 at 01:38
Who's to blame for that?

You know fine well the answer to that! lol And thank you for doing so, they are a great band. Hope they come back after a rest and make more great music.

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