Vancouver, BC’s WEST OF HELL is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their full-length debut album, Spiral Empire. The new album will be released with Reversed Records on May 8th, 2012. Spiral Empire features a unique sound that preserves the band’s legendary, distinctive influences whilst incorporating modern elements, creating a one-of-a-kind listening experience. Spiral Empire was recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver and is produced by Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, Fear Factory).
WEST OF HELL was formed in West Auckland, New Zealand by guitarist Ivan Vrdoljak and drummer Andrew Hulme in 2002. Shortly after founding, friends of the pair finally directed them to guitarist Sean Parkinson (ex-Sinate). Parkinson established an instant chemistry with Vrdoljak and Hulme, driving the trio to immediately begin working, writing songs, and forging their trademark sound. Then, after two years of painstaking searches and monitoring the grapevine, the band was led to bassist Jordan Kemp.