WEST OF HELL Post “Water of Sorcery” VideoWednesday, 3rd July 2013
Vancouver thrashers WEST OF HELL have posted the video for “Water of Sorcery,” a track from their 2012 release, Spiral Empire. The video can be viewed below.
Spiral Empire was produced by Rob Shallcross (3 INCHES OF BLOOD, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and was released via Reversed Records.
WEST OF HELL was formed in 2002 in West Auckland, New Zealand by guitarist Ivan Vrdoljak and drummer Andrew Hulme. A short time later, 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.
With the instrumental portion of the band locked down, all that was left to be discovered was the perfect frontman. Having searched without success for perfect vocalist locally, the band decided to continue the hunt in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and uprooted to the area in 2009. In order to share their vision and establish WEST OF HELL in a larger scene, they needed a singer that was more than just a screamer, which drastically narrowed the possibilities. The band played a series of shows as a four-piece instrumental, drawing critical acclaim, and ultimately attracted the attention of the local metal community. The exposure led them to Valagao. It was apparent to the founding members that Valagao’s diverse skills were exactly what WEST OF HELL needed to realize the band’s ultimate vision.
WEST OF HELL will head out on a headline tour of Canadian cities beginning July 18. This tour comes after a very successful tour of New Zealand with SINATE. WEST OF HELL plans to release a vlog series throughout the tour, dubbed “Fly On The Wall.”