This is Hell to release limited 7” EP ‘The Enforcer’ on February 18th(DL)/March 4th (7”) through Holy Roar

By on February 12, 2013


Long Island thrash metal band, This is Hell will release a new limited 7″ single titled The Enforcer on February 18th.  The titled track “The Enforcer” will be played on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show by Dan Carter tonight (14th Jan) and streamed thereafter.


The 7″ is limited to 500 copies (250 red/brown 250 white/purple/blue), and is available for pre-order today in the Holy Roar Records web store. The remaining copies will be available at This Is Hell shows and in select record stores.  Somewhat uniquely, a special advance CD version of the EP will be available free with copies of Metal Hammer magazine in ASDA from February 5th.


Guitarist Rick Jimenez on why these songs are different than previous This Is Hell releases: “We continuously evolve as a band and THE ENFORCER is just another step in that evolution. These songs push the boundaries of what we’ve done before just as BLACK MASS did and WEIGHT OF THE WORLD before that. The riffing is on a level we haven’t been to yet, and this is just the beginning for us.


Every record we do is different from the last. THE ENFORCER has different vocal approaches, different song writing structures, guitar techniques, etc than anything prior for This is Hell.” 

Track listing:


A1) The Enforcer
A2) Walking Abominations 
B1) Flag of the Serpent
B2) Whiplash* (Metallica cover)


For fans of: Metallica, Slayer, Testament, crossover, Dead Swans, Reign Supreme, Megadeth

Shows –

01/21/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space

01/22/13 – Fayettville, NC @ The Drunk Horse Pub (w/ EVA)

01/23/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (w/ EVA)

01/24/13 – Augusta. GA @ Sector 7G (w/ EVA)

01/25/13 – Savannah, GA @ Taco Abajo (w/ EVA)

01/26/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom (w/ EVA)

01/27/13 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth (w/ letlive.)

01/28/13 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (w/ letlive.)

01/29/13 – Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox (w/ letlive.)

01/30/13 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom (w/ letlive.)

01/31/13 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire (w/ letlive.)

02/01/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus (w/ letlive.)

02/02/13 – Amityville, NY @ The Spotlight (w/ letlive.)

02/04/13 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (w/ letlive.)

02/05/13 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts (w/ letlive.)

02/06/13 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa (w/ letlive.)

02/07/13 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks (w/ letlive.)

02/08/13 – London, ON @ Call The Office (w/ letlive.)

02/09/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose (w/ letlive.)

02/10/13 – Toledo, OH @ Frankies (w/ letlive.)

02/20/13 – Honolulu, HI @ Hawaiian Brian’s

02/23/13 – Brisbane, AUS @ RNA Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)

02/24/13 – Sydney, AUS @ Olympic Park (Soundwave Festival)

03/01/13 – Melbourne, AUS @ Flemington Racecourse (Soundwave Festival)

03/02/13 – Adelaide, AUS @ Bonython Park (Soundwave Festival)

03/04/13 – Perth, AUS @ Claremont Showground (Soundwave Festival)

03/06/13 – Auckland, NZ @ Zeal Art Room

03/08/13 – Medan, Indonesia @ USU Student Hall 

03/09/13 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @ Black Box (w/ Sick Of It All)

03/10/13 – Singapore, Singapore @ Emily Hill

03/12/13 – Bangkok, Thailand @ Immortal Bar

03/16/13 – Grand Prairie, TX @ South By So What Festival

04/13/13 – Toledo, OH @ Jamboree Festival


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.