Living in Northern California, a half-an-hour from the Golden Gate, and growing up as teen’s of the 80’s, where Skateboarding, BMX, Rocker Chics, Punk Rock, and Thrash Metal was KING, Metaluma brings you an Old School Bay Area Thrash band called HellBender! All the members of HellBender have grown up with each other and have been active in the Sonoma County music scene since the early 80’s!!! Seasoned but not burnt Dollar Bill (vocals), Clee (guitar), McKill (drums), and Lee Harris (bass), have been rockin for a QUARTER CENTURY in such bands as Malicious, Accolades, Indulgence, Bomb Squad, Wingnut, Crimeseen, Seeds of Hate, to name a few. Gives you the Mighty HellBender.
Sometime in early 2011 an early version of what was to be HellBender, was a little project in Clee’s backyard studio called BMF (Bad Motherfucker), the roots for what was to be HellBender were planted. Striving towards bands like our hero’s. Death Angel, Testament and Machine Head, the map was laid. HellBender had its first show November 2013 and actually made enough money to record our Demo EP “Steel Blood & Bone”, for early 2014. Had great shows through out the year playing in our area and we even made it to Los Angeles for a few shows as a result of getting some play on “The Razor” Radio down there in L.A. with our brother Andy Ford!
After kicking some major ass in 2015 we are putting out our Sophmore effort, “FALLING DOWN” sometime in late May, early June 2016. We should be touring in 2017.
Watch Our Interview with Onstage with Jim and Tom.