HELLCOWBOYS was born in the end of 2007 in Rome with the initial moniker of Carton.
The sound is influenced by rock music, 80/90’s metal, hardcore and thrash atmospheres.
Pure fuckin’ hard grooves and really strong rhitmics plus lead and screaming vocals.
In the first year of activities, some changes in the line-up have slowed down
the work of the band, which is stable only for the beginning of 2009: a classic quartet,
formed by voice, guitar, bass and drums.
Immediately the band start to work on original compositions and planning live acts.
2007-2008: after several years as hidden side project, CARTON born in Rome, by
Cristiano Iacovazzo (voice) and DanPk (guitar), that few months later meet the
drummer Daniele Di Marzio, while several bass players join the band in the
Spring 2009-Autumn 2010: the band start to play live in different clubs of Rome
and work on the songs of the first album;
Spring 2011: First full-lenght, ‘Alter Ego’ is out;
it contains 11 tracks, a meltin’ pot between thrashy atmospheres and alternative
metal music; recorded with Rob Cufaro (Theatres des Vampires, VII Arcano) in
Summer 2011-Winter 2011: the band play live in different clubs of Rome;
Spring 2012: Carton start to work on the songs of the new album;
Winter 2012: Brand new album “Perfect World” is out;
it was recorded by Carton and mixed and mastered by Joel Wanasek at JTW
Recording Studios, Milwaukee (Wisconsin).
Spring 2013 - Winter 2013: Carton plays live in different clubs in Italy; during
this period various magazines in Italy and out of Italy (Germany, France,
Mexico, India, Greece…) reviews the album positively;
the band is also on air in some independent radio in different country (Brazil,
Usa, Mexico, India…and off course Italy…); in the meantime Carton starts to work
on the new album.
Spring 2014: Due to personal and family reasons, on March DanPk (guitarist and
co-founder), leaves the band; join the family, as a new guitarist, Francesco De
Honestis (Hour of Penance, Enemynside);
Autumn 2014: After many adventures, silences and a succession of events,
Carton return and renew themselves: a new line-up, a power trio, only three
thinking heads. Cristiano, in addition to vocals, now plays guitar and Stefano
Ferramola join the band as new bassplayer...
Carton become HELLCOWBOYS.
In May 2015 Andrea Valentino join Hellcowboys as new guitarist.
…and the story goes on: brand new album will be out for 2015.