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King Hell! / Press

“King Hell have scored such covetable gigs as opening for the Misfits at their 30th anniversary show. While they treat their music seriously, it's the live element that's meant to get people moving. Says co-singer Samwell, "Foes of fun be warned: We will totally smite you with our two-horned anvil."”

Amy Sciarretto - AOL Music's NoiseCreep.com

“Picture a cross between The Darkness, ZZ Top and AC/DC and you’ll get an idea of what King Hell is all about. The group’s site announced their motto as being very simple: “it’s the hooks, stupid”. And hooks there were aplenty. They should go far.”

Chris Jacobs - TheMST.com

“King Hell vocalist Doc Thompson is a riot—a Les Claypoolish singer with a greater sense of melody.”

Jim Fusilli - Wall Street Journal

“They did to Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf" what I have always hoped somebody would do to Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf." For anybody out there who toils at a major record label: Sign these guys right now. They're practically a license to print money.”

Steve Simels - PowerPop.blogspot.com

“What sets these guys apart from anyone else? First of all, the dual vocals harmonize in a way that most metal bands only wish they could. Also, their image is like no other; a show comparable to KISS, but with more of a comic book nerd theme. The album is a relentless attack of metal riffs, funky drum parts that will make you hold a beer over your head, sing along, and rock out at your favorite bar.”

Alex Kantarelis - The Pulse Magazine

“King Hell have gained local notoriety for their inimitable brand of satanic Vaudeville. If you long for the days when rockers used to be over-the-top showmen -you know, before it became about hating your parents and crying– but you also demand funky chops and metallic distortion, King Hell’s got it all in spades.”

Z.K. Dundon - ReviewPosse.com

“With scintillating guitar work and dramatic Freddie Mercury-like vocals, King Hell is definitely kicking some music ass and taking names.”


“King Hell, the funkiest metal rhythm and blues outfit to be released from the Big Apple since you started walking, goes beyond the music. Presenting a performance, assuming personalities and sticking to their guns all the way to hell, they’ll leave you wanting more…lots more.”

Tom Cadrin - The Pulse Magazine

“The steampunk and red pleathered visuals of hard gonzo rockers King Hell highlighted antics of a band oozing personality and begging, and ready for, a camera.”

Aaron Sagers - Bellingham Herald

“This is the type of heavy rock that we all love to hear. No matter what you call it, I am sure you won’t regret the buy. Good to see some fresh new hard rock from New York.”

Marty Dodge - BlogCritics.org

“Drinks all around! Big guitars and bigger vocals, lots of kick and throbbing bass. What more could a girl ask for on a first date! ”

Starr Tucker - New York Waste

“Intertwining the headbanging crunch of metal with the fluid funky flow you’d find on a Parliament album, King Hell makes quite a raucous impression on their 13-track disc RHYTHM AND BRUISE. This quintet is pretty serious about rocking your ass off while putting a smile on your face.”

Mike SOS - 3:16 Productions

“Come prepared to have your world rocked because King Hell are bringing a mix of metal, funk, rock, tattoos, afros, costumes, and other stuff that will give you the same feeling as writing "awesome" in flames with your mind…Can’t beat that.”


“Great grooves and dual-lead vocalists, tasty heavy beats, scintillating guitar work and gut throbbing bass. You’ve got a new player on the block that is backed by the power of the dark lord. They are quickly collecting souls everywhere they go.”


“King Hell gets the second highest rating on our show ever! #2 out of 450 bands.”