Former Turbonegro front man returns to music
Eight years ago Hank Von Helvete quit Turbonegro and for the most part left the music industry behind, but now he has returned as Hank Von Hell. His first single is out now and you can watch the video, which has a guest appearance from Steve-O, below. The single comes off the upcoming album ”Egomania”, which is due to be released on 02 November 2018 through Sony Music Entertainment / Century Media Records, worldwide.
Hank Von Hell will also do an exclusive Swedish tour this Autumn, the ”Pretty Decent Tour 2018”.
Hank left Turbonegro after converting to Scientology which he credits with helping him to overcome his addiction to heroin, something he had struggled with since 1998. He was replaced in Turbonegro by Tony Sylvester who remains the band’s singer
Hank Von Hell‘s single is clearly a return to his death punk roots and like Turbonegro, his band perform under stage names:
Hank Von Hell – Vocals
Cat Casino – Lead Guitar
Major Sam – Rhythm Guitar
Jean Genus – Bass
Dead Said Fred – Drums
Turbonegro formed in 1989 with Hank joining them in 1993 but were forced to go on hiatus in 1998 just as they were on the verge of breaking America after Hank’s mental health severely deteriorated along with his heroin addiction requiring a stint in rehab. The band reformed in 2002 and gained a wider audience thanks to their song, All My Friends Are Dead being used in the TV series Viva La Bam and the band themselves also made cameo in the series. In 2010 Hank would become a Scientologist and leave Turbonegro, working on ‘supergroup’ Doctor Midnight & The Mercy Cult who released their album I Declare: Treason in 2011. Since then Hank hasn’t been involved in music but looks to be a lot healthier than he probably ever has been and we hope that Hank remains healthy while being able to perform music as he’s a great performer.
Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
Definitely has never been the future, present or past of Welsh music.