Hell Within

Hell Within

 Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
BandMetalRock

Combining the best elements of European death metal, American hardcore, and old school thrash, hailing from Massachusetts, Hell Within are one of the few bands to successfully blend this lethal mix.

Biography

Hell Within started in 2002 with five musicians whose only concern was making heavy and aggressive metal. It took the band 2 years of playing the local Massachusetts circuit and self financed east coast tours for Hell Within to get the attention of previous record label Lifeforce Records.

Hell Within signed with their 1st record label in July of 2004 and started the writing process for their debut album. The band hit the studio in November of 2004 with producer John Ellis of Prism Sound (Godsmack, Tribe Of Judah) to record the album. Once the recording was complete the album was brought to Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Madball) at Planet Z studios for mixing. Alan Douches (Unearth, God Forbid, From Autumn To Ashes) of West Westside Studio took the driver's seat of mastering the album. Lastly, Mario Gaza at Robot Plague (Suicide Silence, He Is Legend) designed the artwork and the album was ready for release. The band's debut album "Asylum of the Human Predator" was released worldwide in April of 2005. Once the album hit the streets the band set off non-stop touring in support of their new effort.

Hell Within participated in 3 full U.S. tours and 5 east coast tours. Touring with such bands as Manntis (Century Media), God Dethroned (Metal Blade), Nightrage (Century Media/ Lifeforce Records), Thine Eyes Bleed (The End Records), Byzantine (Prosthetic Records), The Autumn Offering (Victory Records), The Human Abstract (Hopeless Records), etc.

On an intermission during all the rigorous touring Hell Within enlisted the talent of Ian McFarland (Messuggah, Agnostic Front, Cannae) of Killswitch Productions to shoot the first music video. Ian and Hell Within decided that "Bleeding me Black" from "Asylum of the Human Predator" was the best candidate for the video. The video hit the air waves in the spring of 2006.

After the tour cycle for "Asylum of the Human Predator" ended, the band returned to the rehearsal room to start writing their sophomore release. Hell Within worked on the album for 5 months and then hit the studio yet again with producer John Ellis. Once the tracking of the album was complete, it was time to mix the new offering. Hell Within took the new record to well known engineers Mark Lewis and Jason Suecoff at Audio Hammer Studios (Trivium, All That Remains, God Forbid, etc) to mix the yet untitled release. Lastly, Hell Within's new record made its last stop at Morris Sound to be mastered by Tom Morris (Iced Earth, Kreator, Marilyn Manson). Once the audio production was complete, the band contacted Paul Romano (Mastadon, Trivium, etc...) to put the finishing touches on the album by designing the artwork.

Hell Within's new album "Shadows of Vanity" hit the streets in May of 2007 and was very well received by fans. Yet again it was time for the band to hit the road in support of the album. Hell Within supported their new effort with 3 full U.S. tours and 3 East coast tours since "Shadows of Vanity's" Release, touring with bands such as Forever in Terror (Metal Blade), Hand to Hand (Lifeforce Records) and Ashes Of Your Enemy (Crash Music Inc.).

Since the release of their 2nd album Hell Within has parted ways with their previous label. It became evident that it was time to move on and find a new home for Hell Within. The band returned to the rehearsal room to write and record 4 new tracks for shopping purposes. Once the recording was complete the band put together new press kits to begin label shopping. After talking to multiple labels, Hell Within decided to ink a multi album worldwide deal with Thorp Records. Now backed by new label Thorp Records and a lot of experience under their belt Hell Within moves forward.

Hell Within is a band that perseveres throughout anything that is thrown their way. No matter what the obstacle, the band will always continue writing great metal music and tour with the integrity that for them has become a way of life.

Lyrics

SHADOWS OF VANITY

Written By: Hell Within

Re-ignite the fires
I’m set to burn
They stack the odds at every turn
So drop another needle
Get your head a little clearer
Lipstick stains on your cocaine mirror

Hold it in
A bitter taste
Spit in out
You’ve got to run while you can

Restraint thrown to the wind
Never an escape for those who play this game
Suffice to say
If you sell your soul to the man in black
Than surely you must know his name

One more shot
One more line
One more fix and ill be fine
My god, I’ve got a gun against my head

A rusted blade to fire
Draws a bitter sting
For failures taste is far too plain
Temptations just an alley length away
You’ll kick a thousand times today

Hold it in
A bitter taste
Spit in out
You’ve got to run while you can
Restraint thrown to the wind
Never a chance you could win

An epitaph of lust, excess
Dreams turn to death
A once wide-eyed starlet
Buried ghost white harlot

One more shot
One more line
One more fix and ill be fine
My god, I’ve got a gun against my head
We are the peddlers of flesh
Buying dreams but selling death
I’d like to watch it all burn down

It’s going to kill you
It’s going to kill me
In vanity we see how small we are

The hand glides across the wall
Broken nails fit a broken doll
Rope burns across her neck
Reflection shattered as her fist went through it

They like to criticize you
Ask for help?
They’ll deny you
Just one I’d like to turn the tide

The killer dwells inside me
It’s begging to be set free
Concrete and steel wont hold me down

One more shot
One more line
One more fix and ill be fine
My god, I’ve got a gun against my head
We are the peddlers of flesh
Buying dreams but selling death
I’d like to watch it all burn down

GODSPEED TO YOUR DEATHBED

Written By: Hell Within


A dead mother's eyes
Transfixed in endless sorrow
Hard times to bury a son
Some say we will live on
Hope fills the depths of their hearts
Of blind faith I surely am not

{Pre}
These passing years have stolen my smile
My reflection a stranger

Behind the attic door
Between the silhouettes
The wet kiss of death in the night-time mist
Upon the autumn leaves
Your words are carried to me
I know it kills you that my own hands set me free

{Pre II}
These passing years have stolen my smile
(My time)
My reflection a stranger
(Reflection seems stranger)
This young shell harbored an old man
(Why try?)
Set me free from this nightmare

{Chorus}
It's over now
Rest your head awhile
The fear
Is the illusion of darkness
Death is not the end

Inside decaying eyes
My murdered spirit lies
My body burns with the glow of a funeral pyre
Procession gathered 'round
I never heard a sound
Ash to the wind
Never underground

{Pre II}
{Chorus}

Death is not the end…

Burn my flesh off this rotting shell
Grind my bones into dust and ash
Send my soul to oblivion
Erase these hollow, fucking years
Cleanse yourself from my putrid life
Become my ghost, and kill yourself

{Chorus}

Death is not the end...

Do not falter
Pull the trigger
Absolve your wretched existence

ASYLUM OF THE HUMAN PREDATOR

Written By: Hell Within


{Chorus}
Save me one time wont you
Take this blackened heart and make it whole
I don’t fear for what I am
Is the fall of man

Rape and worship

Life breeds death and disease
Empathy out of reach
We all wash with rain of blood skies
Pervert words that we read
Blind men die for beliefs
Fall back in the pit of tangled masses

{Chorus}

Sewn land of the free
Live in the shit you bathe yourself
God of your world
This piss stained mortuary hole
Just look around
We are the sheep left shepherd-less
True and perverse
We are the teeming maggots

{Spoken}
We are the collective scar across the face of existence itself.
We are the murderer, the rapist, the plague.
Consumed by hatred and loathing.

Life breeds death and disease
Empathy out of reach
We all wash with rain of blood skies

Time soils our will
It breaks us down with every war
Child fucking priest
Religious zealots fuel the whore
The common man bleeds
Into the trough of those made rich
The pure and the sick
Kneel side by side as seconds tick

Dead God
(cant you save us)
Doesn't lift a finger for us now
(The blood is on our hands

No more time
No more reason
No more lies
It's time we burn

{Chorus}

Rape and worship

GOD GRANT ME VENGEANCE

Written By: Hell Within

{Verse 1}
Stain the planet red, dark knuckles will ignite
The ignorant will pay with their blood on my hands

It’s bad enough the human condition is weak
Three pounds of flesh upstairs and you can’t think for yourself

Merely defeated I carry this weight alone
Standing defiant I strike with reprisal now

Web of lies you weave
Like daggers piercing skin
I’ll choke the breathe out of your sad existence

You become victim to my own hands

{Chorus}
A bitter taste Hostility (taker of life) God grant me fucking vengeance
I grind my fists (a violent rage) Across cement (reaper of death) God grant me fucking vengeance

I sharpen this blade just for you

Merely defeated I carry this weight alone
Standing defiant I strike with reprisal now

Animosity, I bludgeon all the rest With shards of wrath I stamp out pestilent wind

I rise against authority
I brake for no one other than me
I am the master of hate
I am the power

{Chorus}

Grow this mutiny
Of blood and ash
Re-salt my wounds to remind me

You become victim to my own hands

Bleed reopened scars
Unanswered pain
Extreme distaste for the human condition

Drown in testament
Old industry
Profit off oceans of lies

{Verse 1}
{Chorus}
Fuck

ASSEMBLY OF THE LOCUSTS

Written By: Hell Within

Eighty percent of you will turn your back on your own god
Our prisons holy temples for the modern day criminal mind
He kills with sacred hands
Divinity has failed we cage the sanctified
With righteous plastic smiles you preach but you don’t pray
A fucking hypocritical mess you have made
All bullshit

Raise your hands to the absolute power
The absent ghost divine
Embrace all sin
Your words a poison whisper
So sell your soul again

Salvation is all alone inside your head
You’ll never see
It’s in your head
All fucking bullshit

Lace the truth with empty promise
This is a product of man
Reach to the sky
Assembly of locusts
Fidelity is your weapon

{Chorus}
Salvation is all alone inside your head, man made to believe
Collected and betrayed we murder ourselves
Thinking we’ll be saved

Slaying with pride
A knife to the throat happens worldwide
But it’s ok, because all of us who pray will be saved, fuck that
Cut out your eyes, blinded by truth and the light, fake light
Mass homicide descended by heavenly crimes this time

I mask my hate
With pious insanity
Anoint my wounds
I kill again

Stab your way into a cement refuge
A cage of steel ordained
You are the plague
Remiss of consequence
So burn the word to ash

{Chorus}
Saved, you think you’ll be saved (collapse the last time)
Saved, you think you’ll be saved

Collapse the last time
Follow your own heart

DELIVERANCE

Written By: Hell Within

I need more time
Unrest corrodes vitality
Buried alive without closure

{Chorus}
Reject my eyes (reject my eyes)
Revolving door of pain
Deliverance (deliver me)
Before I go insane
I’m falling into this curse again
I’m chasing after my own redemption now

Bereft of air I choke on countless failures
Swallow razors and lies that cut my inner lining
Corruption, enter the gallows of hatred
Hanging like blood rusted chimes
No wind to quell the stagnant fear
That binds us, we carry iniquitous black flames
Casting dark shadows of plague
Be rest assured I’ll die, but not without a fight
Patiently I wait to overcome
I will not give in until my voice has been fucking heard
Surround my eyes with gloom always a constant veil
Detest my life, these prayers go unanswered
I dwell in horrid darkness
I loathe the failure I am

Bullet for all of my sins
I strive to be undivided
Miles of desolate pain
I wander earth as a crutch
Only to die

{Chorus}

Bereft of air I choke on countless failures
Swallow razors and lies that bleed me
Catastrophe draws near, I relapse into darkness
Surveyer of human flaw, defiance will be our own
I face dishonor once again (with bitter arms)
Redeeming grace is never there
Patiently I wait to overcome
I will not give in until I’ve won

I need more time
Unrest corrodes
This is my only vitality
Buried alive (I suffocate)
Without closure (the silence kills)
I will arise and be heard

{Chorus}

LAMENT FOR THE FALLEN

Written By: Hell Within

Erode

Burned beyond recognition melting skin drips fast
A bloody trail of wreckage, slaughtering carcass
Annihilate the god-like, bury them with gospel pages drenched red

I am unaffected by your scorn
Defend (lament)
All the losses that you mourn

Drain the common man of solace, let him bleed out dry
A rancid sack of flesh, rotting servitude
Why am I the victim that you torture most?
Surrender all of my will to survive
Burned beyond recognition melting skin drips fast
A bloody trail of wreckage, slaughtering carcass

{Chorus}
I am unaffected by your scorn
Defend (lament)
All the losses that you mourn
I am pushing further than before
Transcend from this memory once more

Broken child
Infected by neglect
The nightmare turns to daylight
Ripe scars and piled skin
Unceasing execution
The mania kicks

Revere my life
Instead mutilation of the mind
Abuse, despise
Create subliminal suicide

Revere my life
Instead mutilation of the mind
Destroy, leave dead
Commit homicidal bloodshed

Now defiantly I stand, murder weapon drawn
Kill the competition with a fatal blow
Spit in the face of tyrants and of those that choose
To oppress in the wake of my reign

{Chorus}

I’m dying
Piercing deep into your eyes
Sorrow felt for those who die
Lament for the fallen

Discography

GOD GRANT ME VENGEANCE
© 2010 HELL WITHIN
THORP RECORDS

SHADOWS OF VANITY
© 2007 HELL WITHIN
LIFEFORCE RECORDS

ASYLUM OF THE HUMAN PREDATOR
© 2005 HELL WITHIN
LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Set List

Set List
Original Songs

GOD GRANT ME VENGEANCE

1. CONDEMNING THE BLOODLINE
2. LAMENT FOR THE FALLEN
3. GOD GRANT ME VENGEANCE
4. THE REBIRTH
5. ASSEMBLY OF THE LOCUSTS
6. SCARS IN OBLIVION
7. DELIVERANCE
8. INTERLUDE
9. ETERNAL UPRISING
10. REMNANTS OF A FAILED CREATION
11. HOURS OF DECAY

ASYLUM OF THE HUMAN PREDATOR

1. GODSPEED TO YOUR DEATHBED
2. BLEEDING ME BLACK
3. REDEMPTION...IS A COLD BODY
4. MERCHANTS OF THE BLOOD TRADE
5. A WORLD TO MURDER
6. SELF-INFLICTED SILENCE
7. ASYLUM OF THE HUMAN PREDATOR
8. SOUL REVULSION
9. SWALLOW THE STITCHES
10. OPEN EYES TO OPEN WOUNDS

SHADOWS OF VANITY

1. SHADOWS OF VANITY
2. MY EXIT IN RED
3. LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS
4. THE SPIRAL
5. IN THE ABSENCE OF FIRE
6. BETWEEN THE DEAD AND THE DECEIVED
7. FOR THE TAKING
8. MERCILESS
9. A SILENT PRAYER FOR THE HAUNTED

HELL WITHIN PROMOTIONAL CD SAMPLER

1. ETERNAL UPRISING
2. CONDEMNING THE BLOODLINE
3. HOURS OF DECAY
4. CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON (KANSAS)
5.