HOLYHELLROD

HOLYHELLROD

BandRockMetal

HOLYHELLROD (HHR), is a rock/metal group determined to push the envelope of what is acceptable in the prevailing direction of music by incorporating unique arrangements, metal riffs, blues based solos, and thought provoking lyrics that can be felt and remembered long after we are gone.

Biography

HOLYHELLROD IS A NAME THAT IS WELL KNOWN IN THE EAST TEXAS UNDERGROUND METAL SCENE. HHR IS MADE WHOLE BY FIVE MUSICIANS WITH VERY DIFFERENT MUSICAL TASTES, BUT WITH THREE CORE PRINCIPLES--MAKING MUSIC THAT CAN BE FELT, ENJOYED, AND REMEMBERED. HHR'S SOUND CAN BE LOOSELY DEFINED AS MELODIC, YET BRUTAL METAL, DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM METAL ACTS SUCH AS, LAMB OF GOD, METALLICA, PANTERA, AND BLACK LABEL SOCIETY-- TO THE TIMELESS ROCK RECORDINGS OF AC/DC, ZZ-TOP, LYNARD SKYNARD, AND CCR, ALONG WITH COUNTLESS OTHERS.

THREE MEMBERS ARE PROUD STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATES THAT MET IN THE SUMMER OF 2006 AND BEGAN RECORDING ORIGINALS AT THEIR HOME MADE STUDIO AFTER AN EXTENSIVE MINI-TOUR OF EAST TEXAS, LEARNING AND PLAYING IN EXCESS OF OVER 75 COVER SONGS.

THOUGH HHR IS WELL EDUCATED WITH HARD EARNED DEGREES, THEY PLAN ON USING THOSE DEGREES AS NOTHING MORE THAN DECORATIONS ON THEIR WALL. THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THEM IS RARE AND UNDENIABLE...MUSIC IS THEIR PASSION, AND WILL SOON BE THEIR CAREER.

HHR HAS WRITTEN AND RECORDED 10 VERY DIFFERENT SONGS IN THE MATTER OF 8 MONTHS AND ARE NOW LOOKING TO HAVE THEIR MUSIC HEARD BY THE MASSES. THEY ARE CONFIDENT THAT ONCE GIVEN THE CHANCE THEY WILL BE A SUCCESS AND THEY WILL REMEMBER AND GIVE CREDIT TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEM JUST THAT...A CHANCE.

Lyrics

VALLEY OF THE BLIND

Written By: HOLYHELLROD

Would you please save me from myself?
Oh yeah

Think I've finally lost my faith this time
Think I've lost my way
just another mind programmed
to expect death and dismay
just saw it in the news today
what freedoms i had left
have been lost to
the powers that be

*chorus*
come to my aid
would you please dive in my way
when the bullet comes
rise from the fray
blind and naked
die for today
with me beside you

so wherein lies the truth my friend?
can you still find it your own way?
i read your book, i saw your play
what's that you're afraid to say?
just caught it on the tube today
lies retained by the masses
who can't find any other way
to let their voice be heard
stains from a bleeding heart
tucked inside a cuff linked sleeve
we used to call a canvas
now raped and pillaged

*chorus*

will you please save me from myself?
I've fucked up for one last time
will you lead me out of the valley of the blind?
no. more. time will be wasted
choose. what. is left to be cherished
no. one. will. be left standing

EMBERS

Written By: HOLYHELLROD

I won't be bothered
It's not my time to shine again
I'm falling further
I'm tripping over my own skin
It's not my purpose to make you something I can win
So make a promise and I will shoot it down again
It's already gone

CHORUS:
Take these strings off of my back
Your hands off of my neck
You're suffocating me, make it fucking hard to breathe
Watch these embers burn as I am left to learn
There's nothing to gain and there's no one to blame
But me

You're so infected
Behind in every game we play
You're so protected
Don't let it fall into your way
So state your purpose and try to make your time well spent
I'll make a promise and you will shoot it down again
It's already gone

CHORUS...

Watch the embers burn and there's no one to blame but me
Trying hard to find a cold reality

Take these strings off of my back
Your hands off of my neck
x2
Watch these embers burn as I am left to learn
Watch these embers burn as I am left

CHANGES

Written By: HOLYHELLROD

Things are so much clearer now...

I hesitate to articulate for fear
that i might deviate from the course of something true
I contemplate all I've learned to hate
and after some debate all I can think about is you

CHORUS:
Time for changes now
Gotta make it through this life somehow
Rearrange what I've changed my life into
Time for changes now
Gotta see just what this life's about
Make sure I somehow see this through
Without you

I hesitate to congratulate for fear
that I might complicate things that much further
Can't debate how I've tried to wait
but you know how one thing leads to another
and another

I was born without a bible in my hand
Came into this world with no one to help me understand

CHORUS

And still you try to redeem yourself
You know what you did
And you know you would never forgive me if I did it to you

Life of a wanted man
is the life I lead
Life of a simple man
Ain't no life for me
LET ME BLEED

THERAPIST

Written By: HOLYHELLROD

wasted, just a little bit
helpless for another hit
i never got your name
cuz their all the same
and with the way you look it's driven me insane

Chorus:
hold on
here it comes again
take it in
i can see you've been here before
hold your finger steady
trigger heavy
be careful it will fuck you up

taste it, just a little bit
hopeless, i could never quit
i never felt your pain
cuz it's all the same
and with the way you look it's drivin me insane

it's all over now

Discography

Currently we have 6 recordings on our myspace.
Everything was written and recorded ourselves in our home studio.

Set List

We are no longer in pursuit of cover gigs and are focused solely on our originals that enable us to play about 50 minutes. With a some select covers, we can fill a 1 and a half hour time slot.

If we do any covers with our original set they are typically Creep by Radiohead, Hurt (Cash version), Sugar, Suit Pea, and Chop Suey by System of a down, Bulls on Parade and Killing in the Name of by Rage Against the Machine, and Omerta by Lamb of God.