HELL RIDERS: “First Race” - Reviewed By Rocka Rolla Web Zine ! Check it out here at this link: https://rockarollazine.blogspot.com/2021/02/hell-riders-first-race-2019-volcano.html
An album full of Heavy Metal / Hard Rock, a bit with a classic or old school style, for those romantics within the genre who like the old days, but with a lot of energy. A discreet musical work with strong and forceful guitars and chords, the guitarist Richard Crowley creates us strong steps as an example in “Soldiers of steel” with a very notable influence such as that of Iron Maiden, and among others as in “Beyond death”. Some track in particular as in "Dragon power", with a forceful introduction of drums and with a guitar with greater melody and rhythm, there is as I mentioned classical style and creation within the production as in "Turbolizer". Riffs with that classic sense, and in terms of production it is poor, in the voice, in some tracks we hear a little forced and it does not reach the scale in time, being heard in some moments very sharp or it does not go with the musical tempo. A discreet debut, the talent they have is good! You just have to sharpen those chords full of Heavy Metal! - Rocka Rolla Web Zine
Hell Riders were born to Riccardo Marcassa (Guitarist) and Gio Prestinari (Drummer). Both are at the same time old members of the historic band Porlezza known as Beyond Death Of Humanity thrash metal. The band lasted until 2014.
We have to wait until October 2017 before the two meet again and decide to form a new band proposing their old songs of the past in a heavy key. In January 2018, the band lined up among its lines Davide Girardi as vocalist, taken from Ticino, while in May of the same year, is completed with Ismael Meireles on bass, also from Ticino.
In May the band decided to record some rudimentary tracks releasing the Demo: Origins. In November of the same year the band changed again the lines adding to the drums Cesare Massaini, Caterina La Chimia on bass and Luca Manta as second guitar. On December 1, Hell Riders signed with Volcano Records and entered the studio to record their ﬁrst album on December 17, 2018.
The recordings end on 24 May 2019 with a new drummer, Angelo Cislaghi, while in September of the same year, a new member arrives, the young Enea Maina to replace Luca Manta. On November 1, 2019, the band’s debut album titled "First Race" was released. The race of the infernal motorcyclists does not stop and now I am working on the second disk deploying new members: Bobo on drums and Luca Piscopo on bass.
HELL RIDERS line-up:
Davide Girardi (Dave Jolly) - Voice
Caterina La Chimia (Caty Van Alchemy) - Bass
Riccardo Marcassa (Richard Crowley) - Guitar
Angelo Cislaghi (Jimmy Dirt)- Drum