Full of Hell (band)

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Full of Hell
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Dylan Walker performing with Full of Hell in Greensboro, North Carolina in April 2015
Background information
Origin Ocean City, Maryland and Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active2009 (2009)–present
Labels Profound Lore, A389, Neurot, Closed Casket Activities [5] Relapse
Associated acts
Website fullofhell.com
  • Dylan Walker
  • Spencer Hazard
  • Dave Bland
  • Sam DiGristine
Past membersBrandon Brown

Full of Hell is an American grindcore band from Ocean City, Maryland and Central Pennsylvania, [6] formed in 2009. They are currently signed to Relapse Records. [7] They have released four studio albums – Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home (2011), Rudiments of Mutilation (2013), Trumpeting Ecstasy (2017), and Weeping Choir (2019) – as well as three collaborations – Full of Hell & Merzbow (2014) with Japanese noise artist Merzbow and One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache (2016) and Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light (2017) with sludge metal band The Body [8] – aside from numerous EPs and splits.



The band formed in 2009. Since then, they have signed to A389 Recordings and Profound Lore Records, releasing three full-length albums. Their first album, titled Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home, was released in 2011. [9] Their second album, titled Rudiments of Mutilation was released in 2013. [10] Their third album, a collaboration with Japanese noise artist Merzbow, was released in 2014. [11]

In 2015, original bassist Brandon Brown left the band. He was replaced by Sam DiGristine of Jarhead Fertilizer—an associated act that also features Brown, as well as drummer Dave Bland.[ citation needed ] Dylan Walker and Spencer Hazard follow a straight edge lifestyle, while Bland is the only vegan. [12] [13]

On January 8, 2016, Full of Hell released a four-song EP titled Amber Mote in the Black Vault through Bad Teeth Recordings. The release featured three original tracks and a cover of Melvins' track "Oven," originally released on their 1989 album Ozma . [14] Describing their reasoning for selecting this track, the band explained: "We had been wanting to cover a Melvins song for years, and 'Oven' had always been one of our top choices. We've always been very inspired by the Melvins on every level—a totally unique and uncompromising band that has always worked their asses off. They are a band that's undefinable but always recognizable. Totally brilliant. With past covers that we've done, we've always deviated from the source material, but this time we chose to stick close to the original sound and tempo." [14]

Full of Hell began plotting to follow up Full of Hell & Merzbow with another collaborative album with avant-garde metal band The Body after a successful 2015 tour together. [15] [16] The two acts expected to head into the studio together to record an album without previously writing any material. [15] Titled One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache , the collaboration album was released on March 25, 2016 through Neurot Recordings [16] —a label founded by members of Neurosis and Tribes of Neurot.

Full of Hell's fifth studio album, Trumpeting Ecstasy was released on May 5, 2017. [17] The album was ranked number 4 on Exclaim!'s Top 10 Metal and Hardcore Albums of 2017. [18]

On February 13, 2018, the band announced that they had signed to Relapse Records. [19]





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