Hell Is Real

by Axe Ripper

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    CD Digipack w/ Insert

    "Hell is Real" is Axe Ripper's sophomore release on Hell City Records (08/23/2014). The physical copy of this album comes shrink wrapped and is a digipak format with a 3 page booklet.

    Spewed out of the wastelands of America’s rust belt, Axe Ripper unleash a ferocious barrage of hardcore / metal combining crust, grind, and the rock n’ roll stylings that made their hometown of Detroit the first real capital of music in the United States. Zero filler, all fury, Axe Ripper spares absolutely none on their path to oblivion! Maniacal yet proficient in their onslaught, this quintet first destroyed unsuspecting eardrums on the “Welcome to Detroit Destruction” comp on Pirated Records and with the help of relentless touring and a split with Lockgnar in 2013 have cemented their reputation in various scenes for bringing a sonic attack that genuinely rips. Their newest offering, Hell is Real, only upped the ante of chaos that Axe Ripper breed. Although some of their peers are content singing about the occult, goblins, and fairytales, Axe Ripper opts for the bleak reality of life in another kind of hell where tales of suicide, murder, drug abuse, and the death of the American dream are at one’s doorstep every day and haunt the very unstable psyche. If reality is your game and you prefer passion over gloss, step up to the axe.

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Owlcrusher, 8 Bit Apocalypse, Into The Darkness | 2016 Sampler, Split 7" w/ GEIST, Paradise EP, Pure Divorce, Jesusegg, Impending Doom, and 4 more. , and , .

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Axe Ripper's sophomore release "Hell is Real" was originally released by Hell City Records on 08/23/2014.


released August 23, 2014

Kenny - Vocals
Kyle - Guitar / Vocals
George - Guitar/ Vocals
Rob - Bass/ Vocals
Louie - Drums / Vocals

released 23 August 2014 by Hell City Records

Recorded by Chris Trestain
Mastered by Brad Fischer
Produced by Axe Ripper and Chris Trestain
Cover Art by Kyle Whitefoot



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