HADES – FROM THE VAULT

HADES – FROM THE VAULT

Support: Today we take a trip back to New Jersey and visit a band that is a personal favorite of mine, Hades. Formed in 1978 by guitarist Dan Lorenzo, Hades began playing the circuit and released their 7″ EP “Deliver Us From Evil” in 1982. After a few lineup changes, the band handed out some demos and rehersal tapes throughout the underground scene and interviewed with some fanzines in the NY/NJ area. Hades was soon heard on the Megaforce compilation “Born To Metalize” and Metal Blade’s “Metal Massacre VI.” This led to Torrid Records signing Hades and releasing their first full-length album “Resisting Success” in 1987. The album recorded in New Jersey showcases Hades talent, great vocals, blistering guitars and songs that keep you hooked in from the first track “The Leaders?” all the way to the 3 part “Masque of the Red Death.” 1988 saw the release of their second full length album “If At First You Don’t Succeed” which again showcased the  band who were now opening for Slayer, Anthrax, Overkill, Megadeth and Testament to name a few and playing at many different venues including the now defunct L’amour Brooklyn and The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY. Hades left for their first European tour in 1989 but unfortunately it was to be their last. Tensions between the band members caused the band to break up and members Dan Lorenzo and Alan Tecchio formed Non Fiction and drummer Tom Coombs ended up joining Doro Pesch’s band. Jimmy Schulman went on to lend his services to a few bands and Ed Fuhrman became involved with martial arts and eventually returned to music. In 1991, Hades released “Live On Location” which was taped at the...
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