MIDNITE HELLION is US Heavy Metal band from Trenton, NJ, formed by drummer Drew Rizzo in 2011. Deeply rooted in Traditional Heavy Metal, MIDNITE HELLION also branches out into the Thrash and Speed Metal genres, creating a unique sound of their own of power, speed, and finesse. They quickly burst into the scene meeting rave reviews and explosive reactions, immediately blanketing the NYC, NJ, and PA markets. Their demo cassette, "The Fever," was released on November 17th, 2011. Having sold out within three weeks of its release, second and third pressings were promptly issued, the third pressing exclusive for the 2012 edition of Germany's Keep It True festival.
Becoming a staple on the local circuit, MIDNITE HELLION has supported numerous National Acts when they tour the area, and MIDNITE HELLION also has been known to overdraw some of the Nationals. Their second release, "Enter The Unknown," was released on September 25th, 2012 and featured artwork by Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi. MIDNITE HELLION toured the Northeastern US in support of their newest release during the fall of 2012 with Prime Evil. MIDNITE HELLION also has been featured on numerous compilations during this time, including appearances on the Ragnar”kkr Metal Apocalypse and Warriors Of Metal Open Air compilations.
Becoming a female-fronted US Heavy Metal band in the spring of 2013, MIDNITE HELLION is solidified with the inclusion of singer PJ Berlinghof, formerly of Twilight Odyssey, and lead guitarist Nick DiGiovacchino, becoming an even greater force to be reckoned with. Signing to Witches Brew, MIDNITE HELLION wasted zero time and entered the studio with Len Carmichael engineering their upcoming single, "Hour Of The Wolf." Keeping with the tradition of their previous releases, friends of MIDNITE HELLION were invited to participate on the gang vocal sections. The new single will be released on Black Friday, November 29th, 2013 on 7" vinyl, featuring artwork by Five Milligrams.
2014 will find MIDNITE HELLION completing writing for their full-length, which is slated to be released in the late spring/early summer. The month of April will also find MIDNITE HELLION in the Midwest, appearing at the Ragnar”kkr Metal Apocalypse Festival in Chicago in April, alongside Grim Reaper, Hallows Eve, Picture, and more.
MIDNITE HELLION is Heavy Metal, the way it's meant to be! Keep an eye out for MIDNITE HELLION, as they are an unstoppable force!
MIDNITE HELLION is:
PJ Berlinghof - Vocals
Dan Sclavi - Guitars/Backing Vocals
Nick DiGiovacchino - Guitars
Bill Dripps - Bass/Backing Vocals
Drew Rizzo - Drums
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