Pestilence/Asphyx-singer Martin van Drunen, ex-Houwitser bass player Theo van Eekelen, Gorefest-drummer Ed Warby and both Thanatos-guitarists Paul Baayens and Stephan Gebédi hooked up for a serious drinking session in the city of Amersfoort, Holland. A mutual love for old school death metal bands like Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Massacre, Celtic Frost and Death resulted in the idea to form a band together.At the end of 2006 former
Easier said than done, cause the band members' other bands Asphyx, Thanatos and especially Gorefest are very active recording albums and playing loads of shows. Not to mention Ed's studio projects. Nevertheless, all five of us were very enthusiastic about the idea, and we started writing material for this new band. Another problem was finding a suitable name for the band. It seems every possible name had already been taken by bands we never heard of and probably nobody will ever hear from again. After tons of ideas and suggestions we settled for Hail Of Bullets.
The metal started flowing and within a couple of months we already had enough material written for a full length album. In July 2007 the band decided to record four songs for a promo CD. Drums and vocals were recorded at the Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland.
Swedish death metal guru Dan Swanö mixed the four songs at his Unisound Studios and the result turned out pretty monstrous. As Swanö himself stated; ,,If this promo doesn't get you guys a good record deal, I will eat my laptop!
Dan's stomach is still in good shape since Metal Blade Records didn't hesitate to sign the band. We're ready to record our debut album in February 2008.
The as-yet-untitled album is expected to be released by Metal Blade Europe in May of 2008.
Hail Of Bullets are looking forward to play selected summer festivals in 2008! Stay tuned.
Source : http://www.hailofbullets.com/pages/bio.htm