Heavenly Trip to Hell sow the seeds of destruction on their fast-paced, hard-hitting new EP Pumpkin Man — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
With aggressive songs based on real stories, real life, and real struggle, Pumpkin Man compels with a pure, uncompromising hardcore energy. “Our new EP is inspired by the dangers of rock ’n’ roll,” the California industrial-metal band say. “They are all songs about real life and real tragedy. Because rock ’n’ roll can be really dangerous — no money, fast drugs, fast women, fast death.”
Heavenly Trip To Hell were founded in 1996 when brothers Gerardo Christ and Sergio Natas decided they wanted to portray a different and more aggressive side of the Long Beach music scene. They set out on a mission to write music where lyrics were a focal point. Fascinated with early new-wave and assorted underground music, they were determined that a hardcore electronic fusion of punk, metal and rock was the musical direction to take, so they began recording and performing their own Sepultura-and-Ministry-influenced compositions.
Over the years, HTTH have gained a large following through numerous live shows. After playing many backyard parties, underground warehouse parties and raves, the band eventually moved on to bigger gigs at better-known clubs in Orange County and the Sunset strip. They have shared the stage with bands like Dead Kennedys, Soulfly, Body Count, Transmetal, L.A. Guns, Bang Tango, Too Short, and many more.
Today, HTTH consist of Gerardo Christ on vocals, Sergio Natas on bass, Vicky Vicious on synth and keyboards, Kurt Thompson on guitar and Jose Soto on drums. HTTH continue to sell out clubs all over Los Angeles and the South Bay, have toured around the country, and appeared in a documentary called Road Dogs by Shane Aquino that was featured at various film festivals in Paris, Chicago and Montreal.