The history of the Ukrainian band HELLION began in the spring of 2005. In the course of the creation of the songs it turned out that the musical material was a fusion of Thrash, Death and Progressive Metal, which corresponded to the different aspirations of the musicians. Having prepared the first demo, solemnly titled "Hellion", the band was ready to take their material into the live setting. An international festival - Metal Heads' Mission 2005 - became the first concert stage, where the musicians were passing a very serious competitive selection.

The winter of 2005-2006 was when the band started playing their first concerts and the remainder of that year involved a very active touring schedule. Also in 2006 the band recorded their debut album “Strong Enough” which was released the same year.

In 2007 the musicians decided to change the name to HELL:ON, in order to avoid confusion with other bands of the same name. According to (Ukraine’s main metal-portal) HELL:ON was recognized as the best metal band of 2007 thanks to the number of votes they received.

The winter of 2007-2008 involved the band working on their second full-length album “Re:Born” which was released exactly two weeks before the end of 2008. Despite this late inclusion the album still managed to achieve 2nd place in the ranking of the best metal albums of the year, thanks once again to

In 2009 the band recorded a new EP (“In the Shadow of Emptiness”) which was released as an Internet-single. After this release “Hells” (as friends had started referring to the band) commenced on their most active period of touring so far; performing live in such countries as Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic. During this time the band would begin work on what would eventually become their 3rd album.

2011 saw the re-releases of both “Strong Enough” and “Re:Born” which were both re-pressed with a completely new artwork by Nurgeslag (ROTTING CHRIST, MOURNFUL GUST, etc.) and Marek “Ptys” Jastrzebski respectively.

More extensive (and intensive!!!) touring followed in 2012. HELL:ON did several European tours; playing in such countries as Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany. During this perios HELL:ON took part in several international festivals including Metalfest (Poland). At the same time, the band continued to work on their third full-length album “Age Of Oblivion” which was finally released in July 2012. Jeff Waters from the mighty ANNIHILATOR guested on this album.

In the end of 2012 HELL:ON started to work on the fourth album entitled “Hunt”. Around the same time the band signed a label deal with newly formed British/German metal-label FERRRUM.COM. Recording sessions were finished in the summer of 2013. Such remarkable guitarists as Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND) and Marek “Spider” Pajak (VADER) starred on this album. Front cover artwork was done by Seth Siro Anton, who is known not only as a vocalist/guitarist of SEPTIC FLESH but also as a talented artist who did artwork for such acts as NILE, PARADISE LOST, MOONSPELL, EXODUS, VADER and many others. The album is scheduled for release November 25th 2013 via FERRRUM.COM. To promote the new album HELL:ON will join the Hell Revisited European Tour as a headliner, touring Germany, Czech Republic and Poland in October 2013.To sum it all up, HELL:ON is probably the most dynamically developing Extreme Metal band from Ukraine – a country that already has a thriving metal scene. Without any doubt it holds the title of the ‘Most Touring Band’ from this county sharing the stage over the years with such metal giants as RAGE, KREATOR, AMORPHIS, ANATHEMA, NAPALM DEATH, ARCH ENEMY, SODOM, VADER, MEGADETH, WASP and others. Recently the band was nominated for The Best Ukrainian Metal Act 2013.


2005 - Hellion (Demo)

2006 - Strong Enough

2008 - Still On The Way (Single)

2008 - Beyond The Fake (EP)

2008 - Re:Born

2010 - In The Shadow Of Emptiness (EP)

2012 - Age Of Oblivion

2013 - Hunt

2015 - Decade Of Hell (Compilation)

2015 - Once upon A Chaos...

2019 - A Glimpse Beyond (Split)

2020 - Scythian Stamm




Age Of Oblivion - Cover
Die Ukraine galt bis dato nicht gerade als Metal Hochburg, aber die Thrasher HELL:ON sind drauf und dran diesen Umstand mit ihrem dritten Album zu ändern.