Yes, To Hell and Back is celebrating their tenth anniversary with the release of their long-awaited sophomore disc, “Will We Be Torn Apart?,” on Peterwalkee Records. The album will be available in both CD and vinyl formats.
The band was formed back in 2001 by four Nippertown musicians who wanted to “take a stab at playing the all-out dirty, loud, rock ‘n’ roll that was the sound track of their youths but filtered through their many years of experience in the underground, do-it-yourself hardcore/punk community.”
Featuring former members of Devoid of Faith, John Brown’s Army, the Disenchanted, Evixxion, At War With Shadows and Mataburro, to name a few, To Hell and Back’s activity level has ebbed and flowed over the past decade. But the band returned from hiatus to re-group in early 2009, and they have spent the past two years writing and recording their sophomore disc “Will We Be Torn Apart?”
While the album won’t officially be released til Saturday, Peterwalkee Records is offering a special pre-sale package which includes the new album (on CD or limited edition blue vinyl) along with a To Hell and Back t-shirt, poster, stickers, buttons, a copy of To Hell and Back’s 2005 self-titled CD and a copy of the To Hell and Back/the Shemps split 7-inch vinyl single. While supplies last, the price is $22 in vinyl; $20 on CD.
To Hell and Back plays their CD/LP release party at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Saturday. Sharing the bill will be Born of the Yeti, Infidels, Plastic Jesus and Damnation Alley. Admission is $7, and the festivities are slated to get underway at 8pm.