NEW YORK – Hard rock/hip-hop fusion powerhouse DMC and the Hellraisers announce the release of their new self-monikered single, “Hellraiser.” Set to drop May 14, this blazing anthem sets the stage for the release of the band’s debut EP, due out in Summer 2021. Hellraiser throws a much needed bomb on the collective anxieties of the hellish past year. The heavy-riffing guitars are balanced by the rhythmic flow of rap-rock lyrics that deliver an empowering message to dust off, rise up, and stand strong till the end.
DMC and the Hellraisers are an incendiary storm between legend and indie, as all five members bring their unique backgrounds and artistry to the group. With mic in hand, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run DMC) opens the song with an invitation to “light it up and let it burn.” The rap verses segue to a resolute hook and chorus featuring the explosive vocals and drumming of Veronica Bellino (Life of Agony). While the alternating rap/sung vocals are the focus, “Hellraiser” gives guitarist Rich Devletian, bassist David Filice, and DJ Charlie Chan Soprano free reign to infuse their high-octane insanity.
“We wanted to do something that sounded Beastie Boys-ish, but heavier,” Bellino explains.
The All-Star band sounds thick and mean, just how the band intended, and it finishes strong with a unifying call-to-action.
Download the new single Hellraiser from popular streaming services, and check out the band’s accompanying music video.
HELLRAISER (Official Video)
Video by DMC and The Hellraisers