Origin: New Orleans, LA, USA
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Shakespeare In Hell  


An intriguing idea from this Louisiana band -- taking the works of William Shakespeare and melding them with a metal base. Musically the band draws from gothic metal with some black metal touches, giving the band a distinct European flavor, with both blackened rasps and death-ish growls featured in the vocal department. The band has a nice flair for songwriting and the musicianship is fine as well, with perhaps the only criticism being a slightly thin production, expected for a self-financed band. With two albums released thus far (the first, Hecate, based on Hamlet and Macbeth, with the second drawing from The Tempest), the group has stated that their next album will not feature Shakespearean lyrics, though that doesn't necessarily mean the band won't return to the concept on future releases. Even without the novelty of the lyrical concept, Shakespeare In Hell is a band worthy of further investigation.

Current Members

Kevin Kish

vocals/keyboards

Keith Guillory

guitars/backing vocals/drums

Steve Gipson

guitars

Daniel Eschete

bass

Shawn Roddy

drums


Discography



Hecate 
2001 self-released
  1. Three Witches
  2. A Dagger Of The Mind
  3. Toil And Trouble
  4. A Pageant Of Eight Kings
  5. Lady Macbeth
  6. Ripp'd From The Womb
  7. Enter The Ghost
  8. The Sleep Of Death
  9. A Politic Worm
  10. Poor Yorrick
  11. The Death Of Ophelia
  12. The Poison'd Cup
  13. Epilogue- A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Kevin Kish
  • Keith Guillory
  • Steve Gipson
  • Daniel Eschete




The Tempest 
2003 self-released
  1. The Tempest
  2. The Dark Backward
  3. Song Of Ariel
  4. Heir Of Naples
  5. Caliban's Curse
  6. Three Men Of Sin
  7. A Thing Divine
  8. Untie The Spell
  9. Epilogue
  • Kevin Kish
  • Keith Guillory
  • Steve Gipson
  • Daniel Eschete


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