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James Rivera

by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Helstar featuring James Rivera kicks off their European tour on May 6. The band is promoting their latest release This Wicked Nest on AFM Records. Helstar will kick off their U.S. trek on June 5 in Las Vegas at Vamp’d. In this exclusive interview James [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Helstar is gearing up for the release of This Wicked Nest on April 29 via AFM Records. The speed metal band that hails from Texas return to their ‘80s thrash roots on This Wicked Nest. Singer James Rivera is at the top of his game belting out Spartan [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – MARCH 10, 2013 DEWEY’S PUB, SEYMOUR, CT – At 11pm on March 10th, in a small Connecticut town, Helstar arrived and tore the roof off of Dewey’s Pub! The oldest bar in Seymour was full of die-hard Helstar fans. They couldn’t believe [...]
by Cynthia Jo – Columnist – Houston natives and one of the pioneers of what was 80s power metal, Helstar are celebrating 30 years of power metal with their new CD/DVD release: 30 Years of Hel, a collection of 18 of their greatest songs, all live and fans will appreciate every beat. The [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Few bands can say they have sustained 30 years in the music business. But Texas band Helstar stands loud and proud with the release of 30 Years Of Hel on AFM Records. Singer James Rivera checks in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the release of 30 Years Of [...]