Hellnation started in November 1988 by two bored kids (Ken & Lou) wanting to play music like all the great stuff coming out of England and Japan at the time. By early 1989 the line-up was filled out and and by the end of 1989 our first recording was done. It was everyone's first band and we were failing miserably at sounding like we wanted to. We played our first gig at the Top Hat in Newport KY in 1989 opening for Dayton's Haunting Souls. Since then we have toured the U.S., Japan, Brazil, and Europe. The discography pretty much fills in the history of the releases. Around 1993/94 we needed a drummer and couldn't find one so Al said fuck it and switched from bass/vocals to drums & vocals. The current line-up is: Al drums/vocals, Ken guitar, Doug bass.