Origin: Kansas, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
Page online: February 27, 2016
Last update/review: July 29, 2018


Originally this band was presented as a solo project of one-time Manilla Road bassist EC Hellwell, with MR mainman Mark Shelton helping out. However, apparently it's since been established that Hellwell is simply a pen name for Shelton himself, and so this is really just a Shelton solo/side project. Anyway, the listener should know what to expect -- Shelton has one of the most distinctive voices in metal, and even the music isn't a million miles from Manilla Road (save the dominant organ work originally credited to the mythical Hellwell), though it's a bit more thrashy, a bit more progressive, and arguably a bit more dynamic as well. Two albums were released in 2012 and 2017, though the project is now no more due to Shelton's 2018 passing.

Last Lineup

Mark Shelton

guitars/vocals (ex-Manilla Road) RIP: July 27, 2018, heart attack, age 60

Randy Foxe

drums (ex-Manilla Road)

Former Members/Guests

Johnny Benson

drums/backing vocals


Beyond The Boundaries Of Sin  
2012 Shadow Kingdom
  1. The Strange Case of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes
  2. Eaters of the Dead
  3. Keepers of the Devils Inn
  4. Deadly Nightshade
  5. Acheronomicon I. Tomb of the Unnamed One
  6. Acheronomicon II. The Heart of Ahriman
  7. Acheronomicon III. End of Days
  • Mark Shelton
  • Johnny Benson

Behind The Demon's Eyes  
2017 High Roller
  1. Lightwave
  2. Necromantio
  3. To Serve Man
  4. It's Alive
  5. The Galaxy Being
  6. The Last Rites of Edward Hawthorn
  • Mark Shelton
  • Randy Foxe

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