HellSing (2006-present) is a Progressive Metal band from Los Angeles, California, USA.
ailing from Los Angeles, HellSing has been in existence since the beginning of 2006 as a stroke-of-luck first acquaintance between soon to be brothers-in-arms Ræven Rossau, who at the tender age of 17 year old was already making it as an extreme singer in the thriving Montreal club scene, and 22 year old guitarist: Dante Valentine, when they met in a VIP strip club New Years Party.
On February 14th of 2006 the group set about to record a first demo of what would become HellSing's unique blend of "Love Metal". The material for the 8-song LP had been created by Valentine in a week and all that was left was to find other like-minded individuals to make the idea a reality. Joker, a talented drummer from the area came to the plate & laid down his tracks a few days later. The search for another guitarist came to an end when the trio, in a down time from late-night rehearsal, saw Jack Daniel playing on stage in an after-party; the band immediately felt he was the one for HellSing, judging by the female crowd reaction and his larger-than-life stage presence. After a short deliberation, he quit his band to join HellSing. The time had come to secure the low end of the band and salvation came soon after when Rossau was contacted by an old band mate of his, Erik Noel, who was searching for a solid project. Tired of giving bass lessons and eager to go on tour, his skill and mastery were more than enough to impress the band & he recorded his parts the next day. The act soon after moved to Los Angeles. and, at time of writing, are preparing their debut CD by shopping around for labels.
Footnote: Not to be confused with the bands of the same name from Mexico and Indonesia.