Shakespeare is dead...but he lives on in hell.
Hear the bard's lamentations through the music of SHAKESPEARE IN HELL! SHAKEPSPEARE IN HELL performs Shakespeare's greatest plays, setting them against the blood-soaked stage of death, black, and doom metal.
New Orleans Shakespeare in Hell was formed in late 2000 by vocalist Kevin Kish and guitarist Keith Guillory. Armed with the idea of taking William Shakespeares darkest works and setting them against a sonic stage of death, black, and gothic metal, the pair recruited members Daniel Eschete (bass) and Steve Gipson (guitar), then began the process of recording their first CD, the dual concept album Hecate. Here SiH performed two of the Bards most popular works, Hamlet and Macbeth, taking the lyrics verbatim from the original Elizabethan text. The band quickly conquered the death and black metal charts on mp3.com, earning a nomination for favorite metal band, and gaining worldwide acclaim for their original and intelligent brand of heavy metal.
2003 saw the release of Shakespeare in Hells
most ambitious work yet, the full-length album The
Tempest. A bold interpretation of Shakespeares final play, The Tempest found SiH fulfilling the promise of Hecate with nine tracks of intense, melodic, and often brutal metal.
With drummer Shawn Roddy added to their live ranks, Shakespeare in Hell has taken the New Orleans metal scene by storm. With a unique blend of technical progressive skill and extreme vocals, the band has performed for enthusiastic crowds throughout the Gulf Coast region, garnering a loyal following wherever they play.
We play live as often as possible, and it's always a blast.
Devin Townsend, Mike Patton, Dream Theater, Queensryche, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Soilwork, Strapping Young Lad