Hel Mary began in 2015 as the alter ego of songwriter Rachel Angerman. Performing solo acoustic shows and embarking on a tour, Angerman put together a band in 2016 composed of friends and fellow singer-songwriters, Tim Basaraba (lead guitar), Peter Cameron (drums) and Patrick Galactic (bass). The resulting fusion of Alt-Americana, rock, and European folk provided Angerman's husky contralto vocal stylings the perfect vehicle to express the longing, sadness, and hope inherent in her lyrics.

With two years spent honing their sound and featured performances at The Sunset, Substation, and The Rendezvous, Hel Mary released their self-titled debut EP on September 7th.