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 will release their self-titled debut EP on August 24th. They will be celebrating the release a day early at The Sunset in Seattle on August 23rd. They will be joined by Mind Beams and Greet the Sea with live visuals by Blazinspace.