Heaven Below

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Heaven Below
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Background information
Also known asHB[1]
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresHard rock, heavy metal
Years active2008 – present
Associated actsDead by Sunrise, Disturbed, Julien-K, SEISMATIK, The Union Underground, We Are the Fallen
MembersPatrick Kennison
Lucas Kanopa
John Younger
Shad Wilhelm
Past membersChad Clark
Marty O'Brien
Dave Comer
Elias Andra
Jesse Billson

Heaven Below is an American hard rock band based in Los Angeles. The band's debut album Countdown to Devil was released March 2009.


The band was formed in late 2007 by Patrick Kennison (Union Underground), Marty O'Brien (Disturbed, We Are the Fallen) and session drummer Chad Clark to film a video for Kennison's song "The Laughing Dead". In 2008 guitarist Dave Comer was added completing the quartet. Later that year Comer and O'Brien were replaced by guitarist Jesse Billson and bassist John Younger respectively.[2]

Countdown to Devil [edit]

Following the release of Countdown to Devil, the group completed its first tour in mid-2009 dubbed the "Texas Takeover Tour".[3] Media coverage of the tour included a live performance on FOX-TV in San Antonio, TX.[4]

In August 2010, the band released a self-titled EP,[5] and led a tour dubbed the "Horns and Halos Tour" which spans over much of the country and even Canada.[6] Before "The Mirror Never Lies" was released, Chad Clark left the band and was replaced by Julien-K and Dead by Sunrise drummer Elias Andra.[7][8]

Falling from Zero [edit]

Patrick Kennison

In 2012, the band released their second studio album Falling from Zero[9] followed in 2013 by compilation album Dos Diablos Digital Box Set, acoustic album The Deadlight Sessions[10] and cover album Sleeping Giants.[11] It was during the same year that percussionist Shad Wilhelm joined the ensemble, replacing Andra.[10]

In the year following, the group advertised their limited edition coffin kits, containing an album entitled Demonic Demos & Unsung Lullabies. The CD, which contained previously unreleased tunes, an electric version of "Damaged" (published in 2013 on The Deadlight Sessions) as well as a cover of "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica was made available exclusively in the coffin kit.[12]

Good Morning Apocalypse [edit]

John Younger

In 2014, the band began working on what is to be their third studio album. In January 2015, the group posted a photograph on their internet site with the words Good Morning Apocalypse,[13][14][15] the title of their upcoming work.[16]

Some time after mid-2014, Billson left the ensemble, with Lucas Kanopa replacing him some time later.[16]

The band released the album on October 14, 2016.[17]

In late 2018, Nikki Stringfield of American rock bands The Iron Maidens and Femme Fatale became a touring guitarist for the ensemble.[18][19]

In April 2020, Kennison announced the release date of May 17, 2020 for upcoming cover album Rest in Pieces.[20]


Shad Wilhelm


Studio albums[edit]

Other albums[edit]



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  2. ^ "Album pleases Heaven Below". Impacto USA. 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
  3. ^ "Heaven Below – Free listening, concerts, stats, & pictures at". Last.fm. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
  4. ^ "KABB Fox San Antonio :: Raw News - Heaven Below". Foxsanantonio.com. 2009-07-09. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  5. ^ "Heaven Below Releases Self Titled Debut". Blabbermouth.net. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  6. ^ Subscribe Youtube »» (2010-10-22). "Interview with Patrick Kennison (Heaven Below)(Vocals, Guitars)". Myglobalmind.com. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  7. ^ "Heaven Below EPK". YouTube. 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
  8. ^ "Behind the Scenes-Heaven Below-The Mirror Never Lies.mov". YouTube. 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
  9. ^ a b "Heaven Below To Release 'Falling From Zero' This Month". Blabbermouth.net. 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  10. ^ a b c "Heaven Below - discography, line-up, biography, interviews, photos". Spirit-of-metal.com. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  11. ^ "Heaven Below - Sleeping Giants - Amps and Green Screens". Amps and Green Screens. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Heaven Below - Limited Edition Coffin". Heaven Below. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Patrick Kennison - Facebook". Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  14. ^ a b "Heaven Below". Heaven Below. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  15. ^ a b "2013 brought us a lot of new Heaven Below music. 2014 already has us working on a very ambitious album". Facebook. 2014-02-10. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  16. ^ a b c d "Heaven Below". schecterguitars.com. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  17. ^ "Heaven Below Posts Album Sampler".
  18. ^ WillG (15 November 2018). "HEAVEN BELOW - Skinny's Lounge - North Hollywood, CA - 11/7/18". Willtorock.com. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  19. ^ Heaven Below (December 31, 2018). "Happy 2019 to everyone!!! We're kicking off the New Year with a show at The Whisky A Go Go next Monday the 7th with our badass friends!!!". Facebook. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Aanmelden bij Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  21. ^ "Good Morning Apocalypse". JesseBillson.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  22. ^ "Heaven Below: New Ep Artwork Unveiled". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  23. ^ "Heaven Below | Reworking the Devil | CD Baby Music Store". Cdbaby.com. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
  24. ^ "Reworking the Devil by Heaven Below". MTV. 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
  25. ^ "5 Questions With Heaven Below". Heavymetal.about.com. 2010-08-15. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  26. ^ "Follow @heavenbelow on Twitter to find out exclusive info on our new Japanese import cd, "Unleashed In The West"!!!". Facebook. 2011-06-27. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  27. ^ "The Mirror Never Lies by Heaven Below @ARTISTdirect". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
  28. ^ "Sleeping Giants: Heaven Below: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  29. ^ "Heaven Below: Demonic Demos & Unsung Lullabies - Music on Google Play". Retrieved 29 December 2014.

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