Helstar signed with Massacre Records and announced that they are currently writing songs for their new album, which is scheduled to be released later this year. Texans last album was “Vampiro”, which was released in August 2016.
Sakis Nikas wrote back then: “it is by far the most technical album that the band has recorded since the “Nosferatu” days. Helstar’s trademark power/thrash outbursts are wonderfully blended with a technical atmosphere that is not tiring at all and takes “Vampiro” to another, higher level! The presence of two new members –Andrew Atwood on guitar and Garrick Smith on bass- has breathed new air to the band while Helstar’s founders Larry Barragan and James Rivera are having the time of their life with the latter being right at home with the whole vampire theme of the album. Also, I’d go as far as to say that Barragan is doing a hell of a job on “Vampiro” and he has really outdone himself (and that says a lot considering his terrific job throughout the Helstar back catalogue)”.