The Hell have taken Prosthetic Records' co-owner hostage

We've just been anonymously sent a video that appears to show the Watford punk bastards The Hell appearing to kidnap Prosthetics Records co-owner E.J. Johantgen at an unknown location.

While we can’t condone the actions of the video the message is clear – The Hell have been signed to Prosthetic Records for a “ridiculous amount of money” and are dropping a new album in July. There’ll no doubt be more to follow when they let him loose. Check out The Hell at Camden Rocks and Sonisphere. You dick.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.