Thrash/heavy metal band Hades was founded in 1986 in Varna, Bulgaria by Pavlin Neychev (lead vocals and lyrics), Konstantin Jambazov (guitar and compositions), Armenak Terteryan (drums) and Julian Kolev (bass). By this time all band members were teenagers and they started to learn to play on their instruments and to write music, inspired by Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Destruction, etc. Other influences that formed specific style of the band comes from 1980s heavy metal bands Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Loudness, etc. (also Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen). The band starts to play in clubs in Varna, Dobrich, Shumen, Burgas and other cities in Bulgaria in front of the young enthusiastic audience. Hades receive many positive feedbacks for their performances and start to build a reputation of a "well-synchronized machine" in live performance. The biggest achievement of the band by this time is a concert in the most famous venue in Varna - the Open-air theatre in the Sea garden. After this evening members of Hades become sort of "local heroes" with many interviews in newspapers and radio shows. In the summer of 1988, the frontman and lead singer Pavlin Neychev quits the band. After his departure other band members decided to play all instrumental music in the style of guitar-oriented heavy metal. Konstantin, Julian, and Armenak started intensely to write and rehearse inspired by musicians like Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore etc. and in September 1988, they performed one last all instrumental concert in front of the excited and amazed crowd. A few days after this gig Hades was disbanded because all three members of the band must join in Bulgarian Army for 2 years.

In 2009 Hades reformed.

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