Interview: Helstar Guitarist Larry Barragan on Celebrating 30 Years of Music and Metal
In 1981, 16-year-old guitarist Larry Barragan put together the first incarnation of Helstar. Two years and several lineup changes later, the teenage band from Houston, Texas, recorded their first demo and broke through as a hit on the underground scene, quickly gaining national and international attention. Considering that this was long before the age of Internet access and social media, it was no small feat. By the time 1983 came to a close, Helstar had signed their first record deal with Combat Records.