Ann Hell

Ángel Ortega

Ann Hell was a one man's band formed by Ángel Ortega (vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass and noises) plus several occasional collaborators, specially for on-stage live performances. First works began on 1988 (shortly after the Kaplan band was disbanded) and ended with an official closing in 2001. Ann Hell's music drifts among the industrial, gothic, darkwave, techno, electronic, new age and experimental genres.

The Ann Hell band playing live, circa 1996
The Ann Hell band playing live, circa 1996

Since October 2004, all Ann Hell's works are released into the public domain. You are explicitly allowed to use this music in your videos, films, games, performances, orgies or whatever perversion you experiment with. If you use it, I'd love to know all the gory details, so write send me an email to

You can download and/or listen plenty of Ann Hell material from the following sources:

• The Internet Archive
• Soundcloud
• Youtube
• (Peertube)

Also take a look at the Diogenes' Syndrome compilation Ad Nauseam, available as a BitTorrent file:

Ad Nauseam, a complete compilation of Ann Hell's works

You may also take a look at Dispersoul, another musical project I was involved in:


Some of Ann Hell's songs has been created with the Ann Hell Ex Machina software, available from here:

Ann Hell Ex Machina (music writing software)

More resources:

Ann Hell Full Discography
Ann Hell Lyrics to most songs
New Ann Hell album artwork, excellent work by Michael Miracle

If you enjoy Ann Hell's music, you may buy Ángel Ortega a coffee from this link:

Buy Ángel a coffee from