A longtime Harley enthusiast and skateboarder, Wombacher has combined his passions for these endeavors into Hellmerica which boasts a line of uniquely hand-painted helmets, boards and more.
“Ever since I bought my first car, a 1971 Ford Torino, at the age of 16, I’ve been messing around with custom painting,” Wombacher says.
“One summer, during a break from touring with Bleeding Through, I decided to take my hobby to the next level by forming this company.”
Wombacher‘s initial run of hand-painted vintage motorcycle helmets did well enough that he’s continued to branch out in incremental steps. Airbrush, 1-shot paint, pin striping, gold / silver leafing and leather tooling are among the skills Wombacher has developed with Hellmerica.
Hellmerica Customs has also expanded to include custom paint jobs for guitars, basses and other band equipment. And this week, the company launched a brand new online store.
“Everything I do is one of a kind. I don’t like to repeat myself,” Wombacher points out.
Bleeding Through recently entered the studio to record a brand new album for Rise Records, which will be released in 2012.