Ladies and gentlemen, today is the day you can finally listen to “Eyes Of Oblivion” the new LP by legendary Swedish high-energy rock’n’roll group THE HELLACOPTERS in all its glory. Their first full-length since no less than 14 years features 10 brand new cuts that sound as if the band had never been on hiatus. So, whether you’re putting the needle to the wax or pressing the play button on your digital device: pour a drink of your choice, lean back and enjoy these 35 minutes of vintage sounding yet absolutely timeless rock music by one of Scandinavia’s finest bands.
If you still need something to whet your appetite after the three previous singles, we recommed checking out the the highly contagious and remarkably cheerful glam rock stomper “Tin Foil Soldier” for yet another facet of this sensational comeback album.
EYES OF OBLIVION tracklisting
Release Date: April 1st, 2022
- Reap A Hurricane
- Can It Wait
- So Sorry I Could Die
- Eyes Of Oblivion
- A Plow And A Doctor
- Positively Not Knowing
- Tin Foil Soldier
- The Pressure’s On
- Try Me Tonight
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THE HELLACOPTERS were formed in 1994 by Nicke Andersson (vocals and guitar), Dregen (guitar), Kenny Håkansson (bass) and Robert Eriksson (drums). At that time Andersson was renowned in the metal scene for his work in well-known Swedish death metal band ENTOMBED and Dregen had built a reputation as co-founder and guitarist of his main band BACKYARD BABIES.
Next to THE HIVES and THE BACKYARD BABIES, THE HELLACOPTERS are considered one of the most important and influential Swedish rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s – they achieved two Gold certifications, won the Swedish Grammy and a Kerrang! Award, have amassed 100 million streams to date and have supported and toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Kiss, Black Sabbath, ZZ Top or the Foo Fighters. They have released seven albums, ranging fuzzed-out & supercharged garage punk on “Supershitty To The Max!” (1996) & “Payin’ The Dues” (1997) to perfectly crafted & soulful high-energy rock’n’roll with a strong vintage vibe on the following albums, “Grande Rock” (1999), “High Visibility” (2000), “By The Grace Of God” (2002) and “Rock & Roll Is Dead” (2005). A compilation of cover songs called “Head Off” was released in 2008 and marked the band’s last album before ultimately dissolving. In addition THE HELLACOPTERS have released almost four dozen singles, splits and EPs until this day, most of which got the limited 7inch or 10inch vinyl treament, making them a vinyl collector’s dream … or worst nightmare.
THE HELLACOPTERS reunited in 2016 to play a few shows for the 20th anniversary of their debut album, and have proven an unstoppable force ever since, performing at Sweden Rock Festival, Psycho Las Vegas, Download, Hellfest, Roskilde, Ilosaarirock, among others. In October 2021 they announced that they had signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records and a new album would be in the works for Spring 2022. The first new single, “Reap A Hurricane,” saw the light of day on December 17th, 2021, and was premiered live on stage at a sold out show at Globen in Stockholm on the very same day.
The Hellacopters – Live in Concert 2022
11 Apr – Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
12 Apr – Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
13 Apr – Luttako – Jyväskylä, Finland
27 Apr – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
05 May – Gröna Lund, Stockholm, Sweden
28 May – Liseberg, Gothenburg, Sweden
08 – 11 Jun – Sweden Rock, Sweden
15 – 18 Jun – Copenhell, Denmark
29 – 30 Jul – Reymire, Sweden
16 Jul – Ingolstadt, Phnx Rising Festival, Germany
22 Jul – Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden w/ IRON MAIDEN, Airborne
27 Aug – Hamburg, Damage Done Fest, Germany
(more dates to come!)