Swedish rockers The Hellacopters are streaming their new covers EP, »Through The Eyes Of The Hellacopters«, which was just release on June 24th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records as limited 10″ vinyl and digital download.
01. Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles cover)
02. Circus (String Driven Thing cover)
03. I Am The Hunted (GBH cover)
04. I Ain’t No Miracle Worker (The Brogues cover)
From Nuclear Blast Records:
Swedish high-energy rock’n’roll band The Hellacopters have released an EP called »Through The Eyes Of The Hellacopters«. It contains the four bonus tracks that have previously only been available on the 2CD Box edition of their highly-acclaimed comeback album, »Eyes Of Oblivion«, namely »Eleanor Rigby« (The Beatles cover), »Circus« (String Driven Thing cover), »I Am The Hunted« (GBH cover) and »I Ain’t No Miracle Worker« (The Brogues cover). At present the EP is only available as digital album as the limited run of 10″ vinyls has already sold out!
Listen to »Through The Eyes Of…« HERE!
Furthermore Hellacopters have announced a few more European live shows for 2022. Scroll down for a list of all dates that have been confirmed so far:
The Hellacopters – Live in Concert 2022
29 – 30 Jul – Reymire, Sweden
19 Jul – Athens, Release Athens, Greece
22 Jul – Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden w/ Iron Maiden, Airborne
30 Jul – Rejmyre, Skogsröjet, Sweden
6 Aug – Pori, Porispere, Finland
27 Aug – Hamburg, Damage Done Fest, Germany
19 Nov – Eindhoven, Helldorado, Netherlands
21 Nov – Köln, Palladium, Germany w/ Kadavar & The Datsuns
22 Nov – Berlin, Columbiahalle, Germany w/ Kadavar & The Datsuns
(more dates to be confirmed!)
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 and supercharged garage punk on »Supershitty To The Max!« (1996) and »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. Their critically acclaimed 8th studio album, »Eyes Of Oblivion«, was released on April 1st, 2022, and has gained them international chart success, e.g. in Sweden (#1 for two consecutive weeks), Finland (#2 Physical), Germany (#3 Album Charts), UK (#5 Rock), Switzerland (#11 Album Charts) and many other countries.
Buy or listen to »Eyes Of Oblivion« HERE!