Following the release of their highly-acclaimed comeback album, “Eyes of Oblivion”, which has gained them international chart success, Swedish high-energy rock‘n’roll band The Hellacopters have announced the release of an EP called “Through the Eyes of the Hellacopters”, due out on June 24th, 2022.
The EP will contain four bonus tracks that have previously only been available on the 2CD Box edition of “Eyes of Oblivion”, namely “Eleanor Rigby” (The Beatlescover), “Circus” (String Driven Thingcover), “I Am the Hunted” (GBH cover) and “I Ain’t No Miracle Worker” (The Brogues cover). The EP will be available as limited 10” vinyl and as a digital album. The pre-order for the vinyl starts today.
Pre-order & pre-save “Through the Eyes of the Hellacopters” here.
Listen to “Circus” here.
“Through the Eyes of the Hellacopters” will be available in the following physical formats:
• 10″ Vinyl (Clear) – ltd. to 500
• 10″ Vinyl (Silver) – ltd. to 500
• 10″ Vinyl (Gold) – ltd. to 500
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 a 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 and 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 and 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 7-inch or 10-inch vinyl treatment, 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 was released in April 2022.