Swedish high-energy rock and rollers THE HELLACOPTERS will release a new studio album, “Eyes Of Oblivion”, on April 1, 2022 via Nuclear Blast. It will mark their first full-length collection of new material since 2008’s “Head Off”. The official music video for the LP’s second single, the title track, can be seen below.
THE HELLACOPTERS guitarist/vocalist Nicke Andersson states: “The album has 10 songs, and although it’s obviously not easy to be objective at all, I think musically it sums up everything we’ve touched upon from the start in 1994 up until now. Some of the songs date back as far as 10 years or more, and some were written more recently. It’s rock and roll played with high energy, so for lack of a better term, I say high-energy rock and roll. You could say it sounds like THE BEATLES meets JUDAS PRIEST or LYNYRD SKYNYRD meets the RAMONES but the best way to describe this album is that it sounds like THE HELLACOPTERS today.”
As of today, you can pre-order “Eyes Of Oblivion” in a variety of formats, including a nice selection of gorgeous-looking vinyl (scroll down for details) as well as a limited 2 CD Box Set containing four bonus tracks. Pre-order “Eyes Of Oblivion”, HERE.
Last month, THE HELLACOPTERS shared the album’s first single, the anthemic album opener “Reap A Hurricane”. The track continues the good old HELLACOPTERS tradition of releasing physical seven-inch singles in each album cycle. The seven-inch vinyl of “Reap A Hurricane” will be released on February 4 and it features an exclusive song called “Done Fighting” as a B-side. The seven-inch is available in two different color variants, red and green, which applies to both the vinyl and the respective cover.
“Eyes Of Oblivion” track-list:
1. Reap A Hurricane2. Can It Wait 3. So Sorry i Could Die 4. Eyes Of Oblivion 5. A Plow And A Doctor 6. Positively Not Knowing 7. Tin Foil Soldier 8. Beguiled 9. The Pressure’s On 10. Try Me Tonight
THE HELLACOPTERS were formed in 1994 by ENTOMBED drummer Andersson and BACKYARD BABIES guitarist Dregen. Their second album, 1997’s “Payin’ The Dues”, was the band’s last studio effort to feature Dregen before his departure to focus full-time on BACKYARD BABIES.
In October 2007, THE HELLACOPTERS announced that they would be breaking up after the release of their seventh full-length album, “Head Off”, a collection of cover songs. Eight years later, they reunited 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 HELLACOPTERS achieved two gold certifications, won the Swedish Grammy equivalent and a Kerrang! award, and have amassed 100 million streams to date.