THE HELLACOPTERS New Album EYES OF OBLIVION Out Now + Release New Single ‘Tin Foil Soldier’
Ladies and gentlemen, now 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 recommend checking out the highly contagious and remarkably cheerful glam rock stomper ‘Tin Foil Soldier’ for yet another facet of this sensational comeback album.
Listen to ‘Tin Foil Soldier’ via the static video below:
THE HELLACOPTERS: EYES OF OBLIVION
01. Reap A Hurricane
02. Can It Wait
03. So Sorry I Could Die
04. Eyes Of Oblivion
05. A Plow And A Doctor
06. Positively Not Knowing
07. Tin Foil Soldier
09. The Pressure’s On
10. Try Me Tonight
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SOME OF THE PRAISE FOR EYES OF OBLIVION:
"The album adds another exclamation mark to one of the most entertaining bands of the past few decades."
- VISIONS (DE) - Album Of The Month
"What a band! What a comeback! [...] perhaps one of their strongest albums to date."
- GUITAR (DE) - Album Of The Month
"The rock'n'roll album of the year" [...] "all killer, no filler!"
- ROCK HARD (DE) - Album Of The Month
"Fast, loud and exhilarating, Eyes Of Oblivion is a most welcome return to action."
- CLASSIC ROCK (UK)
"Hurray, The Hellacopers are back! [...] one of the best albums in the history of the band."
- METAL HAMMER (DE) - Soundcheck #2
"[...] a resounding return and well worth the wait. Welcome back. We've missed you."
- FIREWORKS (UK)
"Eyes of Oblivion is the best possible comback"
- SCIENCE OF NOISE (ES)
"[...] snappy, timeless rock'n'roll that demands to be played live."
- CLASSIC ROCK (DE)
"A new album by The Hellacopters in 2022 is a big deal if you're into electric guitars and catchy choruses"
- SWEDEN ROCK (SE)
"Even after the long hiatus, The Hellacopters remain the gold standard of retro rock with a punk edge and grand choruses."
- POWERMETAL.DE (DE)
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 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 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.
In case you missed them music videos for the first 3 singles – please check them out here:
‘Reap A Hurricane’: https://youtu.be/3ov4-AZLWDU
‘Eyes Of Oblivion’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKIdi_ML3gg
‘So Sorry I Could Die’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3ZvPkQ2R_8