THE HELLACOPTERS Reveal Eyes Of Oblivion Album Details; Title Track Music Video Streaming
January 14, 2022, a week ago
Swedish high-energy rock and roll band, The Hellacopters, will release their eigth studio album, Eyes Of Oblivion, on April 1. Produced by Nicke Andersson & Chips Kisbye (who has overseen every Hellacopters album since High Visibility in the year 2000), it will be the band's first full-length since the release of their temporary farewell record, Head Off, in 2008.
Today, The Hellacopters are sharing the album's second single, its highly addictive title track, "Eyes Of Oblivion". Watch the music video below.
Nicke Andersson (vocals & guitars) comments: "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 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, as well as a limited 2CD Box Set containing four bonus tracks.
- Limited Edition 2CD Box Set (CD Digipak + cardboard sleeve; incl. beer coaster, woven patch, 2 buttons, and four bonus tracks: "Eleanor Rigby" (The Beatles cover), "Circus" (String Driven Thing cover), "I Am the Hunted" (GBH cover), "I Ain’t No Miracle Worker" (The Brogues cover))
- CD Jewelcase
- Cassette (Black / US only)
- Digital Album
- Single LP w/ Poster
"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"
"Eyes Of Oblivion" video:
"Reap A Hurricane" video:
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 the 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 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.