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The Hellacopters

Swedish garage rock band

The Hellacopters

Swedish garage rock band
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Biography

The Hellacopters are a Swedish garage rock band that was formed in 1994 by Nicke Andersson (vocals and guitar), Andreas Tyrone “Dregen” Svensson (guitar), Kenny H kansson (bass) and Robert Eriksson (drums). Andersson (sometimes known as Nick Royale) had been the drummer for death metal band Entombed and Dregen was taking a break from his full-time band Backyard Babies. Dregen and Eriksson had been roadies for Entombed, while H kansson was a childhood friend of Andersson’s. The Hellacopters were initially conceived as a side project for Andersson and Dregen, but it eventually became the main songwriting and performance vehicle for Andersson. The band, together with The Hives, is considered one of the most important Swedish bands in the garage rock revival and one of the most influential rock bands in Sweden.
The band released their Swedish Grammy-winning debut album Supershitty to the Max! in 1996. Just before a tour opening for Kiss, the band recruited keyboardist and percussionist Anders Lindstr m (also known as Boba Fett or Boba) on a part-time basis; he would become a full-time member in 1999. After the album Payin’ the Dues in 1998, Dregen left the band to return to Backyard Babies full-time, and Mattias Hellberg and Danne Andersson were recruited to complete the band touring responsibilities. After the release of Grande Rock, which featured additional guitar playing from both Lindstr m and Hellberg, Robert Dahlqvist was hired as a full-time lead guitarist in 1999. With the lineup now solidified, the band released three more studio albums and a cover album, with many EPs and limited edition releases as well. The Hellacopters disbanded amicably in 2008 so the members could move on to other projects. Eight years later, the band reassembled in 2016, initially for an exclusive performance at Sweden Rock Festival to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of their award-winning debut album Supershitty to the Max!.

Also Known As

The Copters

Associated Acts

Entombed, Backyard Babies, Thunder Express, Death Breath, MC5, Dundert get, Imperial State Electric, Nihilist, Diamond Dogs, Tramp, The Solution, The Hydromatics

Genres

Post-punk revival, garage rock, garage punk, hard rock

Labels

Psychout Records, Mans Ruin, Sub Pop, Universal, Gearhead Records, Polar, Liquor and Poker

Origin

Stockholm, Sweden

Years Active

1994 2008, 2016-present

Name

The Hellacopters

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