The Hellacopters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s


Formed in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1994, the Hellacopters fuse the raw Detroit sound of the MC5 and the Stooges with the robust musical stylings of AC/DC and Motörhead, to produce a virulent package that recalls the garage band sound of the late 60s. The band comprises former Entombed drummer Nicke Andersson aka Nicke Royale (guitar) and former Entombed roadies, Kenny Håkansson (bass), Robert Ericksson (drums), and Andreas ‘Dregen’ Svensson (guitar). Their first release ‘Killing Alan’ (on Andersson’s own Psyche Out label) was a blistering debut that heralded an avalanche of limited singles and compilation appearances, many of which became highly collectable. Having built a sizable buzz about themselves in their native Sweden and across Europe, the band recorded their debut album Supershitty To The Max! in a mere 26 hours for Stockholm’s White Jazz label. A raucous blast of greasy low-down rock, the album was well received,...

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