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Music rock The Hellacopters band pictures (pic) and photo gallery,albums covers pictures.
Formed: 1994 in Sweden.
The first Hellacopters rehearsal took place on November 4th, 1994, as just a jam session. Initially started as a side-project by then-Entombed drummer Nicke Andersson (vocals/guitar), with Backyard Babies guitarist Dregen (guitar), Kenny Hakansson (bass), and Robert Eriksson (drums), the band released their first single - 'Killing Alan' - in January 1995 on their own Psychout label. The single was recorded in only 3 takes.
After releasing another single, '1995', the Hellacopters were signed by White Jazz Records and they released their debut album 'Supershitty to the Max' in June 1996. They then toured extensively, picking up a Swedish Grammy for their album, and recruiting Anders Lindstrom shortly before they supported KISS on their Scandinavian dates in June 1997. After these dates, they released their follow-up album 'Payin' the Dues'. Due to the success of his new band, Andersson left his Entombed to concentrate on the Hellacopters
In early 1998 the band toured Europe supporting Gluecifer, while Dregen left the band to concentrate on his old band, the Backyard Babies, after the tour. With stand-in guitarists Chuck Pounder and Mattias Hellberg, The Hellacopters then played in 114 shows in 18 different countries, including United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. In September of that year they recorded their 3rd album 'Grande Rock,' featuring Anders Lindstrom on rhythm guitar.
In February 1999 Robert Dahlqvist was recruited to play guitar, completing the current line-up. With him, the Hellacopters have recorded three more albums to date and they continue to tour worldwide.
-Jens Robert Dahlqvist.
-Matz Robert Eriksson.