THE HELLACOPTERS Begin Mixing New Album

According to a posting on the band's official web site, Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS — the band fronted by former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (on guitar/vocals) — has begun mixing its as-yet-untiteld new album for a fall release. The CD is once again being produced by Chips Kiesby (THE NOMADS, SATOR, THE TURPENTINES) while mixing duties are being handled by Henryk Lipp.

As previously reported, THE HELLACOPTERS released a vinyl version of their new single, "The Same Lame Story", on August 10 via Bootleg Booze Records. The exclusive b-side is a cover of ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN's "It's All Moving Faster". The single is limited to 1,000 copies and is available on transparent red vinyl with black splatter. 200 copies come in a screenprinted cardboard box with an exclusive sticker only available to Bootleg Booze vinyl club members.

THE HELLACOPTERS' latest album, "Rock & Roll Is Dead", was released in the U.S. in February 2006 via Liquor and Poker Music. The American version of the CD contained two bonus tracks not included on any other version of the recording, as well as bonus video clips for the singles "Everything's on T.V." and "I'm in the Band".

THE HELLACOPTERS were nominated for a Swedish "Grammis" award last year in the "Best Rock Group of the Year" category.

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