Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, whose lineup includes former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, will make its new single, "The Same Lame Story", available with the next issue of the Swedish magazine Denimzine, to be released all over Scandinavia on June 26. Denimzine #14 will be a huge "punk special" issue to celebrate the year 1977 and what it has meant for the punk rock history. Included in the magazine will be interviews with Henry Rollins (BLACK FLAG), Cheetah Chrome and Jeff Magnum (DEAD BOYS), Brian James (DAMNED, LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH), Pete Shelley (BUZZCOCKS), Jake Burns (STIFF LITTLE FINGERS), Casino Steel (THE BOYS), and Walter Lure (HEARTBREAKERS), among others. There will also be features on THE HELLACOPTERS, THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY and many more.
THE HELLACOPTERS are continuing work on their as-yet-untitled new full-length album, which they hope to complete before the end of the summer. It is once again being produced by Chips Kiesby (THE NOMADS, SATOR, THE TURPENTINES) while mixing duties will be handled by Henryk Lipp. A fall release is expected.
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.