THE HELLACOPTERS To Release 'Best Of' Collection

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, have posted the following message on their official web site:

"It comes a time when a band decides to release a 'greatest hits'. Why? To mark the end of an era? To keep the record company happy? Or just for hell of it? In our case a little bit of it all. Since we never had a hit let's just call it a 'best of' of sorts. Anyway, after twelve years together as a band, it's time to do it.

"The 22-song collection, all of which most of you have heard before, is called 'Air Raid Serenades'. These days most 'greatest hits' or 'best of's have one or two new songs on them so that the die hard fans have to buy them only because of that. This one is mainly released for the people that have none or only a few of our records, i.e. it's meant to be sort of an introduction to THE HELLACOPTERS. So, no new songs since we feel it'd be too much of a rip-off.

"Choosing the songs wasn't easy and we're sure there's a whole lot of you out there who could've done better but this is what we came up with. Feel free to complain but you might wanna save your strength 'cause the tracklist stays. The amazing artwork is done by Dirty Donny and the tracklist is:

01. (Gotta Get Some Action) Now!
02. Ferrytale
03. Born Broke
04. Soulseller
05. You Are Nothing
06. Like No Other Man
07. Long Gone Losers
08. Move Right Out Of Here
09. The Devil Stole The Beat From The Lord
10. Venus In Force
11. Down Right Blue
12. Crimson Ballroom
13. Hopeless Case Of A Kid In Denial
14. Toys And Flavors
15. No Song Unheard
16. By The Grace Of God
17. Carry Me Home
18. It's Good But It Just Ain't Right
19. Turn The Wrong Key
20. Everything's On T.V.
21. I'm In The Band
22. Bring It On Home

"A release date is yet to be set but somewhere around mid-August is our guess. We'll let you know as soon as we know. A video for the song 'Bring It On Home' has been directed by Amir Chamdin (who also did the videos for 'Hopeless Case Of A Kid In Denial', 'No Song Unheard', 'By The Grace Of God' and 'Everything's On T.V.') and you'll be able to check it out on this here page soon."

THE HELLACOPTERS' latest album, "Rock & Roll Is Dead", was released in the U.S. in February 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 Grammy award earlier in the year, this time for "Best Rock Group of the Year".

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