The Hellacopters are back! Not only on stage, but also with new music. On 1 April 2022, their comeback album “Eyes Of Oblivion” will be released via Nuclear Blast. The first single from the album, “Reap A Hurricane“, has been released today, along with a music video. You can check out the video below:
The music video was directed by Amir Chamdin.
The Hellacopters comment on the release of “Reap A Hurricane” as follows:
“Dear disciples of the Rock, It took some time and for some years it didn’t feel like it was ever going to happen but here it is. The first song off our new album ‘Eyes Of Oblivion’ which will be released through Nuclear Blast on April 1st, 2022. Sky high excitement levels over here! We’ll get back to you soon with more info about the album but for now, we really hope you like our new single ‘Reap A Hurricane’ […] We also managed to shoot a video for it and you can let us entertain you by watching it […] Needless to say, there will be a vinyl release of the single but due to crazy waiting times at the pressing plants we’ll have to wait until early February. We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, play loud.”– The Hellacopters
“Reap A Hurricane” will be released as a physical 7inch single on 4 February 2022, featuring an exclusive song called “Done Fighting” on its B-side. Furthermore, the 7inch vinyl is going to be available in two different colour variants, transparent red and transparent light green, each limited to 500 copies. The limited vinyl single can be pre-ordered here.
“Eyes Of Oblivion” will be the 8th studio album from The Hellacopters. Their previous opus “Head Off” was released in 2008, the same year the rockers from Sweden’s capital Stockholm called it quits before reuniting in 2016 for some anniversary shows and eventually signing a new record deal with Nuclear Blast.
Frontman Nicke Andersson sums up the upcoming long player as follows:
“The album has 10 songs and although it’s obviously not easy to be objective at all, I think musically it sums up everything we’ve touched upon from the start in 1994 up until now. Some of the songs date back as far as 10 years or more, and some were written more recently. It’s rock and roll played with high energy, so for lack of a better term I say High Energy Rock And Roll. You could say it sounds like The Beatles meets Judas Priest or Lynyrd Skynyrd meets the Ramones but the best way to describe this album is that it sounds like The Hellacopters today.”– Nicke Andersson