The Hellacopters is a Swedish hard rock band from Stockholm. It was formed in 1994 and separated in 2008, and reformed in 2016. The band's musical style is referred to as "hard fast rock" , also called "high energy rock 'n' roll" .
The first Hellacopter rehearsal took place on November 4, 1994, with new friends. Initially started as a side project of Nicke Andersson (former Entombed drummer) with Dregen, Kenny Håkansson, and Robert Eriksson, the band released their first single - Killing Alan - in January 1995 on their own label Psychout (recorded only after 3 rehearsals ) >>>.
After another single, titled 1995, the Hellacopters sign with White Jazz Records and release their first album Supershitty to the Max! in June 1996. After an intensive tour, they receive a Swedish Grammy for this album, then briefly recruit Anders Lindström for the opening of the Scandinavian Kiss dates in June 1997 after having released Payin 'the Dues.
At the beginning of 1998 the band toured Europe with Gluecifer, then Dregen left the Hellacopters to focus on his Backyard Babies after the tour. With two guitarists replacing Chuck Pounder and Mattias Hellberg, the Hellacopters played 114 concerts in 18 countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. In September of this year, they record their third album, Grande Rock, with Anders Lindström as second guitarist. In February 1999, Robert Dahlqvist was recruited as a second guitarist, completing the current training. With him, the Hellacopters will record their next three albums and continue shooting again and again.