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2019 - 01.21

This was just getting even weirder…

2018 - 12.15

So, in case you haven’t heard, we star as the band Canned Heat in the upcoming movie ”The Festival Of The Midnight Sun” about the swedish disaster festival with the same name back in the 70’s. The idea was to become a european Woodstock. Well, that didn’t happen. But now, the guys involved in the film decided to make festival for real! We are one band out of 15 acts on 3 stages on august 31, 2019.

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE AGAIN

2018 - 12.14

Amigos!

For the last couple of months, we have been meeting up every now and then up in my mothers log cabin in Boda, Hellsingland, rehearsing intensily on the songs we’ve been writing in the last couple of years. There first were 25 of them, then 20, then 15, and now finally we have chosen the very best 12 songs that we will start record today! 10, or 12 will end up on our fifth studio album that will be released sometime next year.

Once again, we are in the SubMob Studios, Stockholm, with Martin Karlegård behind the knobs. Some of you might remember the hoolabaloo from the recording of the last album, where we told you about some sort of meltdown between us. All we can say about that is: That’s kinda how it’s always been with him and us. (Though that session was perhaps a little more extreme).

But that’s all in the past now, we have buried the hatchet, and things has been sorted out. Martin is our George Martin. We are his Beatles. And that’s just how it is. Ain’t no way around it.

We won’t bore you with any details at this point, but I can tell you this much: It’s gonna be a pretty different record compared to all our previous ones. And I mean that in the best of ways. Let’s see how far down the rabbit hole we can go this time.

Charlie

PS: Peter will play all guitars on this album. And when it’s all done, we will more actively look out for a new guitarist. We have a few interesting leads, but if you know anyone you think would fit, please give us a tip!

MATS OLSSON’S LAST SHOW

2018 - 10.18

We would like to inform you that Calella Rockfest last Friday was Mats Olsson’s last show with us. We all knew in advance that this was it, so the whole trip was kinda bittersweet. Bitter because we’ve been through A LOT together for the last 12 years. Ups, downs and everything inbetween. Sweet because the show, the fans and our stay there was just as fantastic as always. Here’s a statement from Mats:

”All things must come to an end!
To our beloved fans and friends:
I will not continue to join the Hellsingland journey anymore.
The fantastic show in Calella was my last gig.
I want to thank everyone that has been involved, from fans to promoters, bookers, record company etc and off course the bandmates from the bottom of my heart!
It’s been a hell of a ride but now it stops.
Can’t seem to get the spirit going anymore. 
I have to figure out how to make music fun again. This is not an easy decision to make, and even harder to talk about so I won’t babble on. I want the best for Hellsingland Underground in the future, and that they find a good way to continue forward.
I won’t stop playing and writing so maybe I’ll see you all again in a different form, who knows.
Lots of hugs and kisses from yours truly guitar maestro!😉
Peace!❤️
Mats”

We have always seen this band as a lifelong thing. Just keep on going as long as it feels meaningful, fun and creative. Or until we all die or get sick. And as long as everybody is in on that vision – it’s fine. But as soon as they’re not – there’s not much you can do about it. This has been coming for some time, so it was bound to happen, this way or the other…

And with that said: The rest of us feel as excited as ever. We have a new fantastic album in the making, that we had planned to start record in november (but we’ll see how that goes 🤔). This will in many ways open up new possibilities for us. And hopefully for Mats too.

Everything changes. 
Don’t look back. 
It’s only rock ’n’ roll.
And so on.

We love you Mats. And wish you the best of luck with EVERYTHING.

Peace, Love & Hellsingland Forever
HU
❤️

Photo by Marias of Sweden