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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

Barcelona!!


2018 - 08.31

See you in October at the Calella Rockfest!

Hellsingland Underground + Canned Heat = upcoming movie!


2018 - 06.16

We were contacted by filmmaker Björn Rallare earlier this year. He wanted us to star as Canned Heat (which happens to be one o our favourite bands) in a movie about the swedish cult-fiasco festival: Festival Of The Midnight Sun. Of course we said yes! Yesterday was our filming day, and it was a hell lot of fun. So nice to be around other creative people. Can’t wait to see the final result!

We will soon start rehearsing new tracks for our fifth, yet utitled album. These are the only shows we will do this summer/fall: 
ROSEHILLS, LJUSDAL JULY 26
SANDVIKEN JULY 30
CALELLA ROCK FEST OCTOBER 12-13

Hope to see you all soon.
Peace, Love & Hellsingland

THE TOUR IS OVER!


2018 - 01.31

The shows might have ended Saturday in Zaragoza. But for me, it ended today. We drove straight from Zaragoza all the way to Sweden with no stops except for food e.t.c.

I arrived home at 9 in the evening yesterday (tuesday). Fell asleep around 10, slept all through the night, except a few times when I woke up in a pool of sweat, as I always do after tours for some reason. I woke up today in the afternoon after 16 hours of sleep. That’s when I felt I was home.

Just wanted to let you know how much this tour meant to us: There is no country in the world, including our own home country, where we get this kind of response to our music. Where the feeling of connection is this strong. That’s just a fact. Our love and gratitude for you is endless! ❤️

Some people are born with the wrong parents. In the wrong body, or with the wrong sex. I’m starting to feel like I was born in the wrong country. Someday, I will live there permanently. We have made such good friends in Spain over the years that it really feels like coming home. Every time!

What happens next we just don’t know. We could lie and tell you that we will hurry into the studio and record a new album (we have loads of new great songs) but the truth is that for me, every album and every tour feels like the last thing we’ll ever do, for some reason. So the truth is, we just don’t know. Our only goal has always been to top ourselves with every new album, so we have to feel that we are able to do that once again. At this point we don’t know. I guess time will tell.

Once again: Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Charlie Granberg
Hellsingland, 2018-01-31