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!?

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

Photo by Marias of Sweden

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