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Helldorado New Album Bones In The Closet Out May 13th on CCAP | FESTIVALPHOTO

Helldorado New Album Bones In The Closet Out May 13th on CCAP

Helldorado was formed in the spring of 2001 in Stavanger, Norway. Most of the members had been playing in local band The Tramps for several years, and had considerable live and studio experience with that band. They where looking for a much darker and broader musical landscape than they could find in The Tramps, and got together playing punked up surf covers with their new band Helldorado. In the fall of 2002 Helldorado won the traditional Norwegian Battle of the Bands called ZOOM winning a full Norwegian tour plus a couple of gigs in the UK and Germany. Shortly after winning the national ZOOM finale they released their first mini album Lost Highway at the local label CCAP. The album received stunning reviews in the Norwegian music press. After they finished the extensive tour, they spent considerable time in the studio in the summer of 2003. Since their last album, The Ballad of Nora Lee, the band has taken a step closer to the Mexican border, but they still evoke the sensation of a burning sun on your neck, crunched sand between your teeth, a salty taste on your lips, a shaky finger on the trigger of a Colt 45, circling vultures silhouetted against a blue-white sky, a double whiskey on an empty stomach, and the smell of bacon, beans, gunpowder, leather & sweat. The Ballad Of Nora Lee also saw the band having a surprise hit in Turkey with the album track “The Drinking Song”. So get into your 65 Chevy, a few bottles of Whiskey and drive through the night, waiting for what will happen. The perfect soundtrack is already there!

Writer: Anthony May
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