Hellacopters to reunite for festival slot

The Hellacopters will reunite for an appearance at next year’s Sweden Rock Festival, it’s been reported.

Vocalist and guitarist Nicke Andersson, guitarist Dregen, bassist Kenny Hakansson and drummer Matz Robert Eriksson formed the group in 1994. Dregen departed in 1997 and the band decided to call it a day in 2008.

Now they’ll reform for an appearance at the 2016 event to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album Supershitty To The Max.

Dregen tells Svt.se: “We want to celebrate it properly with a gig at the Sweden Rock Festival – but it’s just a gig.

“Almost every band I’ve seen reunite, it’s fun to see but they still always say, ‘It was better before.’ We’ll try to make that not happen with our audience.”

The band’s seventh and final album was 2007’s Head Off – a 12-track collection of covers.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.