Stavanger, Rogaland, NOR

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, the smell of bacon, beans, gunpowder, leather & sweat


Helldorado´s new album "Bones In The Closet" will be released internationally 17. April 2013 (CD, vinyl, digital). Scroll down for information about distribution and promo partners

Helldorado is a fantastic live band and their gigs are legendary. Combine their abilities as a live band with their natural coolness and a bunch of rocking tunes that other bands would kill for, and you have a success in the making. So get into your 65 Chevy, a few bottles of Whiskey, grab some good looking, mini-skirts wearing girls and drive through the night, waiting for what will happen.

The new album is vintage Helldorado: It oozes of sorrow, sin, sex and pain. The band evokes the burning sensation of the sun on your neck, with sand grinding between your teeth, lips thirsty for the double whiskey, churning your otherwise empty stomach with the smell of bacon, beans, gunpowder, leather & sweat drifting pass like a tumbleweed, as a shaky finger fondles the trigger of a Colt 45 under the silhouetted vultures circling the clear blue desert sky.

They draw on a strong tradition of combining blues, country, rock and hardboiled crime. Murder, prison, crime, confession, remorse and punishment runs like a dark stream from the music of Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave and Stan Ridgeway among others. Helldorado brings this tradition into the new century by giving you the music, colours, smells and atmosphere usually connected with the image of southern USA and Mexico

As on their previous albums Helldorado presents cinematic music inspired by Morricone and Tarrantino, epic and dramatic murder ballads, Americana, and Rock Noir with a flare for B-movies ala Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill! Horn sections are added like habanero peppers to an open wound. Under the open sky, and across hot desert landscapes, the faithless characters of Helldorado’s world burn holes in our souls.

Promo Agencies: Prescription PR for UK, Snowhite for Germany, INK Music for Austria, Lautstark for Switzerland, CCAP for Norway, Netherlands TBA,
Booking: Vibra Agency (Europe)
Physical distribution (CD and vinyl): Musikkoperatørene (Norway/Scandinavia), Cargo (UK, G/S/A), Music & Words (Netherlands). More territories TBA


Lost Highway - minialbum (CD & vinyl) - CCAP019/020
Directors Cut - album (CD) - CCAP029
The Ballad Of Nora Lee (CD) - CCAP040
Sinful Soul (CD) - CCAP085
Bones In The Closet (single 7") - CCAP140
Bones In The Closet (CD / vinyl) - CCAP164

All releases also available for digital streaming and download

Set List

A typical set will last between 50 and 90 minutes, consisting mainly of original material plus a few choice covers (i.e. For The Love Of Ivy - The Gun Club, Psycho - The Sonics), some obscure surf-punk songs or whatever they feel like playing at the moment