added: 20 Mar 2013 // by: Andy Snipper
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.
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'.
New Album Bones In The Closet Out May 13th on CCAP