Hellsongs saw the light of day in the early fall, 2004. They kickstarted with a premiere gig
in a barn out on the countryside.
The threepiece managed to rehearse and arrange three songs and got cosmic response from the
audience. Cheers and suggestions of new songs kept coming during the night and next show
lurked around the corner.
In late 2005 the band got a lot of airplay as swedish media discovered the band through the
epic version of Run to the Hills. This track and five more were recorded and released as the
Lounge ep in 2006. During the next year Hellsongs started to build an reputation as a impressive
live act and toured the scandinavian countries heavily.
In 2008 the Hellsingers released their full length debut "Hymns in the key of 666". It entered
the swedish charts at no 9 and has so far been released in the nordic countries, GAS, BeNeLux,
Australia/NZ, UK, France, Spain, Japan and Russia. The album was nominated for the German Critics
Award as well as the Swedish Grammy Award, and a succesful tour in the GAS countries followed.
In late 2008 the members of the band realized that they no longer shared the same vision.
They decided that it was best to part ways with Harriet and let their friend and back up vocalist -
Siri Bergnéhr - inherit the throne of Lounge Metal. The last recordings done with Harriet was
released as an ep during spring 2009 (with Siri on backing vocals) and the band broke
new boundaries as they launched their european Tour de Lounge 2.0
During 2009 the band toured heavily in Europe and gained a reputation as a most enjoyable and dear hearted live act. In 2010 the time had come for a first visit over-seas, and two weeks were spent in beautiful Canada. After that it was time to once again meet the demand from the european fans and another extensive tour (Axis of Acoustics) was made, this time with a larger setting on the stage (Leo Skaggmansson contributed with haunting dobro licks and virtuoso guitar skills).
While not on tour, a lot of time was spent in the studio, working with the follow up to the debut, Hymns in the key of 666. In august 2010 it was finally time for the release of Minor Misdemeanors, an album much more diverse than the successful debut. Fans immediately called for live shows and a immense european tour was planned. Unfortunately fate had different plans for the band...
Just as the Hellsingers were supposed to leave their hometown for a german leg of the tour, singer Siri got a minor stroke. This led to a lot of cancelled shows and also a long pause for the band. A final show was played in Gteborg, together with parts of the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra, and this will now be released in february 2012.
Next year Hellsongs will once again tour the hell out of Europe, a first leg has already been revealed. This time vocal duties are taken care of by My Engstrom-Renman, she did her first entrance in the lounge world when Hellbender recorded a DIO tribute track (Stand up and Shout).