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THE HELLFREAKS - neues Album und Video

Fotocredit: Oliver Kniest
Fotocredit: Oliver Kniest

Im Januar 2020 erscheint das vierte Album namens “God On The Run” der Budapester Punk Rock Band The Hellfreaks. Die Band hat gut zwei Jahre an den Songs gewerkelt und sich damit einen lang ersehnten Traum verwirklicht, mit Producern aus der USA zusammen zu arbeiten.

Für die perfekte Würzung der Songs hat sich die Band für Pre-Production Paul Miner (New Found Glory, Atreyu, Death By Stereo), für die Post Production Evan Rodaniche (Escape The Faith, Powerman 5000, Lacey Sturm) und für das Mastering Tom Waltz an Bord geholt. Zur Single Release gibt es ein Musik Video, welches von der ungarischen Truppe Mihasznafilm gedreht wurde.

Der Songtitel thematisiert die Natur im Wandel der Zeit und die damit verbundene unersetzbare und unwiederherstellbare Lebensquelle. “Unter dem alltäglichen Leistungsdruck, welcher unsere Zeit stark prägt, strebt unweigerlich jede*r nach Effizienz, um jeden Moment unseres Lebens einen Wert zu verleihen, da unser sozialer Wert mittlerweile mit dem Wert, welcher durch unserer Arbeit erschaffen wurde, gleichgestellt wird. Währenddessen finden wir gar keine Zeit in Frage zu stellen: Ist das wirklich der Schlüssel zum Erfolg und Glücklich-Sein?

Eines der größten Inspirationen der ungarischen Band ist das Werk des deutschen Schriftstellers Michael Ende, Momo, aus dem Jahr 1973. In dieser Geschichte tauchen die grauen Herren (Men In Grey) auf, die die Menschen dazu zu bringen, Zeit zu sparen, um sie angeblich für später sicher und verzinst aufzubewahren. In Wahrheit jedoch werden die Menschen um ihre Zeit betrogen. Während die Menschen mit aller Kraft daran arbeiten Zeit zu sparen, vergessen sie, im Jetzt zu leben. Leben bedeutet Zeit und je mehr Zeit die Menschen also sparen, desto kälter und kahler wird das Leben selbst.

Fotocredit: Oliver Kniest
Fotocredit: Oliver Kniest

Bio:

THE BEGINNINGS
 Hell was full so they came back!
Spawned from surf-psycho roots in 2009, Shakey Sue decided to abandon her drumsticks and pick up a microphone. Alongside her trusted guitarist, they recruited two punk rockers and summoned a sound more fitting of their devilish nature. The Hellfreaks were born.
After winning a prestigious award from the Program For National Contemporary Music Culture in Hungary in 2009, the band invested their achievement in their first music video for the critically acclaimed ‘Boogieman’ that has surpassed five million views on YouTube. The video became one of the most viewed psychobilly videos on the planet.
2010 saw the release of their debut album ‘Hell Sweet Hell’ which was an immediate success. The Hellfreaks were rapidly leaving their tracks across the globe from Alaska to Australia and from Budapest to Birmingham as their fans devoured the record.
After two years of relentless touring, their second full length album ‘Circus Of Shame’ was unleashed to the world through Longneck Records. A mix of punkrock and billy-influenced-sound, alternative model and vocalist Shakey Sue and her three partners in crime set out to take their fans and critics by storm for a second time.

NEW GENERATION HELLFREAKS
After a split in 2014 and a period of a creative re-invention, Shakey Sue returned with a new line-up of freaks and a hungry punk rock attitude. The new wave of the band launched with a tour in the USA in 2015 that included a performance at the famed Ink 'n’ Iron Festival in Long Beach.
In 2016, The Hellfreaks released their much anticipated new generation album, ‘Astoria’. Separating themselves from their ‘billy’ roots, they crafted a sound entirely of their own.
A year later they released the band two  new music videos.
”Burn The Horizon” is managed by a really one-off and special teamwork. Steven Shea (American writer and producer) made the video with his professional team and he managed the writing and production also. The unique thing about the video is the location of the shooting, because only the 'viral video' was made in Hungary, all the other parts were made in the United States of America.
In 2017, supported by a successful indiegogo campaign, the band released their video for “I’m Away”. The continued support from their loyal fanbase is testament to the bands hard work and dedication towards their vision.
Alongside the USA, The Hellfreaks have performed in almost every European country in small clubs to major festivals such as the WGT & Spirit Festival in Germany, the Psychobilly Meeting in Spain, Club Sin in Finland, Warhead in Poland, Pod Parou in Czech Republic, Bedlam Breakout Festival in Northampton and countless other venues.
2019 will continue the evolution of The Hellfreaks with a roaring 4th studio album and touring cycle. Strap in folks, the rides about to begin!

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