Below>>Firebug>>HELLFUELED - SWEDEN

Volume One - 2004 - Black Lodge
Born II Rock - 2005 - Black lodge
Memories In Black - 2007 - Black Lodge


  
 
Members

S= Blizzard Of Ozzy>>ANDY ALKMAN>>Blizzard Of Ozzy
G= JOCKE LUNDGREN
B= HENKE LONN
D= KENT SVENSSON



History

The band was formed in Huskvarna, Sweden in 1998. Jocke and Kent had played together since 1990. The band was initially influenced by bands like Entombed and Cathedral.

The first demo was recorded using the band name Below. A song, entitled Magnetic Fields, from the demo was played on a Swedish radio show called P3 Rock. The boys had to change name in order to avoid conflict with an American band. The band chose the name Firebug and set out to record again. History repeated itself when another Firebug reared its head. It was time for another name change.

A third and a fourth demo were recorded during 1999 and 2000 with Lundgren producing. In 2002 Andy gave up the bass to Henke in order to concentrate on the vocals. The band's seventh demo brought the band a recording deal. Volume One was released in the spring of 2004. This album was later licensed by Nuclear Blast. The end of that year brought an EP called Midnight Lady - the title track was a song off the full-length. Born II Rock appeared a year later. It was produced by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman. The group announced a 2009 album for that autumn called Emission Of Sins.

Reviews

HELLFUELED - VOLUME ONE - BLACK LODGE
The funny thing is that these guys are also in a Ozzy Osbourne cover band. What do they call this then? Hellfueled is a Swedish quartet with a singer who sounds like Ozzy himself and music that could have appeared on any Ozzy album - albeit played faster by Hellfueled. The quartet can drift into doom once in a while, and sound like Spiritual Beggars, but this is nothing more or less than an Ozzy Osbourne clone outfit with as much originality as another George Bush lip service to democracy and liberation. The album's better songs are Let Me Out and Midnight Lady. Still, the members' official Ozzy cover band can hardly sound any closer to the original than Hellfueled! - Ali "The Metallian"




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