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Hellsongs are a Swedish "lounge metal" trio whose wry indie pop covers of heavy metal classics like Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction" and Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills" made them a cult hit online and on Scandinavian radio in the early 2000s. Harriet Ohlsson, Johan Bringhed, and Kalle Karlsson formed the group in the fall of 2004 and played their first show at a barn in rural Sweden. The group recorded three demo tracks by the time 2005 rolled around; the songs were picked up by Sveriges Riksradio's P3 (a Swedish national radio station similar to BBC 1 and CBC 3) for rotation on the heavy metal show Rundgång. Hellsongs released their debut EP, Lounge, the following year. A full-length album, Hymns in the Key of 666, followed in 2008. Four years later, the trio returned with Long Live Lounge on Tapete Records, followed by These Are Evil Times in 2013. ~ Margaret Reges

Gothenburg, Sweden

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