The Sound Of Stavanger

Jun 2008

Helldorado to the semi-finals!

As you might now the official fan song for the Turkish National Football Team is a version of Helldorado´s "A Drinking Song". Turkey is playing the semi-finals against Germany tonight, and the interest for both the official football song, Helldorado´s original version and the band has been rising through the tournament. Today the Norwegian newspaper VG presented a "mash up" of the football video and Helldorado´s original video on their web TV. Earier Norwegian TV2 did a story on the case.

Our licensing partner in Germany,
Glitterhouse, reports that "Der Tagesspiegel" (one of the biggest German newspapers, from Berlin) wrote a lengthy feature about "A Drinking Song" and the Turkish team. SAT1 tv (one of the big four German tv-channels) showed excerpts from "A Drinking Song" and from the Turkish team's version in their "Breakfast Magazine" twice this morning.

Our record label in Turkey,
Artist Music, reports that the popularity of Helldorado is growing. The album was last week at number 1. on the Rock Music Chart in Turkey and number 18. on the international sales charts in Turkey. Numberone FM has put the track on heavy rotation and the song is currently #1 on their Top 40. The video is started playing on MTV Turkey.

Helldorado - Turkey update

"Ballad Of Nora Lee" was released in Turkey last month. So far major newspapers like Hurriyet, Sabah and Vatan have feautured it in their album review and news sections. Also, the major magazines like Blue Jean, Dream Dergi, Tempo, Hey Girl, Aktuel +18 have published it. Star TV (one of the most popular major national TV channels) and Dream TV (national music TV channel) used both the original video and the Ulker's football commercial (a version of Drinking Song with Turkish lyrics). ''A drinking Song'' video is now on rotation as ''Fresh'' on Number One TV (national music channel).

The album is sold on all major music stores like D&R, Megavizyon, Mephisto etc.
The album is currently at number 17 on the international sales chart in Turkey

Well done boys!

Helldorado´s "Drinking Song" now out on You Tube!

The "Drinking Song" video is finally out on You Tube! Watch it here