The Sound Of Stavanger


Helldorado fall dates in Turkey

Helldorado are back in Turkey for a fall tour.
There might be additional dates added in November. Check this space or the
Helldorado site for updates

We 1-10 TR Izmir - Ooze Venue
Th 2-10 TR Istanbul - Studio Live
Fr 3-10 TR Istanbul - Beyaz Show (TV talk show)
Sa 4-10 TR Ankara - Rock Station Festival
Fr 10-10 TR Istanbul - Bogazici University
Sa 11-10 TR Bursa - Suare

If you happen to be a Helldorado fan living in Turkey check out the latest editions of the following Magazines for interviews with the band:
-The Rolling Stone Magazine (Turkey)
-Star Gazetesi

There is also planned an interview with the
D Plus channel

The new Helldorado album is planned for release early 2009. "Hellraising Outlaw" of the album is now available on the
POP08 compilation

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

Helldorado in the European Football Championship

Turkey beat Norway out of the qualifier for the European Football Championship, but Norway is still represented in Switzerland / Austria this summer:

The Turkish company Ulker are sponsoring the Turkish National Football Team towards this summers European Championship.
They have chosen the Helldorado song “Drinking Song” for their campaign. The first leg of the campaign was released this week, and the response have been tremendous.

The 60 seconds video clip finds the Turkish National Football Team performing “Drinking Song” (with new football related lyrics). The commercial is now being shown on Turkish TV, and Helldorado and the Ulker commercial have also been featured on Turkish TV news. We are being told that this song is now more or less the official Turkish supporter anthem for the championship!

Helldorado have been receiving messages from Turkey on their
myspace, helldorado and facebook websites as well as on their cell phones (no, we are not giving out those numbers:-) the past days, so it seems a lot of the Turks understands where this songs comes from.

We are enjoying every bit of it, and hopefully this will help Helldorado to an even higher profile in Turkey.
Check out the Ulker Commercial on
You Tube
And Helldorado´s own video is right here


Helldorado have had great success in Turkey the past couple of years. They have had three sold-out tours in Turkey and their "Drinking Song" from "The Ballad Of Nora Lee" album has become something of an anthem on radio and in cafe´s and clubs. Now "The Ballad Of Nora Lee" has finally been released in Turkey through Artist Music & Management and the brand new video for "Drinking Song" is Video Of The Day at Dream TV. Check out the video on Dream TV right here