Helltrain had a contract with Nuclear Blast in 2004. During this time, they released the following album:
• Route 666 (info)
Helltrain plays punk-ass rot n roll exclusively! Helltrain was founded in 2002 by Pierre Törnkvist - vocals & bass.
The band immediately found recognition for their original sound, mixing their previous experiences in the heavier genres like death-, thrash- & black metal with arrangements and sounds from rock n roll & punk rock music. The unique use of a ammond organ got people to lend an ear or two.
We could quote Jimmy Pop of the Bloodhound Gang on the sound: “ It’s like Misfits, but with an attitude!” The vocals from front man Pierre would probably scare the shit out of any Misfits fan...
The band recorded three demo songs, “Route 666”, “Rot n roll” and Helltrain”. It was only necessary to send it to one record label to get the damn deal done. Nuclear Blast signed the band immediately & Helltrain entered the studio to record the debut album “Route 666”. The demo was later released as “The 666 ep” (limited edition 500 copies) by Swedish underground label Heathendoom Music. Requests to release Route 666” on license have been verified from major labels in both Japan and the USA.
Weeks before www.mp3.com closed down the band was on 6th place in the alternative charts.
The Helltrain coven is: Pierre Törnkvist - vocals, bass Oskar Karlsson- drums Patrik Törnkvist - guitars, organ, piano The band member’s previous usical experiences should speak for themselves as they have been actively involved in the following bands: Scheitan - 3 albums (Invasion Rec & Century Media) TheEverdawn - 1 album, 1 ep (Invasion/MetalBlade)Gates Of Ishtar - 3 albums (Spinefarm/Invasion) Defleshed - 1 ep (Invasion) Battlelust - 1 album (Hammerheart)The oaning- 1 album (No Fashion) Raised Fist - 3 albums (Burning Heart/Epitaph)