Ottawa, ON’s loud, wild and heavy anthemic rock n’rollers HELLBROS are proud to announce they will be trekking across the Atlantic for their first European tour that will kick off on June 2nd and see them perform in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and wrap up in the Netherlands on June 24th.
“Going to Europe has been a goal of ours for a few years now and then suddenly everything just fell into place. We look forward to playing in front of fans that are seeing us for the first time. “To say we are stoked would be a massive understatement.” – comments frontman Peter Jurt.
The tour is in support of last year’s self-titled and the band’s third studio recording that was debuted on French label Bad Reputation, and is a compilation of their two previous self-releases, 2011’s full length album ‘Good Time Machine’ and their 2015 EP ‘Calling All Giants’. Album is available for online purchase at the following link here and be heard at the following stream here.
About the Band:
Straight outta Canada’s capital, Ottawa Ontario, Hellbros are anything but a bunch of latte sipping civil servants. Instead they spend their time crafting loud, belligerent rock n roll with heaps of attitude. Brothers Peter Jurt (vocals, guitar) & Christian Jurt (guitar) along with childhood friends Josh Roy (drums, vocals) and Mat ‘Spag’ Collins (bass, vocals) create the high-energy quartet that blast out “loud, wild and heavy, excellent stuff as you’d like to point your bucket of beer to the sky while screaming and shouting alongside brothers and sisters during a nightly wild party” – Metal To Infinity
2015 began a great year for the Hellbros, they signed with Bad Reputation Records (Fr) and released their 3rd album, ‘Self Titled’, on September 15th in Europe. A follow up to their debut full length album ‘Goodtime Machine’, which took home the fan voted best rock/hard rock album of the year in the 2012 Independent Music Awards. They once again teamed up with engineer and co-producer Dean Hadjichristou and mixer Riccardo ‘Paso’ Pasini for this album.
November 2015 Hellbros released an unofficial anthem during the Grey Cup week for the Ottawa Redblacks CFL football team. The song entitled, “We’re All Redblacks” was debuted on TSN1200 radio. “Pretty strong effort!, well sung, well performed.” – JR TGOR Show The song was also picked up by Ottawa’s Classic Rock station Chez 106.1 – “Hellbros getting us all in the mood for the Ottawa Redblacks game!” – Woody (Chez 106)
In June 2016 Hellbros will head overseas for a run of shows in Europe that bring them through Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany & the Netherlands. Just like Hellbros latest album their shows will start off with a “hardrock-like ‘heeeeeell yeaaah!’” and just like it does on their album it will set the tone for the rest of the show. So hold on to your butts.
Main Stage Opening Act for Monster Truck, Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden at Ottawa Bluesfest, “I think these guys are going to be loudest band so far today. Dammit they look pretty frigging cool.” – Scotty Lear (106.9 The Bear) introducing Hellbros at Bluesfest.
– Goodtime Machine LP received Rock/Hardrock Album of the Year – Independent Music Awards
– Multiple Cross Canada Tours (Performed in all Canadian provinces except Newfoundland)
– Reached over 17,500 Song Downloads (Itunes, Tunecore & Bandcamp)
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