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Promo – The Hellfreaks Homepage Agent: Michael Schuh


Hell was full so they came back! Their return to this world began in February 2009 when Shakey Sue and her guitarist decided to amp up the sophistication of the music they were playing as members of an established surf-psycho band. Sue abandoned her drumsticks and the guitarist grabbed his Gretsch and after teaming up with two other friends who were rocking the punk world, the Hellfreaks were born.

Rather than trying to hide their horns any longer, they combined their musical roots and the result was an original hard hitting sound.

During the summer of 2009 they recorded their first demo. That very same year the Program For National Contemporary Music Culture in Hungary invited applications for music and motion pictures. Despite over 180 submissions, The Hellfreaks won the competition which gave them the funds required to produce their first music video for their single „Boogieman” which instantly resulted in over millions of views on Youtube. The video became one of the most viewed psychobilly videos ever!

At the beginning of 2010 the band released their debut album „Hell Sweet Hell” which was an almost immediate success being sold to fans from Alaska to Australia, from Budapest to Birmingham.

After another 2 years of touring, the world was ready for their next album „Circus Of Shame” recorded under the German label, Longneck Records. A mix of punkrock and billy-influenced-sound, a healthy touch of take-it-or-leave-it, alternative model and vocalist Shakey Sue and her 3 partners in crime set out to take their fans by storm and tell the critics to LISTEN TO THIS NOW.

In 2013 they recorded their second videoclip in France/Montpellier for the song „Godless Girl’s Fun”, directed by Enguerran Prieu, participator of the Cannes Film Festival 2013.

The Hellfreaks continue to show their fans across Europe and the USA, that as a hard touring band, they can draw and play to audiences regardless of geography. They have performed in almost every European country, from small clubs to major festivals such as the WGT & Spirit Festival in Germany, the Psychobilly Meeting in Spain, Club Sin in Finland, Warhead in Poland, Pod Parou in Czech Republic, Bedlam Breakout Festival in Northampton and countless other venues.

After a split up by the end of 2014 and a period of a creative re-invention, the band came back with Shakey Sue and a completely new and very strong line-up with a big portion of punkrock attitude, and started with a tour through the USA in the summer of 2015. The Hellfreaks toured in California, Arizona, Nevada and played at the Ink ’n’ Iron Festival in Long Beach as well.

In the beginning of 2016 the band finished the recordings of the long awaited 3rd album „Astoria”, which is the first material of the new-generation Hellfreaks. With this piece they separated themselves from the billy-roots and went straight on to their new way they can call their own now.
A year later they released 2 new videoclips.
”Burn The Horizon” is managed by a really one-off and special teamwork. Steven Shea (American writer and producer) made the videoclip with his professional team and he managed the writing and production also. The unique thing about the video is the location of the shooting, because only the ‚viral video‘ was made in Hungary, all the other parts were made in the United States of America.
In 2017 the band also presented their videoclip “I’m Away”. The financial background for it was partly based on fans‘ support through an indiegogo campaign, in exchange for which they were provided with such merch and relics as, for example, Shakey Sue’s corset which she was wearing in the video for „Boogieman“.

Come & and enjoy loads of energy and rapid blood rush throughout your whole body while you’re listening to the finest sound of modern punk rock riot – The Hellfreaks!