|Guitarist and leadsinger Peter Vegem (a.k.a. Pete Evil) formed the band together with bassplayer Lars Guldbarndsen (a.k.a. Zugly) back in 1997. The band released some great 7 inch singles on various independent labels and appeared on a bunch of more or less obscure compilations. The word spread quickly about the fresh and rather snotty new band from Oslo and in 1998 they signed a deal with the swedish label White Jazz Records. The brilliant minialbum "Troublemaker" followed shortly after in 1999.
Time passed by with much touring and mayhem, but in 2000, after the recording of the album "Making Out With Fire" the band more or less fell apart as all members, except Pete, decided to call it a day.
Refusing to let Hellride rest in peace, Pete soon hooked up with three fabolous Oslo based swedes. The mighty line up of Hellride is:
Peter Boström - Lead Vocals & Bass
Pete "Evil" Vegem - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
Claes Engström - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
Kenneth Vidjeskog - Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals
It's a perfect match! The new line up provided tons of new energy, selfesteem, plenty of attitude and of course last but not least, a bunch of new, great tunes.
Hellride started off with touring in Norway and with good reviews in the press together with great enthusiasm from friends and fans people once again started to talk about the band everyone months before had written off as splitted.
After a few gigs the band took another big step forward as they decided to let the new bassplayer Bosse also take care of the lead vocals. This turned out to be the last magic touch the band needed and the new sound of Hellride today is worth pure solid gold!
Hellride toured Europe in 2001 and received nothing but thumbs up, intoxication, and great reviews in every city in every country. Hellride live on stage happens to be an unbelievable blast of raw rock 'n roll, sweat and power! Hellride delivers the goods!
As for now the band are currently working on their next album in Studio Fredman in Göteborg, Sweden together with engineer Fredrik Rheinedal. The outcome of this session will make the earth move!