Thank you @Yannick Doutaz and Metalinside.ch for the awesome review of our concert at the Metal Scar - Festival this year! Its an honor to be called one of the highlights of the day at such a cool festival! Cheers!
Tonight we play for the first time in Heilbronn with GodSkill and @the black passage!
Hey ho, lets go...what a cool party in france at no mans land, thanks to everyone who was there and had fun with us😍😍🤘🤘claude, you're the best, thanks a lot for all...kisses hellvetica ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Dublin! We had a blast at The Peters House! Big cheers go out to our friends who came especially from Switzerland to see us! Simon Lüdi and his buddy, Chantal Hintermann and Valerie. Also a big cheers goes out to our Friend Yanny Gill for the support you have been giving us over the past months 😊 you guys rock!
Thank you Cork!!! That was so far the best show of the tour! A packed Fred Zeppelins great promotion by John Ø'Brien, awesome sound and we felt like we were playing in Switzerland! Big cheers to all the crazy people who came the the show and made it such a special one!
Big cheers also goes out to ZOMBIFIED and Strangle Wire for coping with us on the ireland date! @peter clarke you just fucking rule!
We will definetly come back to the greenest Island on the planet with the best beer 😊
Now we have some driving to do before were checking in in France!
It really was a deadly gig! 😀
The whole night went like clockwork.
All credit to Pavol for the sound and technical side. He has everything fine tuned in Fred Zeppelins.
And cheers to local lads WORN OUT for representing 'Our Town'. Busy day for them, but they still fit in another set.
We had an amazing time in England and it was a real pleasure to step as a band onto English soil. We are amazed and very thankful for the support we got from the people coming to the shows supporting us and picking up some merch, promoters putting their heart and soul into the show and all the bands we shared stage with! We will definitely come back with some new stuff! Please send us recommendations of places/ venues and people we really have to work with.
Now the second part of our journey begins! Were settings sails for northern Ireland and Ireland! Be prepared to get thrashed!
Folkestone and The Harp Restrung what was that? Thank you so much to the people coming to the show and making us feel at home! Amazing place, amazing sound and a great, energetic crowd! Thats the best kick off we could have asked for! Thank you EMV Events for hosting the show and for your professional work! Big cheers to our new buddies in Black Elk Monroe! Also check out our friends band Warchrist!
Tonight we will step into the rink of the mighty The Hairy Dog in Derby! Come to the show you will not regret it!!
Es ist nun bald wieder soweit! Das fünfte Metal Scar Festival steht vor der Tür und diesmal dauert das Festival ganze zwei Tage! Vom 12.10. auf den 13.10.18 werden im schönen Sachseln im Kanton Obwalden 23 Bands für ein Musikalisches Feuerwerk sorgen.
Friday we played at 3 AM at 30 Stunden Festival and we were surprised that there actually were a fair amount of people in front of the stage enjoying what we were doing!
Saturday we played for the first time in Schopfheim at the Café Irrlicht and we had a blast! Thanks to Riot Crew for having us and to our new buddies in Nautilus for sharing the stage with us! Check them out!
Wow Moshpit-Music Club das war geil!!! Danke euch vielmals das ihr so lange da geblieben seid und mit uns kräftig gefeiert habt 😊! Big cheers an Sam un Matthias Lauber für alles was ihr über die Jahre mit eurer crew gemacht habt! Das Deserted Valley Metalday festival war sehr geil und ich glaube die abschieds show war ein würdiger Abschluss!
Bitte unterschreibt die Petition gegen die neue Lärmschutzverordnung hier in der Schweiz! Das kann und darf nicht wahr sein und deshalb ist es wichtig, dass wir dagegen kämpfen. Viele Freunde von uns sind Klubbesitzer oder in der Szene involviert. Helft mit das Kulturangebot weiterhin hoch zu halten!
Unterschreiben und teilen! Danke euch!
Nächste shows: 31.8 Kiff Aarau, 1.9 Moshpit, Naters. Cheers! ... See MoreSee Less
Ab 2019 sollen Konzerte und Veranstaltungen die eine Lautstärke von 93 Dezibel (dB) überschreiten, aufgezeichnet und 14 Tage im Voraus angemeldet werden. Dazu ist eine Messvorrichtung nötig, die mehrere tausend Franken kostet (Experten sprechen im Schnitt von 5000 CHF). Zusätzlichen müssen Kost...
Recently it has been slightly quiet around us. We were busy on holidays and also working hard preparing the upcoming shows in Autumn.
We have some news for you guys: All in Hellvetica have put a lot of time and effort in all we were doing in the past years. For us as a hobby band with all of us working 100% next to music in regular jobs has been great but very tough. For this reason Jon has decided to step back until the end of the year from our autumn campaign including the tours etc. to focus on the job and channel the energy towards that. The band fully understand and supports his decision and we hope he can catch up with all the things that weren't possible due to our schedule in this time.
We worked very hard to find a good replacement for the upcoming autumn campaign that doesn't just know how to play the guitar but also that is a decent human being and fits to us crazy morons. We are happy to announce that Pasci will be riffing for us in the next half a year!! First stop will be at the KIFF in Aarau on the 31.8.18 and on the 1.9.18 at the moshpit in Nanters!
Come to the shows and check us out with our new man shredding the six stringed wooden board! ... See MoreSee Less
We had an awesome night at the 7er Club Mannheim on our gig together with REACTORY and D.R.I. It was a honor to open up the night for you guys! Thank you that so many people showed up early and enjoyed our show, sang along and gave high fives!
Big cheers to the awesome people behind the scene who are always making us feel at home in mannheim. Fish you rule!
Also thank you to Marc from DER Mannheim KULT for booking us to this awesome package! You rock bro!
Review by Nathan McLeod: Introducing from “Lenzburg, Switzerland”, thrash metal quintet “Hellvetica” & their latest full-length effort entitled “Against The Odds” that was released in “September 2017”. Since their 2004 incarnation, “Against The Odds” is the bands third official release & follow-up to their 2014 CDEP release of “Deadly Eyes” & their 2011 full-length debut release of “Your Last Breath”, that feature former members of “The Percent”, “Septic Christ”, & “Grin”. Like a lotta bands nowadays & what seems to be the norm with line-up changes, “Hellvetica” has had a grip of them themselves. The constant being since day one member-wise that of “Roman Wettstein” on vocals & “Jon Schnider” on guitar.
With the opening track of “Wake Up The Dead”, “Hellvetica” couldn’t of chose a better song to kick start the thrashing & mayhem off! Have a look at the official music video for “Wake Up The Dead”: youtu.be/oaqGFmqEGJM … If you might have guessed, very much “Anthrax” influenced. Musically that is & influential from both the “Belladonna” & “Bush” eras. Thankfully though “Roman Wettstein” sounds nothing like “Belladonna” nor is he trying too.
Most of what is heard on “Against The Odds” is very much “Anthrax” influenced, mixed with some “Nuclear Assault”, some early “Megadeth” & “Metallica”, the “Exploited”, with the guitars here & there reminiscent of “Zakk Wylde” & “Dimebag Darrel”. (RIP Darrel). Very nice mixture & combination musically that if you read the first paragraph of the “Hellvetica” bio taken from their “Facebook” page, I’d say it is quite accurate: “HELLVETICA stands for explosive shows, extreme stage acting, fat live sound, strong interaction with the audience, spiced with a decent portion of Thrash Metal and garnished with a whiff of Hardcore and Punk”.
Having gone back now & listening to “Hellvetica’s” other two CDs, “Your Last Breath” & “Deadly Eyes”, & damn! These guys & gal surely have improved upon themselves musically, making great strides, leaps & bounds from what I am hearing on “Against The Odds”. And’d say truthfully a natural progression more or less from release to release, which is also more or less you wanna see & here from bands. Sure, everyone does plateau with releases, & although this is a great CD, I do think “Hellvetica” has not hit that plateau, yet. If ya do not believe me, well then check “Hellvetica” out at one of their 2018 Euro tourdates below:
Upcoming 2018 “Hellvetica” tourdates are as follows:
*Jul 29 @ the 7er Club – Mannheim, Germany
*Aug 1 @ Kiff – Aarau, Switzerland
*Sep 1 @ the Moshpit – Naters, Switzerland
*Sep 29 @ the Stunden Festival – Zug, Switzerland
*Oct 12-13 @ the Metal Scar Festival – Sachseln, Switzerland
*Nov 2 @ the P8 – Karlsruhe, Germany
*Nov 3 @ the Harp Restrung – Folkstone, England
*Nov 4 @ the Hairy Dog – Derby, England
*Nov 5 @ the Queens Hall – Nuneaton, England
*Nov 7 @ EBGBs – Liverpool, England
*Nov 8 @ the Voodoo Club – Belfast, N. Ireland
*Nov 9 @ the Thomas House – Dublin, Ireland
*Nov 10 @ Fred Zeppelins – Cork, Ireland
*Nov 16 @ Mobilat – Heilbronn, Germany
*Nov 17 @ the Art Canrobert – Rastaat, Germany
*Dec 1 @ the Flosserplatz – Aarau, Switzerland
In addition, have a gander at the “Against The Odds” CD right here: officialhellvetica.bandcamp.com/releases … You have an outstanding CD here from beginning to end here. There are some high points track-wise that I feel are stronger than others. Some are a bit more catchy than others, but all in all fucking great! Some of my personal faves being “Wake Up The Dead”, “Against The Odds”, “HVA”, & “Demolition”. I do love the “Hellvetica” karaoke version of “Wake Up The Dead”. Got a great sense of humour!
Keep up the great work! Hopefully there’s a new “Hellvetica” CD in the not so distant future?
My rating: 92/100 (Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan)
Against The Odds track info: I) Wake Up The Dead II) Against The Odds III) Face Palm IV) HVA V) Bitchslap VI) Broken Wings VII) Reborn VIII) Jump The Fuck Up IX) Roadkill X) Demolition XI) Pitmaster XII) Wake Up The Dead (Karaoke Version) – total run-time, 48:49.
Engineered, edited, & mixed by Seb Schiess at SOS Basement – www.sos-basement.ch/ … Mastered by Dan Suter at Echochamber – www.echochamber.ch/ … Produced by Seb Schiess & Hellvetica. Artwork by Tom Mischrer at Roar Design.
Thank you Tersicore Fest for the awesome party and for inviting us to come and play at this truely special location! Thank you for the support also from the crazy swiss people that came over and joined the festival and we had a real blast 😊👍👍
We have really cool news! We got another summer show coming up and its a special one! Were honored to support the Mighty D.R.I at the 7er Club MannheimDER Mannheim KULT summerstage! D.R.I has been an inspiration for many of us and have influenced us a lot! Its a huge pleasure to hit the stage with them!!
Our german friends around mannheim dont miss this!
After the very successful and cool Moshing the balkan tour 2018 we have decided to hot the road in November again!
We will be touring England, North Irland and Ireland from the 2.11 - 10.11.2018!! We are so excited about this as it is the first time for us to come over and are hoping to see as many new people as possible on the road again! So all of you get your asses to the shows, invite your friends and lets make this one as successful as the last tour in the balkans!
Met bar! That was so much fun last saturday!! So good to be back home playing for our friends, families and beloved ones we know for years! Big cheers to our buddies Radwaste for their awesome performance and to every single one of you guys who filled up met bar!
Tomorrow wete stoping at the Musigburg in Aarburg! Be there
Dear friends, family, guests, followers, haters etc. we are home Safe and sound of our Moshing the Balkans tour 2018! We had the pleasure and honor to play for old friends and supporters in Bulgaria (and of course made a lot new ones) and we played in Serbia, Greece, Bosnia and Croatia where we have never been before. It was a mind blowing journey and we feel very fortunate to be able to do what we love as a band.
Everywhere we went we felt welcome and had not a single strange or odd concert where people walked away or the promoter was just shitty. All you people made the tour what it was: just fantastic!
On one hand we are happy to be back home with our beloved ones on the other we feel sad that the journey ended. We are missing our second Family Odd Crew already and cant wait to rejoice with them in Autumn.
There stood Gonoreas, a mighty four-piece Swiss Heavy Metal demon. With the driving force of a strong rhythm section, the blistering guitar play and the singer's high vocal range, they were melting the place so hard that a big cooling fan was needed to maintain the temperature within the normal limi...
Wow what happened yesterday?? You guys were crazy! Thursday night and we felt all the energy flowing and you guys made this night really special! We have never been in Bosnia before but it was mind blowing to see you crowdsurfinf, hadbanging, moshing and singing our choruses! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for making us feel like home! Below some cool pictures taken with 2 awesome people that went crazy to our show!
A big cheers goes out to Mirza who put up the show and promoted it like a pro which he really is! Also a big cheers to our budies in Gonoreas and UNTOLD for sharing the stage with us!
Up next is the last show of Moshing the balkans 2018 tour! Were checking in in Pula Croatia for the last time on this run. Lets make it count!
Yeeeah!! Weve reached 2000 likes just now! Thank you so much for your support!! Invite your friends to check us out and help us to spread the words 😊😊👍👍 you guys rock!
Yesterday we started the last chapter of our moshing the balkans tour 2018 with our brothers of Gonoreas! Osijek was a really cool show! Thank you very much to all who came!! A big cheers to the crowed surfer!! You guys have all the respect from us and we love you!
Thanks to Randevu / DANĐN bar and festcampercrew (mario) for letting us come to Osijek! Check out the video!
Were a bit late with saying thank you to our new friends, brothers and sisters in Greece! It was a honor and a big pleasure to come to fantastic Thessaloniki! We really enjoyed the show, energy and all the kind words given to us! We will definetly return and we hope to keep our band growing in fantastic Greece.
We are overwhelmed by the hospitality given by our new friends in Pendulum Zero (check them out!!!) and the people at the show! You made us feel at home and the ouzo was really good! 😊😊
Also a huge thanks goes to the bigest Malaka 😂😂 (yes We know what it means) george from straight from the heart records for being such an awesome Bro and for your work over the past years for the scene in Greece! We are really happy to consider you as our friend! THANK YOU!!
We will not loose any more words obout our bulgarian family in Odd Crew.. all I can say is we love you guys from the bottom of our heart!! Thanks for the friendship and all you guys have done for us!!!!!
Now we are on the way to our next show in Osijek in Croatia! Lets get croatia moving 😊😊 Gonoreas
Yesterday was the last show in Bulgaria on "Moshing the Balkans tour 2018" and we loved every minute of it! We met many old friends and made even more new ones! The support and energy given to us was just mind blowing! Thank you from the bottom of our heart! Also a big cheers to VIOLENT CHAPTER for coming to play the two shows with us and Odd Crew who just killed everything!!!
Bulgaria and its people already had a very special place in our hearts but this part of the tour was very special to us. We saw so many familiar faces and good memories came up from previous tours.
With a crying and a laughing eye we are moving on to Greece today! Thessaloniki ist the place to be today at the legendary 8 ball club. Its the First time for us to come to Greece and we are looking forward to it 😊 come out early! Pendulum Zero will also join is and odd crew and were looking forward to meeting them!
Holy shit!! Thank you so very very much to everyone that came to the show! It was a pleasure and an honor to be back! It felt like home and we saw so many friends that keep supporting us for the past years and made a lot of new ones! This is what it is all about. We are really grateful to be abel to do what we do abroad and see people enjoying themselves while listening to our music! Thank you for singing stage diving and going absolutely nuts to our music! We love you guys!!!!!!
WE WILL BE BACK 😊 this is a threat not only a promise 👍👍👍
We love you!!!
Tonight we play Plovdiv! Lets see what happens today but we know plovdiv is crazy so come to the show and lets party hard!!!
Moshing the Balkans update: wait whats wrong here?? 🤔
Christian and Roman are still a bit flashed from the awesome show in VARNA LIVE CLUB! It was just fantastic like always and we were so stoked about seeing so many friends and familiar faces who already came the previous times! Thank you very much to every one who came, sang along, banged their heads and danced like there is no tomorrow! You guys were fucking amazing and we love you from the bottom of our hearts.
Big cheers also to our brothers of Odd Crew who have to cope with us 😂😂 was a fantastic night!
We are on the way to Burgas where the oddvetica is being joined by VIOLENT CHAPTER from serbia and we heard there will be also a birthday to celebrate 😊😊 take your best dancing shoes with you as we will rumble as fuck 😊👍👍
Our hearts are still full of joy, happiness and gratitude for the more than beautiful, energetic and mind blowing gig last night in Sofia at the terminal 1!
We would like to thank Odd Crew for taking us on the road with them again, the Terminal 1 crew who were so hospitable and nice to us, the tech crew for their awesome job and last but not least to every one who came to the show! You made is feel more than welcome and it felt like home!
Were on the road to Varna and were so looking forward to party hard with you guys with moshpits, stage dives and drinks 😊
Wow Sofia!!! What was that? Amazing!!! Thank you so very much to all of you partying hard with us and showing up early to our show! We really appreciate it and want to thank all of you from the bottom of our heart!!
Now odd crew is killing as always! We just love our brother from other mothers and from a far away country!