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18.12.2002 : Tour of the year...
WE and El Caco will tour Europe together in January/February 2003, starting in Germany and ending with WE performing at the Alarm Awards in Trondheim, Norway. See the live section for all details.

03.12.2002 : Rock album of the year...
WE have been nominated for best rockalbum of the year for "Dinosauric Futurobic" at the prestigious Norwegian Alarm Awards. Go to: www.alarmweb.org to vote. The webpage is in Norwegian so Vote = Stem...

03.12.2002 : Lowdown at by:Larm...
Lowdown have been selected to play at by:Larm (the Norwegian version of In The City/Popkomm/Midem). by:Larm takes place in Trondheim 13th-16th February 2003.

13.11.2002 : Vote for our bands...
Vote for our bands at NRK's (Norwegian National Radio) poll. WE are nominated for Norwegian album of the year. Camaros for newcomer of the year. Use the following link to enter: NRK Upunkt

13.11.2002 : Request rotation...
The English station Extreme Radio has added WE's track DINOSAURIC FUTUROBIC to the request rotation , and are now streaming  24 / 7. Please send e-mail requests to  idj@hotmetalradio.com or extremeradio@btopenworld.com

28.10.2002 : QOTSA + WE...
WE will support Queens Of The Stoneage in Oslo and Stockholm next week. Check the live page for details.

28.10.2002 : BeNeLux release...
WE's "Dinosauric Futurobic" are released in BeNeLux today. Distribution through Bertus. Check it out!

23.10.2002 : Album of the week...
WE's "Dinosauric Futurobic" will be album of the week in Angelina's Journey on Monday October 28th on the great English rock radio TotalRock. You can listen live at www.totalrock.com

21.10.2002 : Releases today...
Today is the day for the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Finland. You can buy yourself a couple of great rock'n'roll albums : Ask for WE's "Dinosauric Futurobic" and Camaros' "Romantique" in your local shop.

15.10.2002 : European releasedates...
Sweden/Finland : WE & Camaros 21st Oct 2002 (VME)
UK/Ireland : WE & Camaros 21st Oct 2002 (Pro-Sonic) 
BeNeLux : WE 28th Oct 2002 - Camaros TBA Nov 2002 (Bertus)
Germany/Austria/Switzerland : WE & Camaros TBA Jan 2003 (Cargo)
Italy : WE & Camaros TBA Jan 2003 (Brainstorm)

11.09.2002 : Sweden/Finland distro...
Black Balloon Records have signed a distribution deal for Sweden and Finland with VME (Voices Media & Entertainment). Releasedates for WE and Camaros in Sweden/Finland as well as UK/Ireland will be October 21st. Releasedates in Spain/Portugal will be 16th September for WE and 23rd September for Camaros.

11.09.2002 : WE playlist...
WE's track "Carefree" are playlisted on Norwegian national rock Radio P3 for the fourth consecutive week. The video for "Carefree" will be finished on October 7th..

11.09.2002 : Live update...
The live page have been updated with new Norwegian WE and Camaros dates.

13.08.2002 : Camaros tour...
Camaros will tour Norway in August/ September with Mormones supporting. Only two dates are confirmed, but more dates will follow soon.

13.08.2002 : UK Distribution...
Black Balloon Records have signed a distribution deal for the UK and Ireland with Pro-Sonic Distribution. Expect the WE and Camaros albums in the stores in September.

31.07.2002 : El Caco recording....
El Caco will enter Dug-Out Productions in Uppsala, Sweden in August with producer Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Stuck Mojo, Strapping Young Lad, Misery Loves Co.) to record their follow up to last years debut "Viva". Release date on Black Balloon Records/Music For Nations TBA.

30.07.2002 : Lowdown mix....
Lowdown are almost finished recording their yet untitled debut album at Mansion Studio in Stavanger, Norway. The album will be mixed by Zet from Ram-Zet. Release date February 10th 2003.

25.07.2002 : Chris Goss a WE fan...
The legendary Chris Goss, (Masters Of Reality, Producing Kyuss, Queens Of The Stoneage ++), said in the latest issue of Kerrang! Magazine (July 13th) that his favourite album at the moment are WE's "Dinosauric Futurobic"!

24.06.2002: Camaros for Popkomm...
Camaros will play this years Popkomm in Cologne, Germany. The gig also includes the two other Zoom winners, Jessica Fletchers and Surferosa, and takes place at The Underground on August 15th.

12.06.2002: Distribution...
Tempo Music will distribute Black Balloon Records in Spain, Portugal and Andorra. Release dates for WE and Camaros TBA. More countries to be announced very soon.

02.05.2002: Live dates...
More live dates for the Black Balloon bands confirmed. Includes the Quart Festival. Check the live page for details.

02.05.2002: WE are number one...
The video for WE's single "Jinxed" will enter the Norwegian Music Channel ZTV's charts at number 1 tomorrow!!! This is voted by the viewers and will be Black Balloon Records' and WE's first ever number one!

02.05.2002: New video...
WE's next single will be the track "Carefree". This will be a radio only single, but expect a brand new video in the end of May.

02.05.2002: Lowdown enter studio...
Lowdown will enter Mansion Studio in Stavanger,Norway on May 31st to record their debut album. More info to follow. Expected release will be October.

26.04.2002: Wote for WE at ZTV Charts...
WE's first single from Dinosauric Futurobic, "Jinxed" has entered ZTVs Chart in Norway. Charts normally contain shitloads of junkmusic, ZTV is no exception. Simply vote WE to the top with your mobilephone. Vote by SMS and send codeword: ZCHART 16 to number 2099. Charge: NOK 5,- Foreigners, add +47 in front of 2099.

31.03.2002 : Denmark....
Black Balloon Records have made a distribution deal with Birdbrain Distribution in Denmark. The new WE album will be released in Denmark on May 1st. Camaros release date TBA. More countries to follow soon.

27.03.2002 : Lowdown track....
We have now made a song by Lowdown available for download. The track "25 Bullets" is taken from the bands self financed EP "Mostly Down" and can be downloaded from the sounds page.

21.03.2002 : El Caco to Denmark....
El Caco will play the Spot Festival in Denmark on May 11th. Check www.spot08.dk for details..

21.03.2002 : WE Inferno....
WE will play the Inferno Festival in Norway next Friday the 29th of March. Check http://www.infernofestival.net/ for details..

20.03.2002 : New track added...
A new track by Camaros has been added to the sounds page. The track is called "Cheesecake" and is taken from the forthcoming album "Romantique".

15.03.2002 : Working Class Hero....
Both WE and Camaros will play the Working Class Hero Festival in Drammen, Norway. The festival takes place on the weekend of June 14th/15th.

14.03.2002 : Changes....
There are some changes on the rest of the Nebula/El Caco tour. Treviso is off. They will play Salzburg instead of Graz, and they will play Valencia instead of Porto. Details in the live section.

14.03.2002 : New signing....
Black Balloon Records proudly present our latest signing: The incredibly talented metal band Lowdown from Stavanger, Norway. They will play the Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway on March 30th. We will present a demo track for download shortly.

14.03.2002 : WE rocked Oslo....
To celebrate the release of their new album "Dinosauric Futurobic", WE played the So What! club in Oslo yesterday. It was an incredible success. The club was so packed that hundreds of people couldn't even get in. And So What! set a new all time income record in the bar! Oh Yeah!
The band will also play the FåPå Festival at Betong, Oslo on May 4th. More live dates TBC....

12.03.2002 : Dinosauric Futurobic....
Black Balloon proudly presents Oslo's kings of space-rock: WE's latest criticly acclaimed masterpiece "Dinosauric Futurobic". Buy it! The reviews speaks for themselves...

05.03.2002 : Important message....
Could everyone who signed the Black Balloon/El Caco mailinglist on the Nebula/El Caco tour in Kortrijk, Eindhoven, Hoorn, Groningen, Bielefeld, Copenhagen, or Stockholm please send an e-mail to subscribe
@blackballoon.no.
Unfortunately the list has gone missing on tour.

19.02.2002 : Nebula & El Caco tour kicks off....
El Caco supports US stoner heroes Nebula on their European tour 2002. The tour starts in Glasgow (UK) February 19th and ends in Angloueme (France) March 26. Check the live pages for a complete list of days and venues.

11.02.2002 : Black Balloon Records releases WE - JINXED 10" vinyl....
The excellent 10" single "Jinxed" by kings of psychedelic space-rock WE is released in Norway today. The song is taken from the forthcoming album "Dinosauric Futurobic", which is due for release on March 13th 2002. 

07.02.2002 : Camaros gig in Bø....
Camaros will play at Kroa i Bø on saturday February 16th

23.01.2002 : El Caco gig in Bø, Norway....
El Caco will play at Kroa i Bø on the 30th of January. Support will be Trucker.

18.01.2002 : El Caco tour Europe....
El Caco will support Nebula on their forthcoming European tour. The tour kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland on February 19th. Check the live page for details.

14.01.2002 : Black Balloon party...
Black Balloon Records will throw a party a the So What! Club in Oslo on February 12th. El Caco, Camaros and special guests Mustasch from Sweden will perform live on stage. This will also be the first chance to hear the new WE album and check out their new video. The first 30 people to arrive at the door and pay the entrance of NOK 70,- will get a great 220 g gatefold vinyl version of El Caco's album "Viva" for free. Note! First band on stage at 21.00. Doors open at 20.00

10.01.2002 : Zoom dates...
The dates for the forthcoming Zoom-tour featuring Camaros are now ready. Check the live page for details.

04.01.2002 : Live in Lillestrøm...
Martins, the club in Lillestrøm that burnt down last year has re-opened and El Caco will perform there on January 17th.

03.01.2002 : TOP 20...
The Kerrang! staff have put together their lists of the best albums of 2001, and two of them have got El Caco's "Viva" on their top 20! Oh Yeah!

27.12.2001 : Camaros recording...
Camaros are currently in Athletic Sound Studio in Halden, Norway, recording their debut album "Romantique". The album will be released in Norway on April 8th 2002 through Universal Music.

19.12.2001 : El Caco at NYX...
El Caco will play a gig at the rock club NYX in Oslo on Friday December 28th. Support will be Trucker.

15.12.2001 : El Caco supports Hardcore Superstar in Oslo...
El Caco is the opening act when Swedish rockers Hardcore Superstar plays at John Dee, Oslo on the 20th of December.

30.11.2001 : Universal Black Balloon...
Black Balloon Records have signed a distribution deal with Universal Music in Norway. The deal kicks off January 1st 2002.

30.11.2001 : Camaros on Zoom tour...
Camaros have been selected as one of three bands to join the Zoom tour in February/March 2002. Zoom is a competition arranged in Norway for unsigned bands (Camaros were unsigned when Zoom 2001 kicked of in September) and takes place in several cities during the autumn. The finals including eight bands were held this week at the club So What! in Oslo. The tour takes the three bands all over Norway and also includes a gig in London, England. The other two bands to be selected were Jessica Fletchers and Surferosa. Details of when and where the London gig takes place will follow when confirmed.

30.11.2001: Black Balloon Records signs We...
Black Balloon Records are proud to announce that we have signed the kings of psychedelic space-rock WE. Their fifth album "Dinosauric Futurobic" will be released in Norway on March 11th, but you can allready now download the track "Carefree". You can also check them out at www.werock.org 

14.11.2001 : Camaros play live...
Camaros have made it through to the finals of Zoom, the Norwegian competition for unsigned bands. ( Even though they are not unsigned anymore). They will perform live at the Zoom finals at So What in Oslo on November 28th. The winners will tour Norway and England. They also have a gig at Blitz in Oslo on November 23rd.

14.11.2001 : New band signed to Black Balloon...
Black Balloon Records proudly presents our new signing Camaros from Halden, Norway. Their debut album will be released in April 2002, but you can download a demo-track exclusively here by checking out the "sounds" page. Stay tuned for more news about Camaros. Meanwhile you can check them out at www.camarosrock.com

25.09.2001: El Caco on Swedish mini-tour...
El Caco will support Mustasch on a 4 day tour of Sweden. More details in the live section.

19.09.2001: El Caco plays Oslo's Rockefeller Music Hall...
El Caco will be performing on a snowboard event at Rockefeller in Oslo on October 3rd. The event is part of The Smallaxe Film Festival, and will include the premiere of the new Norwegian snowboard movie Level Three.

31.08.2001: El Caco plays Stoner Rock Festival...NOT...
El Caco was cancelled at the Stoner Rock Weekend in Belgium. Why? We really don't know yet! 

31.07.2001: El Caco supports Nebula...NOT...
Due to unforseen circumstances El Caco will unfortunately NOT support Nebula at The Garage in London in August. Check the live pages for an update on El Caco's live schedulel 

28.07.2001: El Caco to play Stoner Rock Weekend...
El Caco will perform at a Stoner Rock Weekend in Agimont, Belgium on Sunday September 2nd. The festival takes place at a castle!! For more information check out www.orangefactory.cjb.net

26.07.2001: El Caco supports Nebula...
El Caco will support Nebula at The Garage in London on Tuesday the 21st of August. They will also perform one or two songs at the Rock Hard (German Magazine) stand at this years Popkomm in Cologne Germany. This happens on Saturday August 18th, before playing a full show at the Prime Club in the evening.

14.06.2001: El Caco plays at Popkomm...
El Caco will perform at the Popkomm in Cologne, Germany this summer. They will play the Prime Club on August 18th as part of a Norwegian allnighter, which features performances from amongst others Euroboys. El Caco will also perform at Feelgood in Halden, Norway on September 5th.

05.06.2001: El Caco rocks London...
El Caco will play a showcase at the Borderline in London, England on Tuesday July 17th. Check the live section for more El Caco livedates.

01.06.2001: El Caco plays in Oslo...
El Caco will play John Dee in Oslo, Norway on Thursday, June 21st and Samfunnet in Trondheim, Norway on Saturday, August 25th.

24.05.2001: El Caco at Quart Festival...
El Caco will play the Quart Festival in Kristiansand, Norway this summer. They will play a club called Vaskeriet on Friday July 6th. Other acts confirmed to play the festival includes Opeth, Cradle of Filth, Deftones, Queens Of The Stone Age and Motörhead. Check www.quart.no for further details.

22.05.2001: El Caco goes snowboarding...
El Caco will rock Stryn this Weekend. The Snowboardfest at Stryn in Norway will also be vistited by fellow Norwegian rockers We. The bands will perform outdoors on May 26th.

21.05.2001: Music for Nations releases 'Viva': 
El Caco's debut album "Viva" was released worldwide except Japan and USA today. Run to your local CD/Vinyl dealer to get a copy!

05.05.2001: El Caco to play in Italy...
El Caco will play the Arezzo Wave Love Festival in Italy. They will perform on the main stage on the 4th of July. The rest of the program will be available later at www.arezzowave.com

01.05.2001: 'Caco at birthday party...
El Caco will perform live at Bollywood in Oslo on Thursday May 10th. The concert is part of the celebration of the clubs five years in existence.

12.04.2001: El Caco @ Hultsfred...
El Caco will play the Hultsfred Festival in Sweden on Friday June 15th. Other confirmed bands to play Hultsfred this summer includes Limp Bizkit, Backyard Babies, Hellacopters and Tool. For more details on the Hultsfred Festival check out www.rockparty.se. For more El Caco live dates check out the live section.

11.04.2001: BB releases 'Viva' on vinyl...
The vinyl version of El Caco's "Viva" is finally finished. 220 g vinyl with gatefold cover. Looks great, and sounds even better! In the shops in Norway early next week. International release date May 21st on Music For Nations.

22.03.2001: El Caco works...
El Caco will play the Working Class Hero Festival in Drammen, Norway on either the 15th or 16th of June 2001. Check the live section for more tour dates

18.03.2001: El Caco in Trondheim...
El Caco plays at Uffa, Trondheim on the 30th of March.

15.03.2001: 'Viva' released...
Black Balloon Records relases El Caco's
brilliant debut album 'Viva' in Norway on
the 15th of March, due to heavy demand.

02.03.2001: BB & Caco + MFN...
We are delighted to inform that Black Balloon Records and El Caco today signed a licensing deal with the brilliant English hard rock label Music For Nations. This means that El Caco will be released world wide on April 30 2001. Other bands on Music For Nations include Tool, Entombed and Neurosis. 
Check out www.music-for-nations.co.uk.

28.02.2001:
El Caco will play at Hulen, Bergen on the 9th of March.

02.02.2001:
El Caco plays a second release concert at Martin's in their home town Lillestrøm on Friday 23rd of March. Tickets TBA.

31.01.2001:
El Caco and Black Ballon Records celebrate the release of their first album "Viva" with a live show at So What in Oslo on Monday 19th March. Tickets will be NOK 50,-

7.01.2001:
El Caco have been chosen to play at Bylarm in Tromsø in the north of Norway. Bylarm is a seminar for the Norwegian music business, which takes place over four days in the end of February. Around 70 bands will perform and El Caco will play at Driv on Thursday the 22nd of February 2001.

2.11.2000:
Black Balloon Records is delighted to inform that we have signed a distribution deal for the Norwegian market with the brilliant independent distributor TUBA! We are very much looking forward to cooperating with TUBA! and the first release will be the debut album of El Caco due in February 2001.

19.10.2000:
El Caco is currently recording their debut album at Athletic Sound Studio in Halden, Norway. They will record the following 12 tracks:
Blue Zone - She-Man - Oh Yeah
Oh You - Shine - Cosmic
High on a low - Suffer
Monster - I'll Play - Weight 
I spill the water
Whether all tracks will be on the album remains to be seen.

10.10.2000: 
El Caco scheduled for studio and release:
El Caco will be recording their full-length debut album in Athletic Sound Studio, Halden, from October 16. Date for release: february 12th 2001.

26.08.2000:
As you probably would have guessed by now:
Black Balloon Records has signed Norwegian rock band El Caco, who's music truly kick butt. File under: Melodic, aggressive & poppish hardcore rock... 

El Caco is currently pre-recording.

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