Children of Bodom is a Finnish melodic death metal and power metal band from Espoo, Finland, formed in 1993.
As of 2009, the band consists of guitarist and vocalist Alexi Laiho, guitarist Roope Latvala, keyboardist Janne Wirman,
bassist Henkka Seppälä, and drummer Jaska Raatikainen.
There is some contention regarding the band's genre classification, but in general the band's musical style has been described as a cross between melodic death metal and power metal. The band's name is derived from the Lake Bodom murders.
Yesterday the band entered Swedish soil on thier European tour with Cannibal Corpse while Diablo will open for them.
Did all did a great show, very powerful, so if you like this style, go and watch them.
Beginning on April 2, 2009 Children of Bodom will embark on the No Fear Energy Tour headlined by Lamb of God with main support from As I Lay Dying and themselves, and rotating opening slots with God Forbid and Municipal Waste
Enjoy todays tune.
More info @ Official website or Children of Bodom at MySpace
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Depeche Mode (pronounced /dəˌpeʃˈmoʊd/) are back with a new single from the "Sounds Of The Universe" that will be
released April 20th, 2009 (UK), April 21st, 2009 (USA)
Director for Wrong is Patrick Daughters
For all the latest news on Depeche Mode, visit www.depechemode.com
Thursday, February 26, 2009
The (International) Noise Conspiracy is a rock band formed in Sweden in 1998.
The line-up consists of Dennis Lyxzén (vocals), Inge Johansson (bass), Lars Strömberg (guitar), and Ludwig Dahlberg (drums).
Up until 2004-05 guitarist/organist/keyboardist Sara Almgren was also a member of the band.
Dennis formed The (I)nc almost immediately after the breakup of his former band, Refused.
The (I)nc takes pride in blending the roots of at least four other bands, including Totalt Jävla Mörker (Johansson), Separation (Strömberg), Saidiwas (Dahlberg and Almgren), and Doughnuts (Almgren).
Influenced by a quote from 1960's folk singer Phil Ochs, the lead singer Lyxzén, the band wanted to achieve an ideal blend of music and politics that was, "a cross between Elvis Presley and Che Guevara."
The (I)nc has released 5 albums so far and the latest is 'The Cross Of My Calling' and was released November 25, 2008 on the Burning Heart Records.
Todays tune 'Up For Sale' is from the album 'A New Morning, Changing Weather'
More info @ The band's official on-line gateway or @ The Bands Myspace Page
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Last weekend The 3 Elvises did visit Stockholm for a show @ Circus.
This was a musical tribute to the King, it portray his career from the 50's to the 70's.
The 3 famous Elvis impersonator from the States who are the main acts is: Dean Z give form to Elvis Presleys 50's,
Leo Days the 60's and Kraig Parker as the last Elvis.
Beside all 3 Elvises does a american big band contribut, Royal Tribute Band from Las Vegas where the show runs every year in several months.
The band leader is Charles Stones, who also produced Presleys shows for over ten years.
It was a great show indeed if you want a flashback or if you are a Elvis fan.
So todays tune is a flashback but a little different one, this is together with Lisa Marie.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sólstafir are an Icelandic viking/black metal band, formed in 1994. Their musical style primarily consists of fast upbeat rhythms, with a vocal style that sounds like black metal mixed with punk.
They partially owe their success to Internet filesharing, :)
Todays tune is Sólstafir - "Köld" - Live at Organ, Reykjavík, Iceland 06. May 2008
Read more about Sólstafir or @ MySpace
Monday, February 23, 2009
Against Me! is a punk rock band formed in 1997 in Naples, Florida.
Today Against Me! include following members :
Tom Gabel – (guitar, lead vocals), James Bowman – (guitar, vocals),
Andrew Seward – (bass, vocals) and Warren Oakes – (drums)
Tom Gabel is heading to Australia on a solo tour with Chuck Ragan.
You can find the tour dates in our Shows section, and more information on Resistrecords.com
And On March 20th & 21st Tom Gabel will be opening for The Pogues in Boston, MA at the House Of Blues!!!
Against Me! - Stop
More info @ http://www.againstme.net/ or @
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Steven Gene Wold, commonly known as Seasick Steve (born 1951 but as far as i know this isn't confirmed as don't like to talk about his age and like to keep this as little secret), is an American bluesman,
although he prefers to be called "a song and dance man." He plays guitars (personalized), and sings,
usually about his early life living rough and doing casual work.
Yesterday this man did a marvelous gig @ Debaser/Stockholm, Sweden.
And it was a hell of a show, i could not stand still for a min.
Steve was a bit ill, but still he gave what he could, he did puke just before the extra number.
Steve is a good story telling man and like to share his past, he talks about his family and his beloved dog (Boss)
His music is real farmer blues as we call it back in Sweden. Its a good driven blues.
Its also fun that the drummer is Swedish and all the way from Åmål.
Here is a picture from the soundcheck.
I apologize for the poor picture, my camera is broken so i borrowed one (Sanyo)
But i will get my camera back soon i hope, i really miss it, did take some good once for a compact.
The Three-String Trance Wonder - This is a normal guitar, but with only three strings.
It has an old Harmony pickup added (with duct tape)
At his gigs, he often tells the story that he bought it for $75 in this condition in Como, Mississippi from a man named Sherman, who later told him he only paid $25 for it the day before. He would never to add another string, and that he would tour the world telling his story of how Sherman ripped him off. But all is good as Sherman is a good buddy.
A lot of the time he also adds (while picking up or putting away the guitar) that it is the "...biggest piece of shit in the world, I swear". Beside this and the other guitars he use a The 'MDM' (Mississippi Drum Machine) its a small wooden box that is stomped upon, providing percussion.
Seasick Steve singing his track Dog House Boogie, originally performed on Jools Hollands Hootenanny.
This time live at the Thekla Social in Bristol on the 17th of April 2007.
Enjoy todays tune!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
AC/DC Is in town!
They are doing 2 concerts in Stockholm. First friday the 20th and then sunday the 22.
We went to see em on the 20th. I wasent a big fan of these guys, sure they done some really great songs but i was to much caught up in Sabbath at the time (when they was big in the 70´s
Ahwell There we stand in the bar when the concert begun...GOSH...what a awesome sound and stage...A big frecking train on the stage made by wood and the were heavy i
heard, wasent working that night so i just talked with my friend who builded the stuff. I was dancing like mad :) Loved the concert!!
AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. And I tell u Angus...He rocked hard from the beginning to the end jumped like a 18 year old kid, hehe btu i heard they almost always take 1-2 days off in between the concerts, so the guys gets some rest.
I looked on the net and i found 2 videos one of em was good sound and the other was better in a overview so ill give u both couldnt really decide.
Enjoy my friends, Thetania
First video is filmed at the Oakland Colesium, CA - December 4, 2008
Next I really dont know.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Rocco DeLuca and the Burden(Formed late 2005)are a four-piece American alternative rock band from California. Previous to this Rocco DeLuca was a solo artist who opened for artists like Taj Mahal, John Mayall and John Lee Hooker, and played with Johnny Cash.
Their influences range from Mississippi John Hurt, Ravi Shankar, Pink Floyd and Mahalia Jackson.
Rocco DeLuca (born December 27, 1975 in Torrance, California) is a half Italian, half German.
He represented by a label, Ironworks, created by actor Kiefer Sutherland and producer Jude Cole. DeLuca is known for his use of the Dobro.
The band has a mascot, a human-sized pink bunny who drinks and chain-smokes at his gigs, seen exclusively in the documentary "I Trust You To Kill Me"
Another thing to mention is that Kiefer Sutherland was thier tour manager for some time, 10 days to be precise then he was fired.
Sutherland explains, "I toured with the band last year. I was their road manager. I had to get them up on time. . . . In all fairness I only did it for 10 days, but it was the scariest thing I've ever done in my life. . . . I was fired. I was never happier to come back to 24 — I felt safe there. Musicians are nuts."
Dobro is a trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar.
More Info @ http://www.roccodeluca.com/ or MySpace
Thursday, February 19, 2009
U2 is back with a electro grunge, fuzzed-out rocker with sprinkle hip-hop wibes tune that picks up where "Vertigo" left off.
The band had begun work on their 12th album "No Line on the Horizon" already
in 2006, originally writing and recording with producer Rick Rubin,
but the material was shelved, i guess the guys wasnt happy with it.
The band subsequently chose to begin writing and recording for the album with producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno in 2007.
The band completed No Line on the Horizon in December 2008, and it is scheduled to be released on 2 March 2009.
Todays tune "Get on Your Boots" is the album's lead single.
U2 - Get On Your Boots
In an interview posted on 15 February 2009 with Sean O'Hagan of The Guardian, Bono stated that U2 would release another album by the end of the year consisting of material recorded during the sessions for No Line on the Horizon. Bono says it will be "a more meditative album on the theme of pilgrimage".
More info @ U2 Official Website
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
"Dance With Somebody" is the first single and todays tune, even if it
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
If i say Dan Auerbach? Most of you will raise your shoulders or you might blink an eye.
But if i Say The Black Keys some of you will start to smile or even clap your hands. Now that definitely rings a bell, right?
He is best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, the blues rock band from Akron, Ohio.
Daniel Q. Auerbach (born May 14, 1979) is a multi-instrumentalist and now he is ready for a his own thing.
He just release his solo album, "Keep It Hid"
The album was recorded in Auerbach's Akron Analog studio using mainly analog and vintage equipment.
This record is a mixture of things psychadelia, blues, soul music and country harmonies.
I really like this album so i picked one of the songs from it (was really hard to pick so i guess more Auerbach will come) for todays tune. I feel a little sentimental today so i guess a smooth thing will suite just fine. I couln't find any good moving picture so today its only the tune, but i guess thats fine enough.
Read more about Mr Auerbach
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Christopher Stephen Botti or
Chris Botti (born October 12, 1962) is an American trumpeter and composer. Born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Corvallis, Oregon, he spent two years of his childhood growing up in Italy.
He plays a Martin Committee Handcraft trumpet made in 1940.
The Martin Committee, a trumpet with an unusual name, earned its name by being designed by a committee. It went on to dominate the jazz trumpet market from the late 1940s until the mid 1960s or so. Committees were played by Miles Davis throughout his career, as well as Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson, and even Al Hirt.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
(Saint) Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery.
The day was originally a pagan festival that was renamed after two Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines". Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
We wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!
Here is OutKast is an American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia.
The duo was originally known as The OKB (The OutKast Brothers) but later changed its name to OutKast.
The group's original musical style was a mixture of Dirty South and G-Funk.
Since then, however, funk, soul, pop, electronic music, rock, spoken word poetry, jazz, and blues elements have been added to the group's musical palette. The duo consists of Atlanta native André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Savannah, Georgia-born Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Went to see Saxon at Tyrol in Stockholm i wasent gona work just relax and enjoy the gig.....but....a pipe, a heater pipe broked and it was a fontain of water comming out just after this band stopped playing (they rocked hard, to hard hehe)
So, i had to get down from my peeking point to the floor and putted my foot on the hole to stop all rockers to get weet. Well there i stand when several of guys from the house scratched their heads wondering w00t they should do.
Ahwell to the point now..This band Iced Earth was quite a band, never heard them b4, they are a 5 man band and mr Schaffer the rhythm guitarist man is the songwriter. and they come from Florida, Tampa in the middle of the bay. They play in my ears Power metal mayby with inluences of something harder.
Lemme show u.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Saxon are an English heavy metal band, formed in 1977 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. As leading lights in the
New Wave of British Heavy Metal they had huge success in the 1980s.
They still tour heavily and regularly. Their latest tour is their largest in the UK since the late 1980s.
They are considered as one of the strongest live acts in the heavy metal genre.
Yesterday they entred Swedish soil together with Iced Earth on thier Battalions of Steel World Tour.
They played @ Tyrol/Stockholm and gave the fans what they wanted, mixed various classic stuff with new material.
First song "Battalions Of Steel" on the new album "Into the Labyrinth" was the opening tune, very powerful.
I belive most of the fans got goose skin. Songs like Power & Glory, Princess, Denim & Leather & Crusader was played.
Biff (age 58) still has his carisma as an rock star and his deep powerful voice.
Todays tune is the song that was the 1st extra number thay gave "Live To Rock"
This video is a great one and its Swedish :)
Enjoy todays tune.
More info @ Saxon Official Site or MySpace
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Thunder Express was started as a sideproject by Robert Dahlqvist from the Swedish rock band The Hellacopters on guitars and vocals together with Robert Pehrsson from the metal band Death Breath on guitars, former Diamond Dogs drummer Jesper Karlsson along with bassist Jens Lagergren of Hello Saferide and I Are Droid.
Recently a number of songs with Swedish lyrics based on Thunder Express tracks were posted on Roberts Dahlqvist's MySpace under the name "Dunder Tåget" a rough Swedish translation of Thunder Express. These songs and several other all new tracks with Swedish lyrics written together with singer/songwriter Stefan Sundström are scheduled to be released 18th of Februari under the name Dunder Tåget.
Dundertåget will have a release party @ Richie tonight, so if you live in Stockholm, be there :)
This is Swedish Rock 'n Roll
More info @ dundertaget.se or @ MySpace
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Anna Ternheim (born May 31, 1978) is a Swedish singer-songwriter who performs in English.
She released her debut album Somebody Outside in 2004.
The Swedish Grammyjury awarded her as Best Newcomer of the year, and was nominated for Best Female Artist,
Best Lyricist and Best Songwriter of 2005. She also won the P3 Guld award for Best Newcomer 2004.
For her second album, Separation Road released on September 27, 2006, she was awarded Best Female Artist and
Best Lyricist of the Swedish Grammyjury, again she was nominated for Best Songwriter and Best Album.
P3 Gold awarded her Best Female Artist the same year. April 22, 2008 was released her US debut album Halfway to Fivepoints.
To Be Gone, My Secret, Girl Laying Down, Today is A Good Day and Shoreline (a Broder Daniel cover) remain her most popular songs.
2009-02-07 - Anna Ternheim @ Cirkus. FOTO: Oskar Zander/ROCKFOTO
Last weekend, 7th & 8th Anna did a double gig @ Circus.
She wasnt alone this time, she had her band on tour.
The stage was cosy with black carpets and all the cables nicely drawn.
The backdrop was the album cover art splitted in 3 pieces with one big drop and
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday night this band playd at Klubben in Stockholm.
Great Gig, and the audience loved it and the place was really crowded.
These guys are really down to earth nice people and whats making em to stick out a bit is that they have a woman Karin on the base and 2 male singers. These singers Roland and Richard are really diffrent, although i dont know em, but it seemed after doing 3 gigs (2 last year and then this one) with them, that they r really diffrent but charing their music. Did you guys know that the Richard and the both gitarr players Robin and Roger are brothers.
Its very liveful and they give 110%, i enjoyed hearing and looking at them.
They supposed to have 2 support band Dead by April and Union Square but one of the guys in Dead by April was sick, so they cancelled. Union Square was a suprise Ill try get something from them at a later date.
Enjoy this older video!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Deathstars is an industrial metal band formed in Sweden in January 2000.
The current lineup consists primarily of members from Swordmaster, a black metal project that
has former members of Dissection, and Ophthalamia.
The band currently consists of Whiplasher Bernadotte (lead vocals), Nightmare Industries (guitar and keyboards),
Skinny Disco (bass guitar, backing vocals), Bone W Machine (drums) and Cat Casino (guitar).
They have released three full length studio albums.
Todays tune is the first single, 'Death Dies Hard' from the new album "Night Electric Night"
Deathstars will tour the world with “Night Electric Night” in 2009.
The European tour started on the 5th of Feb @ klubben/Stockholm Sweden.
They will travel with Sonic Syndicate who played @ klubben yesterday (7th) i belive Thetania will write something about it
as she is working there, i bumped in for a few and notice that thier stageplot has grown since the last time with alot of new stuff. More of that later.
And yes Deathstars was a bit nervous, but they deliverd some great stuff.
A cool thing that i notice was that Skinny had his wife and 4 yrs old daugther there and the kid
was waveing to the crowed minutes before they entred the stage, the crowed waved back and in return the kid
showed the magic fingers and crowed screamed back. That was really cool to see.
The support act, The Otherflesh was a something totally diffrent to what i thought it might would be.
They played some Rock Ompa waltz style, check them up @ The Other Fleshs MySpace
Read more @ Deathstars MySpace
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Edguy is a power metal band from Fulda, Germany that was formed in 1992.
Edguy was founded in 1992 by 14-year-old students Tobias Sammet, Jens Ludwig, Dirk Sauer, and Dominik Storch. The name "Edguy" was an affectionate epithet for Mr. Edgar Zimmerer, their math teacher at the time.
The 4th of Februari performed these guys @ klubben with All Ends and Heat.
The lighting show was brilliant, very effect full with great combination of color.
Tobias had a big problem with his voice.
He got some medicine for this trachea and it helped alot so he was able to perform.
Todays tune if one of thier earlier hits.
Here is the Official Clip of Edguys "Superheroes", its from their album "Rocket Ride"!
An epithet (from Greek ἐπίθετον - epitheton, neut. of ἐπίθετος - epithetos, "attributed, added") is a descriptive word or phrase accompanying or occurring in place of the name of a person or thing, which has become a fixed formula. It has various shades of meaning when applied to seemingly real or fictitious people, divinities, objects, and biological nomenclature.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
is an American folk singer-songwriter who lives on a farm in Maine with his wife and two sons.
Reportedly, after hearing a Stephen Stills song, LaMontagne decided to quit his job at a shoe factory
and pursue a career in music.
He has since released three albums, Trouble, Till the Sun Turns Black and Gossip in the Grain.
Ray LaMontagne is particularly known for his raspy voice, which he claims to have learned by singing
through his gut and not his nose.
LaMontagne claims that he is highly influenced by Stephen Stills, Richard Manuel, and Rick Danko.
Critics have compared LaMontagne's music to that of The Band, Van Morrison, Nick Drake, and Tim Buckley.
LaMontagne refers to himself as a "very private person", and rarely gives interviews.
He also usually does not interact with the audience between songs during his live shows.
LaMontagne has been known to perform live shows in the dark in order to separate himself from the audience.
Upplagd av Stones kl. 3:17 PM
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
First Aid Kit is a Swedish musical group from Stockholm, consisiting of the two sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg.
This song is the first single from their debut album Drunken Trees "2008" which was released by The Knifes record company Rabid Records.
Three days ago these girls performed as an opening act for Markus Krunegård at Circus.
I think this was the 2:nd time i saw them and they have mature, the voices are wonderful and they really hit me with
the tune "Jagadamba You Might" i see a great future for these girls.
Also heard that the younger girl will take some time off from school to be able to put all the energy on the duo.
I wish them all the luck and yes i will buy the album "Drunken Trees"
And i suggest that you do the same if you feel this is something you like.
This is the first TV live performance, at Studio Belinda of TV8.
Enjoy todays tune.
More Info @
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Now that u heard the song Sarah with those 2 guys Markus and Mauro, i want u to see the original song with the video to it...really beautiful :)
Its about that this guy is longing for this girl Sarah and he wants her to come out and w8 for him in the corner at 7eleven :)
Its all about love aint it...Love is Great, fantastic, beautiful and its LIFE!!!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Worked at a gig yesterday at Cirkus in Stockholm.
A guy i never heard of was playing, im suprised ive missed him, he had a lot of energi and chatted a bit b4 the concert pretty down to earth guy.
When he started to sing a song that was very famous in Sweden years ago.
The guy who wrote it was a guy named Mauro Scocco.
The coolest thing were that when this guy Mauro came in on the stage...the girls were all freaking out, and as it was a bunch of years since Mauro (hope he write something more soon) was on a stage, as i know anyway. I got goosebums :D
Ah well here they are :)
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Markus Krunegård, born 6 april 1979 in Norrköping, Sweden, is a Swedish singer & songwriter.
Krunegård has his roots in the finish Tornedalen.
Krunegård is mostly known by the singer in the pop act Laakso, but also a member in the band Hets.
The 2th of april 2008 he released his solo album Markusevangeliet, were the first single was "Jag är en vampyr" that entred the 5th place on the Swedish "Trackslistans" year list for 2008.
This evning is Krunegård entering the stage at Circus for a show.
As far as i know Markus, he seems to be a very sympatic and friendly guy, easy to talk with and i do like him as an artist even if the music he makes isnt what i usally listen to.
More Info @ MySpace