Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ulf Lundell - Connemara



Ulf Lundell (born 20 November 1949 in Stockholm, Sweden, full name Gerhard Ulf Lundell ) is a Swedish writer, poet, songwriter, composer, musician and artist. Yesterday Ulf performed on the big stage at Gröna Lund, Stockholm. The park was loaded with (22 827) fans and Ulf was resolute and happy to be able to play in his home town. I was able to take some picture from this show, see below :).




Todays tune "Connemara" from the album "På andra sidan drömmarna" 1996 where Ulf worked together with Czech National Symphony Orchestra.



This tune has been the encore on his latest tour. The tune clocks in at 20:52. Enjoy this video take that was shot from his live performance at Tyrol that is next to the same stage that he was on last night.



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Friday, July 30, 2010

Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling & Dharohar Project - Devil's Spoke / Sneh Ko Marg


British singer-songwriter Laura Marling and London based indie folk band Mumford & Sons brand new EP of collaborative recordings with a collective of Indian musicians, the Dharohar Project. Its a nice mix of world music and folk rock.

The EP features 4 songs, including collaborative re-workings of Mumford & Sons’ song ‘To Darkness’, and Laura Marling’s ‘Devil’s Spoke’.




Todays tune "Devil's Spoke / Sneh Ko Marg" is taken from Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling and Dharohar Project EP (2010)



iTunes Festival, Roundhouse - 9th July, 2010



More info @
Official Laura Marling Website
Official Mumford & Sons Website
Mumford & Sons at MySpace

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

H.E.A.T - Keep On Dreaming

H.E.A.T is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby in 2007, when the bands Dream and Trading Fate merged. The band is signed by Peter Stormares record label StormVox, and in 2008 the debut album H.E.A.T was released.

In 2009, the band played at the Melodifestivalen 2009, the Swedish qualifier to the annual Eurovision Song Contest, making it to the final round with the song 1000 miles.



Vocalist Kenny Leckremo left the band after playing 27th July at Gröna Lund (Next to the Skinny Puppy Show the same day) The band is looking for a new singer. I really hope that they can find a good one as Kenny will be hard to replace.

Todays tune "Keep On Dreaming" is taken from their debut album, enjoy!

Live on Allsång på Skansen 2009



Live acoustic nyhetsmorgon 2009



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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Skinny Puppy - Haze

Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial band, formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1982. The group is widely considered to be the founders of the electro-industrial subgenre.
Initially envisioned as an experimental side project by cEvin Key while he was in the new wave band Images In Vogue, Skinny Puppy evolved into a full-time project with the addition of vocalist Nivek Ogre. Over the course of a dozen studio albums and many live tours, Key and Ogre have been the only constant members.

Skinny Puppys sounds are fusing elements of ambient, noise, new wave, electro and rock music and making innovative use of sampling. Over the course of several tours of North America and Europe in this period, they became known for theatrical, horror-themed live performances and videos, drawing attention to issues such as animal testing and chemical warfare.



Last night Skinny Puppys tour landed in Sweden for a show. It was a really interesting evening, as i have never seen this act before as far as i can recall...hehe you never know...they might have attend at a festival before where i have been. Anyway, this evening was very cool, their lightning show was very cool, they used only projectors all over the stage, nice, not any Par cans or moving lights here. The show was as i could imagine based on horror, alot of blood and very spooky, suit the musical show very good. Nivek Ogre is a great performer.

Todays tune "Haze" is taken from the tenth studio album "Mythmaker" 2007. Enjoy!



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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Melody Gardot - Baby I'm A Fool

Melody Gardot (born February 2, 1985 in New Jersey) is a Grammy-nominated American singer, writer and musician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, though she considers herself a "citizen of the world". She has been influenced by such blues and jazz artists as Judy Garland, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Stan Getz and George Gershwin as well as Latin music artists such as Caetano Veloso.



Yesterday she did a performance here in Stockholm at Ulriksdals Slott, the show was beautiful and the audience seams to like what they saw and hear. She performed songs from all of her albums like "The Rain", "Your Heart Is As Black As Night", "Baby I'm A Fool", "Worrisome Heart", "Les Etoiles", "If The Stars Were Mine", "Deep Within The Corners Of My Mind", "Love Me Like A River", "My One And Only Thrill", "Who Will Comfort", "Caravan", "Over the Rainbow" and "Summertime"

Todays tune "Baby I'm a Fool" is a song written and composed by Melody Gardot. It was released as the second single from her second full-length album, My One and Only Thrill (2009). According to Gardot, the lyrics are about "two coquette people who won't admit they are in love with each other.



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Monday, July 26, 2010

Iron Maiden - Satellite 15... The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier is British heavy metal band Iron Maiden's upcoming fifteenth studio album, set for release on August 16, 2010.

The new album is 76 minutes and 35 seconds, it is the band's longest studio album to date. Melvyn Grant, a long-time contributor to the band's artwork, created the cover art for the album.

Todays tune "Satellite 15... The Final Frontier" is the first track from the upcoming album The Final Frontier. The astronaut in the video is played by Gundmundur Thorvaldsson. Enjoy!


The Final Frontier - Director's Cut

Iron Maiden | MySpace Music Videos




The Iron Maiden 2010 Setlist has been revealed! Here is what will be playing on the Final Frontier Tour:
1. Wickerman
2. Ghost Of The Navigator
3. Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
4. El Dorado
5. Paschendale
6. Benjamin Breeg
7. These Colours Don’t Run
8. Blood Brothers
9. Wildest Dreams
10. No More Lies
11. Brave New World
12. Fear Of The Dark
13. Iron Maiden
- Encore
14. The Number Of The Beast
15. Hallowed Be Thy Name
16. Running Free

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Good Charlotte - The River

Good Charlotte is an American pop-punk band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed on April 1st, 1996. Yesterday they did a gig at Debaser Medis, Good Charlotte has been out touring with Pink and did a show in Gothenburg 2 days ago, but wanted to do one more show in Sweden so they did a little clubshow. The gig was pretty good even if i am not to fancy about this style of music but they surely deliver there musical creation to a screaming audience. They guys and the crew was very nice so everything went smooth during the day. Almost the hole band spent most of the day out shopping. Just before doors 2 girls wanted me to deliver a small bottle of champagne to Benji as he was their biggest star and as i am a nice guy i did so. He seams to be very pleased about it.



The band members are:
Joel Madden – lead vocals
Benji Madden – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Billy Martin – lead guitar, keyboard
Paul Thomas – bass
Dean Butterworth – drums, percussion



Todays tune "The River" featuring M. Shadows and Synyster Gates of the hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold. The song was the first single from the Good Morning Revival album.

There are two different videos for the song, one including M. Shadows and Synyster Gates, the other video is the version of the song without the members of Avenged Sevenfold featuring in it.

The original version of the video



The version featuring M. Shadows and Synyster Gates



They took their name from the children's book called "Good Charlotte: The Girls of Good Day Orphanage," written by Carol Beach York.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Paradise Lost - The Rise Of Denial



British gothic metal guys in Paradise Lost proudly present you their new video from their latest album "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us". I couln't resist to take one more tune from this band.

The video for "The Rise Of Denial" was filmed with director Nigel Crane and is one of the heaviest tracks on the new album, so make sure to check it out!



Enjoy todays tune.

Love, Thetania




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Earlier post by Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost - Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
Paradise Lost - Praise Lamented Shade
>Paradise Lost - The Enemy

Paradise Lost Tour dates:
Sat. 24th Eier Mit Speck Festival - Viersen, Germany
Fri 30th Lez Arts Sceniques - Selestat, France
Fri. 13th Sziget Festival - Budapest, Hungary

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Joe Bonamassa - Blue And Evil

Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and have been frequently visit the Tune Of The Day blog with his tunes and now its time again.



Todays tune "Blue And Evil" is taken from his latest record "Black Rock" enjoy this piece!



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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Seasick Steve - Diddley Bo


Seasick Steve the American blues musician, although he prefers to be called "a song and dance man". Todays tune "Diddley Bo" is taken from his fourth album "Man from Another Time". It was released on 19 October 2009.





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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Casablanca - Downtown

Casablanca is a Swedish glam rock band that consists of Drummer Josephine Forsman (Sahara Hotnights), Guitarist Erik Stenemo (Melody Club); Singer Anders Ljung (Space Age Baby Jane); Guitarist Ryan Roxie, (Roxie 77, Alice Cooper) and the bass player Mats Rubarth (AIK - Swedish football league).

For almost two years the band has been rehearsing and writing songs in secret. They have been recording with personalities such as Kleerup (who has co-written songs on the album) as well as current producer Chris Laney.

This band is only be labeled 'Classic Rock' in the sense that loud guitars drive the songs, hypnotic and melodic choruses remain in your head, and the steady beat of a powerful rhythm section beckons your body to move, shimmy, and shake.

Todays tune "Downtown" is the first single from Casablanca.



Photo: Fredrik Etoall

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Kvelertak - Mjød

Kvelertak is a Norwegian rock band. They released their self-titled debut album on June 21, 2010.
Kvelertak is a brutally catchy punkrock/metal band with a taste of groovy darkness!  Unlike the majority of heavier bands they sing in their native language – adding even more character to their already unique sound.



Releasing their much anticipated debut album, Kvelertak are already well known in Norway for their furious live energy and catchy, melodic, metal-inspired punk rock. Outside Norway they are fairly unknown… yet.

The artwork for the new album is done by John Baizley of Baroness, he heard a demo while on tour and felt he absolutely had to do the art, which Kvelertak absolutely agreed on.

This summer Kvelertak heads out on a massive European tour with Converge and Kylesa, marking the first European tour for the band. And in a tomorrow they will play at Slussen here in Stockholm, go an watch them!

Kvelertak line-up:
Erlend Hjelvik: Vocals,
Bjarte Lund Rolland: Guitar
Maciek Ofstad: Guitar
Vidar Landa: Guitar
Kjetil Gjermundrød: Drums
Marvin Nygaard: Bass

Guest appearances on the record:
Hoest (Taake),
Andreas Tylden (JR Ewing and Altaar)
Ivar Nikolaisen (Silver)
Ryan McKenney (Trap Them)

Todays tune "Mjød" is the first Video of Kvelertak, enjoy!



Tourdates:
Jul 20 2010 – Sweden Gothenburg @ Brew House (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Gothenburg, SE
Jul 21 2010 – Sweden Stockholm @ Debaser Slussen (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Stockholm, SE
Jul 22 2010 – Sweden Malmo @ Debase (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Malmø, SE
Jul 23 2010 – Germany Berlin @ Columbia Club (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Berlin, DE
Jul 24 2010 – Germany Nurnberg @ Z-Bau (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Nurnberg, DE
Jul 25 2010 – Germany Bochum @ Matrix (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Bochum, DE
Jul 26 2010 – France Paris @ Trabendo (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Paris, FR
Jul 27 2010 – France Bordeaux @ BT59 (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Bordeaux, FR
Jul 28 2010 – France Nantes @ Le Ferrailleur (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Nantes, FR
Aug 2 2010 – Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Antwerpen, BE
Aug 3 2010 – Switzerland Geneve @ L’usine Kab (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Geneve, CH
Aug 4 2010 – Italy Milan Magnolia @ Summer Open air (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Milan, IT
Aug 5 2010 – Italy Rimini @ Velvet (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Rimini, IT
Aug 6 2010 – Germany Munchen @ Feierwerk (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Munchen, DE
Aug 7 2010 – Germany Leisnig @ Suck n Summer Fest (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Leisnig, DE
Aug 8 2010 – Poland Krakow @ Loch Ness (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Krakow, PL
Aug 10 2010 – Austria Salzburg @ Rockhouse (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Salzburg, AT
Aug 11 2010 – Croatia Zagreb @ Mocvara (Converge,Kylesa,Gaza) – Zagreb, CT
Aug 12 2010 – Austria Wien @ Arena (Converge, Kylesa,Gaza) – Wien, AT
Aug 15 2010 – Belgium Ieper @ Ieper Fest – Ieper, BE
Aug 20 2010 – Pstereofestivalen – Trondheim, NO
Sep 4 2010 – Rått og Råde Festivalen – Stavanger, NO

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Korn - 'Oildale (Leave Me Alone)

Korn or KoЯn is an American rock band formed in Bakersfield, California, in 1993. The current band line up includes four members: Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and Ray Luzier.

Korn III: Remember Who You Are is the ninth studio album by American nu metal band Korn, released on July 13, 2010. The band hired Ross Robinson, who produced their first two albums to again act as producer, and drummer Ray Luzier to act as permanent drummer, instead of a live fill-in as he had been previously. The album was recorded as a four-piece band, using no Pro Tools or editing, unlike Korn's more recent albums. Vocalist Jonathan Davis says the album is "simple" in that it is not as multi-layered as Korn's other recent albums, but "it's about the vibe".



Todays tune "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)" is the first single from the new studio album, Korn III – Remember Who You Are. The song title is a reference to Oildale, California, just north of Bakersfield. Though the songs lyrical content has no connection with the town, it is a return to frontman Jonathan Davis's troubled past, with the main chorus "why don't you just leave me alone/my heart's gonna break from the fall/holding onto petty things/feeling all the hate it brings/why don't you just leave me alone!". Enjoy!



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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Crucified Barbara - Sex Action



Yesterday Crucified Barbara entertained some of us at a Tv show named
"Sommar Krysset" shown at Gröna Lund here in Sweden.

They really rocked the pants of all of the other artists.
Had a chat with em b4 the gig, great ladys!
Im impressed of all the girls/woman that play rock, mayby
we all are so into that guys play the best etc etc..but thats
not really true, its not a mans world.



These ladys frecking rock within and outside!

Lets hear a track form their second album named 'Til Death Do Us Party.

Let there be Rock, Thetania

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Yoso - Yoso

Yoso is a melodic rock/progressive rock supergroup combining former members of Yes (Billy Sherwood—bass/vocals and Tony Kaye—keyboards) and Toto (Bobby Kimball—vocals).

The term “Super-Group” can only describe the formation of two of the most creative and musical legendary bands of the past 30 years into the new band YOSO. Formed out of TOTO’s brilliant vocalist Bobby Kimball and the creative force of YES members, Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood, it does indeed equal the magic of YES with the voice of TOTO. However, YOSO is much more than a combination of two classic rock groups. YOSO has combined their musical talents to produce an album of new music.

Todays tune is the title track "Yoso" from the debut CD. This is Live In Puebla Mexico Oct 2009.



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Friday, July 16, 2010

The Gloria Story - Oh no

The Gloria Story is a Swedish band from Skövde, formed in early 2009. Five guys with a rock and roll-mission.

The Gloria Story plays rock and roll heavily influenced by the sounds of the late 60's and early 70's. Its a mix between old Kiss and Hellacopters and sounds really good. I bumped into these guys the other day when they visit Flaten. A nice bunch of guys.

Enjoy todays tune!


<a href="http://thegloriastory.bandcamp.com/album/oh-no-single">OH NO by The Gloria Story</a>

Here is a short clip with them.



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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Hanuman

Rodrigo y Gabriela (Rodrigo and Gabriela) are a Mexican musical duo who specialize in playing fast, rhythmic acoustic guitars. The duo's members are Rodrigo Sánchez, lead guitar, and Gabriela Quintero, rhythm guitar.

Before they became the most visible flamenco duo of the early 2000s, guitarists Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero bonded over heavy metal while growing up in Mexico City. They combined their talents for a time in the metal group Tierra Acida. Though they recorded some material, Tierra Acida never hit it big, and an album was never released. Instead, Sanchez and Quintero concentrated on learning more guitar styles, teaching lessons during the day and playing bossa novas in hotel bars at night. Bored and frustrated with their chances in the Americas, the two decided to try their luck in Europe instead. They soon bumped into Damien Rice who offred them a spot on his upcoming tour and that open up the doors for them.




Todays tune "Hanuman" is taken from the third studio album "11:11", it was released on 8 September, 2009. Each song on the album is a tribute to an artist that has inspired both Rodrigo and Gabriela and todays tune is dedicated to Carlos Santana



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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Korzus - Truth


Korzus is a Brazilian thrash metal band, formed in 1983 in São Paulo. They are one of the oldest and most important bands of the Brazilian Thrash Metal scene, along with bands like Sarcófago, Sepultura.


They changed the lineup a lot of times since the birth of the band, but three members, Marcello Pompeu (on vocals), Silvio Golfetti (on guitars) and Dick (on bass guitar) remained. The classic line up of the band (1988 - 1992) was Marcello Pompeu (vocals), Silvio Golfetti (guitars), Marcelo Nicastro (guitars), Dick (bass) and Roberto Betão Sileci (drums, replacing Zema who committed suicide in 1988).

Todays tune "Truth" is picked from the latest record Discipline Of Hate, this record got reviewed on the latest batch of records on Werock, check it out.


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Torture Division - Traumatic Inhuman Severance

Torture Division is a Swedish army of three gents, Lord K Philipson - Guitars, Tobben Gustafsson - Drums and Jörgen Sandström - Bass and vocals. These gents has a history in bands like "The Project Hate MCMXCIX, God Among Insects, Leukemia, House Of Usher, Vomitory, Grave, Entombed, Vicious Art, Krux and a few others. Kinda impressiv history. Torture Division have released the last installment in thier second trilogy. This is “Evighetens Dårar III“. Dan Swanö had his fingers on the mixes of this record. Hulkoff of Raubtier is doing some backingvocals :)

Download it here.




Todays tune is taken from the first record in this trilogy "Evighetens Dårar I" Enjoy this piece.



More info @ Official Torture Divisions Website

Check up Lord K:s blog : Vår Vrede Skall Regna Ned Från Skyn. (In Swedish)

Read the review of "Evighetens Dårar III" on Werock

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Megadeth - Trust



I was so hungry of hard rock...so this is my choise for today.

Megadeth!
From LA, they been doing this for some time now think they begun in 1983.
Released about 12 albums between 1985 and 2009.
Megadeth remains one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time.
Of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands (Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer), Megadeth is second only to Metallica in sales and commercial success.

They preformed in Sweden at Getaway festival in July 2010.



Megadeth are:
Dave Mustaine on lead vocals, rhythm & lead guitar
David Ellefson on bass, backing vocals
Shawn Drover on drums, percussion
Chris Broderick on lead & rhythm guitar, backing vocals

Dave and David is the only one left from the start.



Dave is great singing on spanish, this u will hear on this video.



So Headbang with meh, Thetania


Dudes and Dudettes, Megadeth...




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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Slash & Myles Kennedy - Starlight



Now, this arena that the video come from, we should have here in Sweden..
Slash & Myles, wotta couple.



Slash. Prins of gitarr playing with a feeling
thats hard to beat.



Myles Kennedy: King of voices, his voice that can
sing what ever one can dream of.



2 Gentlemens that I have the deepest respect for.
Slash mostly known as the gitarr player in Guns & Roses.
Myles Kennedy from my favo band Alter Bridge.

There was a rumor going on that Myles should be the singer
in a new set up with Led Zeppelin, somehow that project didnt go right.

Ah well, this is my choise of tune of the day.

Enjoy these 2 videos, I must say that the second video is
more my taste :D

Rock on and have a nice summer, Thetania




Here is an heavier video with the 2 gentlemens.
The tune is: Nothing To Say



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