Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Vintage Caravan - Expand Your Mind


Well, now we have reach the end of this year and it's time for the last tune to be played here at Tune Of The Day for 2013. We look forward to 2014 and a really nice music year. 

One of the upcoming bands might be this young band, hailing from the Greater Reykjavik area. The Vintage Caravan was originally founded around 2006 when the band members were very young. However, it did not become a serious project until 2009.





The Vintage Caravan are known for their energetic stage performance and have been very active live for the past few years. Since 2011 the band has released two LPs with the latter being released by one of the largest record labels in Iceland, Sena which they made a deal with in early 2012. That same year bassist Alex Örn joined the group.

Musical influences are very diverse but mainly include the classic hard rock of the 60's and 70's. Though the influence may suggest a glorified retro-type band, The Vintage Caravan do it in their own way with a powerful attitude and a modern twist.

Todays tune "Expand Your Mind" is taken from the album "Voyage", that will be released on Jan. 10th (EU), Jan. 13th (UK) and January 21, 2014 (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records.



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Best Of 2013


Time to sum up the year 2013, there has been an eventful year with lots of musical adventure. The music has stand really high on the steps this year.

Over 100 gigs have been made with a around 150 artists, if you count the festivals, were 6 are done this year, then it would certainly double that. Think I've seen around 5 shows in a civil outfit if I count right. :)

Here is a list of the gigs that have been made taken from the top of my head, impressive list huh?

First, various galas and other events, starting off with
Idrottsgalan, VK - Vinter Konferansen, Academic Work, Grammisgalan, Banditgalan, Melodifestivalen, Eurovison, TV Producenternas Pris, Sommarkrysset, Grand Opening off Tele2, Rockbjörnen, Disney, Fuse, Nitro Circus, Julgalan, Christmas Night, Ryttargalan. Where artists like Lars Winnerbäck, Kent, Robyn, Slash, Sabaton, Tomas Ledin, Bruce Dickinson, Robin Stjernberg, Yohio etc have performed at.

Second, the festivals,
Inferno NO, Pretty Shitty Kjell, Summerburst, Bråvalla, Way Out West and Popaganda where acts like Green Day, Ramstein, Avicii, Dark Funeral, Public Enemy, The Knife, Rodrigues, Tame Impala, Alicia Keys, Thåström, Cock Sparrer, Peter and the test tubes, Adam Beyer, Alesso, Axwell, Håkan Hellström among others.

Third some various shows, small club show to big arena concerts.
 The Sword, The Darkness, Entombed, Bombus, Dropkick Murphys, Slash, Hellstrom, Dinosaur JR, Killers, Lonely Kamel, Petra Marklund, Louis CK, Dark Funeral, Deicide, Taake, Stiff Little Fingers, Candlemass, Lana Del Ray, Rival Sons, Ghost, Mumford & Sons, Kvelertak, Ellie Goulding, Thriller, Sarah Dawn Finer, Justin Bieber, Black Veil Brides, Bruce Springsteen, Owe Törnqvist, One Direction, Bring Me The Horizon, Roky Ericson, Supralunar, Bon Jovi, Josh Groban, Pink, Lucinda Williams, Beyonce, Kiss, Whitesnake, 3 Doors Down, 30 Seconds to Mars, Rihanna, Bad Religion, Gyllene Tider, Smashing Pumpkins, Bam Macera, Eric Saade, Leonard Cohen, Wu-tang Clan, Magnus Uggla, Tomahawk, Bosnian Rainbows, Jermemy Irons & The Ratgang Malibus, Soundgarden, Loreean, Jeff Dunham, Black Dahlia Murder, Aborted, Revocation, Editors, Balthazar, The Story So Far, Seaheaven, Like Torches, Britfloyd, Fish, Baroness, Marduk, Fleetwood Mac, Soilwork, Tom Odell, Valkyria, Limp Bizkit, Blackstar Riders, Mindless Self Indulgance, Red Paintings, Volbeat, Iced Earth, Strawberry Blonde, Heavens Basement, Silverstain, Paladies, Dream On Dreamer, Kurt Viel, Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Luminers, Bill Burr, Satyricon, The Word Alive, Dayshell, I See Stars, Adept, Constrain, Normandie, More Than A Thousand, Håkan Hellström, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, El Perro Del Mar, Kate Nash, MS MR, Sibille Attar, Chlöe Howl, Makthaverskan, Beatrice Eli, Systraskap, Mando Diao, Thåström Among others 

And for last, 3 Tours have been made with Jerry Williams, Hong Faux and Lars Winnerbäck 


So what have been best this year, lets line it up.


Best Arena Concert: Bruce Springsteen - Friends Arena, even if the Arena really sucks sound like, as you need really to have alot of PA to make it to work! Bruce did 3 magical nights in a row, that's pretty cool.



Best Club Concert: Fish - Debaser Medis, An intimate gig with Fish, can it get much better.


Best Festival Concert: Thåström - Bråvalla Festivalen, Thåström at his best, what a artist he is.


Best Stand UP - Bill Burr at Circus, really fun!


Best Swedish Rock: Avatarium - Avatarium, Leif Edling is a genius, but that you already know :)


Best Live Recording: Mastodon - Live at Brixton


Best Song: Purson - Spiderwood Farm, What a tune, what a great feeling.


Best Cover: Black Label Society - Ain't no Sunshine when she's gone (Bill Withers Cover) The band has truly created a real lover ballad on this tune.

Best Looking T-shirt: Baroness - Tour 2013


Best Looking Hoodie 2013: Dark Funeral 20 Years


Best Beer: Sierra Nevada Torpedo


Best Whiskey: Dalwhinnie.


Best Guitar/Bass Pick: Limp Bizkit - Club Tour 2013


Best Festival: Way Out West


Best Music City: Umeå - Home of The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Perishers, Meshuggah, Nocturnal Rites, Lisa Miskovsky, Deportees, Cult of Luna, Sahara Hotnights, Annika Norlin (Säkert!) and Syket


This Year's most active concert-goer: LG-Petrov (Same procedure as last year, hehe i see this dude everywere)


Best Blog: A Fair Judgement, With an incredible density of posts and very well written.


Best Art: Stacey Rozich 


Best Tour Poster: Black Sabbath

Best albums 2013

20. "Aftershock" - MOTÖRHEAD
19. "Puls" - PORT NOIR
18. "Mind Control" - UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS
17. "Sister" - IN SOLITUDE
16. "Vertikal" - CULT OF LUNA
15. "Last Patrol" - MONSTER MAGNET
14. "Fuzz" - FUZZ
13. "The Eldritch Dark" - BLOOD CEREMONY
12. "The Circle And The Blue Door" - PURSON
11. "Infestissumam" - GHOST
10. ”Earth Rocker” – CLUTCH
9. ”Thy Kingdom Scum” – CHURCH OF MISERY
8. ”Spiritual Migration” – PERSEFONE
7. ”Coal” – LEPROUS
6. ”Avatarium” – AVATARIUM
5. ”Pelagial” – THE OCEAN
4. ”Blood Moon Rise” – JEX THOTH
3. ”Soma” – WINDHAND
2. ”More Constant Than The Gods” – SUBROSA
1. ”Heart Of Oak” – ANCIIENTS

Tune Of The Day wish you all a Happy New Year!! Today's tune will be released a bit later on today!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Anciients - Heart Of Oak



Number 1 on Tune Of The Days best album list of year 2013 is the Vancouver-based rock juggernaut "Anciients" with thier debut album "Heart Of Oak"


The band concits of: 

Kenny - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Chris - Guitar & Vocals
Booner - Bass & Vocals
Hannay - Drums

What a debut, what a refreshing slice of progressive music. A record that should be enjoyed in its entirety, for it is a journey through a deep progressive landscape, a large and rich dynamic maze, chances are that you will be stuck there forever.

Somewhere between sheer, apocalyptic heaviness and precise riffing, lays otherworldly Anciients, a forging crushing heavy metal evocative of veterans High on Fire and contemporary sonic craftsmen, Opeth, with Mastodon and Baroness finesse. The band have combined fuck-off-huge chords with mind-altering riffage that takes you on an unfamiliar trip.



Todays tune "Raise The Sun" gives you a taste on what's waiting for you!



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Sunday, December 29, 2013

SubRosa - More Constant Than The Gods



Number 2 on Tune Of The Days best album list of year 2013 is the absolutely amazing SubRosa, Sludge Doom from Salt Lake City, where the record More Constant Than The Gods reaches really high on this year's list. A record filled with heavy riffs and dueling violins, where Rebecca Vernon's plainsong is as striking as it is sludgy depressed.



Within the Subrosa crucible, sludgy low-end and high volume lock arms with ultra-melodicism, folk and experimental elements delivered through the haunting ambience of two electric violins.

Todays tune "Cosey Mo" is taken from the third album "More Constant Than The Gods"



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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Windhand - Soma



Number 3 on Tune Of The Days best album list of year 2013 is the record "Soma", that is both ominously and inviting, sticky riffs and melodies from the south filled with ghost-like screams from vocalist Dorthia Cottrell, whose vocals sounds like she's singing them from another world. Deeply hypnotic and powerful album.




Soma is a record more than just doom-metal fanatics—this is an superb record for all fans of guitar driven trancendental, syrupy slow, monolithic and downtuned doom and it's as catchy as it is heavy. Propelled by singer Dorthia Cottrell’s beautifully haunting bellow, Windhand’s dual guitar attack sounds like the glorious misfit offspring of early Black Sabbath and Sleep.

Todays tune "Woodbine" is a great piece taken from Soma, enjoy!



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Friday, December 27, 2013

Jex Thoth - Blood Moon Rise



Number 4 on Tune Of The Days best album list of year 2013 is a fabulous dark, almost frightening record. Jex voice is very close, very intimate filled with emotional nuances complemented by the eerie psychedelic atmosphere.

A significant droning influence sprinkled with doses of psychedelia and heedy occult undertones is the ground of Jex Thoth music and it really hits me like a canon ball in solar plexus. "Blood Moon Rise" is a absolute stunner, a superb achievement of true artistic ambition that is beyond the scope of what most other bands could even dream of.



Todays tune "Ehjä" taken from thier 2:nd full length album "Blood Moon Rise"

 

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Ocean - Pelagial



Number 5 on Tune Of The Days best album list of year 2013 is the record "Pelagial", that is a multidimensional composition filled with lots of creative brilliance. The album, with its musical concept describes a physical journey from the ocean's surface to its dark depths, a mental journey that allows listeners to sit still in the boat.

The Ocean are absolutely unpredictable, one of the most dynamic and exciting bands of today. The Ocean take aesthetics of post-metal and blend them with elements of metalcore and progressive rock.



Todays tune "Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams" taken from the sixth studio album "Pelagial" by German metal band The Ocean.

The Ocean video was directed by Alexander Kraudelt and Lukas Hambach, produced by Frameshock, with additional visuals by Craig Murray.



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