Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Mors Principium Est - Monster In Me


We end this year hard and heavy with the Finnish melodic death metal band Mors Principium Est (Latin for "death is the beginning")

The band was formed in 1999 in Pori, Finland by singer/lead guitarist Jori Haukio, guitarist Jarkko Kokko and keyboardist Toni Nummelin. Drummer Mikko Sipola joined in late 1999, soon followed by the arrival of new vocalist Ville Viljanen in early 2000 when Haukio decided to focus on his guitar work. Bassist Teemu Heinola was not appointed until after the band's first demo, Before Birth, which attracted attention from French record label Listenable Records in 2001. One year and two demos later, Mors Principium Est signed a three-album contract with Listenable Records completed by the album Liberation = Termination released in March 2007.

The band announced on April 25, 2007 the new lineup of the band. Karri Kuisma joined the band as the rhythm guitarist in 2006 and Lead guitarist Tomy Laisto joined the band in 2007. Jarkko Kokko will still be a member of M.P.E. but he will not play any live shows.

On March 2011 the band stated that members Tomy Laisto and Kalle Aaltonen had parted ways to pursue other ventures. The band stated "If we still want to continue with Mors Principium Est, we need new guitar players" and proceeded to ask for anyone who could try out around the world to do so.

On April 30, 2011 the band announced on their website that Andy Gillion had been recruited as the first replacement guitarist. On September 29, 2011 the band announced on their website that Andhe Chandler had been recruited as the second replacement guitarist.



Todays tune "Monster In Me" is taken from the bands latest release "Dawn Of The 5th Era", released December 5th.



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Best of 2014


Time to sum up the year 2014.

The year has been superb regarding music releases, crazy indeed.

I do not make any protocol or markings on a paper on all my purchase of records, but noted that most of what is purchased in 2014 remains on the floor and should be sorted in as soon as i get some time over. Lots of tiles are still covered in plastic, because time did not exist to sink into a new record. This may well be one of the reasons that the top 20 is so sprawling this year. I did a fast count and notice that I have baught ruffly 250 new records during 2014 and all this are Vinyls of course :)

A year that have been a bit messy on a personal level. Creativity has been quite low this year, that includes my painting that have remained completely stagnation, which is really not good. I guess that a "New Year" promisses must set to be albe to change it. I will snatch up and try to take in 2015 with open arms and create the best year I can.

A few musical adventures have been done 2014, not as far as massive as 2013 was but here is some sort of summery.

Lost count of the gigs that have been made, around 50 that I can count of top my head.

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

1;st, various galas and other events, starting off with

Idrottsgalan, VK - Vinter Konferansen, Academic Work, Melodifestivalen, TV Producenternas Pris, Tele2 Awards, Monster Jam, OS Hjältarna, Bardiabetesfonden, . Where artists like Samantha Fox, Tomas Ledin, Titiyo, Darin, Eric Saade etc have performed at.

2;nd, the festivals,

Sthlm Fields, Summerburst, Bråvalla, Way Out West, Size The Park and Kent Fest where acts like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slayer, David Guetta, Avicii, Eric Prydz, Sebjak, Adrian Lux, John Dahlbäck, Anthrax, The Clutch, Ghost, Mastodon, Placebo among others.

3;rd some various shows, small club show to big arena concerts.

Craft, Black Stone Cheery, Clean Bandit, Morrissey, Peter Gabriel, Robin Williams, Monster Magnet among others 

And for last, 2 Tours have been made with Melodifestivalen and Hong Faux with D-A-D

So the part that is best during the 2014.

Best Arena Concert:
 Peter Gabriel - So - Globen, Stockholm. What a show, god damm.

Best Festival Concert:
Iron Maiden - Bråvalla Festivalen


Best Swedish Stoner:
Monolord - Empress Rising 

Best Swedish Rock:
Greenleaf - Trails & Passes   

Best Swedish Metal:

 Vanhelgd - Relics Of Sulphur Salvation 
Best Looking T-shirt: Grizzlyman

Best Looking Hoodie 2014: Messhuggah


Best Beer: Mohawk Blizzard
Best Whiskey: Yamazaki.

Best Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy
Best Festival: Way Out West
This Year's most active concert-goer: LG-Petrov (Same procedure as last year, hehe. he is everywere)

Best Blog: Heavy Metale, With an incredible variation of posts were you can find your evening beer and record.

Best Art: Tomas Johansson
Best Tour Poster: Pearl Jam - Stockholm 2014


20. Accept - Blind Rage 
19. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel 
18. Electric Wizard - Time To Die 
17. Truckfighters - Universe 
16. Monolord - Empress Rising 
15. Ancient Ascendant – Echoes And Cinder 
14. At The Gates – At War With Reality 
13. Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways 
12. Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral 
11. Mastodon – Once More Round The Sun 
10. Conan - Blood Eagle 
9. Crobot - Something Supernatural 
8. Vanhelgd - Relics Of Sulphur Salvation 
7. Opeth – Pale Communion 
6. Royal Blood - Royal Blood 
5. Greenleaf - Trails & Passes 
4. Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden 
3. Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere 
2. Rival Sons - Great Western Valkyrie 
1. Sólstafir - Ótta



This year instruments effort:
Chimes at Midnight - MASTODON where the whole band gets credit for their actions. Where great riff carries the song and intermingled with heavy slow melodic riffs, and an incredible drumming side by side with the bass and vocals that keep the course on track.
 
This year vocal performance:
Jay Buchanan in Rival Sons without a doubt. He takes a note and one gets goose bumps, powerful.


This year most twisted:

Jack White - Lazaretto vinyl !!

The album plays in three different speeds, ie, the standard 33 1/3, 45 rpm and 78 rpm. If not that would be enough. So does the A-side backwards, in addition there are hidden tracks under the label. How screwed is not this, So let me know.

This year flop:

"Aelita" of Mando Diao. That the band takes out their turns is something we found out at the previous release, it was a brilliant move and the album was exemplary, but now it has gone a little too far, this is not good.

This year most unexpected:
That AT THE GATES "At War With Reality" would keep such a high class after 19 years, would probably no one think it was possible.

This year's most anticipated:
That AC/DC released an album that sounds just like AC/DC.

This year personal findings:

Many discoveries have been made this year, putting my vote on the British Royal Blood and their self-titled debut, a cruel swing for being a duo.

This year sleeping pill:

Alcest - "Shelter", ugh what boring record this is.

This year cover / package:
"Tellurian" - SOEN, a magical cover that has nothing whatsoever to do with rock, move your eyes closer you understand, ingeniously good.


When it comes to packaging, then it goes without hesitation to re-release are on Led Zeppelin's first five, which are really nice and lavish, thinking of the deluxe box editions.
This year gig:

Monster Magnet at Klubben, Stockholm, January 21. Great to see that they are back with flag at the top.
This years tune:
Lágnætti of SÓLSTAFIR. So beautiful, I am so touched that the tears almost falls.


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

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sólstafir - Ótta


Number 1 on Tune Of The Days best album list of year 2014 is the Icelandic four-piece Sólstafir.

It's a challenging record, but satisfying in kind and universal in its expressiveness.


"Ótta"is like a seductive cocktail of something to come. They touch something ancient and timeless. An atmospheric shoegaze psychedelic metal appetizers that captivates the listener. The album has excellent production with a great mood and structure, it will touch you deeply within its beauty and leave a mark that can't be washed away even if you used the most heaviest dirt remover. You will play this record over and over again, I have and you will! Just lean back, close your eyes, take your time and lose yourself in this masterpiece called "Ótta"!

Todays tune "Lágnætti" is a very elegant well-shaped tune, enjoy!



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Monday, December 29, 2014

Rival Sons - Great Western Valkyrie


Number 2 on Tune Of The Days best album list of year 2014 is the Long Beach, California soulful blues rockers Rival Sons with the record "Great Western Valkyrie".

Great Western Valkyrie is an album that you must have and I mean that. This one have a great sex appeal, it's timeless with a soul that really will hit you in the forehead, the tunes have great groove that will get you up on the dance floor, if you do not dance then you surely will play air drums or lying on the floor trying to get the riffs right. Rival Sons have done it again and taken us to new places I could never have predicted, but it works a dream!

The album explodes out of the blocks in very similar fashion to Head Down, but this is far better. I feel like Im in heaven when the yellow piece of plastic is spinning on my record player, the volume is getting higher and higher and I guess my neighbours soon will hit the bell and tell me to fuck off!


Todays tune "Where I've Been" is a beautiful piece taken from "Great Western Valkyrie" but todays Video is from the Rival Sons EP 'WiMP Presents Juke Joint Sessions'. Recorded in Juke Joint Studio, Notodden, Norway, July 31st 2014. Recorded as part of the streaming company WiMP's, exclusive Rival Sons EP, 'Juke Joint Sessions', released on August 18th. A co-operation between WiMP, Notodden Bluesfestival, and Juke Joint Studio.



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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere

 

 Number 3 on Tune Of The Days best album list of year is the Portland progressive avant-garde metal band "Agalloch" with the latest effort "The Serpent & The Sphere"

"The Serpent & the Sphere" represents the most glorious sounding Agalloch album to date. It's a great addition to the band's legacy and a brilliant set of work, where you will get a great mix of progressive avant-garde style of folk metal that encompasses an eclectic range of tendencies including neofolk, post-rock, black metal and doom metal. This is one of those albums that is able to gain the perfect balance between the extreme and the quietly beautiful.



Agalloch's imagery and subject matter are natural beauty, melancholy and allusions to ancestral Heathenry. "The Serpent and the Sphere" is something you need to have.

Todays tune "The Astral Dialogue" is taken from the the fifth full-length record "The Serpent & The Sphere" and will get you something to dream off. Enjoy!



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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden


Number 4 on Tune Of The Days best album list of year 2014 is a fabulous dark doomish dudes of the Arkansas outfit's latest super-heavy slab.

This doom metal will poison your mind. Pallbearer have successfully put down a versatile piece of stone on the already dilapidated road to the ultimate doom passage.

The music here is timeless.


As Canon got the title "Best Heavy Drone Doom" album of the year I guess I have to say that this is best Doom record of the year.

Todays tune "The Ghost I Used to Be" is taken from the second full length album "Foundations Of Burden", enjoy! Todays clip is a Live Concert @ Lo-Fi ARCI club - Milano, so the quality aint the best. So click on the Spotify link, fall back, close your eyes and listen, when all of the instruments return at full volume, it's physically impossible not to want to move.



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