Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Heavy Tiger - I Go for the Cheap Ones


HEAVY TIGER is a three piece chic band apart from Stockholm, Sweden. The outcome of one pure mission in the mind of guitarslinger & singer Maja Linn: to form a Killer Rock 'n' Roll Band! Great songs, uncompromising live performances and true ambitions were the ingredients to build it all upon. No band member was allowed to be short of dedication, or talent for that matter.

Luckily this crazy rock 'n' roll heart eventually found her sisters in arms. Drummer Astrid Carsbring and Sara Frendin on bass, both truly good musicians, were just the right people to team up with. They soon became close friends as well and HEAVY TIGER was a fact. The year was 2010 and the girls turned 17.

Vinyl Version of Glitter


Today's tune "I Go for the Cheap Ones" taken from their album "Glitter", Enjoy!



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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Grand Magus - Freja's Choice


The three-piece heavy metal band GRAND MAGUS have released a new video for "Freja's Choice"

GRAND MAGUS is hailing from Stockholm, Sweden. Drawing influence from bands such as BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, URIAH HEEP and MANOWAR, GRAND MAGUS sound consists of an amalgamation of blues, hard rock, heavy metal and doom.

Speaking to Hammer about the song, frontman Janne "JB" Christoffersson says: "Freja is not only the goddess of love and beauty, she is also a goddess of war and battle and an extremely powerful sorceress. Half of those who died in battle were taken by the Valkyries to Freja's home Folkvang. This song delves deep into the mysteries of the golden goddess!”



The band are heading out on the Frost And Fire tour across the UK and Ireland at the dates below. GRAND MAGUS UK and Ireland tour dates

24 Mar: Hammerfest, Pwllheli DE
25 Mar: Voodoo Lounge, Dublin IE
26 Mar: Limelight 2, Belfast IE
28 Mar: Classic Grand, Glasgow UK
29 Mar: Sound Control, Manchester UK
30 Mar: Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton UK
31 Mar: Taking Heads, Southampton UK
1 Apr: The Globe, Cardiff UK
2 Apr: Underworld, London UK
21 Apr: Sticky Finger, Göteborg SE
22 Apr: Klubben, Stockholm SE
13 May: Manor Fest, Keighley UK
7 Jun: Sweden Rock Festival, Norje SE
28 Jul: Metaldays, Tolmin SLO
29 Jul Rengsdorfer, DE
4 Aug: Wacken Open Air, DE


Today's tune "Freja's Choice", taken from the band's latest album "Sword Songs", released last year on Nuclear Blast.



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Monday, March 27, 2017

Kingnomad - Mapping The Inner Void


Monday, New Week, it's time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

"Mapping The Inner Void" is the latest release by the Swedish quartet KINGNOMAD.

Initially formed in 2014 by best friends Jay and Marcus while hanging out in Jay's studio basement jamming on BLACK SABBATH grooves and downing bottomless beers, the pair soon stumbled onto a riff of their own making. Over the space of one evening evolved the song "Lucifer Is Dead" and with that one track followed a newfound purpose. Setting off on a quest to forge music from the influence of hard and heavy 70s rock, psychedelic flights of fancy and the hauntingly ethereal worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, the main driving force behind KINGNOMAD was to have as much fun as possible.

Recruiting the only two people that they knew were qualified enough to orchestrate a killer rhythm section, into the fold came Andreas on drums and Maximilian on bass. With the quartet retreating back to Jay's basement - newly christened the "The Room of Doom" - material flowed like a never-ending stream of occult energy. Songs were written, parts recorded and almost as if by magic they found themselves propelled forward in time, primed and ready to release what they had created.

Closely courted by Ripple Music they were asked last year to contribute to Chapter III in the labels ongoing underground series The Second Coming of Heavy, with Michigan rockers BONEHAWK. And with the alchemy of creativity burning fervently in their minds, a new batch of original songs were recorded for their debut album shortly afterward. 




KINGNOMAD:

Mr Jay – Vocals, Lead Guitar, Piano/Organ
Andreas – Drums, Percussion
Marcus – Guitars
Maximilian – Bass, Backing Vocals


"Mapping The Inner Void" is an interesting journey in the land off dusky doom rock. A draw of the occult colours music, clean vocals with a poppish attitude make you refer to their fellow countrymen in GHOST, but the main inspiration must be BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, where the psychedelic and clear bluesy melody are mixed between heavy SABBATH riffs.

KINGNOMAD have made a very solid record that have been on repeat for sometime now. The Vinyl is on the way and should land soon, I hope. Was going to wait with the review until the Vinyl had a chance to spin for a few lapse, but I can't wait, eager that I am.

The album starts with the amazing "Lucifer’s Dream", baffled jazzy intro before the guitars jump in and the tune kicks off, slow and trailing melody with a melodic beautiful singing high up on a pedestal, great track to another amazing tune, "Nameless Cult" where the tempo turns up slightly, heavy riffages and vocals that makes you lose your composure, a very melodic piece. "Whispers From R’lyeh" is a beautiful trippy tune, clear bass line, loose guitar in a desert way. "The Witches Garden" is a bluesy rocker, the vocals are pretty trippy and far-out, but very well mixed. The Cow bells calls in "The Green Meadow Part 1 & 2", a cloudy tune with doomy roots, distorted fuzzy guitars flows like steam wind on the sunburnt desert. "She Wizard" straight forward SABBATH riffage with a popish chorus and heavy organs. The album ends with the melodic life drainer tune "The Waiting Game".

"Mapping The Inner Void" was released on 24 February 2017.



Sum: "Mapping the Internal Void" gives you a record to remember, a dusky doom rock with qualitative retro flirts, should not be missed.

Today's tune "Nameless Cult", taken from "Mapping the Internal Void", enjoy!



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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Accept - Balls to the Wall


Sunday, time for a classic!

"Balls to the Wall" is a song by German heavy metal band ACCEPT. The song was released as the lead single from their 1983 fifth studio album of the same name. The anthemic title track is the album's best known song, and became ACCEPTs signature song, for which a music video was shot that received American airplay on MTV.

"We've always been interested in politics and in human rights and things like that, so a lot of the lyrics that we had in those days, and to the end actually, were dealing with human rights, for instance, and that's really what 'Balls To The Wall' is all about. 'One day the tortured will stand up and kick some ass!'"

Says guitarist Wolf Hoffmann.




The Video was filmed in January 1984 in London, the song's music video is comprised of clips of the band performing the song onstage intercut with scenes of a wrecking ball taking down a clock tower and scenes with fans of the band headbanging against the wall of the tower. Later during the buildup to the final chorus, the fans march through the ruble of the tower, presumably heading toward the stage where the band is performing. At the end of the video, singer Udo Dirkschneider rides the wrecking ball into the tower and takes out the front doors of the building it stands upon. When he discussed the scene with songfacts.com, Dirkschneider explained he was apprehensive about riding the ball because of the cold, wintry conditions on the day of the shoot, but decided to do it in the end. "It was very cold in London, near the airport", Dirkschneider said, "And especially when I had to step on this wrecking ball. I said, 'Please, no, I don't want to do this!' But in the end, I was young so I said, 'Okay, here we go.' But it was freezing like hell". The video version of the song was edited down to four minutes and twenty eight seconds from the five minutes and forty four seconds of the album version.

Today's tune "Balls to the Wall", here is the official Video form 1984, enjoy!



"Balls to the Wall" - Live at Wacken Open Air 2014



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