Monday, November 20, 2017

Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream

Today is a sad day, at least for me, "Stones", I got a call a few hours ago from my cousin, a heartbreaking news about my sister, she had passed away, heavy, oh devastating. Is there anything worse than losing something so close? My Sister, who was so close to me throughout my childhood, a person who showed me right from wrong, always welcomed me as part of her own family, treated me as her own child. It was a quite big span of age between us, Im a so called trailing child. So my sisters children was in my own age, my best friend is almost the same age as me, so you get the point that my sister was like my extra mother back then. Shit, this became a bit hard to write, when you pause up and start to look back in the past, all the memories, all the good things that happens when I was a kid, all the love and all the fun, specially the time at Santasaari, a place where I basically grew up. "Burken" or "Can" in English was a very funny game back then.

The "Can" was a game that we did often. One is Ha'n and begins to count to eg 100 while all other running and hiding. Then, when Ha'n has finished counting, he screams loudly "Now I'm coming" and then it's up to Ha'n to find anyone hiding, for example, if he sees "Jenny" sitting behind a red house, he kick the "Can" (which may be a tree or a stone, etc.), saying, "The Can is kicked for Jenny behind the red house." If Jenny was behind the red house, she will arrive when the game is over for her. The other participants will try to sneak out to the "Can" and say "The Can is kicked for me" You can make the rules for who will be Ha'n next time either the one who first caught it or the one who kicks the last one.


My Sister has been a sick for some time now, she got Alzheimers, so it was expected, so I did of course prepared myself a little inside that this day will come sooner or later, but it doesn't matter how much you pre-per, it will hit you hard anyway. My Sister was a incredibly love and careful person, thinking the best for her kids and me. She wanted us to have fun in Life, so it was really fun to be in her space. Of course she could be both stubborn and strict, but in a good way if you look back.

My sister loved Elvis Presley, same as my mom. My Cousin got the news yesterday that my sister got bad, he took a plane this morning to be able to visit his mom, when he arrived, he played some Elvis for my Sister and his Mom so she could sleep tight and leave this earth and so she did.

Now I want you my "Sister, bonus mom" to rest in peace and when times comes and you will return to Earth, you are more than welcome to come over for a visit, either as a flying soul or with a new body, around here you will get fine roasted coffee and Elvis played on Vinyl. I dedicate today's song to my Sister, a song with Elvis, because the first Artist I think of when I remembering my Sister is Elvis. So this is the best way to honor her and for me to say goodbye.

So now I feel immediately much better and can probably consider that the first part of the grieving process is over. Soon awaiting a funeral in the north where siblings and close relatives are going to attend, where i can take the last farewell.

Today's tune "If I Can Dream" is a song made famous by Elvis Presley, written by Walter Earl Brown and notable for its direct quotations of Martin Luther King, Jr. The song was published by Elvis Presley's music publishing company Gladys Music, Inc. It was recorded by Presley in June 1968, two months after King's assassination. The recording was first released to the public as the finale of Presley's '68 Comeback Special. Brown was asked to write a song to replace "I'll Be Home for Christmas" as the grand finale on NBC's "Elvis" (June 20–23, 1968). He wrote "If I Can Dream", and when Presley heard it he proclaimed "I'm never going to sing another song I don't believe in. I'm never going to make another picture I don't believe in."

When Colonel Tom Parker heard the song demonstrated by Earl Brown, he said: "This ain't Elvis' kind of song." Elvis was also there, unbeknownst to him, and he said: "I'd like to try it, man." Earl Brown said that when Elvis recorded the song, Brown saw tears rolling down the cheeks of the three back up singers. One of them whispered to him: "Elvis has never sung with so much emotion before. He means every word."

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rikard Wolff - Pojken På Månen

One of the most popular Swedish artist and actor Rikard Wolff, 59, took his last breath this Friday after a long-term lung disease.

Rikard Wolff (8 April 1958 – 17 November 2017) was a Swedish stage and screen actor and singer. His career included both film roles in House of Angels and its two sequels and theatre roles such as in Waiting for Godot at Royal Dramatic Theatre, and A Chorus Line at The Göteborg Opera. He was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour for his work with French music. He had also been awarded a Grammis, and received the Swedish Academy's 2017 prize for theatre, as well as a royal medal for his service as an actor. His best known song was "Pojken på månen" from the album of the same name.

Wolff was openly homosexual. He had one daughter with Stina Gardell, a Swedish producer and journalist, sister of the Swedish novelist, playwright, screenwriter and comedian Jonas Gardell and of the religion scholar Mattias Gardell.

Wolff had pulmonary emphysema since 1988 and died on 17 November 2017, aged 59. R.I.P.

It's really sad that he has left this earth, he was a marvellous singer and actor. I think my first contact with him was on the cinema 1992, when he played one of the characters in the movie "Änglagård", a superb acting and made some impressions and to be honest, he is the only one I can remember from it. I have also had the opportunity to meet this incredibly warm, sympathetic and nice man during a number of jobs over the years.

Today's tune "Pojken På Månen" (The Boy on the Moon) is an single and the title tune from his second solo album, released in 1995.

Rikard Wolff performs "Pojken på månen" on the show "Lotta på Liseberg" 2017. Lotta på Liseberg is a live entertainment program broadcast from the big stage at the Liseberg theme park in Gothenburg.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tribulation - The Lament

The Swedish death metallers TRIBULATION are back with a brand new cut "The Lament" taken from the upcoming album "Down Below" will be released on January 26th, 2018.

The band formed in 2005 in Arvika, Sweden. In early 2009, the band released its debut studio album "The Horror". Their second full length studio album "The Formulas of Death" was released in 2013. In 2015, they released their third full length studio album "Children of the Night". Though their debut album sits firmly within the old school death metal genre, their later albums are a radical departure from this sound, drawing significantly on traditional heavy metal, psychedelic rock, gothic rock, as well as the occult and supernatural mythology. The fourth album "Down Below" will be released next year. Preceding the album release they are releasing an EP "Lady Death" that will be released on December 22nd.

Some Comments on the producer and director of the latest Video, Robert Piel.

"We always plant strange seeds, seeds that when fully grown and ripened have taken their own often unexpected twists and turns. When working with this video we got to share that process with someone else who is also planting strange seeds. Director and producer Robert Piel approached us and wanted to make a collaboration, which was something that we gladly accepted after seeing his previous work and after seeing how well we got along and how our cinematic references really overlapped. It’s rare that you find people who have that creative spark that lacks in most of us and the discipline to fully get the job done. Robert and his entire crew had that! They all put a lot of effort and work into this and we all gladly endured the long and cold German nights. We hope you all enjoy our artistic amalgamation!"

The art on the EP and Album is done by Jonathan Hultén.

The album will be available in the following formats:

Deluxe LP with heavy stock gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl and LP-booklet

Strictly limited box set with gatefold LP, art prints, slipmat, patch, signed autograph card and bonus 12” MLP with silk screen print on side B

Limited deluxe CD Mediabook with O-Card and bonus track

Standard CD Jewelcase


The LP version of “Down Below” is available in the following vinyl colours:

Black vinyl: unlimited
Lilac vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Bengans (Sweden)
Golden vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s European webstore
Picture vinyl: limited to 500 copies, available at various mailorder stores
Transparent red vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by the band on the road
Dark-green vinyl: limited to 300 copies, exclusively sold by the band’s webstore at Kingsroad
Transparent sun-yellow vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP
Transparent petrol-green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
Silver vinyl: limited to 300 copies, offered in North America through RED
Clear vinyl: limited to 300 copies, offered by US indie stores
White vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s US webstore

Today's tune "The Lament" is taken from the upcoming forth album "Down Below", Video directed and produced: Robert Piel, Cinematography: Christian Edgar Scholz, Editing: Daniel Schlichter, Robert Piel, Actors: Lea Knoff, Anthony Arndt, Production & Costume Design: Friederike Külpmann, Dressmaker: Bettina Leber, 1.AC: David Seul (performance), Additional Cinematography: Robert Piel, Production assistant: Christoph Erdmann, Enjoy!

TRIBULATION live 2018:


12.01.2018 Munich (Germany) - Tonhalle
13.01.2018 Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA Longhorn
14.01.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Forum Karlin
15.01.2018 Zurich (Switzerland) - Komplex
17.01.2018 Milano (Italy) - Alcatraz
18.01.2018 Lyon (France) - Transbordeur
19.01.2018 Barcelona (Spain) - Razzmatazz
20.01.2018 Madrid (Spain) - La Riviera
22.01.2018 Toulouse (France) - Le Bikini
23.01.2018 Paris (France) - Bataclan
24.01.2018 Antwerp (Belgium) - Trix
26.01.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) - Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 Geiselwind (Germany) - Music Hall
28.01.2018 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - O13
29.01.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 Malmö (Sweden) - KB
01.02.2018 Oslo (Norway) - Rockefeller
02.02.2018 Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
03.02.2018 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Trädgarn
05.02.2018 Berlin (Germany) - Huxleys
06.02.2018 Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof
07.02.2018 Saarbrücken (Germany) - Garage
09.02.2018 Glasgow (UK) - O2 ABC *
10.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) - Rock City *
11.02.2018 London (UK) - Koko *
13.02.2018 Manchester (UK) - O2 Ritz *
14.02.2018 Bristol (UK) - O2 Academy *

* without JINJER

INSOMNIUM “Winter’s Gate” European tour part 2 with special guest TRIBULATION

15.03.2018 Tallinn (Estonia) - Tapper
16.03.2018 Riga (Latvia) - Melna Piektdiena
17.03.2018 Vilnius (Lithuania) - Rock River Club
18.03.2018 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
19.03.2018 Cracow (Poland) - Kwadrat
20.03.2018 Budapest (Hungary) - Dürer Kert
22.03.2018 Bucharest (Romania) - Quantic Club
23.03.2018 Sofia (Bulgaria) - Mixtape 5 Club
24.03.2018 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
25.03.2018 Athens (Greece) - Piraeus 117 Academy
29.03.2018 Zagreb (Croatia) - Klub Mochvara
30.03.2018 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar
09.04.2018 Porto (Portugal) - Club Hard
10.04.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) - RCA

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Magna Carta Cartel - Sway

MAGNA CARTA CARTEL or MCC is a Swedish rock band from Linköping. Formed in 2006, the group went on hiatus in 2010 when three of its members began to focus on their other band, GHOST. After leaving GHOST, Martin Persner announced in March 2017 that MCC had resumed activities.

MCC plays magical rock music or as they say “Radio-edited movie themes, for daily life and death”.

Our music reminds of VANGELIS meeting Tom Petty, trying to reach U2, willing to be JOY DIVISION, feeling like ABBA, longing to be Brian Eno, remembering Jean Michel Jarre, looking at METALLICA, sleeping with Mike Oldfield, dancing to Koto, hunting the BEATLES, killing Morricone in a duel, snorting to Moroder etc etc.

Current line-up:

Martin Persner – guitar, vocals
Arvid Persner – guitar, drums
Pär Glendor – guitar, synth

Today's tune "Sway". is the first single from our upcoming release, due in early spring 2017. Video by Claudio Marino, Additional Vocals on Sway by Fia Kempe, enjoy!

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