Friday, June 22, 2018

If These Trees Could Talk - Solstice


Midsummer, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening.

The exact dates vary between different cultures. The undivided Christian Church designated June 24 as the feast day of the early Christian martyr St John the Baptist, and the observance of St John's Day begins the evening before, known as St John's Eve. These are commemorated by many Christian denominations, such as the Roman Catholic Church, Lutheran Churches, and Anglican Communion.

In Sweden, the Midsummer is such an important festivity that there have been serious discussions to make the Midsummer's Eve into the National Day of Sweden, instead of June 6. It may also be referred to as St. Hans Day.

Today's the is the Swedish Midsummer's Eve, I will be out with the family to celebrate this day, lunch, the Swedish tradition with fresh and newly taken potatoes and herrings with some "dip in cup", a tornedalia classic. Then we raising and dancing around a maypole and some games before the evening barbecue. And for today we play a tune that suits the Summer Solstice.




IF THESE TREES COULD TALK is an instrumental post-rock band from Akron, Ohio. They released their third studio album "The Bones of a Dying World" on June 3, 2016. The album was produced by drummer Zack Kelly. The album was announced in late April 2016 alongside premiere track and today's tune "Solstice", enjoy and happy midsummer!



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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Loney Dear - No Leaf Clover/Wherever I May Roam


METALLICA and The Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) received the Polar Music Prize 2018 at a ceremony at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm in June 2018. Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo from METALLICA attended the event, as well as Dr Ahmad Sarmast, the founder of ANIM.






Several artists honoured the Laureates during the evening; Aryana Sayeed, Loreen, GHOST, CANDLEMASS, Vargas & Lagola, MONEYBROTHER with Seek & Destroy, Dennis Lyxzén, Mikkey Dee, Loney Dear and Tuva Syvertsen. Host of the evening was Swedish mezzo-soprano and journalist Boel Adler.

The Polar Music Prize band, conducted by Svante Henryson were:
Svante Henryson, cello/bass/conductor
Joel Lyssarides, keyboards
Mattias Norgren, beatbox
Karin Nakagawa, koto
Feras Charestan, qanun
Rosa Quartet – Daina Mateikaite, Knapp Brita Pettersson, Anna Manell, Jessie Langhard
Elin Larsson, saxophone (sopran, baryton)



The Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Loney Dear did a magical version of METALLICAs No Leaf Clover/Wherever I May Roam at the Polar Music Prize ceremony, see the clip below.

Loney Dear is the pseudonym of Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen (born March 29, 1979).

Enjoy today's cover!



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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Fumes - Tell Ya Story Walking


THE FUMES, an Australian blues rock band that play some raw and dirty blues with touch of the garage and the delta, some swaggering Beats Of Bourbon style.


Today's tune "Tell Ya Story Walking" is taken from "Guns Of Gold" album, released 2006, enjoy!



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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Kalmah - Evil Kin


The finish blackened thrash, melodic death/power, folk rockers KALMAH have released their eight full-length album "Palo". And as always the ship is ed by the Kokko brothers Antti (guitars) and Pekka (guitars, vocals). Backed up by the loyal dudes Timo Lehtinen (bass), Janne Kusmin (drums) and their latest recruit Veli-Matti Kananen (keyboards). "Palo" is a powerful high energy record with roots of death metal, Finnish melodic heritage, cantankerous never-say-die attitude and themes of Northern nature and the folly of mankind.

KALMAH was formed in Oulu, Finland in 1998. In less than a year after its formation, KALMAH was signed by Spinefarm Records. The word "kalmah" is Karelian and could be translated as "to the grave" or "to the death".



Antti Kokko states: “Almost 30 years of swamp madness and here we are today representing our 8th album with fishing tridents sharpened shiny. The album stands strongly on the very roots of KALMAH sound yet introduces fresh breath from the Swamplord’s tar-stained lungs. "The Evil Kin" as the first single gives you riffs written back in 1991 blended with melodies of Kalmah today. It’s a perfect statement to show where we were and are right now.”

Today's tune "Evil Kin" is the first single of "Palo", enjoy!



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