Tuesday, April 24, 2018

1000mods - Claws


Last week I got the opportunity to see the psychedelic/heavy rock band 1000MODS from Chiliomodi, Greece, live in Sweden for the first time, a half full Kraken with most greeks in the audience, made this as a familiar reunion crowd, at least for the band. I got a very good spot in the middle, pretty close to the stage. The sound was pretty loud, but with a decent mix to keep the music well balance in the hall. Great tunes were played during the evening so I was pleased. The band looked to be in a great tour shape, I guess Hotels and not overnight in a van. The live show was interesting, great flow in the playing, good feeling in the riffs and a superb cover up when one of the guitarists got problems with his signal, continued with the tune and then jammed in the background until he was back in business again and it got time to start the next tune.


The Setlist was great, I like the choice of the tunes and the show had a perfect length.

Claws
Electric Carve
Road to Burn
Loose
Low
Above179
Vultures
On a Stone
El Rollito
Vidage
Super Van Vacation

So here are a few pictures from the show.







Today's tune "Claws", first tune on the setlist and it's taken from second album "Vultures", released 2014, The clip if filmed live at Schoolwave Festival 2014, enjoy!



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Monday, April 23, 2018

Harakiri For The Sky - Arson


Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

"Arson" is the fourth full-length record by the Austrian metal band HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY. The band was formed in Salzburg and Vienna in 2011 by vocalist JJ (Michael V. Wahntraum) and multi-instrumentalist Matthias Sollak, formerly of black metal band BIFRÖST. They have released four studio albums – "Harakiri for the Sky" (2012), "Aokigahara" (2014), "III: Trauma" (2016) and "Arson" (2018) through Art of Propaganda.


"Arson" follows the line of heartbreaking emotion, melancholy sadness, and depressing pain. But this is somehow not a "cut your arms" kinda music, even if the lyrics are very depressing, big losses in life, suicide, and death, the music is something else, yes it's dark, melodic and black, but they manage to keep me engaged with an amazing flow in their music, which is a mix of blackened post metal brilliance. The album is 71 mins long, spread over 8 tunes, almost overkill, but it is a well-crafted piece that needs some attention.

The album opens up with "Fire, Walk With Me", a melodic masterpiece, continues with the dreamy and creepy "The Graves We’ve Dug". "You Are The Scars" is a scary and triumphant piece. The melancholia and powerful beauty in "Heroin Waltz" where the classical guitar is played by Bernth Brodträger. "Tomb Omnia" with its blackened guitars, growling vocals and hard-hitting drumming makes you feel good. "Stillborn" is a slower piece with a great atmosphere, post-metal fusion. "Voidgazer" have a little blackened folkish touch. The album closes up in a magnificent way with a cover of GRAVEYARD LOVERS "Manifesto", with guest vocals by Silvi Bogojevic that really gives a new life to the tune.

"Arson" was released February 16, 2018, and the amazing cover artwork is made by Striga.

Sum: "Arson" is a powerful piece of music that should not be missed!



Today's tune "You Are The Scars" taken from "Record Of The Week", "Arson", enjoy!



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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Tom Waits - Earth Died Screaming


Sunday, time for a classic.

"Earth Died Screaming" is a tune by Tom Waits, who is renowned for his frequently bizarre, otherworldly instrumentation. Engineer Tchaid Blake recalled the recording of this song to Uncut: "He wanted the sound of wood he'd heard on old Smithsonian records. He knew exactly the sound he wanted. We ended up outside with about seven or eight people surrounding Tom on their knees banging two-by-fours against stones or wood on the ground. Wonderful! They're credited as playing 'Sticks' on the record."

The song is featured in the 1995 movie 12 Monkeys.


"Earth Died Screaming" is taken from the tenth studio album "Bone Machine" by Tom Waits, released in 1992 on Island Records. It won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, and features guest appearances by LOS LOBOS' David Hidalgo, PRIMUS' Les Claypool and Brain, and THE ROLLING STONES' Keith Richards.

"Bone Machine" marked a return to studio material for Waits, coming a full five years after his previous studio album, Franks Wild Years (1987). The album is often noted for its dark lyrical themes of death and murder, and for its rough, stripped-down, percussion-heavy blues rock style.



Enjoy today's tune!



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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Fatal Smile - For The Last In Line


Saturday, busy day, Record Store Day, if I'm at home always try to prioritize and this Saturday I got a few hours to spend in town to fetch up some new stuff and say hello to the store owners, left with 2 bags of records (more of that later this week, I hope) to meet up with my youngest daughter that had a soccer event with her team. Finally at home, writing this before it's time for dinner and a change over of my self to the evening looking good outfit. Because it's time for some party, a good friend of mine is turning one year older, one of the milestone birthdays, today it's an even number and he throws out a big birthday party, where both I and Thetania will attend to. I believe it will be an awesome evening, many friends to say hello to and some new to meet.

My friends are known as Blade (Thomas Emblad) in the rock act FATAL SMILE, a band that had a strong and solid reputation internationally and achieved great success with their 2nd album "Neo Natural Freaks". Thomas is a joyful man, very social and caring, a mate who is close when needed. A very sympathetic colleague while on the roads, simply a nice guy to work with, we had a lot of fun for a couple of years, still have when the time comes. So today we celebrate Thomas with a great tune he wrote to celebrate "Ronnie James Dio" Happy Birthday man, see you tonight!



“You guys are the best opening band I´ve ever had!” words from Ronnie James Dio about FATAL SMILE.

Today's tune "For The Last In Line", enjoy!



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