Friday 31 December 2010

Bombus - Biblical

Swedish Bombus (Bumble bees) to their untitled debut album captured the six spot on the Tune Of The Days album list for 2010. Bombus play in the same school as Witchcraft, Graveyard and Blowback ie groovy '70s hard rock.

The album is packed with heavy, staggered guitar riffs, many mangling drums, melodic enmeshed in a 70-century packaging. I think you can see a little Motorhead and Killing Joke when you call the seams.

The album is produced by Per Stalberg (Division of Laura Lee) who is doing a great job of picking out the good from the cake.

This is an excellent debut album from a band that will go far, very far, I hope, for this I like and already looking forward to the next record.

Bombus can easily connect to the year's best albums list, a collection of heavy songs that liven up the otherwise a bit dormant genre.

I wrote a review on "Bombus" on WeRock and gave the rating 8/10, read about it here.

More info @ Official Bombus MySpace

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David Gilmour and BB King - Happy New Year

I thought i just peak in here and wish u a...


I didnt find a good metal Happy new year video,
as we love blues as well we take a bluesy one :)
and also give u a sound wishes bonus..

At new year in Sweden we always makes promises and shit..
So I guess I will make one to..
I promise that I will not have a down dip in my mood for the whole year! :D
I will create my present and my future and will be full of joy and metal :p
I know its gonna be a great year full of funny stuff and good music!

To all of You I really wish the same !!!!!!

Ladys and Gents, Mr David Gilmour and Mr BB King and last video My friend Lizette&
will help me with the wishing here.

Joy to ya all, Thetania

Happy new year Motherfucker (just saw that both me and Stones and our doughter are
on this video haha soo cool!

Thursday 30 December 2010

Alter Bridge - All Hope Is Gone

Alter Bridge's third album "AB III", captured seventh place in the Tune Of The Days album list for 2010, an album that truly spellbinding and take out of the well-layered melodic journey. The album includes unforgettable chord-signed Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy's well-written lyrics. There are a lot of musical candy in the true spirit of Alter Bridge on this record.

Mark Tremonti is spellbinding with its raw harmony and his stinging solos and opens up for the vocalist Myles Kennedy. That these two have an incredible chemistry between them is evident. Mark Tremonti's guitar playing is heavier than ever and Myles Kennedy's voice is absolutely brilliant. In addition, he has a voice that no one can beat. Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips is excellent colleagues to ensure that the rhythm section keeps a tight and rock solid foundation.

"AB III" is the darkest album of the three as Alter Bridge has released, this mixed remorseful poetry with emotional life experiences, epic harmonies and razor-sharp riffs. There is no doubt that Alter Bridge is here to stay.

I wrote a review on "AB III" on WeRock and gave the rating 8/10, read about it here.
Also wrote a few lines about their gig at the Arenan in November this year, read about it here.

Here are some photos from their rehearsal, enjoy!

All Hope Is Gone, Live @ Arenan 2010 (I just love the beginning of the song when Myles talks to the audience about the new album, check it out.)

All Hope Is Gone, Live @ RockStar Live (Barakaldo).

Myles Kennedy takes you behind the scenes at rehearsals for Alter Bridge's 2010-11 World Tour. Kinda cool, check it up.

"Zero" and "Home" were included on the United States version of the album as bonus tracks. The Japanese version contains a bonus track called "Never Born to Follow".

And yes, AB III is also released on Vinyl :)

Here is some stuff I have collected during their visits to Sweden, working passes and backstage passes from three different concerts, signed Blackbird promofolder and drumsticks from their first turn and one from their latest, plus a few little plastic pieces(Guitar Picks).

More info @
Official Alter Bridge Website.
Official Alter Bridge MySpace

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Wednesday 29 December 2010

Accept - Beat The Bastards

Accept is back with a new album after all 14 years of dormancy, this time without Udo Dirkschneider behind the microphone. The new singer and formerly TT QUICK-singer Mark Tornillo amazes me. The little guy's voice and approach is extremely well adapted to an Accept's style. Tornillo has a better range than its progenitor, which appears clearly when he growls as UDO, but when he does it is frighteningly similar. Blood Of Nations is a classic heavy metal album with lots of references to Accept previous works. The album is filled with beautiful and dirty Accept riffs and a lot of very well made guitar solos of a well-oiled guitar duo consisting of Hermann Frank and Wolfgang Hoffmann. The band has used the services of producer Andy Sneap to put down the right fruit in the basket. Andy Sneap, who has worked with Megadeth's two recent albums.

Accept has evidently found the holy fire again and made an uncompromising and true heavy metal album. You just have to accept that Accept is back with an album that is more than acceptable, it is almost phenomenal, hereby Accept captured the 8th spot on the album chart.

I did a review on this album at WeRock a few months ago were i gave it 8/10, read it here.
On the same site i have a Live review from the same band, read it here.

Accept return in February to Sweden after the celebrated club gig at Debaser Slussen in May this year. Next year there will be two Swedendates for the squad, 15 February at Trädgårn in Gothenburg and two nights later at the Arenan in Stockholm.

Blood Of The Nations is also released on Vinyl :)

Here is some nostalgia, old Live posters from Sweden with the band, more posters on Swedish Concert Posters

Today's tune "Beat The Bastards" is the first track from "Blood Of Nations" Enjoy.

More info @
Official Accept Website.
Official Accept MySpace
Official Accept Facebook page

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Tuesday 28 December 2010

Barren Earth - Curse Of The Red River

Finnish Barren Earth has actually fallen to my taste. Well-played, progressive death metal of very high standard that makes difficult to tear oneself away from, you just want to play it over and over again. The album titled "Curse of the Red River", combines the best elements of modern and traditional death metal, with 70's prog rock and folk. Among the band's influences are artists like Paradise Lost, Opeth, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and also some pioneers of Finnish prog. This is the band that captured ninth place on the album chart.

Some history:
The band was formed in Helsinki in the autumn of 2007 by bassplayer Olli-Pekka Laine(ex-Amorphis, Mannhai) who asked drummer Marko Tarvonen (Moonsorrow), to form a new progressive death metal group with him. A little later keyboardist Kasper Mårtenson (ex-Amorphis, Ben Granfelt Band), guitarist Janne Perttilä and guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (Kreator, Waltari) agreed to team up, and the first incarnation of Barren Earth was built.

Rehearsals began immediately, and by the summer of 2008, Barren Earth found themselves in the studio, recording the four first songs they had put together and they recruited vocalist Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow The Sun) and Barren Earth had found its final form.

Curse of the Red River was recorded at Seawolf Studios in Helsinki (Ghost Brigade), mixing was carried out by the prolific Dan Swanö at Unisound in Sweden (Katatonia, Opeth, etc).

Here is just the track.

Here its live at Tuska 2010

More info @ Official Barren Earth Website or at MySpace

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Monday 27 December 2010

Electric Wizard - Venus In Furs

Today we present the Album Place 10 on the Tune Of The Days list of 2010's best albums.
The band that captured that place is Electric Wizard with the album Black Masses, a British band formed in Dorsetshire, England who play doom metal / stoner metal. Prior to 1993, then called the group name as Thy Grief Eternal and Eternal. Electric Wizard have a distinct yet traditional doom metal sound that incorporates stoner and sludge traits, with lyrics typically involving the occult, witchcraft, H.P. Lovecraft, horror films and cannabis. During 2003, founding members Tim Bagshaw and Mark Greening left to form the band Ramesses, making guitarist/vocalist Jus Oborn the only founding member who remains.

The seventh album Black Masses is an album full of budding musical occult doom, brilliant craftsmanship that really sucks you into their world of musical doom-psychedelica. The new album shows clearly the growth, development, and an almost frightening self-confident as the band has built up during their career. For what it's worth, I like the sound of Black Masses. The album is recorded in London's famed Toe Rag Studios with Grammy Award-winner Liam Watson behind the controls. The album was recorded in 100% analogue.

Frontman Justin Oborn makes no bones about their goal: “This ritual incantation of heavy metal sorcery will break down your psyche,” he announced, “as wave upon crushing wave of lead weight acid-laced Doom leaves you numb and broken before our unholy altar... We do not rock, we kill!”

Here's the track listing:

Black Mass
Venus in Furs
Night Child
Patterns of Evil
Satyr IX
Turn Off Your Mind
Scorpio Curse
Crypt of Drugula

Electric Wizard lineup:

Jus Oborn - guitar, vocals
Liz Buckingham - guitar
Tas Danazoglou - bass
Shaun Rutter - drums

Found this photo, which I stole from a post by a fellow blog that shows what you can do with their new purchased Electric Wizard vinyls, when you can not settle for just one copy, can add that he is a big fan of this band , so kudos to him because he gives his support to the band, and a transparent blue kudos, because it is vinyl.

The Vinyl (LP) got printed in following versions/colors:

400 Die Hard Version Black Vinyl (180 gm)
400 Solid white
400 Transparent Green
400 Transparent Blue
400 Transparent Red
400 Solid Grey
500 Clear with Black speckles
500 White/Black two colour split.

Today's tune "Venus in Furs" is an excellent example of Electric Wizard's songwriting perspicacity.

More info @ Official Electric Wizard MySpace

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Sunday 26 December 2010

Ghost - Ritual

Today we begin to do a deep dive in the past year and lists what the Tune Of The Day think has been the best musically, this has been a year that clearly have dominated the harder school of music. Not that it has come out a lot of good pop, rock, jazz and other mystical music, but if we would have made a list that includes a top 50 or 100, for the year so would probably most of the genre to be in the year-list.

We will run a track where every day until we reach the first place. Today, we look first at those who ended up outside, that is, location 11-20. Tomorrow we present location 10 and so on.

20: ”Heirs To Thievery” - MISERY INDEX
19: ”Annihilator” – ANNIHILATOR
18: ”Slash” – SLASH
17: ”Axioma Ethica Odini” – ENSLAVED
16: ”Order Of The Black” - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
15: ”Opus Eponymous” - GHOST
14: ”Warp Riders” - THE SWORD
13: "Spiral Shadow” – KYLESA
12: ”Relentless retribution” - DEATH ANGEL
11: ”Lawless Darkness” – WATAIN

Just to pick one from the pile, i do a pick in the middle and find the Swedish band Ghost.
Ghost has been the band everyone is talking about the recent past, perhaps even this year's hype. The first single Elizabeth laid the foundation for everything and now that the debut of Opus Eponymous release of well-qualified label Rise Above, it's a huge interest for Ghost at the moment. The vinyl release coming in a plethora of different varieties are sold out long ago. The fact that the debut album confuses me slightly when you are accustomed to satanists proclaim thier message of shabby mangling of both blood and misery. And now, this is more clean than ever. It is thought that some influences are taken from Mercyful Fate and Black Sabbath.

The picture is stolen from blod og krek.

The picture is stolen from Film & Musikbloggen.

Die-Hard version of the album.
Here is the cover skull, painted by Slusk

Opus Eponymous has a lovely swing, catchy tunes and nice arrangements. Even if its soft for a darker kinda album it's a album that is very easy to listen to and nice to hum to. I like this.

Todays tune "Ritual" is taken from Ghosts debut album "Opus Eponymous" and this is live at Hammer of Doom IV festival, Posthalle, Würzburg, 2010-10-23.

More info @ Official Ghost MySpace

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