Sunday 31 October 2010

Watain - Underneath The Cenotaph

During this evening will the Swedish "Watain" play a show for a sold-out klubben here in Stockholm, the last show on "Reaping Death Tour", a gig that will be full of Black Metal and fire (Yes they got permission), a gig that I personally would have liked to participate but unfortunately it does not become so. Thetania're working on a different direction today and doing a gig with "The Gaslight Anthem" more details about it tomorrow I guess. A colleague (Martin Bensch) at WeRock saw them last Friday at KB in Malmö and was quite enthusiastic about how good it can be. You can read here what he says, but in Swedish. Tomorrow, I will probably hear what I have missed and to be reminded of, all because I did not go there, but as I said you can not be everywhere all the time. Though this feels heavy right now. What I also would have liked to see was Destroyer 666 and Ghost.

Just received a picture from Robert taken from tonights show...argh :) Not the best quality but its better than nothing.

Hellfest. Photo by Anthony Dubois.

Here is 2 Pictures taken yesterday by "Michael Johansson"

Todays tune "Underneath The Cenotaph" is taken from their third album "Sworn to the Dark" was released on February 19, 2007. Here is a live clip from Chile Metal Fest, Santiago, Chile 05.06.2007

The upcoming Lawless Darkness Tour

Nov. 6 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theater
Nov. 7 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club
Nov. 8 St. Paul, MN Station 4
Nov. 10 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Nov. 11 Salt Lake City, UT Vegas
Nov. 12 Portland, OR Branx
Nov. 13 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Nov. 14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
Nov. 16 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
Nov. 17 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Nov. 18 San Diego, CA Ruby Room
Nov. 19 Hollywood, CA The Whisky
Nov. 20 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Nov. 21 El Paso, TX Club 101
Nov. 22 Dallas, TX The Loft
Nov. 23 Austin, TX Emos
Nov. 24 Houston, TX Numbers
Nov. 26 New Orleans, LA The Bar
Nov. 27 Orlando, FL Back Booth
Nov. 29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Nov. 30 Baltimore, MD Sonar
Dec. 1 Cleveland, OH Peabodys
Dec. 2 New York, NY Santos Party House
Dec. 3 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes
Dec. 4 Toronto, ON The Opera House

More info @ The Temple of Watain - Official Website

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Saturday 30 October 2010

Alter Bridge - Isolation

The band that I love the most, is this band!

Myles Kennedy's voice is something special to me.
Its like its moves something n me, make me just so damn happy and
the urge to move up and down and and and..

In October this year Alter Bridge released their new album ABIII
Im going to play the released single from it, Isolation.
Unlike most Alter Bridge singles, "Isolation" is
very heavy and features very dark lyrics about
"the agony of feeling isolated" and how
"the ability to love again can bring you out of it".
The rest of the album is also a radical departure from the
band's first two albums in terms of subject matter.

Ive listen to some and yes, I like it a lot.

They are soon visiting Sweden, Stockholm at Fryshuset, Arenan
on the 2nd of November...thats close, I just have to go there!

Take care folks.

Dudettes and Dudes, Alter Bridge!

Peace and Love, Thetania

The new single Isolation (not a video, just the sound)

Alter Bridge playing Isolation in Glasgow

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Friday 29 October 2010

UFO - The Wild One

UFO are an English rock band, who were formed in 1969. UFO became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Yesterday they did a stop at Debaser for a show, i bumped in there just to say hello to one of the techs that i know who travels with the band and of course the local crew. But this time i didn't have the time to stay and watch the show so i hope that they did well and all sounded good. I heard that Phil had some sore throat but should have been recovered for this evening.

Anyway, Tune Of The Day will of course hand out a UFO tune and some pictures. One of my friends "Michael Johansson" did shoot the gig (The 2 first once, rest are taken from UFOs website). He complained that there was no photo pit so he did not stay long, he is starting to get old :)) Enjoy the tune and the photos and have a nice weekend.

Todays tune "The Wild One" is taken from the eighteenth studio album "You Are Here" released 2004.

"UFO Showtime" Live in concert, Wilhelmshaven, Germany May 13th. 2005.
Phil Moog - Lead Vocals: Pete Way - Bass: Paul Raymond - Keyboards, Rhythm Guitars, Vocals: Vinnie Moore - Guitar: Jason Bonham(son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham) - Drums, Vocals

Some Vinnie Moore stuff from a performance at the UK's Hard Rock Hell Festival in Minehead, UK

Here is the rest of the UFO - The Visitors Tour 2010

28th October - Sweden - Stockholm - Debaser Medis
29th October - Sweden - Örnsköldsvik - The Merry Can
30th October - Sweden - Skövde - Valhall
31st October - Sweden - Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
1st November - Denmark - Copenhagen - The Rock

2nd December - England - Birmingham - HMV Institute
3rd December - Wales - Prestatyn - Hard Rock Hell IV
4th December - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome
5th December - England - Liverpool - O2 Academy
7th December - England - Brighton Concorde 2

More info @ Official UFO Website

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Thursday 28 October 2010

Santana - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Yesterday, we received a visit from the legend and guitar hero Carlos Santana. He came with his band for a single concert in Sweden during the European tour Universal Tone Tour 2010. He did his stop at The Globe here in Stockholm.

With its unique Afro-Latin-blues-inspired music, Carlos Santana has established itself as one of the foremost rock guitarists in the world. Since the late 1960s he has released over 40 full length albums under the group name and Santana has sold over 90 million albums.

There are more guitar solos than in an entire average Globe concert when you see Carlos Santana live is pretty much nothing strange about it. Tonight's music substances are mixed with modern pop salsa and old school Latin rock. Back in black, Riders on the Storm and Sunshine of your love taken from his latest album "Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time" was well received by the audience. Even John Coltrane, A Love Supreme was spot on your playlist for the evening. The band has two singers that can handle all parts excellent, but feels a bit anonymous. So a summary of the evening, I think this was a brilliant evening and a great gig, really liked it and actually "danced"(bone vibrated) with most of the tunes at the concert. Here is some pictures from the show, including the one were the little kid got the chance to jam with the band.

The new album "Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time", referred to as simply Guitar Heaven, is the eighteenth studio album by Carlos Santana, released on September 21, 2010. It is a classic rock covers album and features guest performances by several popular vocalists, including India.Arie, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Scott Stapp of Creed, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, Chris Daughtry of Daughtry, Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Rob Thomas, and rapper Nas.

Todays tune is taken from his latest record "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (feat. India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma) The tune is written by George Harrison of The Beatles. Enjoy!

More info @ Official Santana Website

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Wednesday 27 October 2010

Ghost - Elizabeth

GHOST is a new Swedish band that it has begun to talk about in the corridors. What lies behind the name GHOST is a well-hidden secret in the current situation.

The music is very interesting, consisting of a mix of 70s rock and occult melodies.

Ghost is the name of a devil worshipping ministry that - in order to spread their unholy gospels and, furthermore, trick mankind into believing that the end is ultimately a good thing - have decided to use the ever so popular rock music medium as a way to achieve their ends.

In May 2010 Ghost were contracted to a UK based gramophone company called Rise Above Ltd, who swore an oath stating that they will assist the group in the task of spreading their musical blasphemies through formats such as Compact Discs, Long Playing Vinyl Records and Digital Downloading. The new record is out Now!

Todays tune is the first single from Ghost called Elizabeth, Enjoy!

Ghost - Elizabeth (LIVE) Hammer of Doom Festival 4 (Würzburg, 2010-10-23)

The upcoming Ghost Tour

31 Oct 2010 19:00 Klubben Stockholm, SWEDEN
13 Apr 2011 18:00 Glaz'Art Paris, FRANCE
15 Apr 2011 18:00 Dynamo Zaal Zürich, SWITZERLAND
16 Apr 2011 18:00 Underground Köln, GERMANY
18 Apr 2011 18:00 Markthalle Hamburg, GERMANY
20 Apr 2011 18:00 Club Bronson Ravenna, ITALY
22 Apr 2011 18:00 White Trash Berlin, GERMANY
24 Apr 2011 18:00 Korjaamo Helsinki, FINLAND
28 Apr 2011 18:00 Relentless Garage London, UNITED KINGDOM

More info @ Ghost at MySpace

A recent Interview with GHOST

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse

Gregory Anthony Isaacs (15 July 1951 – 25 October 2010) was a Jamaican reggae musician. He was one of the most exquisite vocalist in reggae. After a long battle with lung cancer, Isaacs died on October 25, 2010 at his home in south London.

Todays tune "Night Nurse" taken from the 1982 album Night Nurse that is Gregory Isaacs' most well-known album. It contains his biggest hit, "Night Nurse" as well as several other notable tracks. Backing came from the Roots Radics, with additional synthesizer added by Wally Badarou.

RIP Gregory Isaacs

Gregory Isaacs Vinyl Page Some of Isaacs' vinyl releases

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Monday 25 October 2010

ZZ Top - Jesus Just Left Chicago

ZZ Top is an American blues rock band, formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. Comprising Billy Gibbons (lead vocals and guitar), Dusty Hill (vocals, bass, and keyboards), and Frank Beard (drums and percussion). The trio's original lineup has been intact for over 40 years.

ZZ Top is out on their 2010 World Tour (started in April 29, 2010 – Oktober 29, 2010), The tour is to celebrate their 40 years as a band which is incredible in my eyes. Yesterday, landed these bearded men in Stockholm for the 101:th gig at "Annexet".

They played in Gothenburg on the 22/10 with a special guests "The Doobie Brothers"

ZZ Top doing what they should when they come up on stage, a little too much routine in my opinion, but i guess it's so when you have done this as long as they. The Music swing is there, but parts of it is a little bit too sleepy, the lights is really nice and the video wall running cool clips during the songs. Stage set is simple and have a clean style, see photos below.

What I like about these guys is that they let the age take its toll and do what you do when you get older and be who you are and not trying to be the man that you were when the career began 30-40 years ago. They are peacefully and orderly, which makes them cool in all cases anyway, instead of trying to look cool like they were a youngster, then it is just embarrassing.

Todays tune "Jesus Just Left Chicago" taken from Tres Hombres is the third album by American blues-rock band ZZ Top, released in 1973. This clip is from "Double Down Live - 1980"

Here is a clip from aux Arènes de Bayonne le Jeudi 8 July 2010

And for last a bonus clip with a short story from the band.

Setlist Stockholm 24/10/10:

Got Me Under Pressure
Waitin' for the Bus
Jesus Just Left Chicago
I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
Future Blues (Willie Brown cover)
Rock Me Baby (B.B. King cover)
Cheap Sunglasses
My Head's in Mississippi / I Need You Tonight
Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix cover and dedication)
Brown Sugar
Party On The Patio
Just Got Paid
Gimme All Your Lovin'
Sharp Dressed Man
La Grange / Sloppy Drunk / Bar-B-Q

Two dates left on this tour:
10.27.10 St Petersburg RUSSIA Yubeliney
10.29.10 Moscow RUSSIA Crocus City Hall

More info @ Official ZZ Top Website

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