Thursday 28 February 2013

Heat - Daymare

Time to roll back some time, has been much focus on the band playing music in the present time, feel like soiling life a little bit. So some 70s hard rock will be todays focus, a german band that goes under the name "Heat"

Heat, sounds heavy, much like Sabbath topped by little Doors sprinkles and Rush candels. The songs have good dynamics with multiple tempo changes backed by breaks and solos.

Band members:

Drums: Marcus Töpfer
Guitar: Ingo Börner
Guitar: Marco Rischer
Voices: Patrick Fülling
Bass: Richard Behrens

The coverart is made by Ingo Börner

All these guys have been around in several bands for the last years, among them names like Grandloom, The Hara-Kee-Rees or Samsara Blues Experiment. So you bet they definitely know how to rock out and roll over with their hefty dose of 70s Rock. And there´s no need to become nostalgic. It is 2012 and they´re here to stay with an energetic Blues-drenched mixture of early Sabbath, Zeppelin, Jerusalem, whatever... Pull a name from your Classic Hard Rock collection, they have it all. The real deal. Hats off to Roy Harper.

Conclusion: Fans of hard rock 70 should have this record, at least in their collection.

Todays tune "Daymare" is filled with deep-tuned guitars, bright cymbals, thumping bass and a distinctive voice that sounds completely after Ozzy. Taken from the self titled debut, released 28 September 2012. Recorded in 2012 at the Big Snuff Studio in Berlin, recorded, mixed and mastered by Richard Behrens.

Upcoming Tour:

01.03.2013 // Berlin - Cortina Bob
04.05.2013 // Copenhagen (DK) - Heavy Days In Doom Town
08.05.2013 // Dresden - Groove Station (w/ Kadavar)
24.05.2013 // Potsdam - Nil (Watersessions)
07.06.2013 // Osnabrück - Bastard Club
08.06.2013 // Oostburg (NL) - Massafest
03.08.2013 // Stamsried - Voidfest [Show Day TBA]

More info @

Official Heat Web
Official Heat Facebook
Official Heat Bandcamp

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Wednesday 27 February 2013

Dinosaur Jr - Sludgefeast

Last Saturday I was at a sold out concert at Debaser Slussen, where Dinosaur Jr. stood for the entertainment, it was reduced to say a slightly sweaty euphoric concert experience.

There is something mythic of J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph. Is there anything you can not accuse Dinosaur Jr., so it's constantly pop up in new guises before each release. And that is where the strength lies. Lofi-kings from Amherst, Massachusetts successfully innovate constantly, without leaving their walked path. It is the path where the youth never ages, the dist always sounds and music sounds best at top volume.

Mascis's drawling vocals and distinct guitar sound, hearkening back to 1960s and '70s classic rock and characterized by high gain, extensive use of feedback and distortion, were highly influential in the alternative rock movement of the 1990s.

The band is pretty cool to work with, that I see only as a plus, once all things were in place, it was discovered that it was missing a "foot pedal" for the kick drum, it must have been left in Gothenburg on the day before? huh'. So some fun was made that "Murph" should work it out and "kick" manually hehe. In any case Peter (The Houseguy of Debaser) solved the problem as he had one at home lying around so everything ended happily.

Support for the evening was the Tennis Bafra, but I missed their performance so unfortunately I can not speak much about it.

Todays tune "Sludgefeast" is taken from the second studio album "You're Living All Over Me". It was released on December 14, 1987. The album title was named after a line uttered by frontman J Mascis while on tour with the band. The album was originally issued when the band were still known as Dinosaur, before a lawsuit forced the name change to Dinosaur Jr. The album was recalled by SST a few months after release, and new copies were printed crediting the band as Dinosaur Jr.

Todays clip is when Dinosaur Jr was performing at Norwegian Wood Festival 12/06/2008.

Upcoming Tourdates:

03/05/13, Auckland, Powerstation, New Zealand
03/07/13, Melbourne, Victoria, Corner Hotel, Australia
03/08/13, Melbourne, Victoria, The Espy, Australia
03/09/13, Meredith, Victoria, Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre, Australia
03/10/13, Adelaide, SA, The Gov, Australia
03/12/13, Perth, Astor Theatre, Australia
03/14/13, Brisbane, The Hi-Fi, Australia
03/15/13, Coolangatta, Coolangatta Hotel, Australia
03/16/13, Sydney, The HiFi, Australia
04/11/13, Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom, US
04/12/13, Sonoma, CA, Gundlach Bundschu, US
04/14/13, Indio, CA, Coachella Music And Arts Festival, US
04/17/13, Ponoma, CA, The Glass House, US
04/21/13, Indio, CA, Coachella Music And Arts Festival, US
05/22/13, Barcelona, Primavera Barcelona, Spain
05/29/13, Feyzin, L’Epicerie Monderne, France
05/30/13, Bordeaux, Krakatoa, France
06/01/13, Porto, Optimus Primavera Sound Festival Porto, Portugal
06/07/13, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall’s Island, US

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Official Dinosaur Jr Web

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Tuesday 26 February 2013

Hardcore Superstar - One More Minute

On March 1st is the release date of the new ninth studio record "C'mon Take On Me" with the Swedish hard rock/sleaze band Hardcore Superstar.

Two singles has been released from the album, the first "One More Minute" and most recently "Above The Law".

The guys is from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was formed in 1997 and continue on today. Hardcore Superstar have had several #1 hit singles, and Grammy wins in Sweden.

'C'mon Take On Me' was produced by the band and mixed by Randy Staub (Metallica, Motley Crue, The Cult). When it came to the recording process the band stated, "We found this cool abandoned studio that we took over, where we spent the entire summer tracking songs in between the shows. Speaking of shows -- we'll start rehearsing in January so that we'll be ready to play live everywhere again soon. If there's a stage, we'll rock it!!!"

Regarding the album's sexy artwork drummer Adde said, "We came up with the idea during the recordings of the album. It's just so sexy when a woman jumps into a drum kit -- what could be more exciting? We discussed the concept with photographer Micke Johansson, who loved the idea. What we especially like about it is the combination of sex and bruises!"

Todays tune is the first single "One More Minute", taken from their upcoming ninth studio album. The clip was directed by René U Valdes and produced by Greenworks Television.

Upcoming Tour:

2/03, Kulturbolaget, Malmö, Sweden
8/03, Liljan, Borlänge, Sweden
9/03, Tuppens Danskrog, Bollnäs, Sweden
15/03, KG5, Mariestad, Sweden
16/03, Lisebergsallen, Göteborg, Sweden
21/03, ICE, Sälen, Sweden
22/03, Tyrol, Stockholm, Sweden
23/03, Sigurdsgatan 25, Västerås, Sweden
27/03, Klubi, Åbo, Finland
28/03, Kerubi, Joensuu, Finland
29/03, Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
30/03, Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
20/04, zaragon rock club, Jönköping, Sweden
26/04, Sandra, Kalmar, Sweden
27/04, Vara Konserthus, Vara, Sweden

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Official Hardcore Superstar Web

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Monday 25 February 2013

Katatonia - Lethean

New week, new album to be presented as Record Of The Week, This time it will be Swedish act, from my current hometown of Stockholm. This weeks album is "Dead End Kings" with Katatonia.

Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse (formerly known as Lord Seth) and Anders Nyström (formerly known as Blakkheim). The early Katatonia albums, along with albums by bands such as My Dying Bride, Anathema and Paradise Lost, are sometimes considered forerunners of the death/doom genre.

"Dead End Kings" is a record that also took the tenth spot on seasonal best list last year, a record that actually has got a lot of playing time lately, like it more and more each lap it goes.

One of Katatonia’s strengths is that the bands music is not playing super technical, which means that listening becomes both more comfortable and easier, a band that is relatively easy to grasp without having struggling with pick out different audio tracks in strange guises. But it's not as if the band is losing the slightest quality, they have a very high class on everything they touch.

"Dead End Kings is about the corridors of our mind from where there is no return. Be a king or queen in your own right in these hallways, even at the dead end. Carry your burden with pride. That’s what we are doing, twenty years and counting. Kings, because we believe in what we are creating, in our own disturbing faith." — Jonas Renkse

First video from the new album "Dead End Kings".

How long Is the pattern going to speak for you, How far can your voice reach, Your song below the night, From my view I can see you Shudder where you are standing, In the vision, Cyan blue.

Todays tune "Lethean" is taken from this weeks Record Of The Week and the ninth full-length album "Dead End Kings", released on August 27, 2012.

Upcoming Tourdates:

Feb 22, Gagarin 205, Athínai, Greece
Feb 23, Refresh The Venue, Istanbul, Turkey
Feb 24, Jolly Joker, Ankara, Turkey
Mar 01, House of Metal Festival Umea, Sweden
Mar 12, HQ, Adelaide, Australia
Mar 14, The Palace, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 15, Enmore Theatre Sydney, Australia
Mar 16, The Tivoli, Brisbane Qld, Australia
Apr 18, THE TOWN BALLROOM, Buffalo, NY
Apr 19, The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
Apr 20, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, Worcester, MA
Apr 21, Capitol, Quebec City, Canada
Apr 23, Halifax Forum Multi Purpose Centre, Halifax, Canada
Apr 24, Casino New Brunswick, Moncton, Canada
Apr 25, Petit Campus, Montreal, Canada
Apr 26, Guelph Concert Theater, Guelph, Canada
Apr 27, Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
Apr 28, Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park Center, NY
Apr 29, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Apr 30, Norva Theater, Norfolk, VA
May 02, Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 03, State Theatre, St Petersburg, FL
May 04, Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
May 05, Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
May 06, The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
May 07, Soap Box, Wilmington, NC
May 08, Buster's Billiards & Backroom, Lexington, KY
May 09, The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
May 10, The Machine Shop, Flint, MI
May 11, Mojoes, Joliet, IL
May 12, House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
May 14, The Venue, Fargo, ND
May 15, Wooly's Des Moines, IA
May 16, Pop's, East St Louis, IL
May 17, Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
May 18, Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
May 19, Aftershock, Merriam, KS
May 20, Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
May 21, Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
May 22, TOP DECK, Farmington, NM
May 23, Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
May 24, The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
May 25, The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
May 26, The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
May 27, Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
May 31, Beastival, Geiselwind, Germany
Jun 01, Metalfest, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Jun 28, Graspop Dessel, Belgium
Jul 05, Metaltown, Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 08, Getaway Rock, Gavle, Sweden

More info @

Official Katatonia Web

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Sunday 24 February 2013

Halestorm - I Miss The Misery

A band that I really liked at this Bandit Rock Award was
the vocalist Lzzy sings like a frecking godess!
Its her and her bro Siblings Arejay that its the body in this band,
 her real name is Elizabeth Hale.

Lzzy also appeared with Slash at his gig!

Other bands that perfomed was Crashdïet Here is Simon.

Best Swedish Act, Best Swedish Live Band and Best Swedish Album
won Sabaton!

Then the Cloth sponsors SHOCK had their prize for Best dressed 2012
Then in came the artist Dregen who this time havent dressed up at all  hahah SO COOL!
Halestorm also won a prize
International Breakthrough Of The Year!
Then Lzzy and her brother did an acoustic gig 
Great tunes and great song!!
More info @
Official Halestorm Web
Official Bandit Awards Web

Ladys and Gents, Here is Halestorm!!

Cheers, Thetania

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Saturday 23 February 2013

Slash - Anastasia

Last night I attended a big radio station here in Sweden, and its Rock Awards.

As usual the Host Speakers trowed themselfs out in the crowd and stagedived a bit.

Bandit Peter doing a stagedive (foto: Marisol Correa)

Slash and Myles Kennedy won
Best International Album for their "Apocalyptic Love"
This was sooo nice to see.

I was standing in front and had a cosy time with other people who 
(as me) was dripping of sweat, this was totally magic to listen to them, they did a marvelous gig Loved every damn second!!!!

quite cool photo, green thingie behind em  haha :D

Slash did many fantastic guitar solos that gave me goosebumps.

Here is the setlist!

More info @

Official Slash Web
Official Bandit Awards Web

Ladys and Gents here is Slash, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators!
From the 2012 studio album "Apocalyptic Love"

Cheers, Thetania

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