Monday 30 September 2013

White Manna - Acid Head

A new week, which in its turn meaning it is time to present a new "Record Of The Week" Hailing from Arcata, California "White Manna" play psychedelic space rock using a scorched-earth policy. The quartet may let you know where they're coming from and where they're going to take you with their song titles, but knowing the itinerary doesn't dampen the thrill of their excursion into stellar depths.

This album is filled with pretty heavy and dark psychedelia, wah-wah,  glorious monotonous spacey riffs mixed with influences from Stooges, that really grabs the listener on a dream journey where the road has no end. The vocal pieces are of very high standard and it's not unlike their label mates Wooden Shjips or as a Neanderthal version of The Black Angels. So plug in your in-ears, close your eyes and press play!

Holy Mountain Records have also announced that White Manna's forthcoming album "Dune Worship" is scheduled for release on the 1th Oct 2013, Vinyl at 13th Nov 2013. They've also announced some European and UK dates to promote the new album, see the dates below, and yes there is a Swedish date! :)

Todays tune "Acid Head" is the opening track from their self-titled debut album which was released back in June 2012 on Holy Mountain Records.

European and UK Tour Dates 2013:

16 - Incubate, Tilburg, Netherlands
20 - Trix, Antwerp, Belgium ***Psychic Ills
21 - De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium ***Psychic Ills
23 - Kulturrampe, Krefeld, Germany
24 - The Green Door, Brighton, UK 26 - Corsica Studios, London, UK ***Psychic Ills
27 - Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, Liverpool, UK
29 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK ***Hookworms
30 - Le Kalif, Rouen, France

02 - Auster Club, Berlin, Germany
03 - Stengade, Copenhagen, Denmark
04 - Blitz, Oslo, Norway
05 - Psych Fest @ Debaser Hornstull Strand, Stockholm, Sweden

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Official White Manna Facebook
Official White Manna Bandcamp

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Sunday 29 September 2013

Jethro Tull - Rocks on The Road

There's a black cat down on the quayside.
Ship's lights, green eyes glowing in the dark.
Two young cops handing out a beating:
know how to hurt and leave no mark.
Down in the half-lit bar of the hotel
there's a call for the last round of the day.
Push back the stool, take that elevator ride.
Fall in bed and kick my shoes away.
Rocks on the road.

Is the first vers from todays tune by the British progressive rock group "Jethro Tull". Their music is characterised by the vocals, acoustic guitar, and flute playing of Ian Anderson, who has led the band since its founding, and the guitar work of Martin Barre, who has been with the band since 1969, after he replaced original guitarist Mick Abrahams.

Formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967, initially playing experimental blues rock, they later incorporated elements of classical music, folk music, jazz, hard rock and art rock into their music. During a career that has spanned more than forty years, Jethro Tull have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.

Todays tune "Rocks on The Road" is taken from the 18th studio album "Catfish Rising", released in 1991. It is the first Tull album to feature keyboardist Andrew Giddings.

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Saturday 28 September 2013

The Movements - The Death of John Hall D.Y.

The Movements, from Gothenburg, Sweden, released the first taste of their new album, Like Elephants 1.

Like Elephants 1 is a very exciting project because, as the title suggests, it is only the first disc of two (Like Elephants 2 is scheduled for release in early 2014). Working out two albums into a unique whole has been innovative, challenging and inspiring for The Movements. What is special about these two albums is that they not only stand strong individually but also create a whole, a kind of continuity, together. The Movements distance themselves from today’s fast-food consumption of songs pulled out of their context and instead dare to demand a greater commitment by the listener who, in return, gets to experience a collection of songs in their intended sequence. 

The Movements possess great songwriting skills and has over the years toured most European countries. The Movements’ upcoming album, Like Elephants 1, is being released on October 25th and will be followed by gigs around Sweden and Europe.

The members of the band:

David Henriksson – vocals
Gustaf Gimstedt – keyboards
Christian “Krita” Johansson – guitar
Daniel “Dolly” Petersson – bass
Thomas Widholm – drums

The Movements's just finished thier new music video. The band has been inspired by garage rock from the '60s, space rock and krautrock. They collaborate with producer Björn Olsson (Håkan Hellström). The band was formed in 2002 and has been a frequent live bands ever since. A spacy detail is that they became the first space rock band that got their music played in space by the Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang.

Todays tune "The Death Of John Hall D.Y." is the first single taken from the forth-coming album Like Elephants 1 (out Oct 25th). Out on 7-inch vinyl and digital on September 27th. Video made by: Patrik Lager in 2013

About the tune:
We wrote the song The Death of John Hall D. Y. on tour when we read a book about a captivating human fate, who lived in the late 1700s and was the son of one of Gothenburg's wealthiest people. John Hall D. Y. inherited his father's wealth but not his mind or interest in business. - John devoted himself instead to music, art and literature and came to die penniless and homeless. The music video was filmed in Pilane, Sweden. The reason was that John Hall is said to have spent his time there.

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Friday 27 September 2013

Dregen - Just Like That

You´ve seen him, definitely heard him. And if you´re Swedish, chances are even your grandmother knows who he is. Truth be told, if you´re into rock music Dregen simply don´t need a further presentation. However, if you happen to have missed out on Swedens premier rock star – let´s take it from the beginning.

Dregen - born Andreas Tyrone Svensson – knew early on that he was meant for something different than a traditional 9 to 5 gig based in the small town of Nässjö, Sweden. Together with childhood friends Nicke Borg, Peder Carlsson and Johan Blomquist he formed what later would turn out to be the pride of his home town – the Backyard Babies.

The band decided to go for it and left Nässjö, moving to the capital Stockholm in pursuit of their dream – to take Backyard Babies to the very top. It didn´t take long before Dregen and his mates had earned themselves a record deal and in 1994 their debut album ”Diesel & Power” hit the streets. That very same year Dregen met singer and guitarist Nicke Andersson who at the time played drums with Swedish death metal outfit Entombed. As it turned out they both had a lot in common and out of this new friendship yet another classic Swedish rock band was born – The Hellacopters.

The Hellacopters made it big in 1996 with their album ”Supershitty To The Max” (it also won a Swedish Grammy award). It was followed 1997 by the record ”Payin´ the Dues” and they got the great opportunity to tour with legendary KISS. The success of the band quite literally made way also for the Backyard Babies. That very same year marked the release of another Grammy winning album – ”Total 13” – which became the breakthrough of the Backyard Babies. Few have had the pleasure to play in two of the biggest rock groups in Sweden. Even less people have done so simultaneously! By the end of the 90´s Dregen came to realize that however pleasant a situation it may have been, it wouldn´t do anyone good in the long run. Dregen hence soon returned to his roots and carried on his journey with the Backyard Babies. And the rest is, as they say, history. Rock history to be exact.

When the album ”Making Enemies is Good” was released in 2001, Backyard Babies definitely ruled the rock´n roll kingdom of Sweden. Having been awarded with yet another Grammy award they toured the world several times and even did a European tour opening up for AC/DC, a feat no other Swedish band to date can match. Since then the band have released a number of EP´s, singles and albums such as “Stockholm Syndrome”, “People Like Us Like People Like Us”, “Backyard Babies” and “Them XX”. The later resulted in a anniversary tour and an indefinite hiatus followed in 2010.

But maybe you already know all of the above. However, most people don´t know that Dregen once was auditioning for the role as guitarist with Guns ´n Roses. Or that he´s a talented artist when it comes painting, is one son of a gun at playing poker and reel the big ones in while fishing.

In May 2011 Dregen also joined Michael Monroe, from former legendary outfit Hanoi Rocks.

Michael on Dregen: Dregen is the perfect choice for this band. We are a group of very strong individuals and we really needed a great personality as a guitar player. Dregen has the whole package together – he’s a killer guitarist, a brilliant showman, looks great and has the right kind of attitude and taste in music. I feel very glad and lucky that he was willing and able to join us. Dregen is a real star and a true rocker at heart. I can’t wait to start rockin’ out with him in the band!

You also don´t know how Dregens upcoming solo album sounds like. But in 2013 you, and the rest of the world, is about to find out. At this point we´ve only read the very first pages of Dregens career and no one knows how things will end.

From now on it´s a one man army.

Todays tune "Just Like That" is the first single from his upcoming debut.

Dregen signing records n' books tour:

25 Sept - Stockholm at Bengans kl 17:00
26 Sept - Linköping at Bengans kl 17:00
27 Sept - Göteborg at Bengans kl 17:00
28 Sept - Göteborg at Bokmässan kl 13:00 and 16:00
29 Sept - Malmö at Folk & Rock kl 15:00

Dregen live tour:

06 Nov - Dregen @ Klubbi, Turku, Finland
07 Nov - Dregen @ Circus, Helsinki, Finland
08 Nov - Dregen @ Klubbi, Tampere, Finland
13 Nov - Dregen @ Tyrol, Stockholm, Sweden
20 Nov - Dregen @ Pustervik, Göteborg, Sweden
21 Nov - Dregen @ KB, Malmö, Sweden

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Thursday 26 September 2013

Skeletonwitch - Burned From Bone

Skeletonwitch is an American thrash metal band from Athens, Ohio formed in 2003. The band currently consists of drummer Dustin Boltjes, vocalist Chance Garnette, bassist Evan Linger, and guitarists Nate Garnette and Scott Hedrick. They are signed to Prosthetic Records.

Since signing with Prosthetic seven years ago, a new Skeletonwitch album has materialized like clockwork every other October.

First, there was the group's sophomore breakthrough, "Beyond The Permafrost." Produced by late GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot and featuring iconic artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), the album - and subsequent tours with the likes of Danzig, Dimmu Borgir and Amon Amarth - told the world what the rest of Ohio already knew: that Skeletonwitch was a metal force to be reckoned with.

That album's "Soul Thrashing Black Sorcery" would eventually be featured in the video game "Brutal Legend," placing the band in excellent company with digitized versions of Rob Halford, Ozzy and Lemmy. Then came 2009's "Breathing The Fire," produced by the legendary Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, 3 Inches of Blood). Supported by tours with Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom and Ozzfest, the album - the band's first featuring bassist Evan Linger, and also their first to crack the Billboard Top 200 - caught the attention of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, who invited the group to film a zombie-themed video for the song "Bringers of Death" that the band members still haven't stopped hearing about.

In 2011, "Forever Abomination" - produced by Grammy-winner Matt Hyde (Slayer, Deftones) - saw the arrival of drummer Dustin Boltjes (ex-Demiricous), as well as a return visit to the Billboard Top 200. On the road, the group toured alongside Arch Enemy, Kvelertak, The Black Dahlia Murder and Nile before embarking on their most ambitious trek to date: a 63-shows-in-65-days test of endurance that they passed with flying colors.

2013 brings us to "Serpents Unleashed," the group's fifth and latest release. Recorded with Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Isis) in Salem, Mass. The album - which features artwork by Baizley, who returns to the fold for the first time in six years - is another blistering helping of two-and-a-half minute blasts of blackened metal amalgamation.

Todays tune "Burned From Bone" is the new single from the the new upcoming album "Serpents Unleashed" The video gives you a sneak peek look behind-the-scenes as Skeletonwitch track their new tune at Kurt Ballou's GodCity Studio. The album will be released via Prosthetic Records on Oct. 28 (EU/UK) and Oct. 25 (DE) pre-order packages are available at now!

"Burned From Bone" lyrics:

I am the demon cloaked within the light of darkness
Wretched one of heart so black
The bitter cold of death surrounding
Fear within your soul
A mind enraged with one desire
See your flesh burned from your bone
Unleash the storm of your destruction
End your life in fire, in flame
Beast from the blackness
Oh darkest hell
Hands moved by the tongue of the serpent
Bringer of vengeance
Blind to forgiveness
Suffer in the fires of repentance
Now burn
From flesh burn to ash
From ash then to dust
Your life now feeds the flame
Choke on the ashes as you die
Your fate but a living cremation
Suffer burned alive
Your flesh now gone to ash
Consumed in the fires of vengeance
Your sins purified in the flame
Your bones reduced to dust
All black

Upcoming tourdates:

Okt 4, Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre #
Okt 5, Milwaukee, WI – Franks Power Plant (headlining)
Okt 6, Mishawaka, IN – Smith’s Downtown (headlining)
Okt 7, Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall #
Okt 14, Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre #
Okt 24, Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Concert Club ^
Okt 25, Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club ^
Okt 26, Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory ^
Okt 27, Pawtucket, RI – The Met ^
Okt 28, Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ^
Okt 29, Quebec City. QC – Le Cercle ^
Okt 30, Montreal, QC – La Tulipe ^
Okt 31, Ottawa, ON – Ritual ^
Nov 1, London, ON – Rum Runners ^
Nov 2, Toronto, ON – Mod Club ^
Nov 4, Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks ^
Nov 6, Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre ^
Nov 7, Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub ^
Nov 8, Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre ^
Nov 9, Calgary, AB – The Den ^
Nov 11, Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret ^
Nov 12, Spokane, WA – The Center ^
Nov 13, Eugene, OR -WOW Hall ^
Nov 14, South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dick’s Saloon ^
Nov 15, Fresno, CA – Strummer’s ^
Nov 16, Pomona, CA – Glasshouse ^
Nov 17, Tucson, AZ – The Rock ^
Nov 18, El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls ^
Nov 19, Odessa, TX – Club Patron ^
Nov 20, Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory &
Nov 21, Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom &
Nov 22, St. Louis, MO – Firebird &
Nov 23, Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose &
Nov 24, Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre &
Nov 25, Joliet, IL – Mojoes of Joliet &
Nov 26, Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection &
Nov 27, Flint, MI – The Machine Shop &
Jan 17, Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues =
Jan 18, Phoenix, AZ - Club Red =
Jan 20, San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live =
Jan 21, Dallas, TX - House of Blues =
Jan 22, Houston, TX - House of Blues =
Jan 24, Atlanta, GA - Center Stage, =
Jan 25, Tampa, FL - The Ritz =
Jan 26, Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution =
Jan 27, Orlando, FL - House of Blues =
Jan 29, Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore =
Jan 30, Norfolk, VA - The Norva =
Jan 31, Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore =
Jan 01, Boston, MA - House of Blues =
Jan 03, Philadelphia, PA - TLA, =
Jan 04, New York, NY - Irving Plaza =
Feb 05, New York, NY - Irving Plaza =
Feb 07, Chicago, IL - House Of Blues =
Feb 08, Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights =
Feb 09, Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre, =
Feb 11, Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall =
Feb 12, Salt Lake City, UT - Murray Theatre =
Feb 14, San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom =
Feb 15, Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern =
Feb 16, San Diego, CA - House of Blues San Diego =
# with GHOST
^ with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem
& with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer
= with Enslaved

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Wednesday 25 September 2013

Led Zeppelin - No Quarter

Wednesday, September 25, a day in which I obviously is getting one year older, yes it's my birthday :) Congrats to me! Now that it's my day, I must play something that I really like. Something that is dear to my heart. Then there is a band that really warms up a cold autumn day like this with warm, sweet and delightful tones, and I am talking about Led Zeppelin of course.

A band that I have had close to my heart for a long long time. I remember the first time I heard this band how much impact they had on me, how much I enjoyed the music, a band that I never felt that I get tired on, I always enjoy listening to a Led Zeppelin tune. If I were to be stranded on an Island with music from one band, there is no doubt about what I would choose. Anyway, let's not dig in to this to deep and lets focus on today's tune instead.

Today I have chosen a tune called "No Quarter", It's a song by Led Zeppelin that appears on their 1973 album Houses of the Holy. It was written by John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. The song became a centerpiece at all Led Zeppelin concerts thereafter, until their final tour. It appeared once more in 1994 on Page and Plant's reunion album as the title track. It also appears on Led Zeppelin's 2012 live album Celebration Day, which documented their 2007 reunion performance at the O2 Arena in London.

"No Quarter" was recorded in 1972 at Island Studios, London. It was engineered by Andy Johns and also mixed by Johns at Olympic Studios, London. The version that made it onto the album evolved out of a faster version Led Zeppelin had recorded earlier at Headley Grange, an old mansion in East Hampshire, England. Jimmy Page applied vari-speed to drop the whole song a semi-tone, in order to give it a thicker and more intense mood. In addition to the pitch change, the album version featured a very highly compressed guitar track, giving it a tone unique to Led Zeppelin. The effect is achievable today by means of running a dry signal through circuitry, at a much higher amplitude than the device is rated to handle. This phenomena is commonly observed in Fostex and similar multi-channel recording equipment, dating back to the early 2000's. Very little is known to the exact origin of the tone Page used, or how/why it was done. The guitar solo effect was achieved by direct injection and compression. The song features a brief Shepard scale at the close of the solo section at around the 4:45 mark. Jones achieved a Fender Rhodes-like oscillator effect, as well as a real-time bass synth line, done on early Moog Taurus foot pedals in sequence with the keyboard track, which requires an amount of dexterity. Along with full-range intonation, the depression-sensitive bass pedals were then able to be modulated in-time with the riff, opening up the filter cut-off, rhythmically, judging by the amount the pedal is depressed. The result is a swampy, hollow, and deep bass sound, which was also compressed in the final cut.

The title is derived from the military practice of showing no mercy to a vanquished opponent and from the brave act of not asking for mercy when vanquished. This theme is captured in several of the song's lyrics. The entire vocal track was run though a chorus filter, and a leveler.

During live performances Jones would showcase his skills as a pianist, frequently improvising on keyboards and playing parts of classical music. On the band's ninth North American tour in 1973, performances of the song lasted twice the length of the studio version. On Led Zeppelin's concert tours from 1975 onwards, Jones would also play a short piano concerto (on a Steinway B-211 grand piano) frequently turning the seven-minute song into a performance exceeding twenty, sometimes thirty, even forty-plus minutes, in a handful of cases. Page and Bonham would always join him later in the song. He was particularly fond of playing Rachmaninoff pieces, but sometimes included Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez which had inspired Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain. One version of the song, visually recorded (and available on sites such as YouTube) at the Kingdome in Seattle in 1977, lasted thirty minutes, where, after the piano solo, Jones led the group into a blues jam, as a prelude to the guitar solo proper. (Similar versions from that year where the song was extended to another ten minutes compared to 1975 can also be heard on the Destroyer bootleg CD, or bootleg DVDs of the concerts at Knebworth in 1979.)

No Quarter live at the Kingdome in Seattle, 7/17/1977

In Led Zeppelin's concert film The Song Remains the Same, "No Quarter" was the thematic music behind Jones' personal fantasy sequence, in which he played a haunting masked horseman or highwayman roaming the graveyards. Jimmy Page also used a short segment of theremin as an added sound effect while playing the song live, as can additionally be seen in the movie.

Page and Plant recorded a version of the song in 1994, ironically without Jones, released on their album No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded. Robert Plant played a radically different version of the song as the opening number on his solo tour in 2005, as is included on the DVD release Soundstage: Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation. "No Quarter" was also a central part of Jones' own solo concerts between 1999 and 2002.

No Quarter" was performed at Led Zeppelin's reunion show at the O2 Arena, London on 10 December 2007. The song was played a half step down. Record producer Rick Rubin has remarked on the song's structure, "It takes such confidence to be able to get really quiet and loose for such a long time. Led Zeppelin completely changed how we look at what popular music can be.

Led Zeppelin's No Quarter live. Celebration Day Concert 2007

With a little sadness in the eye today as it's 33 years since John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) left us, he is best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin and he is one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music.

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Tuesday 24 September 2013

In Flames - Sounds Of A Playground Fading

With 10 albums and over 3 million copies sold, is In Flames Sweden's biggest metal band and has even influenced some of the biggest metal bands. The latest album "Sounds of a Playground Fadin" has already sold over a quarter of a million copies, and the band has just completed a highly acclaimed world tour. They are now open up a actually closed Gröna Lund (Gröna Lund had in fact closed their park for the season, but when they got word that In Flames was available, they decided to re-open the park, just for this show!), to make a final tour stop at home on Sept. 27 at. 20:00, so this will be a very special show, you do NOT want to miss out on this…

Todays tune is the title track from the latest album "Sounds Of A Playground Fading". The video is brand new.

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Monday 23 September 2013

Windhand - Orchard

A new week, it's time for a new album to step forward out of the darkness and into the light. It's time for this weeks "Record Of The Week"

Richmond, Virginia’s psychedelic doom band, "Windhand", have just release their second full-length album Soma via Relapse Records on September 16.

After surging the DIY circuit with months of touring, their own IPA, a critically acclaimed self-titled release last year and a split with label-mates Cough this year, "Windhand" have confirmed they’ll be taking the main stage at next year’s Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands on Saturday, April 12.

Soma is a record more than just doom-metal fanatics—this is an superb record for all fans of guitar driven trancendental, syrupy slow, monolithic and downtuned doom and it's as catchy as it is heavy. Propelled by singer Dorthia Cottrell’s beautifully haunting bellow, Windhand’s dual guitar attack sounds like the glorious misfit offspring of  early Black Sabbath and Sleep. An easy candidate for heavy music record of the year.

The album was recorded and mixed by the band’s own Garrett Morris at The Darkroom and mastered by James Plotkin in their hometown.

Windhand was formed in 2009,  (Asechiah Bogdan – Guitar, Parker Chandler – Bass, Dorthia Cottrell – Vocals, Garrett Morris – Guitar, and Ryan Wolfe – Drums) play what has been described as a tinnitus inducing mix of eerie psychedelia and haunting ambient doom.

2012 saw the release of their self-titled, debut LP via Forcefield Records which was critically acclaimed by Decibel, Pitchfork, CVLT Nation among others.

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Sunday 22 September 2013

Triumph - Rock N' Roll Machine

Rock & Roll Machine was the second album by Canadian hard rock band Triumph, released in 1977. The album was released on RCA Records in the US in 1978 and again on MCA Records (MCA-1455) in 1980. The album resulted in the band's first hit single, a cover version of Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way". Depending on the country of issue, the album may also be named Rock and Roll Machine or Rock 'N' Roll Machine. The MCA issue is noteworthy in that the album was re-mastered by Bob Ludwig at his Masterdisk location as opposed to the original RCA which was mastered by Jack Adelman at RCA.

The album was originally released only in Canada, but when the band signed an international deal with RCA Records in 1977, the international edition of the album was re-sequenced to include some of the tracks from their self-titled Triumph (1976) album. The album was released for a second time in Canada, with a different cover than the original one or the international one, using the re-sequenced tracking from the international version.

Todays tune is the title track from the album "Rock & Roll Machine"

The song was written by Gil Moore and had existed as part of Triumph's stage act as far back as 1975. Recorded live during the three-week sessions for the album, the song discusses a band, described as a machine, who destroys the audience with its speed, fury and intensity.

Though the song was written and sung by drummer/vocalist Gil Moore, it is noted for it is lengthy guitar solo performed by Rik Emmett.

Triumph's performance footage from the US Festival from May 29, 1983,

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Saturday 21 September 2013

The Old Wind - In Fields

To the tones of broken bones.. North of sweden

From the darkest parts of Northern Sweden, The Old Wind blows... raw and cold, just like its origin and heritage. This is the new project by Tomas Liljedahl, former vocalist of the legendary band Breach. After years of absence from the live-scene he is finally back after he marked the end of one of Swedens most stubborn hardcore band.

Now The Old Winds debut album is here and it's clear that this band has it's roots in the old band Breach.

The Old Wind consist of:

Tomas Liljedahl Guitar, Vocals (ex Breach)
Niklas Quintana Guitar (ex Breach)
Kristian Andersson (ex Breach)
Karl Daniel Lidén Drums (Vaka)
Robin Staps Guitar (The Ocean)

Tomas wrote and recorded every instrument on Feast On Your Gone all by himself: "TOW started growing in my mind when I was in need of theraphy. I ́ve had a couple of really dark years, and I needed to project the hard times through something... and I found that writing words and music were the best way to get these demons out of my system", comments Liljedahl.

Make no mistake about it, Feast On Your Gone is a vile, cold, ugly record. "Lyrically, the album embraces deep and dark primal thoughts and emotions that i have and feel, like hate, possession, addiction, grief, makeing amends with myself... and those thoughts and feelings create images, and these images forge words and sounds2, says Liljedahl.

Todays tune "In Fields" is taken from the new album "Feast On Your Gone", it will be released on both CD (digipak) and vinyl formats. The vinyl version comes on clear vinyl and with hand silk-screened cover art; printed on thick 650 gram cardboard that is as rough as the music.

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Friday 20 September 2013

Pearl Jam - Mind Your Manners

Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included Eddie Vedder (vocals), Stone Gossard (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass), and Mike McCready (guitar). The band's fifth and current drummer is Matt Cameron, of Soundgarden, who has been with the band since 1998.

Lightning Bolt is the upcoming tenth studio album by the American rock band Pearl Jam. The album is scheduled to be released internationally on October 14, 2013, before being released in the United States on October 15, 2013. The first single and todays tune, "Mind Your Manners" was released on July 11, 2013.

Lightning Bolt follows up Backspacer from September, 2009. The album was produced by long-time Pearl Jam producer Brendan O'Brien and is scheduled to be released on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records through Universal Music.

In May 2013, during an interview with Billboard, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard revealed that the band was closing in on completing their tenth studio album, saying "We really want to finish a record this year. It's now between half and three quarters done, but we got some new material and we're excited about hopefully doing some more work on that later in the year." In July 2013, speaking to Total Guitar, guitarist Mike McCready said that "we finished seven songs two years ago" and "about four months ago we started up again with a brand new batch of songs to go along with those".

"Mind Your Manners" was played live for the first time at their show in London, Ontario on July 16, 2013. Three days later the band debuted two more songs, "Lightning Bolt" and "Future Days", at their show at Wrigley Field.

Todays tune "Mind Your Manners" is the lead single from their tenth studio album Lightning Bolt.

Watch the Danny Clinch directed music video for Pearl Jam's "Mind Your Manners",

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