Thursday 31 December 2015

Kid Rock - Happy New Year

Time to play the last tune of 2015. I hope that you all had a great 2015 and get even better 2016. All the love and happiness to you! Rock on!

/Stones and Thetania

The last tune "Happy New Year" is taken from Kid Rock's  album Rebel Soul, an album where he returned to more of a party rocker vibe after 2010's more serious "Born Free". The album starts off with "Chickens In The Pen", a song about a fictional brothel called the Dew Drop Inn. The song has a sing-along chorus and is equal parts blues and funk. "Let's Ride" was the album's sole hit, charting at No 105 on the Hot 100 and No 16 on the mainstream rock charts. It is a heavy heartland rocker that was a military anthem. The song was originally titled "The Battle Hymn Of The Middle East". "3 CATT Boogie" launches into the subjects of corrupt government and banks over a honky tonk doo wop blues number. Detroit, Michigan was reworked Motown cover by Ronnie Love. The southern fried funk title track told the tale of a loner while "God Save Rock N Roll" was the backwoods cousin of Bad Company's "Shooting Star". Though this song was actually about his struggles then rise in the business. "Happy New Year" is tongue-in-cheek Motown come on to an ex. "Celebrate" is a rock song bout sex when daddy away. "The Mirror" is a dark broken blues song with flourishes of techno that give it a haunting intro. The song deals with coming to terms that he doesn't love his self through all his binges of drugs and alcohol and only has himself to blame. "Mr Rock N Roll" is nothing but classic rock titles put in an order to where they tell a story behind a 1950s-style boogie rock number. "Cucci Galore" is old school throw back of Kid Rock's hip-hop days.The song is a re-write of an Ultra V song. " Cocaine And Gin" is a country blues song pining over losing his girl. The final track is "Midnight Ferry", which is a rewrite of Van Morrison's "Bulbs" about leaving a relationship.

"Cucci Galore", "Happy New Year", "Rebel Soul" and "Redneck Paradise" all failed to chart. "Rebel Soul" became his first studio album since 1996's Early Mornin Stoned Pimp not to go platinum.

Today's tune "Happy New Year" is taken from "Rebel Soul", the ninth studio album by Kid Rock

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Best Of 2015

Time to sum up the year 2015.

It’s been one amazing musical year and let’s be honest, far too many good releases, the pile of records have grown alot! Sharing most of them has been a really fun. 

Regarding the growth of the record collection have this year been monitored, I have started to use Discogs ;) an excellent product to keep track of all the records. As during the years I lost the control of what I have, haha I guess that I starting to get senil :).
So from time to time I buy the same record that I already have, kind annoying. So Discogs is my best friend atm :) But so far I only have added the records that have been purchased under 2015, can announce that at first sight I started sweating heavily when I saw the number of all the records. It's more than last year, oops! Well all the records aren't brand new, many of them have been found on second hand shops etc if that's a relief :) Yeah for me it is. Think what a bunch of cash I would have if no records was bought, think what I could do with it. Wishful thinking indeed, but then, what a boring life it would be, no new music, no new records that I could sink into and feel that I'm alive.

2015 have been pretty good and not so messy on the personal level, the creativity have raised but not as much as planned, things in life have started to get in place. Work wise it have been as busy as always but the focus have been on other things that on single events. Some new employers has appeared and that I'm thankful for.

Did a fast look thru the Calender for 2015 and after a few pages I Lost the count of the gigs, haha. Anyway here is a picture to show a few of them.

2015 have been the festival year! I think if I count on top of my head I have visit +20 festivals all around Europe this year, fun oh yes. I won't list every single one and won't mention any artists this time, I guess the picture well say it all this time. (Ask if you have any questions in the comments.)

2016 looks like it could be an awesome year, the requests starting to come in already.

So let's wrap this up with list of the list, best of the best and so on. Here we go!

First the Top 50 of the best albums of 2015 at Tune Of The Day! 

50. Imperial State Electric - Honk Machine
49. Thunder - Wonder Days
48. Refused – Freedom
47. Blackberry Smoke - Holding all the Roses
46. Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird is Home
45. Vidunder - Oracles and Prophets
44. Enslaved - In Times
43. Danko Jones - Fire Music
42. Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
41. Beardfish - +4626 – Comfortzone
40. Saxon - Battering Ram
39. The Night Flight Orchestra - Skyline Whispers
38. Uncle Acid - The Night Creeper
37. Black Vulpine - Hidden Places
36. Tau Cross - Tau Cross
35. Lik - Mass Funeral Evocation
34. Jess and the Ancient Ones – Second Psychedelic Coming: The Aquarius Tapes
33. Thåström - Den Morronen
32. Paradise Lost - The Plague Within
31. Avatarium - The Girl With The Raven Mask
30. Graveyard - Innocence & Decadence
29. Sorcerer - In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross
28.Intronaut - The Direction of Last Things
27.The Exploding Eyes Orchestra – I
26.Royal Thunder - Crooked Doors
25.Planet of Zeus – Vigilante
24.Skraeckoedlan – Sagor
23.Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic
22. Elder – Lore
21. Motörhead - Bad Magic
20. Draconian – Sovran
19. Anna Ternheim - For The Young
18. Year of the Goat - The Unspeakable
17. Behold! The Monolith - Architects of the Void
16 . High on Fire – Luminiferous
15. Faith No More - Sol Invictus
14. Kadavar – Berlin
13. Rivers of Nihil – Monarchy
12. Luna Sol - Blood Moon
11. Luciferian Light Orchestra - Luciferian Light Orchestra
10. Hong Faux - A Message from Dystopia
9. Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower
8. Clutch - Psychic Warfare
7. Leprous - The Congregation
6. Baroness – Purple
5. Monolord – Vænir
4. Ghost – Meliora
3. We Hunt Buffalo - Living Ghosts
2. Khemmis – Absolution
1. Tribulation - The Children Of The Night

Honourable mentions:

Kult Of The Wizard - The White Wizard, Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed, Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic, Barren Earth - On Lonely Towers, Torche - Restarter,  Europe - War Of Kings, Lamb Of God - VII: Strum Und Drang, Soilwork - The Ride Majestic, Symphony - X Underworld, Mammoth Storm - Fornjot, Slayer - Repentless, Deafheaven - New Bermuda, Melechesh - Enki, Colossus - The Breathing World, Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud, Palace Of The King - White Bird/Burn The Sky, Raised Fist - From The North, Riverside - Love, Fear and the Time Machine .

Best Cover Album - PRONG - Songs from the black hole
Best Foreign Rock- CLUTCH
Best Foreign Metal - RIVERS OF NIHIL
Best Swedish Metal - TRIBULATION
Best Swedish Rock - GHOST
Best tune - GHOST - "He Is"
Best Swedish Stoner rock - SKRAECKOEDLAN - Sagor
Best foreign Sludge/Stoner - KHEMMIS
Best Swedish Doom - MONOLORD
Best foreign Doom - WINDHAND
Best Debut & Biggest Suprise
Best Live Album - FLYING COLORS - Second Flight
Best Festival - Wacken 2015

Best Support Act Live - BOMBUS live in Frankfurt!
Best Festival Act - PATTI SMITH live at WAY OUT WEST

2015 years sleeping pill, what happend with THE SWORD???

Best Cover Art
Best Tour Poster Art - Faith No More
Best Art - Mara Piccione
Best T-Shirt - BARONESS
Best Hoddie of 2015 - HONG FAUX

Best Christmas Gift, Thanks Thetania!

Best Movie

Best Whiskey - Highland Park - Einar

Best Beer - Ballast Point

Best non Alcoholic Beer - Mikkeller Drink'in the Sun
This years best blogg - A FAIR JUDGEMENT

This Year's most active concert-goer: LG-Petrov (Same procedure as last year)

This year instruments effort: Melancholia - TRIBULATION, whoa what a tune, what joy of playing. 
Best Musical Country of 2015 - SWEDEN

This year vocal performance:  Mlny Parsonz
Biggest loss 2015 - R.I.P. Lemmy

Tune Of The Day wish you all a Happy New Year!! Today's tune will be released a bit later on today!

Wednesday 30 December 2015

Tribulation - The Children Of The Night

At the first place we have the Swedish death metal band TRIBULATION with the best album of 2015 "The Children of the Night".

That TRIBULATION have been exceeded themselves with a magnificent release as this amaze me, holy moses what a album. With the new record the band continue to embrace their signature sound and shows a really wide spectrum of guitar tones and harmonies. The MORBID ANGEL influence that haunted previous albums have slightly changed to more traditional NWOBHM style and classic heavy metal, but also goth and some progressive rock form the 70's. The aggression and occult overtones are still intact and with Johannes gruff monotone vocals the dramatic parts gets life to the songs. In these days it’s hard to stand out, but TRIBULATION has achieved just that and made the best album of 2015!

Today's tune "Melancholia" is taken from "The Children Of The Night"

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Tuesday 29 December 2015

Khemmis - Absolution

KHEMMIS, A quartet from Denver US, grabs the 2:nd place with the début "Absolution".

"Absolution" have all the components that's needed to be a listenable record. A slow, heavy doom album with melodic nasty guitar tones that reminiscent of stoner metal and a mix of contemporary sludge. It's progressive and brutal without getting too much in one direction. The riffs are cleaver, where the solos partly sings "classic metal" and the rhythm section doing their job to create a massive heavy and progressive atmosphere. The vocals are mixed between deadly growls and very clean. A terrific way to work out the vocal part on this record. The result is "Absolution" a six track, forty-minute journey of properly crafted tunes that shows a very high level writing skill and musicianships. KHEMMIS music breathe fresh and forge a new brick to what heavy progressive doom rock is in 2015.

Today's tune "The Bereaved" taken from "Absolution", enjoy!

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Monday 28 December 2015

We Hunt Buffalo - Living Ghosts

Canadian finest trio WE HUNT BUFFALO takes position 3 with their second album "Living Ghosts".

"Living Ghosts" reminds me of a fruit and not any common fruit as orange or banana, the fruit I have in mind is Chilli, to be more precise. It changes colour nicely during growth, first green, then orange and later take the most fenced blood-red hue. The album sprawls and changes directions during it's play time and touches many different genres, is really fresh and becomes stronger the more you listen. It starts grand with the magnificent instrumental "Ragnarök" which then melts into "Back To The River", a well packed heavy riffery machine that will blow you away, reminds partly of MASTODON, then the record accelerate to a more punkish, slimy, dirty rock n’ roll with "Prairie Oyster". With the 4th track "Hold On" the album take it first turn to the left with a new direction, still heavy but with a more melodic progressive approach (hey FAIR TO MIDLAND), the album continues in this path with killer tune "Comatose". On the 6th track the band hits the break and slows down and gives us the beautiful "Fear". Then it makes another turn, this time to the right and let us flow away with the guitar driven melody of the tune "The Barrens" (The chorus sounds almost like WITCHCRAFT). I slobbers already like a dog and "Looking Glass" plays in my head and follows the previous tune in style. I giggling a bit inwardly and wondering how this will this end. "Walk Again" takes the album to another direction and I start to wonder, is this still the same band. The vocal part is filled with sorrow and regret, the music is more lay back and slowly grows until it fades out in to a psychedelic noise. The album closer "Transcandemic" is a nice well crafted piece that ends the album with a dignity.

Today's tune "Hold On" is taken from "Living Ghosts", enjoy!

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