Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Messa - Leah

The Italian MESSA plays an evoking doom metal with a dark jazz twist. Deliciously haunting female vocals, rhodes piano and 70’s fuzz guitars combine to conjure a sound that is all of their own. It's like a mix between a doomy JEX THOTH with BOHREN UND DER CLUB OF GORE atmosphere, topped with URFAUST and John Coltrane, interesting, hell yeah.

The band has moved from the droning occult doom of their first LP "Belfry" to a new, darker and more atmospheric approach clearly showcased in their new record "Feast for Water", a concept album centered on the introspective, symbolic and ritual features of the liquid element.

The Italian 4-piece band MESSA emerged on the first day of 2014. The extreme diversity of their musical background immediately proved to be essential in the construction of the band’s sound: Prog, Black Metal, Punk, Dark Ambient, jazz, Blues and Doom. all those influences have been channeled into a sonic cauldron that the band defines “Scarlet Doom”

“a belfry obscuring your mind, calling you to come by...  
leaving scarlet velvet behind you.”

MESSA consists of:

MARCO MESSA bass/guitars (the sade, sultan bathery)
SARA voice (restos humanos)
ALBERTO lead guitar (glincolti, douge)
MISTYR drums (nox interitus,Sterbenzeit)

MESSA is out touring with SABBATH ASSEMBLY, I will do my best to check them out when they come to Stockhom, to bad that MESSA ain't following them here, see the dates for MESSA tour below.

Today's tune "Leah", the third track from "Feast for Water" album, released April 2018 on Aural Music, Video by Laura Sans, Written and shot by Laura Sans and Marco Messa, enjoy!

“Blood and Water Tour 2019”

DE – 02/05 Mannheim, 7er Club
DE – 03/05 Dudefest Karlsruhe
FR – 04/05 Paris, Glazart
UK – 05/05 Desertfest London
BE – 06/05 TBA
DE – 07/05 Leipzig, Ilses Erika
AT – 08/05 Linz, Kapu
PL – 09/05 Krakow, Alchemia
PL – 10/05 Warsaw, Hydrozagadka
PL – 11/05 Into the Abyss Festival, Wroclaw
DE – 12/05 Berlin, Berghain Kantine

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Monday, 21 January 2019

Soilwork - Verkligheten

Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

"Verkligheten" (Swedish for "Reality"), SOILWORKs 11th album, released January 11, 2019. It is the first album to feature drummer Bastian Thusgaard as the replacement of longtime member Dirk Verbeuren. The album's release also marks the longest gap between SOILWORK studio albums to date, with their previous album, "The Ride Majestic", having been released nearly three and a half years earlier.

That SOILWORK is known for is well crafted tunes and with the latest release "Verkligheten" they have once again showed how to make great tunes that is easy to grasp even though there is a complexity in their creation and their way to blend aggression and grandeur. It's very easy to shake your legs to their music, it's very melodic, hard and extremely well played with a great swing and punch that just tickling the ear canals with lovely sounds.

The album opens up with the title tune "Verkligheten", a beautiful instrumental intro before the album second tune "Arrival" explodes with freaking guitar riffs signed David Andersson and Sylvain Coudret, mean bass licks by Taylor Nordberg, thunderous blast beats by Bastian Thusgaard, along with a superb harsh and soft vocals by the main man Björn Strid. "Full Moon Shoals", is a real beauty, melodic, harsh and very progressive. "The Nurturing Glance" opens up with a neatly intro before it erupts into a heavy melodic mayhem, catchy with a great swing. "When The Universe Spoke" and "Needles and Kin" (featuring Tomi Joutsen from AMORPHIS) are two highlights, both with deadly blastbeats with a superb riffing and hooks to die for. The electromagnet beauty "Stålfågel"(featuring Alissa White-Gluz ARCH ENEMY) is another killer tune with big catchy choruses that force you to squeeze the volume even more. Screamadelic tunes like "Bleeder Despoiler" and "The Wolves Are Back in Town" are some neat tunes. "The Ageless Whisper" have some catchy hooks, riffing and magic middle play. The half paced tune "You Aquiver" (featuring Dave Sheldon) with it's immensely hummable hooks ends this strong album, nice to see that you guys are back and that it sounds so good after 20 years, well done.

Sum: This is a top-notch melodic death metal album and a superb way to start the new year.

Today's tune "Full Moon Shoals", taken from "Verkligheten", enjoy!

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Sunday, 20 January 2019

Dare - Abandon

Sunday, time for a classic!

DARE are a rock band from Oldham, England, fronted by THIN LIZZY keyboard player Darren Wharton. They formed in 1985 and have released ten albums to date, nine studio and one live. An eleventh album will be released in 2019.

Today's tune "Abandon" is taken from the bands debut album "Out of the Silence" It was released in 1988 on A&M Records. It was recorded in Los Angeles at singer, Joni Mitchell's private studio in Beverly Hills. The lineup for this album consisted of Darren Wharton (vocals/keyboards), Vinny Burns (guitars), Martin 'Shelley' Shelton (bass), James Ross (drums), and Brian Cox (keyboards). Enjoy!

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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Delain - Masters Of Destiny

DELAIN is a Dutch symphonic metal band formed in 2002 by former WITHIN TEMPTATION keyboardist Martijn Westerholt, and Charlotte Wessels. The name of the band comes from the Kingdom of Delain in Stephen King's novel, The Eyes of the Dragon.

The band announced a new EP titled "Hunter's Moon" on December 13, 2018. The EP will be released on February 22, 2019. It is the first album to feature Joey de Boer on drums.

"Hunter's Moon consists of four new tunes, a live album and a live Blue-Ray disc.

The band’s guitarists step to the forefront in composing two tracks exclusive to this release in "This Silence Is Mine" (Timo Somers) and "Art Kills" (Merel Bechtold). The live portion of the release will take you on a cinematic journey to the Danse Macabre Tour in Utrecht’s Tivoli Vredenburg. The majority of the live album features the deep tones of NIGHTWISH’s Marco Hietala and includes the hits like "Nothing Left", "Your Body Is A Battleground" and "Control The Storm".

The first single and today's tune "Master of Destiny", of the EP was released on January 11, 2019

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Friday, 18 January 2019

Jinjer - Perennial

JINJER is a Ukrainian female fronted band which plays a mixture of progressive metalcore and groove metal, with some inlays of funk, reggae and jazz, though on their second LP the band shifted a bit to death metal of the European school.

JINJER was formed in 2010 when Tatiana Shmailyuk joined the guys as a vocalist. In 2013, the band were acknowledged as the best metal band of the year in Ukraine.

JINJER have been working frantically on a mind-blowing soundscape only they can do justice for and one that shatters all comparisons. Their third album "King of Everything" catapulted this Ukrainian juggernaut into the collective consciousness of the Metal universe and their new EP "Micro" undoubtedly cements itself as another milestone in the history of JINJER. The first single ‘Ape‘ is nothing short of a groove-laden kick in the guts wake up call, full of flickering sonic fury and melodic flashes, while the Micro EP in itself is an emotionally charged trip ranging from caressing to traumatizing and loaded with world-class grooves that can only leave you wanting more.

JINJER consists of:

Tatiana Shmailyuk - vocals
Roman Ibramkhalilov - guitars
Eugene Kostyuk - bass
Vladislav Ulasevish - drums

JINJER is out touring atm with AMORPHIS and SOILWORK.

Today's tune "Perennial" taken from the brand new EP “Micro”, released via Napalm Records on January 11th 2019, enjoy.

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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Silvertomb - Insomnia

Possessed by the light and dark, SILVERTOMB harkens back to native and Egyptian mythologies where death was not feared, but embraced as a transformation.

SILVERTOMB marks the return of TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly in their first new project since the death of TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele in 2010. The band's debut album, currently in production, is a eulogy to Steele featuring Hickey on guitars and vocals, Kelly on drums, NYC hardcore veterans Joseph James (AGNOSTIC FRONT) and bassist HENRY BELFOR (SEVENTH VOID, INHUMAN) and guitarist/keyboardist Aaron Joos (EMPYREON).

In death comes new life... SILVERTOMB.

Today's tune "Insomnia" is the first single released from their upcoming debut album.

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

At The Gates - The Mirror Black

To enhance the next cycle of activity for their acclaimed current album "To Drink From The Night Itself" and to stress beginning of their massive European tour with BEHEMOTH and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES are now releasing a strictly limited 7" EP entitled "The Mirror Black".

This collector item features the two songs "The Mirror Black" and "Daggers Of Black Haze" off the album "To Drink From The Night Itself" in the versions that come with guest vocals by Rob Miller (Amebix, Tau Cross). This special release with street date of January 11th, 2019 (The first date of the European tour!) and pre-sale start of today, comes limited to 1000x copies worldwide, split up as follows: Black 7Inch: 400x copies (CM Distro Europe Wholesale & Onlineshop) Golden 7Inch: 100x copies (CM Europe Onlineshop) Clear 7Inch: 300x copies (CM Distro Europe Wholesale & Onlineshop) Transparent Red 7Inch: 200x copies (Exclusively from the band on tour), get the chance to grab a copy, see the tour dates below.

Today's tune "The Mirror Black (Featuring Rob Miller)". Video by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media, Filmed by Costin Chioreanu and Gina Sandulescu, Actors: Andrei Tudorache and Ioana Dragan, enjoy!


10.01.2019 Frankfurt (Germany) - Batschkapp
11.01.2019 Munich (Germany) - Tonhalle
12.01.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Forum Karlin
13.01.2019 Vienna (Austria) - Arena * Sold out!
15.01.2019 Zurich (Switzerland) - Komplex 457
16.01.2019 Milano (Italy) - Alcatraz
17.01.2019 Lyon (France) - Le Transbordeur
18.01.2019 Barcelona (Spain) - Razzmatazz
19.01.2019 Madrid (Spain) - La Riviera
21.01.2019 Toulouse (France) - Le Bikini
22.01.2019 Paris (France) - Bataclan
23.01.2019 Oberhausen (Germany) - Turbinenhalle
24.01.2019 Berlin (Germany) - Huxleys
25.01.2019 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Vega
26.01.2019 Stockholm (Sweden) - Annexet
27.01.2019 Oslo (Norway) - Rockefeller
29.01.2019 Helsinki (Finland) - The Circus
30.01.2019 Tampere (Finland) - Pakkahuone
01.02.2019 Hamburg (Germany) - Grosse Freiheit 36
02.02.2019 Utrecht (The Netherlands) - TivoliVredenburg
03.02.2019 Brussels (Belgium) - Ancienne Belgique
04.02.2019 Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) - Rockhal
06.02.2019 Bristol (UK) - The Marble Factory
07.02.2019 Birmingham (UK) - O2 Institute
08.02.2019 London (UK) - O2 Forum Kentish Town
09.02.2019 Manchester (UK) - O2 Ritz * Sold out!
10.02.2019 Dublin (Ireland) - Vicar Street
11.02.2019 Glasgow (UK) - QM Union

AT THE GATES – Live 2019:

02.03.2019 Umeå (Sweden) - House Of Metal Festival
22.03.2019 Kiev (Ukraine) - Pochayna Event Hall + Powerwolf
23.03.2019 Moscow (Russia) - Zil Arena
25.03.2019 St. Petersburg (Russia) - Club Zal
12.04.2019 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - Roadburn Festival
25.04.2019 Brisbane (Australia) - Triffid + The Haunted & Witchery
26.04.2019 Sydney (Australia) - Manning Bar + The Haunted & Witchery
27.04.2019 Melbourne (Australia) - Max Watt’s + The Haunted & Witchery
05.-08.06.2019 Sölvesborg (Sweden) - Sweden Rock Festival
15.-18.08.2019 St-Nolff (France) - Motorcultor Festival

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Misery Index - New Salem

Baltimore, Maryland, death metal outfit MISERY INDEX has released two tunes from their upcoming album is titled "Rituals of Power" and will hit streets on March 8 through Season of Mist.

The album was recorded last year with producer and engineer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE) and subsequently mixed by Will Putney (PIG DESTROYER, COUNTERPARTS).

MISERY INDEX has announced new European dates together with WORMROT and TRUTH CORRODED in the spring of 2019. The "Rituals Of Power: Phase 1" tour sees the band traveling through eight countries with a final curtain at the Turock in Essen, Germany before the festival season begins.

The artwork for "Rituals Of Power" was created by Raphael Gabrio

Today's tune "New Salem", a brand new video from MISERY INDEX. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Rituals Of Power". A video for the track, directed by Paul McGuire, enjoy!

Upcoming Tourdates:

MAR 05 Umeda CLub Quattro Melt-Banana Tuesday, 7:00PM Ōsaka-shi, Japan
MAR 06 Shibuya club QUATTRO Melt-Banana Wednesday, 7:00PM Shibuya-ku, Japan
MAR 23 Heidelberg Deathfest Saturday, 7:00PM Heidelberg, Germany
MAR 24 Z-Bau Nürnberg Sunday, 8:00PM Nürnberg, Germany
MAR 25 Escape Metalcorner Monday, 7:00PM Wien, Austria
MAR 26 Melodka Tuesday, 7:00PM Brno-střed, Czech Republic
MAR 27 Chemiefabrik Wednesday, 7:00PM Dresden, Germany
MAR 28 Goldgrube Thursday, 7:00PM Kassel, Germany
MAR 29 Cassiopeia Club Friday, 7:00PM Berlin, Germany
MAR 30 Grindhoven Fest Saturday, 7:00PM Eindhoven, Netherlands
MAR 31 Backstage Sunday, 7:00PM Munich, Germany
APR 01 Werk 21 Monday, 7:00PM Zürich, Switzerland
APR 02 Circolo Magnolia Tuesday, 7:00PM Segrate, Italy
APR 03 Usine Wednesday, 7:00PM Genf, Switzerland
APR 04 Glazart Thursday, 7:00PM Paris, France
APR 05 JH Zenith vzw Friday, 7:00PM Dendermonde, Belgium
APR 06 Turock Saturday, 7:00PM Essen, Germany
JUN 28 Protzen Open Air Friday, 7:00PM Protzen, Germany
JUL 04 Obsene Extreme Festival Thursday, 7:00PM Trutnov, Czech Republic
JUL 06 Resurrection Fest Saturday, 7:00PM Viveiro, Spain

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Monday, 14 January 2019

Chapel Of Disease - ...And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye

Monday, time to introduce this years first "Record Of The Week"

German Death Metal legends CHAPEL OF DISEASE released their 3rd full length album "…And As We Have Seen The Storm", We Have Embraced The Eye” released the 23rd of November 2018.

"…And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye" is a 6 track of electrifying death with a great blend of styles and many unexpected turns that makes this a 47 minutes amazing musical experience.

You will get all from melodic and heavy part, amazing guitar works, guttural vocals, death metal, black metal rock, even Mark Knopfler will play a solo for you, well the last one is not true, but it sounds like him (: It's a very creative album.

The album opens up with a impressing tune "Void Of Words", guitar picking, massive chaotic drumming, wonderful melody, guttural vocals along with amazing melodic guitar work and a neatly guitar ending aka Mark Knopfler and the tune ends beautifully and continues onto the next  "Oblivious / Obnoxious / Defiant" with a more sharper layout, stylish loops with cleaver solos in a tune that builds up along the way, the melodic and monotone guitar sling in the end gives me goose bumps. In "Song of the Gods" that starts with a long guitar flicker intro before a enthralling guitar sling takes over and begins the tune, the sling lives true the tune that really sounds great. The forth tune "Null" is one of the longest track on the album, over 9 minutes of chugs, hard riffing, violent drumming and a harsh vocal with a very melodic riffing and the bluesy mid piece that comes from nowhere and I just love it. "1.000 Different Paths" starts of as a doomy goth piece, very melodic and with a vocal that reminds of Jaz Coleman. Half way thru the tune changes shapes to an instrumental love pit. The album ends with "The Sound Of Shallow Grey", the second long running tune on the album, with it's 9 plus minutes forces true on all fronts, melodic and riffy.

"…And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye" is an excellent album that would have been placed high on the years best off list if it had come to my knowledge earlier, got this on my lap in the middle of December.   

Sum: A fantastic surprise that you can't be without when you give it a turn.

The band consists of:

Laurent T. (Vox & Guitars)
Cedric T. (Guitars)
Christian K. (Bass)
David D. (Drums)

Today's tune "Song Of The Gods" taken from the 3rd album " ...And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye", enjoy!

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Sunday, 13 January 2019

AC/DC - Sin City

Sunday, last category to play off at the Twelfth Night, 5th of January.

1. A Band That Should Have Been Bigger:
2. Highfaluting:
3. Best Right Now:
4. Twin Guitars:
5. Best Textstrophe:
6. It Swings:
7. Afterparty:
8. Bonus:

Afterparty, a category where you want to hear a tune that works on an afterparty. Here my idea was to pick something that can work as a background, even if you chill with a beer, your legs shall be moving without your notice. So the tune have to be something everyone recon, more of a great classic. So I decided to pick "Killing In The Name" with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE.

SAXON "Princess Of The Night" - Holm (Perfect)
KREATOR "World War Now"- M Öbrink (Heavy Stuff)
HCSS "My Sanctuary" - Hellan (HARDCORE SUPERSTAR on an afterparty, oh yeah)
TURBONEGRO "Part II: Well Hello" - P Öbrink (Turbo always work)
MUSTASCH "Liberta"- Eriksdotter (A tune that works well on an afterparty)
BLACK REAPER "Reapers From The Past" - Sandström (Great tune, but will this work?)
AC/DC "Sin City" - Chief Rebel (Excellent Choice)
No tune here, Jens has left the building - Jens
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE "Killing In The Name" - Stones

Today's tune "Sin City" was picked by Chief Rebel, excellent choice for an Afterparty and a nice nod to Nicke, who was the original host for this event, but his sewer pipe broke down the day before and had to cancel it, but luckily our best friend Hellan waved his hand and saved the evening, well-done bro.

The Video is a clip from the movie features AC/DC live at the Pavillion De Paris on December 9, 1979, during the tour that would be singer Bon Scott's last. After almost ten minutes of glimpses at the backstage life, the real movie starts as the band is introduced playing live on stage. Although the band is still in their '70s minimalist era with few stage effects and pyrotechnics, the live performance is considered one of the best and most energetic of their career. The live concert is intercut with quasi-fictional interviews with the members of the band. The interviews took place in Reims, France, two days before the concert.

Phil Rudd ... Himself (drummer) (as AC/DC)
Ronald Belford Scott ... Himself (lead singer) (as Bon Scott)
Cliff Williams ... Himself (bassist) (as AC/DC)
Angus Young ... Himself (lead guitarist) (as AC/DC)
Malcolm Young ... Himself (rhythm guitarist) (as AC/DC)


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Saturday, 12 January 2019

Hank Von Hell - Pretty Decent Exposure

Category six, we are closing in, let's see what got played during the "Hardrock Evening" that when off at the Twelfth Night, 5th of January.

1. A Band That Should Have Been Bigger:
2. Highfaluting:
3. Best Right Now:
4. Twin Guitars:
5. Best Text Strophe:
6. It Swings:
7. After Party:
8. Bonus:

"It Swings", this one I like, to pick a tune that swings was pretty easy, a tune that make your boody move should be the trick, so my first choice was RIVAL SONS with the tune "Keep On Swinging", the tune was a success at the evening :)

Here is the line up for "It Swings"

SULPHUR AEON "Lungs Into Gills" - Sandström (Heavy piece)
DIRT FORGE "Stone" - Chief Rebel (Another new one from Chief, sounds great)
OZZY "S.A.T.O." - Holm (Cool choice)
LIK "The Deranged" - M Öbrink (Great tune)
METAL ALLEGIANCE "Can’t Kill The Devil" - Hellan (Heavy rocker)
HANK VON HELVETE "Pretty Decent Exposure" - Eriksdotter (Great tune)
DEATH ALLEY "Headlights In The Dark"  - P Öbrink (Bluesy rock piece)
RIVAL SONS "Keep On Swinging" - Stones
No pick from Jens (He left the building)

Well this wasn't easy to pick from, but I did like "Pretty Decent Exposure" with HANK VON HELVETE, enjoy! The live clip starts at 03:25 with today's tune.

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Friday, 11 January 2019

Warrel Dane - When We Pray

Category five, time to see what's got played during the "Hardrock Evening" that when off at the Twelfth Night, 5th of January.

1. A Band That Should Have Been Bigger:
2. Highfaluting:
3. Best Right Now:
4. Twin Guitars:
5. Best Text Strophe:
6. It Swings:
7. After Party:
8. Bonus:

"Best Text Strophe", hmz a pretty hard category to pick tunes from, what is the "Best Textstrophe", well I put some hard thinking into this one, should I go for something heartbreaking everyday life or something important, got a bunch of tunes, but the Lirba sign inside me could't decided so it ended up with the classic "Sympathy For The Devil" with the ROLLING STONES, but to not being to mossy in my choice I decided to pick a fresher version of the tune and took GUNS N´ ROSES, a band that have done a great comeback.

Here is the lineup for "Best Text Strophe".

GHOST "Pro Memoria" - Sandström (Good tune)
RAIDER "Urge To Kill" - Chief Rebel (Another new one from Chief, great lyrics.)
HELLYEAH "War In Me" - Holm (Heavy piece)
WARREL DANE "When We Pray" - M Öbrink (Excellent lyrics)
PARADISE LOST "I Am Nothing" - Hellan (Heavy cover and bluesy piece)
SIXX AM. "Life Is Beautiful" - Eriksdotter (Excellent tune with a heartbreaking lyrics)
LIK "Dr Duschanka" - P Öbrink (Funny story behind this, don't think I would like to meet this Dr (:)
STONE SOUR "Song#3" - Jens (Beautiful choice Jens)
GUNS N´ ROSES "Sympathy For The Devil" - Stones

With a lyric like: 
"The world is ruled by fools and thieves
With a flair for power and a taste for greed"

It's pretty obvious to pick "When We Pray" with the heavy metal vocalist WARREL DANE, 
excellent choice by M Öbrink. The tune is taken from the debut solo album "Praises to the War Machine", released on April 25, 2008. WARREL DANE was an American musician who was the lead singer for the metal bands SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE.

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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Visigoth - Warrior Queen

Category 4, time to see what's got played during the "Hardrock Evening" that when off at the Twelfth Night, 5th of January.

1. A Band That Should Have Been Bigger:
2. Highfaluting:
3. Best Right Now:
4. Twin Guitars:
5. Best Textstrophe:
6. It Swings:
7. Afterparty:
8. Bonus:

"Twin Guitars", a pretty fun category to pick tunes from, there are many great tunes that suit into this one, as my view on "Twin Guitars" is that two guitar players play the same line at the same time, correct?

My first idea was to pick something odd but classic, but after a few spins of a few great tunes my vote ended with a typical Twin Guitar tune, thinking of IRON MAIDENs "Hallowed Be Thy Name".

Here is the lineup for Category 4

CURRENTS "Forever Marked" - Eriksdotter (Intressting tune from a band that I think I heard once)
OVÁTE "Morgonstjerne" - Sandström (Nice one)
SHORES OF NULL "Tide Against Us" - Chief Rebel (Another new one from Chief, sounds great)
SLAYER "Cronics" - Holm (Heavy piece)
CANDLEMASS "At The Gallows End" - M Öbrink (More Swedish doom, cool choice)
VISIGOTH "Warrior Queen" - Hellan (Heavy metal)
CANDLEMASS "Flowers Of Deception" - P Öbrink (Another one, cool choice)
HELLOWEEN "Pumpkins United"- Jens (A classic Twin Guitar band)
IRON MAIDEN "Hallowed Be Thy Name"- Stones

For today we pick Hellans choice, "Twin Guitars" from the Salt Lake City metal band VISIGOTH and the tune "Warrior Queen" taken from "Conqueror's Oath", released 09 February 2018, enjoy!

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Candlemass - The Omega Circle

Category 3: "Best Right Now" time to see what's got played during the "Hardrock Evening" that when off at the Twelfth Night, 5th of January.

1. A Band That Should Have Been Bigger:
2. Highfaluting:
3. Best Right Now:
4. Twin Guitars:
5. Best Textstrophe:
6. It Swings:
7. After Party:
8. Bonus:

"Best Right Now",  could be the best category to pick tunes to, here you get a chance to show off :) Or at least play something that you really like and would love to share with your pals. This category tends to be really sprawling, some find the most obscure tune, were others play their nr 1 of the year. Really fun category.  My choice for the evening was a pretty late call, got a tip from my friend Linus at Soundpollution Record store, this was in the middle of December and I got hooked right on the spot, even got lost in my search for something interesting to buy...haha. My tune for the evening was the Cologne, German-based Death Metal band CHAPEL OF DISEASE with the track "Void Of Words". A band that really plays the pants off anyone, great mixture of Progressive Death Metal, Rock 'n Roll, Blues and Metal, Check it up.

The others line up:

TRIBULATION "Nightbound" - Hellan (Perfect tune from the best album 2018)
THRON "Dead Souls" - Sandström (Massive tune, great choice)
CANDLEMASS "The Omega Circle" - Chief Rebel (Excellent CANDLEMASS tune)
BLOODBATH "Bloodicide"- Holm (Good Choice)
HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY "Fire Walk With Me"- M Öbrink (Wow, another superb tune)
PARADISE LOST "Small Town Boy" - Eriksdotter (Excellent tune, but she got a yellowcard, as this tune have already been played before.)
BAEST "Crosswhore" (Never heard this one before, heavy tune)
AMORPHIS "Wrong Direction" - Jens (Great pick from Jens, AMORPHIS one more time.)
CHAPEL OF DISEASE "Void Of Words" - Stones

"The Omega Circle" is a choice picked by Chief, an excellent tune with the epicus singer Johan Langquist is back after a 32 year hiatus replacing Mats Levén who’s been with the band since 2012.
He sounds even better than before, wow. Enjoy.

From the album "The Door to Doom" February 22, 2019 Napalm Records.

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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Orbit Culture - Redfog

Today it's time for the second category, let's see what's got played during the "Hardrock Evening" that when off at the Twelfth Night, 5th of January. 

1. A Band That Should Have Been Bigger:
2. Highfaluting:
3. Best Right Now:
4. Twin Guitars:
5. Best Textstrophe:
6. It Swings:
7. After Party:
8. Bonus:

Highfaluting, a fun category to pick tunes from, there are many tunes the fall into this word. Here my first idea was to pick something really heavy, monotonous and down-tuned, was thinking of SLEEP, CANON etc....but my final pick ended on the Swedish doom band ALASTOR and the second tune from their latest release "Slave To The Grave".

KHEMMIS "Flesh To Nothing" - Sandström (Marvelous tune, great choice)
SOMNENT "Deceit" - Chief Rebel (Another new one from Chief, sounds great)
CANDLEMASS "The Well Of Souls" - Holm (Heavy piece)
AMON AMARTH "Warriors Of The North"- M Öbrink (Heavy Vikings)
BLACK STONE CHERRY "Built For Comfort" - Hellan (Heavy cover and bluesy piece)
LIK "Celebration Of The Twisted" - Eriksdotter (Excellent tune)
ORBIT CULTURE "Redfog" - P Öbrink (Never heard this one before, cool tune)
LAMB OF GOD "512" - Jens (Great pick from Jens, a band that really kicks in headphones)
ALASTOR "Your Lives Are Worthless" - Stones

In the deep forests of southern Sweden lies the small town of Eksjö where the four-piece unsigned Metal band ORBIT CULTURE originates. "Redfog" is the title of the latest 5 tune EP, released April 6, 2018. The title tune was P Öbrink's choise for a Highfaluting tune, I can only agree, this is a killer tune. Enjoy!

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Monday, 7 January 2019

Amorphis - The Four Wise Ones

Monday, time to see what's got played during normal categories during the "Hardrock Evening" that when off at the Twelfth Night, 5th of January.

The Bonus tune we played yesterday, to they we dust of the first one.

1. A Band That Should Have Been Bigger:
2. Highfaluting
3. Best Right Now:
4. Twin Guitars:
5. Best Textstrophe:
6. It Swings:
7. After Party:
8. Bonus

This was pretty hard one to set, what preferences should I choose. Well my first idea was to pick something fresh, a newcomer that have everything in the way to become that rising star that everyone dreams off. But during the time i changed my mind and went through the record collection to see what I could find. Quite immediately I found the Canadian thrash metal band ANNIHILATOR, they were founded in 1984, has released sixteen studio albums and not been given the attention and respect as they should have been. An excellent chose for category 1. "A Band That Should Have Been Bigger". I choosed "Alison Hell" taken from the debut album "Alice in Hell", released April 17, 1989.

VLTIMAS "Praevalidus" - Chief Rebel (Never heard this one before, cool)
TESTAMENT "Jun-Jun" - Holm (Hard and heavy, they should be bigger)
NEVERMORE "This Godless Endeavor" - P.Öbrink (Hell yeah)
AMORPHIS "Winters Sleep" - Hellan (Great choice, they should be bigger)
CARACH ANGREN "When Crows Tick On Windows" - M. Öbrink (Cool band with great Videos)
TRIVIUM "The Wretchedness Inside" - Eriksdotter ((Hell yeah)
AMORPHIS "The Four Wise Ones" - Sandström (Great choice, they should be bigger)
HATEWORK "In The Hands Of Deamons" - Jens (Great choice, support your locals)
ANNIHILATOR "Alison Hell" - Stones

So over this week I'll present all the categories in the order of recording, Today = "Bands That Should Have Been Bigger", Tuesday = "Highfaluting", did one extra for yesterday as the "Bonus" tune, that got added. The rest of this week I will mix mine with the other participant's choices, so here we go.

Today we pick the pretty obvious band on the category 1. "A Band That Should Have Been Bigger", 2 votes on the Finnish heavy metal band AMORPHIS, so true, they really deserve it.

Today's tune "The Four Wise Ones" is taken from the twelfth studio album "Under the Red Cloud", released worldwide on 4 September 2015 through Nuclear Blast. The album was produced by Jens Bogren, who was described as "just the right person" by keyboardist Santeri Kallio. This would be the band's last album with longtime bassist Niklas Etelävuori who left in 2017.

The band is starting their tour with Swedish SOILWORK on the January 11th and on January 15th they play here in Stockholm at Fryshuset, see all the dates below.

Upcoming tourdates:

Fri, JAN 11 Turbinenhalle 2 Oberhausen, Germany
Sat, JAN 12 Doornroosje Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sun, JAN 13 Markthalle Hamburg, Germany
Mon, JAN 14 Amager Bio Copenhagen, Denmark
Tue, JAN 15 Fryshuset Stockholm, Sweden
Wed, JAN 16 Rockefeller Oslo, Norway
Fri, JAN 18 Capitol Hanover, Germany
Sat, JAN 19 Hellraiser Leipzig, Germany
Sun, JAN 20 Kwadrat Krakowiany, Poland
Tue, JAN 22 Arenele Romane Bucharest, Romania
Wed, JAN 23 Universiada Hall Sofia, Bulgaria
Fri, JAN 25 Barba Negra Budapest, Hungary
Sat, JAN 26 Ottakringer Brauerei Vienna, Austria
Sun, JAN 27 Masters Of Rock Cafe Zlin, Czech Republic
Mon, JAN 28 Majestic Music Club Bratislava, Slovakia
Tue, JAN 29 Kesselhaus Berlin, Germany
Wed, JAN 30 Backstage Werk Munich, Germany
Fri, FEB 01 Music Hall Geiselwind, Germany
Sat, FEB 02 Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
Sun, FEB 03 Trix Antwerp, Belgium
Mon, FEB 04 Electric Ballroom London, United Kingdom
Wed, FEB 06 Cabaret Sauvage Paris, France
Thu, FEB 07 Bikini Toulouse, France
Fri, FEB 08 Mon Madrid, Spain
Sat, FEB 09 Salamandra Barcelona, Spain
Sun, FEB 10 Transbordeur Lyon, France
Tue, FEB 12 Live Club Milan, Italy
Wed, FEB 13 Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Germany
Thu, FEB 14 Garage Saarbrücken, Germany
Fri, FEB 15 LKA Longhorn Stuttgart, Germany
Sat, FEB 16 Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland
Tue, MAR 05 Bingo Kyiv, Ukraine
Wed, MAR 06 RE:PUBLIC Minsk, Belarus
Fri, MAR 08 Luna Khabarovsk, Russia
Sat, MAR 09 Sanremo Vladivostok, Russia
Mon, MAR 11 Podzemka Novosibirsk, Russia
Wed, MAR 13 Tele-Club Yekaterinburg, Russia
Thu, MAR 14 Zvezda Samara, Russia
Sat, MAR 16 Club Zal St Petersburg, Russia
Fri, APR 12 Abril Pro Rock Recife, Brazil
Sun, APR 14 Espaço 555 São Paulo, Brazil
Tue, APR 16 Estudio Mirage Limeira, Brazil
Thu, APR 18 Club Blondie Santiago, Chile
Fri, APR 19 Inti Palace II La Paz, Bolivia
Sat, APR 20 Ex-carnivale Cochabamba, Bolivia
Tue, APR 23 Ace Of Spades Club Bogotá, Colombia
Wed, APR 24 Centro Internacional de Ferias y Convenciones San Salvador, El Salvador
Fri, APR 26 Escena Academy Monterrey, Mexico
Sat, APR 27 C3 Stage Guadalajara, Mexico
Sun, APR 28 Auditorio BlackBerry México D.f., Mexico
Sat, JUN 01 Fortarock Nijmegen, Netherlands
Thu, JUN 27 Provinssi Seinäjoki, Finland
Fri, JUN 28 Tuska Festival Helsinki, Finland
Sat, JUN 29 Full Force Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Thu, JUL 18 John Smith Rock Festival Laukaa, Finland
Fri, JUL 19 Rock am Stück Fritzlar, Germany
Fri, AUG 02 Porispere Pori, Finland
Fri, AUG 23 NOAF (Neuborn Open Air Festival) Wörrstadt, Germany
Thu, SEP 19 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Fri, SEP 20 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Sat, SEP 21 Palladium Worcester, MA
Sun, SEP 22 Upstate Concert Hall Saratoga County, NY
Mon, SEP 23 Club Soda Montreal, Canada
Tue, SEP 24 Mavericks Ottawa, Canada
Wed, SEP 25 Salle Multi Québec, Canada
Thu, SEP 26 The Opera House Toronto, Canada
Fri, SEP 27 Agora Theater & Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Sat, SEP 28 The Forge Joliet, IL
Sun, SEP 29 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Mon, SEP 30 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Wed, OCT 02 Dickens Calgary, Canada
Thu, OCT 03 Starlite Room Edmonton, Canada
Sat, OCT 05 Venue Nightclub Vancouver, Canada
Sun, OCT 06 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Tue, OCT 08 Ace Of Spades Sacramento, CA
Wed, OCT 09 Slim's San Francisco, CA
Thu, OCT 10 The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Fri, OCT 11 City National Grove Of Anaheim Anaheim, CA
Sat, OCT 12 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
Mon, OCT 14 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
Tue, OCT 15 The Truman Kansas City, MO
Wed, OCT 16 Trees - DIN Productions Dallas, TX
Thu, OCT 17 Scout Bar Houston, TX
Sat, OCT 19 The Orpheum Tampa, FL
Sun, OCT 20 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Mon, OCT 21 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD

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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Accept - Burning

Yesterday, on the Twelfth Night it was time for the annual hard rock evening that always takes place on eve of Twelfth Night.

At always it's with great excitement when this day come, it's a day that I was really looking forward to, mostly for meet up with friends that share the same love for music as I do and play some good music over a few pints and the annual Pizza :)

During this evening music will be played by following a couple of predetermined categories that have been choosed a 5 monthes before the event.

The evening will go by with first category, where everyone gets their chance to play their piece of music and will explain their view and perception of the category that is current to play. After and during the music played there will be disscusions if not everyone agrees and if they do, they will enjoy and clap their hands. The nice thing is you will get their thoughts and ideas for the tune they play and if there is a story they will tell and that's the great thing about it.

And it is with great pleasure to play true the record that you have put together over the Christmas break and to hear what the other participants have made up for this event. This is a great opportunity to discovering some new music, but the best of all is that you get an evening together with friends of the same kind, where the music is the topic, one thing that I hold so dear!

So in the biggest secrets I have carved out the tracks for this evening. But as usual the record was made in the last minute. Some of the tunes were pretty obvious through the presentation of the 2018s best albums that was publish here during Christmas and New Year.

As always it's really difficult to choose songs. This year I never got time for a theme, but overall it ended up pretty Ok after all. The categories for this year was made up with during a few votes, can't remember what exactly I voted for except for the "It Swings", but here they are. And during some pipe circumstances and fotboll cup and few guys dropped off, so an extra bonus category got added in the last minute.

1. Bands That Should Have Been Bigger:
2. Highfaluting
3. Best Right Now:
4. Twin Guitars:
5. Best Textstrophe:
6. It Swings:
7. After Party:
8. Bonus

So over the next week I'll present all the categories in the order of recording, Monday = "Bands That Should Have Been Bigger", Tuesday = "Highfaluting", doing one extra for today as the "Bonus" that got added. The rest of the upcoming week I will mix mine with the other participants choices, so here we go.

This years lineup!
So for the last piece on the evening that not got played by all, mostly because it was late and not all had the chance to prepare for it. Anyway, some tunes got played.

Robert: DÉCEMBRE NOIR - Between Silence And Shards
Gustavsson: ACCEPT - Burning
Magnus Ö: WOODS OF YPRES - Allure of the earth
Holm: STUCK MOJO 🤘🏽Drawing Blood
Hellan: OZZY OSBOURNE - Hellraiser
Stones: NECROPHOBIC - Tsar Bomba

So for today as it's Sunday, a classic like ACCEPT suits fine.

"Burning" is a song by German heavy metal band ACCEPT, from their album "Breaker", released in 1981. Written and composed by Wolf Hoffmann, Peter Baltes, Jörg Fischer, Stefan Kaufmann and Udo Dirkschneider, it was also released as a single with "Down and Out" as the B-side. Two other songs on the Breaker album ("Breaker" and "Starlight") were also released as singles in 1981.

The original recording of "Burning" is notable for a fake live performance; it was recorded with crowd noise mixed in instead of being recorded at a concert. "Burning" appears on eight of Accept compilation albums: Restless The Best (1982), Best of... (1983), Midnight Highway (1983), Hungry Years (1985), The Collection (1991), Steel Glove (1995), Sharkbite – Best Of (2005) and The Accept Collection (2010).

Burning live in Copenhagen, Denmark 1995. Predator tour, enjoy!

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Saturday, 5 January 2019

Goblinsmoker - Toad King

GOBLINSMOKER was started as a one man project by Adam Kennedy in Durham in late 2016. Having spent a number of years touring with his previous band, Adam wanted to write a record that embraced his biggest and favoured musical influences. Taking the seething bleakness of black metal and combining it with the fuzz soaked riff worship of doom.

Adam set about not only writing the record but also creating a mythology that would be fully entwined in the band’s sound, lyrical content and art. The band would focus on telling the story of the Toad King, the discontented ruler of the goblins and their forest home. A place where goblin subjects would willing sacrifice themselves to be smoked by their King.

After laying down the foundations of the songs, Adams long term friend Calum Young offered to play the drums on the record, embracing the sound and the story. The next year was spent polishing the songs and the essence of the band.

In mid 2018 GOBLINSMOKER entered the recording studio, recording with Adam’s long term recording partner Joe at No Studio in Manchester. The record was recorded with Adam on guitars, bass and vocal duty and Calum on drums. After a weekend of countless fuzz pedal combinations and too much time spent listening to toad samples, the first instalment of the story was complete. ‘Toad King’ was born.

"Toad King" was released on Sludgelord Records (SLR017), December 14, 2018 Recorded & Mixed by: Joe @ No Studio, Mastered by: Brad Boatright @ Audiosiege, Art by: Adam C Design


A | Guitars, bass, vocals
C | Drums

Today's tune "Toad King" is the title track and the first official video from the debut EP "Toad King", enjoy!

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