10/10 … So the time have come for the mighty Dissection to get the cassette tape treatment by Darkness Shall Rise, a label dedicated to releasing just that, tapes. If some people in the year of 2021 have a hard time understanding why people buy vinyl, then their heads would probably explode when they hear about the rise of new produced tapes. And I have to be honest, I buy all my music on vinyl, it sounds great, the artwork are big and they are beautiful on the shelf. I really don’t get why I would buy studioalbums on tape? I buy demo tapes, especially old ones from the 80’s and 90’s. But to each their own, some people probably love this format as much as I love vinyl…
8 women were convicted, executed and burned at the stake, sometime during the 1600’s. Sentenced not only to death but to exclusion from society, deprived of the blessing and denied a burial in consecrated ground. What was left after the fire did its thing was trampled into the bog and covered with stones so that they could not “walk again”.
The audience vomited, cried and screamed when the Swedish black metal band Watain performed at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in New York City on June 15, 2014 The whole room exploded with blood – Singer Erik Danielsson The pig’s blood squirted over the audience when the Swedish black metal band Watain did 2014s only US […]
For three decades, the film canisters sat undisturbed in a cellar beneath the Swedish National Broadcasting Company. Inside was roll after roll of startlingly fresh and candid 16mm footage shot in the 1960s and 1970s in the United States, all of it focused on the anti-war and Black Power movements. When filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson […]
Yes, they sing in Swedish but that haven’t stopped them from being very well liked in other countries. Their fast 2-bar music with catchy melodies makes them nothing short of amazing. Asta Kask forms a fund for a lot of Swedish punk bands that appeared in the 1980s and 1990s. Among Asta Kask’s own influences […]
One night in June 1914, a 49-year-old Swedish sailor who had recently arrived in New Orleans agonized feverishly in a steamy downtown boarding house. Rushed to Charity Hospital, he would soon die the loneliest of deaths — in an isolation ward, far from home, surrounded by solemn doctors consulting furtively. An autopsy confirmed their suspicions: […]
I have no idea why I call this style of 1990’s techno “British Hooligan Techno”. But all I see infront of me is white British Adidas wearing working class guys on ecstasy dancing in big green fields. But the album I mainly associate this group with, Interspecies Communication is more of a spiritual journey that much like their 1998 movie takes you on a journey around the globe to people who doesn’t live like we in the west do.
This is one of my all-time favorite “pump-myself-up” tracks. It’s simply amazing in both the Mad Cobra & Robyns versions. Robyns performance on Letterman show is simply one energy boost of the ages. The lyrics here are not that much to talk about, but the entire feeling of the songs hits the right spots for me.
A Swedish heavy metal band formed 1980 in a small village in the middle of Sweden called Djurås, Gagnef, by Lissa (Anders Lissdaniels), Torben Stenberg, Håkan Göras, Lars Törnblom and Leo (Lasse Lee)….
“Land of Darkness” is the second single out and is a showcase for vocalist Urskogr’s rasped and guttural delivery, filthier than ever but tempered by clean passages, adding elements of both strength and vulnerability which only deepen the overall sense of a looming end. Urskogr from the band explain ….
5/10 … Self released full-length debut from this Swedish band, and it opens up nothing short of amazing with “Fallen Angels” directly after the really cool intro, and I’m pumped, thinking that this will be an awesome ride. But the next track is a slow thing, “The Beast inside of Me” which is really good, but I can’t stop thinking that it’s an anti-climax to put something slow/mid-tempo directly after that explosive start. Well, we will probably then get back on track with the next one, “One by One”. Nope, we go even slower!!! Holy f**k, am I disappointed now. I wanted more of the starter, the track that made me throw myself out on the internet to check if this had a vinyl release. But the record screams back at me … forget that, now we will go into Power Metal ala Helloween mode (a genre that’s not for me at all) and stay there for the rest of the record…..
One early morning in mid-May 1998, police were called to a hotel in Malmö. Several guests have complained about a loud party that never seems to want to put an end to the after-party.
When the patrol opens the door, they are met by total chaos. A large hole has been drilled in the ceiling, someone has sprayed glue over the carpet and the toilet is full of debris. The floor in the corridor is covered with pills and sequins. In the middle of the mess are five disillusioned musicians in their 20s. Some of them are drawn with lines on the face. It is reminiscent of war paintings.
Melodic Heavy Metal band from Hoting, a small town in Jämtland in the northern parts of Sweden. Vocalist Matti Norlin was only 13 years old on this recording. The band only released one 7″ before changing their name to Charity and went to a more melodic hard rock style…
In Sweden, the word for the pastry chocolate balls, have been called ”negroballs” (negerbollar) since the first half of 1900’s. The first paper trail of this is an add in a Swedish newspaper from 1918, and in the mid 1950’s it was represented in several cookbooks. Around the late 1990’s more and more voices where […]
56,000 saw them on the spot. More than half a million watched them on television. When “The Big Four” took over Gothenburg, Sweden, the influx of spectators was as total as the dominance of the four bands on the thrash metal scene. Die-hard metal fans booked tickets early on for this year’s biggest metal event […]