Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tellusian - Collision


Tellusian is a technical and prog-ish grindocre band from Sweden, that rose-up from the ashes of Crowpath. Tellusian came together in 2010 in the city of Malmö, Sweden. John Rönnerblad (Guitars) and Erik Hall (Drums) had been jamming around for a while, and after the demise of Crowpath the ideas of turning Tellusian into a proper "active" band started to grow. Robert Fuchs was added on bass and Henrik Ivarsson stepped in on vocals. A few demos was recorded and a split 7" with Chicagos The Swan King was released through Hell Comes Home in 2012 followed by the Scania 7" in 2013. Here they are in 2014 and the fist fullenght, Collision.




Todays tune is the title track taken from "Collision" full-length (2014 - Pillowscars), enjoy!




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Friday, May 30, 2014

Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium)


Later tonight stands Metallica on stage at the Sthlm Fields, the new one-day festival in the heart of Stockholm! A festival that I have been working a week on already, looking forward to see the result of the hard work. More stuff will come after the festival.




So todays tune is pretty easy... From Master Of Puppets album we find the tune "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", this version is (Live), Recorded live at Orion Music + More on June 9, 2013 in Detroit, MI



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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Uriah Heep - One Minute


Uriah Heep, one of the pivotal hard rock groups to emerge from England in the late 1960s returns with Outsider, its 24th studio album, and the first since 2011’s critically acclaimed Into the Wild album. Outsider will be released on June 6th in Europe on Frontiers Records.

“We are very proud of our history” says founder/guitarist Mick Box, “but it is equally important to keep producing new material. This new album, Outsider, is very much a rock album in true 'Heep' style. It shows that we still have the same passion and energy for our music that we have always had.”

From the opening chords of the album’s hard driving rocker, “Speed of Sound”, to the more introspective closer, “Say Goodbye”, Outsider proves that Uriah Heep has remained a musical powerhouse, and one that can effectively balance its legendary sound with a distinctly contemporary approach. The record, which was produced by Mike Paxman (Asia, Status Quo), also introduces bassist Dave Rimmer, who joined the band last summer after the untimely death of long time member, Trevor Bolder.

Says Box of his late friend, Bolder: “We lost a world class bass player, singer, songwriter and friend. While Trevor was ill, he wanted us to continue working, so we used a bass player called Dave Rimmer, who Trevor approved of. It was only natural that Dave carried on with the band.”

After major tours of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and South America, upon the release of Outsider, Uriah Heep will launch a world tour that will take in many continents as the band promotes the new album to an eager international audience.

Formed in London in 1969 by guitarist Mick Box and late singer David Byron as “Spice”, the group evolved into Uriah Heep (the name was taken from a character in Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield) when they began conceptualizing the first record. The album Very ‘eavy, Very ‘umble, launched the band’s distinct sound in 1970, one that was built around layered harmony vocals, swirling keyboards, and heavy guitar riffs. Current lead singer Bernie Shaw and keyboardist Phil Lanzon have been ever present since the mid 1980s, and drummer Russell Gilbrook joined Uriah Heep in 2007.

The band's repertoire features hits over five decades from the 70s through to the present day including tracks such as; “Gypsy”, “ Easy Livin'”, “July Morning”, “Look At Yourself”, “Stealin’” and “Lady in Black”, which went to #1 in Germany on three different occasions, and once stayed at #1 for 6 months. They have gone on to sell 40 million records, and have toured globally for 5 decades, visiting no less than 56 countries, headlining numerous festivals and arena tours, including being the first western rock band to play Russia, in 1987. Founder Mick Box has remained throughout.



URIAH HEEP is:

Mick Box: Guitars, Vocals
Phil Lanzon: Keyboards, Vocals
Bernie Shaw: Lead Vocals
Russell Gilbrook: Drums, Vocals
Dave Rimmer: Bass, Vocals


Confirmed Tour Dates:

JUNE 05.06.14 Solvesborg Sweden Rock Sweden
07.06.14 Espoo Kivenlahtirock Festival Finland
08.06.14 Kauhava Hotel Kauhava Finland
09.06.14 Pori Promenade-Keskus Finland
10.06.14 Salo Teatteri Provinssi Finland
11.06.14 Lahti Sibeliustalo Finland
13.06.14 Alta Alta Soul and Blues Norway
14.06.14 Haminkeln Thunderbike fest Germany

JULY

10.07.14 Sierre Sierre Blues Festival Switzerland
25.07.14 Nova Gorica Rock Batuje Slovenia
30.07.14 Lauchheim Schloss Kapfenburg Germany

AUGUST

01.08.14 Graz Seerock Festival Austria
06.08.14 Schaffhausen Stars In Town Switzerland
30.08.14 Stadtallendorf SUMMER-ROCK open air Germany


The "Outsider" cover artwork was created by Igor Morski.

Todays tune "One Minute" is the first single taken from the upcoming album "Outsider", this tune is also released in a german version called "Eine Minute"



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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Magnum - Too Many Clowns


The British rockers Magnum released their latest album titled "Escape from the Shadow Garden" it's the 18th studio album. Escape From the Shadow Garden was released on 19 March 2014.

Magnum was formed as a four piece by Tony Clarkin (guitar, songwriter), Bob Catley (vocals), Kex Gorin (drums) and Bob Doyle (bass) in order to appear as the resident band at The Rum Runner night club in Birmingham. Magnum have undergone several changes in personnel over the years; however, the core of Catley and Clarkin remain.



Todays setup:

Tony Clarkin — guitar
Bob Catley — vocals
Al Barrow — bass guitar
Mark Stanway — keyboards
Harry James — drums

Vinyl Version


Todays tune "Too Many Clowns" taken from the latest album Escape from the Shadow Garden.



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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Trakdor - Dealer of the Hidden Hand


Trakdor is a Hard rocking band from Sundsvall Sweden. Formed in 2008 and released their debut album in 2013.

The band plays a heavy and very blues-based hard rock. The production breathes very 70's and sounds very comfortable but a bit muddy. Joakim Nordlander who has a delightfully drawling voice does a really good job behind the microphone and his team mates surrounds him with a great landscape of melodies and musical vibrations.


Trakdor consists of:

Joakim Nordlander - Vocals
Henning Johansson - Bass
Tobias Dahlberg - Drums
Martin Flodin - Guitars
Oskar Nilsson - Guitars

Todays tune is the fairest swinging "Dealer of the hidden hand" taken from the self titled debut album, enjoy!



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Monday, May 26, 2014

Stratus - Riddle for the Ages


Time flies, it's monday again and that means it's time to reveal this week's "Record Of The Week"

Today we have a record named "Stratology" from a Swedish gang that originates from Örebro.

Stratology it's a classic Hard Rock album with a great swing.  It's a very groovy record with cool slightly psychedelic riffs that makes you dance on the spot. You can hear alot of influences from the 70’s Rock like for example Jethro Tull, Cream, Captain Beyond and other more heavier and progressive acts from that time. Stratology is full of energy and creativity. Favourite tracks are Mundande Utility where you first will think of Wolfmother but with more vintage sound and Riddle For The Ages that is more energetic and full of life.


Its really well done for a trio that consists of guitarist, keyboards, flute, vocals Fredrick Anderson, bassist Georg Bivall and the drummer & percussion Robert Wiiand, formed at the dawn of 2013

So rockers out there, what are you waiting on, check it out! I Vinyl release on this would be very appreciated.



The first official music video from Stratus. The song is "Riddle for the Ages" from the debut EP "Are You Stratusfied?" and "Stratology, enjoy!



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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Imperiet - Var e vargen


We continues on the Record Madness and play a song from the letter that we previously went through.

Imperiet was a Swedish 1980s rock band from Stockholm, that existed from 1983 to 1988. They were arguably the most influential band in Sweden of the period, but definitely dominated the new wave scene, which at the time was seen as the same as the punk rock scene.


Todays tune "Var e vargen", originally released as a single in 1986. The tune is one of the most frequently recorded songs in the Imperiet's production, no less than seven different versions exist on record, three of which is the English version "The Wild World". Initial proposed name of the song was "Den vilda världen" (The wild world).

After the Imperiet's breakup in 1988, have Joakim Thåström during his solo career, and during the period with Peace, Love & Pitbulls played "Var e vargen" at numerous tours. One interpretation of the text is that it is about the revolution that they much talked about, but that never comes.



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Record Madness: I


Record Madness is a project between Metal blog and Tune Of The Day, a project that have now been running for some time.

In short, its based on a closer look at our record collection, and the rules are relatively simple.

There will be challenges between us. Everything is about to dive into the shelf and pick up the records with the letter which you have been challenged with. One tells stories, shows pictures, a little anecdotes, or anything that affects the character that is current at the moment. The posts ends with a challenge in the form of a letter from the alphabet sent to Chief Rebel on Metal blog. Then he makes the same thing with his record shelf (hey CD!) But with his twist and his angle on it before he sends back a letter. Then it all goes back and forth like a pinball machine, but in slow motion.

Everything started with "Chief Rebel" who dived into the letter "A", and wrote a mammoth post with lots of pictures of what was in his record shelf under the letter A. Then he has described what he has under "R","G", "U", "S", "T", "H" and now latest "E" (ARGUS THE)

Now we have come up a bit in the process and I have harvested both the letter "L", "Q", "B", "U", "D", "F", "E" and today we'll see what is hidden behind the letter  "I" (LQBUDFEI)

This time I'm really on it so you guys didn't have to wait for ages to see what's hidden behind todays letter. Even if i have had a really busy schedule I manage to take some time for this. 
Time to stop "Monkey About" and gets this party rocking....so in short "I" is a pretty average letter, that contains a pretty big mix lot of artists and genres, "I" has a pretty good place to the right and still in a standing height in the record shelf, thanks for that, guess I need to crawl on my knees soon...haha.

Once I have browsed through the albums I quickly notice that it contains a really mixed output, but far off to be a complete set of records.  And as I always mention, I do miss some records as they are to faraway to be able to be here.



First out is Roy Samuel Reid or better known as I-Roy who was a Jamaican DJ who had a very prolific career during the 1970s. Here with the album "Don't Check Me With No Lightweight Stuff" (1997)



AOR band i-Ten with the record "Taking a cold look" from (1983)


American heavy metal band Iced Earth with the tenth studio album "Dystopia" (2011)


Here is a classic with the American heavy/glam metal band Icon, with the record "Night of the Crime" (1985)


The British progressive rockers in IF with the album "Not Just Another Bunch of Pretty Faces" (1974) 


angL is the second full length solo album of Emperor frontman Ihsahn. Writing began in early 2007, after Ihsahn had completed touring with Emperor. (2008)


American hard rock band from long island, New York, The Illusion with the records"Out of the mist" (1977) & "If It's So" (1970)


Between 1968 and 1977, Randy's Studio 17 was the site for some of all-time greatest reggae recordings including seminal albums by The Wailers and Burning Spear. Impact All-Stars, the album featured such influential musicians as Aston Barrett (bass), Carlton Barrett and Sly Dunbar (drums), Tyrone Downie, Earl Lindo and Augustus Pablo (keyboards) and Tommy McCook (tenor saxophone). With the addition of five previously-unreleased tracks, the album was reissued in 1998 by the British reggae label, Blood And Fire.


Kingdom of Conspiracy (2013) is the ninth studio album by American death metal band Immolation.


The Swedish rockers Imperiet with the albums, Rasera (1983), Kickar (1990), Tiggarens tal (1988), Imperiet (1984), Blå himlen blues (1985), Synd (1986), Imperiet (1988), 2:a Augusti 1985 (1985) & Du ska va president (1984)


Imperial State Electric is a rock band with the former front man of The Hellacopters Nicke Andersson. Here with the records Imperial State Electric (2010), Pop War (2012) x3, In Concert 10" (2011) and a bunch of 7"


Incredible Hog with the album "Volume One" (1973)


The (International) Noise Conspiracy (abbreviated T(I)NC) were a Swedish rock band formed in Sweden in the late months of 1998. Here is the album "The Cross of My Calling" (2008)


Norway´s most peculiar band "In The Woods" with the album "Heart of the Ages" (1995)


The  Swedish heavy metal In Solitude with the records In Solitude (2008), The World. The Flesh. The Devil (2011), Sister (2013) and the 7" Lavender (2013)


The Swedish Progressive death metal band In Mourning with the albums Monolith (2010) & Shrouded Divine (2008)


The Swedish melodic death metal In Flames, yes this is Thetania's favourite band. Here is the albums A Sense of Purpose (2008), Come Clarity (2006), Sounds of a Playground Fading (2011) and A Sense of Purpose - CD (2008)


The Canadian rockers Indian Handcrafts with the album 
"Civil Disobedience For Losers" (2012)


Internal Void is a doom metal band from Frederick, Maryland with the record 
"Standing on the Sun"  (1992)


Intronaut is a progressive metal band from Los Angeles, California that incorporates complex polyrhythms, progressive rock, and jazz. Here is the fourth full length album "Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones)" (2013)


The Aussies INXS with the album Kick (1987)


The Incredible String Band (sometimes abbreviated as ISB) were a psychedelic folk band formed in Scotland in 1966. I got only two records at home with these guys and they are "The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion" (1967) & Hard Rope & Silken Twine (1974)


Iron Maiden, well I guess it is a must have in a rockers record collection. Here is 3 12"  Running Free, 2 Minutes to Midnight , Flight of Icarus and a Vinyl box set "Best Of The Beast" (1996)


    More Iron Maiden, here are the albums from top left "Killers" (1981), "The Number of the Beast" (1982), "Powerslave" (1984), "The Final Frontier" (2010), "Somewhere in Time" (1986), "Piece of Mind" (1983) & "Live After Death" (1985) 


Bon Iver is an American indie folk band founded in 2007 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. The band also includes Michael Noyce, Sean Carey, Colin Stetson and Matthew McCaughan amongst others. 

Here are the records "Blood Bank" (2009), "For Emma, Forever Ago" (2007) & "Bon Iver, Bon Iver" (2011)


Here is a collection of artist on the label Island, an excellent collection of good music!


A bunch of Imperial State Electric singles.


A few CD's Interpol - Interpol (2010), Billy Idol - Songs (1988), It's Alive - Earthquake Visions (1994), Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death (2006) & Iron Maiden - Dance of Death (2003)


Here is a few signed CD's, from top left Incite, The International Noise Conspiracy, In Flames, Enrique Iglesias, Interpol & India Arie


3 pieces of 7" singles, In Solitude, The Incubators & Iron Maiden


Last picture contains Iron Maiden - Killers on CD, Karin Inde on CD & last one is a Cassette (MC) with Chris Isaak :)


That is the end of this record Madness
I really hope I got it all covered this time.
 Anyway, I hope it was an interesting reading.

Now we throw the ball to Cheif and challenge him in the letter "D",
it will be very interesting to see what he can come up with here, who knows, maybe some Dio I guess among others?
 
Todays tune will be posted later on this evening, based on the letter "I" of course and as it's sunday it will be a classic tune of one of the records that has been showed here, stay tuned.

Cheers
/Stones