Sunday, October 22, 2017

War - Low Rider


Sunday, time for a classic.

"Low Rider" is a song written by American funk band WAR and producer Jerry Goldstein, which appeared on their album "Why Can't We Be Friends?", released in 1975.

WAR (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is an American funk band from Long Beach, California, known for the hit songs "Spill the Wine", "The World Is a Ghetto", "The Cisco Kid", "Why Can't We Be Friends?", "Low Rider", and "Summer". Formed in 1969, WAR is a musical crossover band which fuses elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Their album The World Is a Ghetto was the best-selling album of 1973. The band also transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up. War was also subject to many line-up changes over the course of its formation, leaving member Leroy "Lonnie" Jordan as the only original member in the current line-up; four other members created a new group called the Lowrider Band.





According to the All Music Guide review of the song, "the lyric takes the cool image of the low rider — the Chicano culture practice of hydraulically hot-rodding classic cars — and using innuendo, extends the image to a lifestyle". The song's most distinguishable feature is its driving bass line, which is present for nearly all of the song. It also ends with a siren-like noise that then becomes a saxophone solo.

The vocal is by the band's brass player, Charles Miller

The group's sax player, Charles Miller, came up with the idea for the song. Brown explains:

"What happened on 'Low Rider' was in the studio, we were jamming, and I was supposed to have been on the downbeat. But all of the sudden I was on the upbeat. And I said, 'Oh, boy. I got the beat turned around.' I didn't panic. I said, 'Wait a minute. Stay there. Don't change it. Stay.' Because as long as you keep doing it over and over and over, it won't be a mistake. We were just messing around, you know. Then the next thing I know, Charles started just singing, "Low ri-der drives a little slower. The low..." he was just pumping it. And then the next thing I know Lee's over there putting that harmonica on, because Lee is a melody man all the time. And then - boom. If you'd hear the original version of it, all with that jam, that would be worth a million right there. When we finished it, all of us looked at it, 'That's a hit.' We didn't know that it was going to be an icon. You've got to say it's Americana. I don't care if you're driving a Cadillac or a Rolls Royce or if you have a hooptie - hearing it thumping, it just works because it predicts historically a time period in America. That's true about all music, pretty much. If you go back and look at a lot of music from 1800 to the turn of the century, all through the 1900s, how they used to write songs, "You're my little tulip." And then when you go into the 1940s all of the sudden you're talking about growing squash corn, and you're relating your love to that. Then you went into the '50s, you started getting Fats Domino and all them Hollywood types singing - that time period relating to it. Or even Chuck Berry. And then you got into our music, and then you started having all the other artists doing it, like we're not the only ones. But there were certain things during that time period, especially when we went into the Vietnam War, stuff was happening. Then we came on past the Vietnam War, and then all of the sudden the Disco stuff started happening. And then right up to now. You'll be able to look at it, you can tell what was going on, just like food or anything. What was happening. Clothes and everything. So our music, like 'Low Rider,' started setting a trend right there."

Today's tune "Low Rider" is taken from the album "Why Can't We Be Friends?"


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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Brut Boogaloo - Hurricane Train


BRUT BOOGALOO have been a household name for rock lovers in Norway since the release of their debut LP back in the early mid-2000s.

Their sound is consists of groovy rhythms, big and confident guitar riffs, catchy vocal lines and bottomless energy. The fact that the band loves rock is evident in every tone. Their music is inspired by the greats from the 70s with newer Scandinavian rock mixed in, but the band’s arrangements are truly their own.

Although BRUT BOOGALOO aren’t known for rapidly releasing music, the few releases they have are of a quality few modern rock bands can match. On the 25th of August, 2017 they released their long awaited third album titled "Strike III".


The record consists of 10 songs that shows a great appreciation and understanding for 70s rock. The album which the band has produced themselves has taken almost a decade to complete, but the time has been well spent. This is BRUT BOOGALOO at their sharpest and purest.

Today's tune "Hurricane Train" is taken from the band's latest album "Strike III". The Video is shot with a GoPro on a Duplo train and edited by Michael Stensen Sollien, and directed by Henning Solvang and Michael Stensen Sollien.



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Friday, October 20, 2017

The Baboon Show - Same Old Story


The Stockholm, Sweden based punk/garage rockers THE BABOON SHOW have released the first single and video "Same Old Story" from our upcoming album "Radio Rebelde" will be released in February 2018.



Artwork by Robin Gnista.

Today's tune "Same Old Story" taken from the upcoming album "Radio Rebelde" will be released (release 16.02.2018)! The stars in the video are Cecilia Boström, Frida Ståhl, Niclas Svensson, Håkan Sörle and The Choir: People of Älvdalen



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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Kylver - Hy-Brasil


KYLVER (Pronounced: Kil-ver) is a four piece instrumental progressive heavy rock/metal band that have crafted their take on the progressive genre by mixing slow and heavy doom riffs, odd time signatures, atmospherics of post-rock and Hammond tones of the 70's with a classic rock and metal sound.

Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England Kylver is made up of Drummer Barry Micheson, Bassist James Bowmaker, Guitarist Jonny Scott and Organist Neil Elliot.


 The band released their first album "The Mountain Ghost" on the 21st of May 2015; a forty-minute long concept album consisting of four tracks that follow the fictitious tale of a spirit who inflicts torment on the residents of a village that lies in the shadow of his mountainous home. The success of this first self released album lead the band to be nominated in the "Limelight" (best newcomer) category of the 2016 Progressive Music Awards.

KYLVERs second album "The Island" was released on the 6th of October the following year. The concept of "The Island" follows a privateer ship whose crew are hired to find a mythical island that is said to hold a portal to another dimension, space or some other world. The ship doesn't last a day or two at sea before is wrecked in a storm. Only one of the crew members survives the storm and finds himself washed up on the beach of the island with a mysterious looking pendant. The pendant contains a map to monoliths that hold the key to the portal. Throughout his journey across the island he has a constant feeling of being followed before becoming across a female inhabitant of the island who helps to guide him in his journey. Once he reaches the standing stones, our sailor is greeted by four cloaked figures who activate the island portal. Once he is transported into the black abyss he encounters beings that are known as 'The Great Race' whose wealth of knowledge is so great, it is too much for any man to comprehend. The ship's sole survivor begs to be sent home as this strange environment he has found himself in is turning his mind into something he cannot fathom. The Great Race agree to send him back but not before they erase all of his memory of his journey. Moreover, The Great Race add another and very selfish twist to protect their knowledge even further. When he arrives back he returns to earth on the eve before the ship sets sail, and from then on his life is stuck in a perpetual loop, with the same events happening over and over and over again.


Today's tune "Hy-Brasil" is taken from "The Island". The Video Shot and Directed by David Hall



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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Svartanatt - Hit Him Down


The Swedes rockers SVARTANATT have released a new video for the tune "Hit Him Down", see it below.

This Stockholm based Swedish band has a classic and timeless sound that can be traced back in time to the 60´s and 70´s. With Jani Lehtinens sharp vocals on top of organ driven heavy guitar rock, the songs come alive and tell a story of their own.


SVARTANATT consists of:

Vocals, Guitar / Jani Lehtinen
Guitar / Felix Gåsste
Bass / Mattias Holmström
Organ / Martin Borgh
Drums / Daniel Heaster

Today's tune "Hit Him Down" is released in 2017 by The Sign Records.



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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Red Fang - Not For You


Portland rockers RED FANG add to their canon of comedic clips, debuting the animated video for “Not For You” directed by Balázs Gróf.

We share this shimmering black pain
Our pride and joy in suffering


Additionally, RED FANG kicks off their headline US West Coast tour today October 17 in Eugene, OR. Support will be provided by ONCE AND A FUTURE BAND, FIREBALL MINISTRY and ALL SOULS on select dates. RED FANG will close out the year with a European tour supporting MASTODON and RUSSIAN CIRCLES through November and December. Finally, RED FANG adds to their non-stop tour schedule announcing 2018 concerts with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY through January and February. A full list of confirmed tour dates are available below.




Today's tune "Not For You" is taken from RED FANG’s latest album "Only Ghosts".



Upcoming tourdates:

Oct 17 HiFi Music Hall Eugene, OR
Oct 19 Harlow's Sacramento, CA
Oct 20 McNear's Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
Oct 21 Slim's San Francisco, CA RSVP
Oct 23 Casbah San Diego, CA
Oct 25 Alex's Bar Long Beach, CA **
Oct 26 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ **
Oct 27 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV **
Oct 28 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA **
Nov 13 Vienna Arena Vienna, Austria
Nov 14 X Herford, Germany
Nov 15 Brussels AB Brussel, Belgium
Nov 17 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 19 Munchenbrewery Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 20 Sentrum Scene Oslo, Norway
Nov 22 Vega Main Hall Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 23 Haus Auensee Leipzig, Germany
Nov 24 Lucerna Music Bar Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 25 Tonhalle Munich, Germany
Nov 27 Live Club Trezzo Sull'adda, Italy
Nov 28 Komplex Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 29 Paris Elysee Montmatre Paris, France
Nov 30 Rockhall Club Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Dec 02 Cardiff University Cardiff, United Kingdom
Dec 04 Wolverhampton Civic Hall Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Dec 05 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dec 06 Northumbria University Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dec 07 Glasgow Barrowlands Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dec 09 Manchester Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Dec 10 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Jan 26 Jannus Live St. Petersburg, FL #
Jan 27 House of Blues Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach, SC #
Jan 28 The Ritz Raleigh, NC #
Jan 29 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD #
Jan 31 Playstation Theater New York, NY #
Feb 01 The Palladium Worcester, MA #
Feb 02 Aura Portland, ME #
Feb 03 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA #
Feb 05 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY #
Feb 06 The Goodyear Theater at East End Akron, OH #
Feb 07 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA RSVP #
Feb 08 Eagles Ballroom Club Stage Milwaukee, WI #
Feb 09 Myth Live Saint Paul, MN #

# w/ BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ** w/ FIREBALL MINISTRY

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Thåström - Centralmassivet


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

"Centralmassivet" is Mr. Thåström's ninth solo album. Industry blues with electronic groove and a soulful singing is his trademark and that is what you will get with this release. Even from an international perspective, Thåström has developed a sound that is unique with Swedish lyrics that is just killing sensitive. And with Pelle Ossler's significantly dangling guitars, Niklas Hellberg's organ, Ulf Rockis Ivarsson bass lines, Mikael Nilzen keyboards, Nikolas Janco's drumming makes "Centralmassivet" another terrific album by Thåström.


The album starts with "Bluesen I Malmö" flows in the same stream as "Jeffrey Lee Pierce", but more deeper and cyrillic. In the dark monotonous electronic shadows of "Körkarlen" I feel lucky and I Just love the sequencer bass that drives the tune forward. The title track is a beautiful ballad with a sensitive Thåström to move forward to the spoken word-rock, Thåström has never been so inspired by Bruno K Öijer as at "Old Point Bar". "Låt Det Goda" is a captivating tune, cruel and fuzzy to make a break in the album to a senselessly beautiful ballad "Aldrig Av Med Varandra" where we hear the voice of LaGaylia Frazier in the background. The magically "Som mästarna målat himlen" where Pugh Rogefeldt appears among the songwriters is a real highlight on the album. "Karaokebaren" is a powerful tune, smokey and Industrial. "Natten För Det Här" is a slow piece and ends the album lovely!

The album contains 9 tunes that clocks in at almost 45 min. Released September 29, 2017. It was recorded at Hansa-studio in Berlin and produced by Thåström and Niklas Hellberg.

Sum: "Centralmassivet" is a sensitive and very beautiful album that is a must for every Thåström fan.

Today's tune is the title track from "Centralmassivet". The clip is from last weeks tour premier at Lisebergshallen October 11, 2017



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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Yes - Roundabout


"Roundabout" is a song by the English rock band YES from their fourth studio album "Fragile", released in November 1971. It was written by singer Jon Anderson and guitarist Steve Howe and produced by the band and Eddy Offord. The song originated when the band were on tour and travelled from Aberdeen to Glasgow, and went through many roundabouts on the way.




YES lead singer Jon Anderson and guitarist Steve Howe wrote this song near the end of a tour when they were traveling in Scotland. They were in the back of a van going from Aberdeen to Glasgow when the song came together.

Anderson had smoked marijuana during the trip, "so everything was vivid and mystical". Anderson added: "It was a cloudy day, we couldn't see the top of the mountains. We could only see the clouds because it was sheer straight up ... I remember saying, "Oh, the mountains–look! They're coming out of the sky!"

The band had been touring for about a month, and Anderson was looking forward to his imminent return to London, where he could once again see his wife at the time, Jennifer. The lyrics, "Twenty four before my love you'll see I'll be there with you" indicate that he is just 24 hours away from being with her again.

This was the bands breakthrough hit and one of their most well-known songs, but the band wasn't looking for a hit at the time. The album version runs 8:29, but it was edited to 3:27 for release as a single, which climbed to #13 on the US Hot 100, giving the band their biggest hit until they eclipsed it with "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" in 1983.

The song was released as an edited single in the US in January 1972 with "Long Distance Runaround", another track from Fragile, as the B-side.



So enjoy today's tune "Roundabout" performed at Yessongs in 1973



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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Royal Blood – Lights Out


"Lights Out" is a song by English hard rock band ROYAL BLOOD, it was the first single out of the band's 2017 second studio album "How Did We Get So Dark?". Written by band members Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher with BASS DRUM OF DEATH frontman John Barrett, it was produced by Jolyon Thomas with Kerr and Thatcher and featured on the The song was released as the first single from the album on 14 April 2017.

ROYAL BLOOD wrote "Lights Out" whilst on tour in the United States with support act BASS DRUM OF DEATH, who Mike Kerr described as "really good friends of ours". After the two bands had been sharing ideas, BASS DRUM OF DEATHs frontman John Barrett co-wrote "Lights Out", with Kerr crediting him as "a big part of that tune coming together". The band performed the song live for the first time on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 9 May 2017, alongside the 2014 single "Figure It Out".

The music video for "Lights Out" was also released on 13 April. Directed by The Sacred Egg and produced by Tom Birmingham and Natalie Arnett of Riff Raff Films, it features the band "performing the song in an empty room that slowly fills with water", after which "a horde of bodies burst out of invisible pools on the floor, ceiling and walls ... the room is cast in a deep red light and Thatcher and Kerr continue to play in the waist high water as dancers move around them".


ROYAL BLOOD are an English rock duo formed in Brighton in 2013. The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern blues rock, hard rock, garage rock, stoner rock and psychedelic rock. Their first album "Royal Blood" was released in August 2014.

Today's tune "Lights Out" taken from the second studio album "How Did We Get So Dark?". Video Directed by The Sacred Egg Produced by Tom Birmingham & Natalie Arnett Prod Co - Riff Raff Films Special Thanks to Harvey Ascott & Besnik Krapi



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Friday, October 13, 2017

Sons Of Apollo - Coming Home


SONS OF APOLLO is an American progressive metal supergroup formed in 2017 and composed of former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE).



The album was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as "The Del Fuvio Brothers," which is the nickname given to them over twenty years ago during their time together in DREAM THEATER.

"Coming Home" is the new video, see below. The song is taken from SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", which will be released on October 20 via InsideOut Music.

SONS OF APOLLO will hit the road in 2018 for their first worldwide tour.

SONS OF APOLLO explains "Apollo" was the God of music, and we are his mighty offspring!"

Today's tune "Coming Home" is taken from the upcoming album "Psychotic Symphony".



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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thåström - Körkarlen


Yesterday did Thåström start his upcoming tour to support his latest album release "Centralmassivet", the premier was at Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg. I was one of the lucky invited to be able to leave the homebound and take a trip to Gothenburg to see this live.


I must say, that the premiere of Thåström was a magical evening, he has become a giant in his own genre. He has set an almost impossible standard for others to follow, far from any commercial rules.

The show is just perfect and very unconventional in the whole, it's very dark and deep, but full of energy with a lightning that is cut with an precision that you lose words, well done Brown. The sound is loud with an very Industrial feeling. nice to see you on the road again Björn Lehnberg. The show was mostly based on the last two albums song vise, so no reason to complain, on the contrary.

Foto: Evelina Andersson Ericsdotter

Tunes like "Körkarlen", "Jag är en idiot" "Fan fan fan" were just stunning, see all the tunes below. "Pimme" goes round in circles in a characteristic way, as we are getting used to by now. The fingers flutters during his walks and when he stand still, he hangs on the stand as it would have been a resting pillar. After the show I got invited to take part in the after party, great to meet old friends like Brown, Brenge, Roos, Lehnberg, Wallinder and get the chance to give "Pimme" a big thank you for a magical evening.

Today's tune "Körkarlen" is the latest single from "Centralmassivet". Regi, production, clipp, postproduction: Svante Loden/Kabalen AB



Here is a Live clip from Lisebergshallen 11 oktober 2017



Setlist:

1. Bluesen i Malmö
2. Beväpna dig med vingar
3. Jag är en idiot
4. Gräsfläckar
5. Låt det goda
6. Kort biografi med litet testamente
7. Körkarlen
8. Fan fan fan
9. Det enda du behöver
10. Ingen sjunger blues som Jeffrey Lee Pierce
11. Old Point Bar
12. Kom med mig
13. En vacker död stad
14. Karaokebaren
15. Stjärna som är din

Encore I
16. Centralmassivet
17. St Ana katedral
18. Alla vill till himlen


Encore II
19. Aldrig av med varandra


Upcoming tourdates:

Göteborg 12/10,
Karlstad 13/10,
Örebro 14/10,
Stavanger 20/10,
Oslo 21/10,
Sundsvall 27/10,
Luleå 28/10,
Eskilstuna 1/11,
Norrköping 2/11,
Kalmar 3/11,
Trollhättan 4/11,
Kristianstad 8/11,
Köpenhamn 9/11,
Malmö 10/11,
Linköping 11/11,
Jönköping 12/11,
Helsingfors 15/11,
Uppsala 18/11,
Stockholm 19-22/11,
Falun 24/11,
Västerås 25/11,
Stockholm 26-27/11.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hällas - Star Rider


The Swedish rockers HÄLLAS is set to release their second album "Excerpts from a Future Past" on 13th of October 2017.

The first single and today's tune is "Star Rider", a nice little rock piece that takes you back in time. HÄLLAS plays adventurous rock that brings the listener back to an age were wizards and witches were still spoken of. The music has a foundation of prog and NWOBHM mixed together with a pain filled storytelling expressed by the vocals of Tommy Alexandersson. The twin guitars set an early 80’s mode while the rhythm and organ give the album a solid 70’s atmosphere.



This Jönköping's band consist of:

Tommy Alexandersson - Bass and Vocals
Alexander Moraitis - Guitar
Kasper Eriksson - Drums
Marcus Pettersson - Guitar
Nicklas Malmqvist - Keys

Today's tune "Star Rider" is taken from the upcoming Hällas album "Excerpts from a Future Past", Release date is 13th of October 2017!



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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

1000mods - Vidage


The four-piece psychedelic/heavy rock band 1000MODS from Chiliomodi, Greece. They were formed in the summer of 2006, and since then they have played over hundreds of live shows, sharing the stage with bands like THE BLACK KEYS, THE BLACK ANGELS, GRAVEYARD, BRANT BJÖRKm COLOUR HAZE and many more. They are known for their commitment to vintage equipment, thick and heavy analog sound and remarkably passionate stage performances.

In October 2010, the almighty Billy Anderson visited Greece in order to produce the band’s debut album, while Malleus Rock Art Lab took care of the artwork. "Super Van Vacation" was born. In order to promote their debut album, they played 40 shows in 15 countries around Europe, including festivals such as Rockwave festival, B'estfest and Lake on Fire.

After two successful European tours, the band was ready to get down to work again. Their experiences and growth paved the way for their upcoming album, “Vultures” which was released on the 30th of May 2014. Two European tours followed with a massive two-month tour on October/November 2014 and a tour supporting The Atomic Bitchwax during May 2015.



The time has come for 1000MODS to get their effort to the next level. “Repeated exposure to…” was released on the 26th of September 2016, being their best album to date as well as an inspirational mixture of all that’s heavy in the glorious 70’s and the 90’s heavy rock movement. Having been recorded with hi-end outboard equipment in a non-stop 24/7 procedure, produced by both the band and sound engineer George Leodis and mastered by living legend Brad Boatright (the audio mastering engineer of Sleep's "Dopesmoker") “Repeated Exposure to…” sounds thick, beefy and tight, as a modern heavy rock album must sound.

Not much later, the band departed for a 27-date European Tour with Monkey3 and Moaning Cities, participating in leading festivals such as Up in Smoke Indoor Festival In Z7, Desertfest Belgium, Desertfest Athens and Keep it Low Festival. The Greece/Cyprus leg of the tour followed, playing in 12 different cities with their big gig in Athens in January 2017 being Sold Out with more than 2700 people attending!

Their 2017 “Repeated and Exposed to” tour features a total of 42 live dates in 15 European countries, including –once again- appearances in acknowledged European festivals such as Desertfest London, Desertfest Berlin, Under the Black Moon Festival in Munich and Riff Ritual Fest in Barcelona. The tour was a big success for the band with noumerous Sold Out shows accross Europe.

Discography

Blank Reality (2007 self-released) - EP, CD
Liquid Sleep (2009 Sui sound /CTS) - EP, 7’’
1000mods Vs Wight (2010 FAT & HOLY) - Split Tape
Super Van Vacation (2011 Kozmik Artifactz / CTS) - 2LP, CD
Valley Of Sand (2012 The Lab recs ) - EP, 12’’
Vultures (2014 The Lab recs) - LP, CD
Repeated Exposure to... (2016 Ouga Booga & the Mighty Oug) - LP, CD

Today's tune is the amazing rocker "Vidage" is taken from the 2011 album "Super Van Vacation", the clip is filmed live at Up In Smoke Festival 2016. Enjoy!



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Monday, October 9, 2017

Monolord - Rust


Monday, New Week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

The Swedish sludge/doom trio MONOLORD serves a brand new and third album release "Rust", where they invites you to a spooky trip into their world of heavy, slow atmospheric riffs with hazy minimalistic and strip down vocals. It's an shaken album not stirred.

This 6 track mammoth album starts with "Where Death Meets The Sea", monotone Sabbathian riffs that flows like a slow stream and forms this heavy dirty piece to something great and shiny. Heavy is just the first name of this gents, emotional should be their second. As in the second tune "Dear Lucifer" all is kept slow in pace and mood, touching atmosphere. "I stab your back and run true the night" is part of the lyrics on the title track and today's tune "Rust", catchy piece with heavy and melodic riffs. With slow and emotional feeling makes you as a listener weak, specially on violin parts in "Wormland" that sneaks in so beautifully between the heavy riffs. "Forgotten Lands" the almost 13 minutes epic with an killing bass line in the middle of the tune that lifts this tune up a notch higher until a magical vocal chants start, masterpiece! The end track is the angry "At Niceae", it almost sounds like it's running out of fuel, but still it forces true the barriers that is in front of MONOLORDs path until a lonely and single line guitar part takes the center place on the stage in a splendid way. This album was recorded by Monolord, mixed and mastered by Esben Willems (Berserk Audio).




Thomas V Jäger - Electric and acoustic guitars, vocals and cowbell
Esben Willems - Drums and percussion
Mika Häkki - Bass and ambience

Sum: The bands third triumph is here, do not miss this!

Today's tune "Rust" is the title track from the "Record Of the Week", it was released September 29th via RidingEasy Records.


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Sunday, October 8, 2017

38 Special - Hold On Loosely


Sunday, time for a classic.

"Hold On Loosely" is a 1981 rock song by 38 SPECIAL and the first song to appear on their fourth studio album "Wild-Eyed Southern Boys" in 1981. It is the first single from the album, and made it to #3 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song also later appeared on their 1987 album Flashback: "The Best of 38 SPECIAL" and their 1999 album "Live at Sturgis". It is also notable for having been the 13th music video to be played on the first day that MTV aired in 1981.



With "Hold On Loosely", 38 SPECIAL and SURIVIORs Jim Peterik, who co-wrote the song, captured an emotional tug of war that was instantly identifiable to every single walking, raging pack of hormones who was alive in the ‘80s, both male and female.

The situation: you meet that amazing person and fall hard, really hard, for them. So of course from that point forward, you have to make sure that they are aware of your undying love for them, each and every day.

The next steps that follow: they either advise you that they’ve taken out a restraining order, or if they’re mellower about things, they just let you know that it would probably be a good idea to back off for a while.

So rather than get too serious right off the bat, .38 vocalist Don Barnes shares the sage advice given to him by a “girl I left some years ago,” who told him “Just hold on loosely / But don’t let her go / If you cling too tightly / You’re gonna lose control.”

Don’t get nuts — just give her that “space to breathe in” and everything will work out just fine.

"Hold On Loosely", the lead track on the band’s fourth album, 1981’s ‘Wild Eyed Southern Boys,’ helped create the mold for a string of easy-going hits that the .38 members and Peterik would craft together with similar chart success. Peterik continues to write with the band to this day, and worked closely with the group on their most recent studio album ‘Drivetrain’ in 2004.

Speaking about the range of influences that show up in this song, Jim Peterik told us: "The bridge was straight out of the Doobie Brothers songbook. If I look at that song, it's kind of a meld of a lot of influences of mine from that time. The eighth notes are very Cars-like from that time and the bridge was 'What a Fool Believes' upside down. It was a great moment and led to a series of .38 SPECIAL songs that I wrote with them. After that came 'Caught Up In You,' 'Fantasy Girl,' 'Wild-Eyed Southern Boys' and all of those. It was a great run."

Don Barnes of .38 SPECIAL came up with the title. It was something he heard Dinah Shore say on her talk show when she had a guest on talking about giving her husband space in their relationship.

38 SPECIAL (also written .38 SPECIAL) is an American rock band that was formed by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Enjoy today's tune. Here is the music video by 38 SPECIAL performing Hold On Loosely. (C) 1981 A&M Records



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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Butcher Babies - Lilith


BUTCHER BABIES will release their third album, "Lilith", in October 27 via Century Media.

BUTCHER BABIES are an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, guitarist Henry Flury (Amen), bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chase Brickenden make up the band. Their debut album, "Goliath", was released on July 9, 2013 and the second album "Take It Like a Man" was released on August 21, 2015.


BUTCHER BABIES co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd stated about the "Lilith" title and cover artwork, which can be seen below: "Historically, Lilith has become demonized as a representation of promiscuity and disobedience. We, however, see her as a positive figure. A symbol of autonomy, sexual equality, and full control over your own destiny.

"Lilith is the supreme representation of the left-hand path woman: independent, having discarded the patriarchal yoke, and not afraid to use all the tools available to her, including her sexuality, to gain the most out of existence. The eels in the cover art represent sleek symbolism of new beginnings and adventure.

In anticipation of "Lilith", the band wanted to offer unique presale bundles that are special to them. Not only do they have the album, limited edition green vinyl and tshirts up for grabs, but they are also offering limited edition items curated by Heidi and Carla. One such item is a gorgeous lyric book for "Lilith" featuring never before seen illustrations by Carla and graphics by Heidi. Another item is our signature "Lilith" pendant, a darling necklace handcrafted by Heidi for our Party Animals. Other unique items include signed drum heads, cymbals, drum sticks and even a guitar used on the album.

As they launch into this next chapter of BUTCHER BABIES, they are honored to have our Butcher Army by our side!

Check it out here!

Today's tune "Lilith" is the title tune from the upcoming album. This dark and beautiful masterpiece brought to you by Director, Strati Hovartos. Actors Danny Domenic,Clarissa May, Bobbi Ward, Mal Levy, Allie Shambles& Natalia Borowsky. Enjoy!



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Friday, October 6, 2017

Märvel - The Hills Have Eyes


MÄRVEL returns with their seventh album ”At the Sunshine Factory” set for release the 6th of October (Today) on The Sign Records.


MÄRVEL tells about the new album on their website.

The band have worked hard to create a ”larger than life” sound, building a studio of their own to get enough time to develop their songs to perfection. A cheerful production disguises a darker lyrical theme affected by today's world situation. MÄRVEL, known for their contagious hooks, pop melodies and rock 'n' roll soul, have tightened the bow and made braver decisions to make this the stand out album of their career. The album's spine is still very much vintage MÄRVEL, yet each of the twelve songs have got more of a character of its own.

Songs as "Angela" and ”Goodluck Sandy” are a further development of the sound that we first heard on the band's latest album "The Hills Have Eyes”. Two songs that takes the band several steps on that path with a rich production that puts full focus on the strong songwriting. The songs very well show King, Vicar and Burgher's newfound boldness and desire to evolve. ”Monsters Grow in the Dark” shows a new side of the band, where a darker, more sincere side is revealed. Still the Märvel we know is very much present, and it is perhaps mostly showcased in the direct hit ”All Over The News” that sports a classic Scandinavian approach - rock without any fuzz!

MÄRVEL signed a deal with The Sign Records in the beginning of 2017 and have since then started to re-release their earlier albums on new formats. Finding themselves a way out in new regions, the Swedish rock veterans are set for new challenges and conquests. MÄRVEL have never been this well equipped and ready to make a first and lasting impression on a new audience and deliver something fresh and virgin to their old fans. The band shines like never before.

We're also happy to say that our 2011 album Warhawks of War is up for a vinyl release 6th of October - preorder it today! 



 
Until the release of the new we pick the title tune from the last album "The Hills Have Eyes", a perfect storm of soulful harmonies, pop chords and seventies grooves. Video by Papa Bear. Single produced by MÄRVEL and Fred Estby. Single recorded at Gutterview Recorders studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Single mastered by Mammoth Sound Mastering in Alameda, CA, US. Released by Killer Cobra Records. Enjoy!



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