KISS ONLINE posted this video (see below) earlier today of when KISS did their soundcheck for the AT&T Block Party, Woldenberg Park, New Orleans show, the soundcheck was made yesterday (march 29th) and the show will be held today (march 30th) and will also be streaming live starting at 8 p.m. CT/ 9 p.m. EST at Uverse.com
KISS free concert in Woldenberg Park along the Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans is part of a full slate of festivities throughout the college men’s basketball championship weekend.
The soundcheck clip is 10 minutes long and have a KISS without make-up performing “Calling Dr Love”, “Shout It Out Loud” and “Hotter Than Hell”.
Amazing news just in! The Coffinshakers, the swedish horror country band, will release an extended version of their Dark Wings Over Finland mini-album, the new version will be entitled Dark Wings Over The World and will be released as Cd and deluxe Vinyl on Psychedelica Records.
I have no tracklist or release date as of now, but will update this page as soon as i get more information. Below you can see a liveclip from the band from 2007 and tomorrow i will go and see them live in Sundsvall if all plays out well with my plans.
Slash have released a special video of the song “Gotten” taken from Slash selftitled soloalbum released back in 2010 to raise awarness for homeless youth. Here is information from Slash official YouTube channel about the video.
“Slash released this special video to help raise awareness for the plight of homeless youth in Los Angeles. To download “Gotten” and donate to LAYN, please visit http://slashonline.com/gotten, for more information on Los Angeles Youth Network, please visit http://layn.org/donate.html.”
I love the fact to go to a concert in the middle of a week, it’s a very nice break from you ordinary day to day life and it somewhat feel a bit more luxury than to go on a weekend or if you have to take a day off or two. Yesterday was one of those days, me and a friend hit the road after we finnished off work for destination Sundsvall to see Anna Ternheim live at Spegelsalen located at the town hall. It was going to be the first time we get to see Anna Ternheim live for both of us and i think we were equally excited about the show.
When we got up to Sundsvall, wich is about a hour drive with car, we started off with O’Learys to get a bit of food and than hitted off to a local bar before the doors to the venue opened. When we got to the venue we first got to a kind of a wine-bar or something, before the doors opened to the actual show and i think it’s fair to say that we fellt a bit alienated when we saw all these well dressed people who were waiting for the show, it was something pretty new since both of us are more used to going to shows at rock clubs. Anyway, when the door to the actual stage opened we had out minds set on front row, guess to our surprise when it was seats all over the place, it´s a bit unfamiliar to sit at a show, but we got really good seats on the balcony so we saw the complete show from above the stage.
Anna enters the stage to start off with the song “Solitary move”, the scene is set as a livingroom and with minimum of lights and effects it works really well with her music, it’s as she’s in your livingroom playing. Really cool! After a few songs Dave Ferguson who played on and produced Anna‘s latest album joins the stage and he plays and sings on some of the songs throughout the show, and the both of them works really good together.
Compared to previous setlist’s on this tour Anna have changed a couple of songs but more or less it was the same set as she have been playing throughout the whole tour, the song that got the biggest applause from the crown was “Shoreline”, a cover of swedish indie pop-band Broder Daniel, this version was performed on piano, other songs that stood out i think was “Let it rain” wich was performed with only the ticking of a clock as background music, it worked really well, she also did killer versions of “Girl laying down” and “My secret” to name a few.
All in all this was a really good show, and we also met and talked briefly with Dave, but unnfortunate Anna didnt show up after the show so we missed out the chance to meet her.
Title: Rocking Horse
Label: Rise Above Records
Purson, the next big thing upon the occult retro-rock wave? Well, time will tell! But i can say as much as they sure are a band well worth checking out if you are into psychedelic doom retro-rock wich hails from the 60s and 70s. Purson´s debut 7″-single is a well crafted work in the name of satan. Really nice riffs and melodies and the female fronted vocals are very harmonic and peaceful. The title track on side A is slow doomy tune with a nice groove to it, a really good track even though i personally perfer the B-side wich is a more up-temo rockish tune named “Twos and Ones” wich was originally recorded for the bands 4-track demo released last year.
The single was sold out on pre-orders the first day and limited to a total of 600 copies. 100 clear, 250 purple and 250 black vinyl. A full lenght album is also in the making, and if you are into this type of music i highly suggest that you check this band out.
Side A: Rocking Horse
Side B: Twos and Ones
Artist: In Solitude
Title: Mother Of Mercy
Label: Decibel / High Roller Records
I have said it before about flexidiscs, they are cool but soundqualitywise they pretty much suck compared to a thick 7″-single… but who the fuck cares, really, as long as we get a previously unreleased track with Sweden’s In Solitude, okey it’s not an original tune but a cover of Samhain‘s “Mother Of Mercy”, and what a great cover then! The single is in a nice red color wich you can see on the photo along with the magazine it was included in. I don’t have much to say other than i think that you should lay your hands on this one, in fact… i think you should lay your hands on anything In Solitude since they are one of the better bands that have emerged in the last years.
The single is a part of Decibel Magazine flexi series wich are free for people who subscribe to the magazine, each number have a flexi 7″ wich unique track with different bands. In the latest issue, wich is May 2012 #91, you get this amazing flexi including In Solitude. I think that this is a great treat for the subscribers of the magazine, to get a collectors item, here in Sweden the Sweden Rock Magazine does the same thing, but with Cd-singles, once in a while they include a free exclusive cd-single with a band along with the magazine… but only for us who subscribe!
You can listen to the track on the Decibel Magazine’s Soundcloud page here.
Side A: Mother of mercy
Artist: Imperial State Electric
Title: I Ain’t Gonna Be History
Label: Onslaught Of Steel
So it finally arrives, the 6th 7″-single from Nicke Andersson’s Imperial State Electric. Before anything else i must say that i love the cover, not so much the art of the cover but the fact how the cover is made, you see the fish wich holds the actual vinyl, i just love it when i get albums and singles that look a bit different. If you wanna see how the record look with the single in it, and the way the frontcover is shaped to hold the actual vinyl, you can click here.
The single have two cover songs, the A-side’s title track “I Ain’t Gonna Be History” originally by The Maniacs wich is a fast rock n roll tune wich is hard to not love, and as always when it comes to Nicke Andersson he makes it sound like his own song. On the B-side is the slower and not too exciting track “Wild Tales” originally by Graham Nash, this song is not that special i think so when i put this single on the turntable it is to enjoy the A-side, that for sure.
The single was released in a total of 500 copies, 100 on white vinyl and 400 on black vinyl. Sadly i missed out on the white vinyl but still glad i got hold of the black one, after all it’s the music that is important…. eventhough it’s so much sweeter to have the most limited edition!
Side A: I ain’t gonna be history
Side B: Wild tales
Here is the first single “Into The Fire” off Crucified Barbara’s coming album The Midnight Chase wich will be released on May 28 in Europe. “I’ve never felt this good about anything we’ve made before. I’m so damn proud of the new songs and the sound is better than ever. We can’t wait to go on tour and perform them live!” [Mia Coldheart]
On the left you can see the cover art to Marduk 12th studio album Serpent Sermon. The album will be released in three different versions, standard Cd, Vinyl and Mediabook Cd with one bonustrack.
Here are the different release dates depending on where in the world you live
Friday, May 25, 2012.
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY:
Monday, May 28, 2012.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE:
Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
SPAIN / ITALY:
Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY:
Friday, June 1, 2012
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: .
June 5, 2012
1. Serpent Sermon
2. Messianic Pestilence
3. Souls For Belial …
4. Into Second Death
5. Temple Of Decay
6. Damnation’s Gold
7. Hail Mary (Piss-soaked Genuflexion)
9. Gospel Of The Worm
10. World Of Blades
11. Coram Satanae (bonustrack for the mediabook version)
The first single “Souls for belial” with exclusive bonustrack will be released exclusive on CD with issue # 92 of Sweden Rock Magazine and only available for subscribers. Will post a review of it when it arrives.
Record Store Day, wich will be held on April 21 this year is approaching, celebrating it´s 5th year since the kickoff in 2008. And as previous years there will be some exclusive records released in limited edition for this day. As of now all the exclusives have not been officially confirmed, and when they do you will be able to find them at the Record Store Day Official Homepage.
Here are some titles that will be released on Record Store Day, more to follow so keep up with the official homepage or their Facebook (you´ll find a link at the homepage)
The Black Keys – “El Camino” deluxe vinylalbum including poster and bonus 7″
Disturbed – “The Collection” boxset featuring all five of their studialbums
Metallica – “Beyond Magnetic” Lp released on silver vinyl and also includes a sticker
Mastodon / Fiest – “A Commotion / Black Tongue” 7″
Mastodon / The Flaming Lips – “A Spoonfull Weighs A Ton” 7″ babypink vinyl
MC5 / Afrika Bambaataa – “Kick Out The Jams” 7″ white with red splatter vinyl
David Bowie – “Starman” 7″ picturedisc
White Stripes – “Hand Springs” 7″ red/black swirl vinyl