“A nameless ghoul from Swedish metal act Ghost sat down with us to speak about Satan’s faith in his band and his band’s faith in the Beach Boys.”
So it’s finally here, this Friday i picked up this beauty from the post office, a compilation wich i would say is one of the most important compilations to have seen the light of day in decades! This compilation is released by Swedish label Skrammel Records and comes in a gatefold cover wich have lots of livephotos of the band in the gatefold, a lyricsheet to all the songs complete with a foreword written by Andreas of Totalitär. The compilation have everything Missbrukarna you could ever have wished for, the track from their split 7″ with Panik, the tracks from their cassette Krigets Gentlemen, the track from the compilation Lp Really Fast Vol 1 and a couple of tracks from Rehersal in Forsa 1981 and the Forsa Studio Live 1987 . It feels really good to have it all collected on one Lp so now there is no need to pick up the 7″ or the cassette when i want to listen to Missbrukarna.
I can highly recommend this compilation to anyone interested in the Swedish punk scene, since i personally think that Missbrukarna is one of the best punk bands ever.
Side A: Du är inte du, Sff, Datorstat, De nakna och de döda, Jag skiter väl i dig, Krig i hudik, Dom ska få en läxa, Sexkontroll, Jag tror på mig, För sverige i tiden, Den ömsesidigt garanterade förintelsen, Mutera, Tredje rikets sal
Side B: Överlevarna, Skydd mot de fattiga, Äcklet, Vredens dagar, Brinnande kors, Kristen resning, Vän av ordning, Energi åt sverige, När man skjuter presidenter så, Stela små barn, Var är all sex, Sexteknik, Även i små krig (gråter starka män), Våldets triumf, Vi blev rädd, Slö slapp likgiltig, Söndra och härska, De nakna och de döda, Kristen resning, Döda döda för inre frid
The most expensive The Hellacopters vinyl to be sold on eBay is…. this one! The Hellacopters VS Electric Frankenstein split 7″ on brown vinyl (yeah, it looks more brown in reality than on the picture due to my shitty camera). So what makes this brown version so special? First off it’s the most limited and one of the most hard to get The Hellacopters vinyls out there, released in only 100 copies and was sold exclusively through the label Frank Records members club, so it was never available anywhere else. The single was also released in following colours 500 copies black vinyl, 900 copies purple vinyl and 1000 copies cherry-red vinyl.
This version on brown vinyl have only been up for sale on eBay twice and at the most it went for as high as 408 USD, crazy i know! Myself i got this one when it was released so i payed next to nothing, as i did with all my The Hellacopters vinyls. The single have two The Hellacopters song, one original “Oh yeah alright” and one April Steven’s cover “I wan’t a lip” and i would like to say that this isn’t the best The Hellacopters release there is.
Another of the most expensively sold The Hellacopters vinyls on eBay is the Twist Action 2000 7″ on blue vinyl wich sold at it’s highest price for 405 USD.
The Hellacopters side: Oh yeah alright, I wan’t a lip
Electric Frankenstein side: Learn to burn, Born wild
The riff… it’s all about the opening riff! Pure and simple. There are a couple of songs where i can listen to the opening riff over and over again, KISS “Calling dr love” is one good example and The Hellacopters “The devil stole the beat from the lord” is another one, it’s just amazing!
“The devil stole the beat from the lord, it’s time to set things straight, braging like a brat that he got away…”
The Devil Stole The Beat From The Lord is one of my favourite singles / song by The Hellacopters, well… one of very many favourites i should say since this is litte of a favourite band of mine and have been since the first time i ever heard them sometime mid 90’s. And i am pretty pleased that i discovered the band “in time” since collecting The Hellacopters vinyls are very expensive nowadays, so i am glad i bought em all at resonable prices when they were released, for example i paid 39SEK (wich is about 6 USD) for their debut 7″-single Killing Allan when it was still a new release.
“…You’re going down and you have to pay”
The Devil Stole The Beat From The Lord was released in two different versions, the European (Swedish) version on White Jazz was released as a regular black vinyl single and the American version was released on Sub Pop as a really goodlooking Picture Disc 7″-single. White Jazz also released the single on CD.
Side A: The devil stole the beat from the lord
Side B: Holiday cramps, Be not content
Today Nuclear Blast Europe added the titletrack from Kreator‘s upcoming album Phantom Antichrist on YouTube, the video is only stills but with lyrics. You can also download the single complete with exclusive bonustrack “The number of the beast” from iTunes here. This is pure fucking german Thrash Metal…. enjoy!
So here it is, the first taste of the upcoming Electric Wizard album, i don’t know if there have been any release date set for the album yet, but as far as i know this is the first single in a series of singles to come before the album is released. On “Legalise drugs and murder” the band continue in the same typ of doom they have been known for and i don’t think any Electric Wizard fan will be disappointed after listening to this tune.
The B side is a really interesting track i think, it’s an instrumental song called “Murder and madness” wich sound alot like something that the italian prog-rock band Goblin could have done, and since i love their work i was pleasantly suprised when i heard it, it’s really creepy.
I really like the coverart also, wich is a rip-off of the Black Sabbath album Master Of Reality if someone didn’t know that, just brilliant! The single was first released on clear vinyl in 800 copes and sold exclusively on the bands show at The Forum in London. The second run was pressed on 800 copies purple vinyl and a regular not-limited edition on black vinyl.
Side A: Legalise drugs and murder
Side B: Murder and madness
Here is the song “This will be mine”, the first single taken off Year Of The Goat’s debut album due out late summer / spring this year.
Here is a really nice boxset celebrating 13 years of Watain, the boxset wich supposedly was going to be released April 25 just arrived a couple of days ago to my surprise, the regular DVD edition will be out on May 7. The boxset is a really nice one containing all kinds of stuff, first off the concert DVD, more about that one later, the complete 13 years celebration show on two Cd’s and also on two Lp’s, a nice book with pictures from the bands career, four postcards and also a handsigned (by all five members) certificate of authenticy. The boxset is limited to only 1000 copies, and i got copy number 37.
The DVD is both liveclips from the 13 years anniversary show in Stockholm mixed with interviews with singer Erik, i think that these kinds of DVD’s are, well, let say that about the interviews yes they are fun to watch the first couple of times but after that you wish they were put as extras instead of integrated with the live clips. I personally would have preferred a full on concert DVD. The disc itself is really good, nice filmed and you really get that live feeling, and to be able to watch it in my hometheatre on a 112″ screen in a really darkened room gives more of a feeling of being there than to watch it on a Tv in the livingroom. The only negative i think is the sound, you have option between 2.0 (stereo) and 5.1, but it is a bit low mixed so i had to turn up the reciever alot to get a satisfying volume and i would also liked to have a bit more compact sound.
Overall this is a really nice boxset and a must for any Watain fan out there!
Death’s cold dark, Malfeitor, Storm of the antichrist, Four thrones, Devil’s blood, Reaping death, Lawless darkness, Total funeral, Stellavore, On horns impaled, A fine day to die, Waters of ain.
The first single off the bands upcoming album Serpent Sermon is a track called Souls For Belial, about the track there isn’t much to say other than it sounds like Marduk, a mixture of the bands albums Panzer Division Marduk and Wormwood to give you a little hint about the style of the music. It’s fast and raw Black Metal. The second track is an exclusive track for just this single and is a cover of the Woven Hand track called “Oil on panel” wich is a really cool choice just because it don’t sound like anything that Marduk would normaly do and like the band said about the choice of cover “there are too many Bathory covers out there” well true to that! I like it when a band dares to steps out of their normal comfortzone.
The single is exclusive to the latest issue of Sweden Rock Magazine, issue # 92 and the single was only included for subscribers, the single comes in a really nice foldoutcover with a nice stylish artwork.
Souls for belial, Oil on panel.
Here is a live video of Sex Pistols performing the song “I wanna be me” shot in Sweden July 1977. Amazing performance from an amazing band!