I have now updated my wantlist with additional stuff i look for with Ghost, Metallica, Wasp, Rolling Stones, Watain, Ebba Grön, Hanoi Rocks to name a few, both records vinyls and tourposters, tourbook and memorbilia.
There have been a bit of a fuzz about the band Goat here in Sweden on various forums and such. The band, based in Gothenburg Sweden, playes a mix of psychedelic rock, african tribe music and voodoo rituals. It’s very hard to describe the bands music, but from what i have heard i really like it, some songs anyway, well, some of the songs i have heard are brilliant while other i didnt like so much.
The band released their album World Music not too long ago and is available on both Cd and Vinyl. Check out a live clip here below, i think it sound really interesting and i might just grab a vinyl for myself. What do you think?
So last night it was finally time for WASP to enter Sundsvall Sweden with their 30 years of thunder celebration show, a show wich was divided into three parts. First part with songs old songs from the first four albums, a second part dedicated to The Crimson Idol album, and a third part with new songs and everything in between… or so it was said.
When i first saw the setlist from the show at the tour premiere i was really excited cos it included the songs “Chainsaw charlie”, “The heretic”, “Widowmaker” and “Scream until you like it”. Those songs was only played at the first shows and by the time the tour hit Sweden they were long gong cut out from the setlist, a bit of a dissappointment.
Nevertheless i really liked the show, the band sounded really good (and sure they had some pre-recorded backup vocals etc but who cares!) amd seemed in a good mood.
Other bands that played this night here in Sundsvall at Nordfest was Year Of The Goat wich play melodic satanic pop-metal in the same vain as Ghost and The Devils Blood, it was my first time seeing them but since i really like their EPs they put out so far i really like them live also even though they didn’t quite look the was i expected them to.
Second band on the bill beside WASP we watched was Necrophobic, and they play classic swedish death metal. Now i just managed to see about 3 songs with them since i wanted to get a good position at the WASP show, but from the little i saw it sounded and looked really good.
Here (and the one above) is a few photos i took from the show:
Gothenburg, Sweden’s retro rockers Spiders just revealed the albumcover art for their upcoming debut full lenght album. The album will be titled Flash Point and will be released on October 5 on Crusher Records.
1. Weekend Nights 2. Hang Man 3. Love Me 4. Loss & Trouble 5. Fraction 6. Above The Sky 7. Rules Of The Game 8. Hard To Keep True 9. Stendec
This weekend i spent a visit to the Getaway Rock Festival, it was the third time in a row for this visit and even thought the line-up had much to wish for it was still a handfull of bands that i enjoy that played, luckily for me most of them played on Friday since i had a day off than so i could visit, on thursday i had to work so i sadly missed out Kvelertak and Ghost.
Ghost i have seen a few times but would be nice to see again anyway since i think they are amazing, and Kvelertak i have never seen. But hopefully i will get the chance soon enough. And on Saturday there wasnt any band that i was interested in seeing so i never wen’t that day.
We arrived on Friday in time to see Amon Amarth, who did a really good show, but since i had seen them earlier this year i didn’t stay for the whole show since Crashdiet started playing about an half hour into the Amon Amarth set. Crashdiet i haven’t seen in about a couple of years i think, so it was nice to see them again. They did a really good set, and sounded better live than i have ever seen them before (i have seen them live with all three singers).
After the Crashdiet set i had some time off until one of the highlights of the day Raised Fist, and yes they sure delivered once more and i think it’s impossible to leave a Raised Fist gig unsatisfied, just pure eneretic Hardcore at it’s best, if you haven’t listened to em, check em out. And yes, they did the best show of all on this day i think.
After Raised Fist it was time for another priority of mine on this festival Ministry, i saw their farewell show back in 2008 and i was sure not gonna miss this one, and yes Ministry delivered a really good show, but since they only had 60 minutes showtime they hade to cut the setlist a bit, and i think it was a little too much songs from the new album. Still a good show and specielly at the end when they pulled out some old classics.
One band i haven’t been listening to so much Municipal Waste was up next, i was really blown away by their set and will sure check in their albums a bit more. Up next was Satyricon, also a band i have seen a few times before and also a band wich always does really good liveshows, so also this night, the set mostly included tracks from their more rock n rollish black metal albums along with the song “Mother north” a great set, and looking forward to hear the new album they are working on.
And the headliners of the day was Manowar, and they were pure shit i think! This was the first time i seen them, and to be honest i haven’t been listening to them since i was about 14 years or so. I did enjoy a few songs but the band is so cheesy it’s unbelievable, but it looked like most of the people enjoyed the show, myself wasnt that amused.
I like this festival alot, i have been here all three years they have been active now and even though it’s never been as good as the first year, they still manage too book alot of good bands. Looking forward to next year! And to finish off, here is a photo of Al Jourgensen in Ministry after the show, nice to shook hands with an artist i have been listening to for half my life. Rest In Piece Ministry!
So it’s finally here! I have been waiting for a release like this one for a long time now, a compilation of all Damien‘s officially released demos and their 12″ Requiem For The Dead, i have had their demos on mp3 on my computer for a long time so it’s about time that someone released it on vinyl!
Damien was a thrash metal band from Uppsala Sweden formed back in early 80’s and dissolved in 1989 just a year after the release of their first and only vinyl, the 3-track 12″ Requiem For The Dead. The first thing you think of when you see the album is that the label, To The Death, really have put some time and effort into the release, it looks really good and comes in a nice foldout cover and you also get a booklet wich have lots of pictures of flyers, democovers etc and you also get some interviews from various magazines along with a foreword by Teddy Möller from Uppsala’s thrashmetallers F.K.Ü.
The second thing that hits me is when i listen to the album, the sound is very good! I have listening to the demos i have on my computer several times before but i can’t remember them sounding this good. This is the die hard version on splatter vinyl limited and handnumbered to 100 copies. If you are into old school thrashmetal you should check out Damien. There are also another Damien compilation in the making, that one will feature demos that was never officially released and is being planned for late this year on To The Death Records…. can’t wait!
Side A: Egypt eyes, Death awaits, Hammer of the gods, Free as the wind, The watcher, In for the kill
Side B: The damnation, Onslaught without mercy, Tales of osiris, I’m your nightmare, Pounding the world
Side C: Memorandum, Rest in pieces, Soldier of death, Hell on earth, One must die
Side D: Hide and seek, Final day, Not a pleasant way to die, Death is part of the process, Knights of the realm, Knights of the realm
… yes, that’s the opening line from Eric Singer in the new video commercial for the KISS book Monster, a huge photobook (70 cm * 100 cm) that will be released soon. I was pretty interested in the book up until i saw the price of it, first i thought it was a bad joke, the book wich will be limited to only 1000 copies and will come with a variation of flags to choose from on the front cover (Usa, Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Norway, England, Brazil, Russia and also a blank cover with no flag on it) will go on sale for $4299 (thats about 30,000 SEK) for a photobook!
Sure the book will be released in a total of only 1000 copies in total and each copy will be handsigned by the members of the band (Gene, Paul, Eric, Tommy) and yes it’s huge as hell… but still! It can never be worth the money, never! But on the bright side, it’s free shipping! Atleast that’s something, right?
As much of a KISS fan i am, and as no matter how cool it would look in my “vinyl room” the price is beyond ridiculous i think, wich is a shame because the book would be really nice to have. Hopefully they will release a smaller and more price-friendly version of the book in the future, one can only hope. Until then i will spend my money on the upcoming Monster album and the European tour next year.
If you are interesed in ordering yourself a copy, you can go to Kissmonsterbook.com