Tag Archives: Sweden

Album review: GREYBEARDS – For The Wilder Minds

GREYBEARDS - For The Wilder Minds

Attitude Recordings [Release date 04.05.18] Sweden seems to export rock bands these days like China exports plastic shit – at least for now until Trump’s trade war kicks in – but is every one a Volvo? On the evidence of these … Continue reading

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Album review: THUNDERMOTHER – s/t

THUNDERMOTHER

Despotz Records [Release date 23.02.18] Some all-female, Swedish, rock ‘n’ raunch, anyone? What hot blooded male’s interest could possibly not be piqued by such an invitation?  Shame on you, in these overly politically correct times. With all bar founder member/guitarist/songwriter … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – Tolbooth, Stirling, 7 December 2017

THE QUIREBOYS - Tolbooth, Stirling, 7 December 2017

Almost exactly a year ago local man Ross Wilson managed to lure The Quireboys to Stirling for a show under the ‘Rock For Strathcarron’ banner. The premise is that all profits raised from the gigs are donated to nearby Strathcarron … Continue reading

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Album review: KAIPA DA CAPO – Darskapens Monotoni

KAIPA DA CAPO - Darskapens Monotoni

Foxtrot Records [Release date: 30.09.16] For all those progressive rock diehards out there who think that there has not been one note of music of any consequence written since the early seventies – prick up your ears, all your birthdays … Continue reading

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Album review: JONAS LINDBERG & THE OTHER SIDE – Pathfinder

JONAS LINDBERG & THE OTHER SIDE - Pathfinder

ModeMusic – [Release date: 15.09.16] Whenever I read the accompanying press handout on a new release and see the words “we wanted to explore our heavier side” – I always approach it with a modicum of trepidation, fearing that a … Continue reading

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Album review: DUST BOWL JOKIES – Dust Bowl Jokies

DUST BOWL JOKIES – Dust Bowl Jokies

Rodeostar/ SPV [Release date – 22.04.16] This is the second album by the Swedish sleaze rockers Dust Bowl Jokies following on from their debut released back in 2012. Swaggering sleaze/ glam rock is the order of the day here with … Continue reading

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Album review: TREAT- Ghost Of Graceland

TREAT- Ghost of Graceland

Frontiers Records [Release date 15.04.16] One of the pioneers, alongside the more famous Europe, of the definitive Scandinavian sound, Treat’s 2010 return ‘Coup de Grace’ features prominently in many lists of the best melodic rock albums of the last decade. … Continue reading

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Album review: ECLIPSE – Armageddonize

ECLIPSE - Armageddonize

Frontiers Records [Release Date 20.02.15] In the crowded field of Scandinavian melodic rock hopefuls, Eclipse took a massive step forward with their fourth album in 2012, ‘Bleed And Scream’ which topped many end year best ofs. It was another triumph … Continue reading

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Album review: H.E.A.T. – Live In London

H.E.A.T. - Live in London

earMUSIC [Release Date 20.2.15] 2014 saw young Swedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T. gain significant traction with their fourth album ‘Tearing Down The Walls’ (GRTR! critics’ best of 2014). They really seem to have a special relationship with the UK audiences, so it … Continue reading

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Album review: A SECRET RIVER – Colours Of Solitude

A SECRET RIVER - Colours Of Solitude

Self released  [Release Date: 25.06.14] Given the lineage of great progressive bands from Scandinavia and the form of progressive rock music that tends to be their stock in trade – think Katatonia, Opeth, Beardfish and their brooding melancholia punctuated with … Continue reading

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Quick plays: GASOLINE STARS, DUST BOWL JOKIES, THOMAS ZWIJSEN, DR.JOHN

GASOLINE STARS – Good Looks, Bad Behaviour

GASOLINE STARS – Good Looks, Bad Behaviour Self Release Good Looks, Bad Behaviour is the debut full length album from Gasoline Stars who formed in 2012 in Sweden. Gasoline Stars are a fivesome although they have split with the drummer … Continue reading

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Album review: WASTED SHELLS – The Collector

Wasted Shells - The Collector

Broken Bones Productions  [Release date – out now] Yet more quality metal from Sweden, the clear waters in Scandinavia must have a high iron content  which gets into the blood at an early age. Wasted Shells are the latest in … Continue reading

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Gig Review: H.E.A.T. – Highbury Garage, London, 16 May 2014

H.E.A.T. - Highbury Garage, London, 16 May 2014

Never was the Glen Frey classic ‘The Heat is On’ a more appropriate choice as a band intro. Not only was the Highbury Garage a sweltering sweatbox on the hottest day of the year to date, but Sweden’s melodic rockers … Continue reading

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Gig Review: ECLIPSE – Camden Underworld, London, 14 May 2014

ECLIPSE, Camden Underworld, 14 May 2014

Having built quite a reputation with their critically acclaimed last two albums, Are You Ready To Rock in 2008 and 2012’s Bleed And Scream, it is perhaps surprising that this was Eclipse’s first headline UK show, a sole date squeezed … Continue reading

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Album review: JONAS LINDBERG – The Other Side

Jonas Lindberg - The Other Side

ModeMusic  [Release date: 23.09.13] And the prog from Scandinavia just keeps on coming… Following in the considerable footsteps of Nordic brothers such as Airbag, Katatonia, The Flower Kings et al comes Jonas Lindberg with his second foray into the studio … Continue reading

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Album review: WINTER DAWN – By Embers Embraced

Winter Dawn - By Embers Embraced

Self Release (Release date – out now) Symphonic metal is a genre that can either delight me or distress me.  I can usually tell how things are going to go within the first couple of minutes of the opening track … Continue reading

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News: Eric Rivers of Swedish melodic hard rockers H.E.A.T. – interview on Sunday 16 March 2014

Eric Rivers of H.E.A.T.

Sunday 16 March 2014, 22:00 GMT Get Ready to ROCK! Radio ERIC RIVERS of H.E.A.T. Swedish melodic hard rockers H.E.A.T. release their fourth album on 14 April 2014 via earMUSIC. The band’s guitarist Eric Rivers chats to David Randall about … Continue reading

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Album review: H.E.A.T. – Tearing Down The Walls

H.E.A.T. - Tearing Down The Walls

Interview with Eric Rivers, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 16 March 2014 (9:36) earMUSIC [Released 14.04.14] Album number four by melodic hard rockers H.E.A.T. and the second with vocalist Erik Gronwell, who has really established himself particularly … Continue reading

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News: Ex-Nightwish singer ANETTE OLZON chats to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

Anette Olzon

Sunday 9 March, 22:00 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio In this week’s ‘Assume The Position’, David Randall chats to Anette Olzon about her new album, and plays tracks from ‘Shine’. GRTR! Reviewer Pete Whalley described the album as a contender … Continue reading

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Album review: ANETTE OLZON – Shine

Anette Olzon - Shine

Interview edit: Anette Olzon, 26 February 2014 The full interview is featured in ‘Assume The Position’ Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 9 March, 22:00 GMT More information earMUSIC [Release date 31.03.14] For those who don’t pick their fruit from … Continue reading

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