Deathstars is one wicked band with their sick twisted sense of humor carrying their solid Deathglam style of music to the ears of the mainstream audience. Deathstars is a seasoned act that has been touring extensivelly all over the world, during the fall of 2011 they joined Rammstein on their entire European tour Read More
- Published on Sunday, 23 November 2008 00:00
The first 20 bands that will grace the stages on the Sweden Rock Festival 2009 were presented on the Saturday evening in Stockholm at Tyrol.
The bands are as follow:
HEAVEN & HELL
Tickets are now available through the Sweden Rock Festival website and the four day ticket will set you back a 1990 SEK (190€).
Sweden rock Festival is currently the largest music festival in Sweden and the last few years Sweden Rock Festival has been entirely sold out so you better get your tickets in time if you plan on going to Sweden.
Heaven & Hells performance at SRF 2007 was a triumph: now they're returning for another exclusive Swedish appearance! Heaven & Hell, formerly known as the Black Sabbath who gave us the timeless album classics "Heaven and Hell" (1980), "Mob Rules" (1981", "Live Evil" (1982) and later "Dehumanizer" (1992) - the heaviest Black Sabbath record of all time. This March Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice will release their highly anticipated "debut" as Heaven & Hell, or if you will, the first studio album from Black Sabbath in fourteen and a half years! But perhaps we should point out once more that no 70s-songs will be played. Heaven & Hell directs the spotlight exclusively at Sabbath's Dio-era.
Sweden's biggest metal band returns to SRF for the first time since 2004! Talk about anticipation! And if you're an In Flames-fan, you have twice the reason not to miss their appearance at the festival, since this will be their only Swedish performance for the entire spring and summer. So there will certainly be a tremendous atmosphere, not to mention an immense number of people when the most successful "Gothenburg sound"-band of them all takes the stage. With seven-figure album-sales in Sweden alone, and hitting the #1-spot with last year's "A Sense of Purpose"-album, In Flames are arguably bigger and more popular than ever.
Mighty Swedes Soilwork rank among the great trendsetters in modern brutal music, on a national and international level. Without exaggeration, their debut performance at SRF has been greatly anticipated! Not least because the band recently welcomed former guitarist and main composer Peter Wichers back into the fold, which was greeted enthusiastically by the fans who didn't quite appreciate the more melodic sound on last year's Soilwork album "Sworn to a Great Divide". But now the old Soilwork-feel is back, and the next record will be hard, technical and thrashing like in the early days, assure Wichers, vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid, drum-god Dirk Verbeuren and the others. Live, however, Soilwork will remain the same - they give everything from the very first chord.
- Published on Thursday, 20 November 2008 00:00
Trouble Or Nothing 20th Anniversary Edition
November 2008 will mark a very special date in the career of Robin Beck. Twenty years previously, the song 'First Time' became a worldwide hit single and the album that followed it, Trouble or Nothing is still regarded as a classic example of Female Hard Rock/AOR.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Trouble Or Nothing, Robin is releasing a brand new re-recording of the whole album including 'First Time'.
Trouble Or Nothing will finally be available to buy again but now totally repackaged with a new take on the original artwork and re-recorded using the latest techniques for pristine audio quality with brand new vocals by Robin and produced by James Christian. There will also be four never before recorded songs included on the CD written by Robin.
The album will be released in November but we are taking pre-orders now through the website at the special price of $15.99 USD (plus $10.00 shipping) for orders received before October 15th 2008.
As a bonus for her biggest fans, the first 100 pre-orders will get their CD autographed by Robin along with a brand new signed photograph not available elsewhere.
- Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2008 00:00
EXILIA has set "My Own Army" as the title of its new album, due on January 30, 2009 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Principal Studios in Ottmarsbocholt (near Münster), Germany. ILL NINO drummer Dave Chavarri joined the band in the studio to produce a selection of songs and ILL NINO singer Cristian Machado contributes guest vocals.
Commented frontwoman Masha Mismane: "We can tell you in advance: it rocks! We are all very excited and I can tell you, that this album will be the heaviest record so far since the birth of EXILIA. We managed to 'unleash' even more hidden talents of our great guitarist Alien and with the return of our great drummer Ale, there is no lack of power! After a lot of hard work on melodies and lyrics over the past year, I'm also very pleased with the outcome of my vocals! There are definitely unique elements within every song. I wanted to give them an edge whilst maintaining the original and true characteristics of EXILIA. I can honestly say I can't wait to perform these songs live for you guys to enjoy!"
EXILIA's sophomore full-length album, "Nobody Excluded", was released in July 2006 via G.U.N./BMG Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Unleashed" was produced by Udo Rinklin and recorded by the infamous Resetti Brothers (Jörg Umbreit and Vincent Sorg), with Jeff Collier helping out with the vocal recordings.
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