Tag Archives: Despotz Records

Lykantropi

Lykantropi — Black Old Stone, Re-Release

The Swedish, vintage-sounding band LYKANTROPI from Värmland in the Scandinavian Mountains, create cinematic, multi-layered pop songs that come with evocative flutes, beautiful harmonies and psychedelic guitars that tend to lead the listener into spacey, yet melancholic, dimensions. Their most recent album Spirituosa was released in May 2019. But now their label is re-releasing the 2017 Black Old Stone album (via Despotz ...

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25th Anniversary for Folk Metal Pioneers Cruachan

Back in 1992, three young Irishmen, Keith Fay, John Fay and John Clohessy, took their love of Celtic history and mythology, blended it with traditional Irish music and pure metal and virtually created a whole new genre of music, going out under the name Cruachan. Pioneers in the folk metal genre and recognised as one of its founders, Cruachan has arguably ...

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Therion’s Linnea Vikstrom, Quantum Field Theory… And Aliens!

The big bang, space travel, black holes, singularity, aliens, stars colliding and the inevitable end of the universe…  This is what you can expect from Therion lead singer Linnea Vikström’s new solo project, Quantum Field Theory (QFT). The Swedish symphonic metal siren already has a worldwide fanbase. But her solo debut is said to reveal a completely new side to Linnéa ...

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Review: Thundermother – Road Fever

With a Chuck Berry lick giving us the come-on Thundermother are off and running with the hard rocking coy-rhyming reverse-sexism couplets of ‘It’s Just A Tease’. It’s high on youthful energy as is the whole of this album, one that frequently gives a saucy nod and a wink to Bon Scott-era AC/DC. ‘FFWF’ most assuredly goes that route as Clare ...

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Thundermother Get Road Fever…

In 2010 guitarist Filippa Nassil wanted to play rock n roll so with the melody to a song and a barrel full of dreams and vision, she put together the band Thundermother, moving to Stockholm in Sweden to make the dream a reality. Finding her first partner in crime in the form of Italian ex-pat  and fellow guitarist Giorgia Carteri ...

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