Tag Archives: sweden

Interview with SONIC SYNDICATE

The heavy metal outfit SONIC SYNDICATE from Falkenberg in Sweden have undergone a whole load of stylistic changes over the years. Early demos contained no clean vocals and sounded like Dark Tranquillity or In Flames. Then clean vocals started to appear on some tracks and even occasional female vocals from bass player Karin Axelsson. We Rule the Night was ultra-soft ...

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Review: Sonic Syndicate — Confessions

The heavy metal outfit SONIC SYNDICATE from Falkenberg in Sweden recently underwent a sonic change. They also switched personnel. Out went bass player Karin Axelsson and drummer John Bengtsson. In came Michel Bärzén [bass] and Peter on drums. In fact the only member of the original organized union of like-minded souls is Robin Sjunnesson on guitar. Then the band underwent ...

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Review: Entombed A.D. – Dead Dawn

Entombed is a name that will always be remembered. Through decades they developed themselves often and always found a particular sound that was just them, especially early on with the buzz-saw tone of ‘Left Hand Path’ and ‘Clandestine’, for example, then venturing into a more ‘death ‘n’ roll’ sound. Multiple line-up changes through the years, and album after album, Entombed ...

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Review: Bombus – Repeat Until Death

Bombus are a band that went under the radar for me until December, when I was off to London to witness the glory of Clutch, who they were touring with as main support. Having not done what I usually do with support acts and checked them out beforehand, I had gone in blind, and they blew me away. Somehow playing with a ...

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Review: Avatarium – The Girl In The Raven Mask

Avatarium are a doom five piece out of Sweden, home to many bands such as Grand Magus, Ghost, Witchcraft, Krux and of course Candlemass. The last two being relevant here, with bassist Leif Edling the bassist behind those names being a founder of Avatarium. Joined by drummer Lars Sköld, Carl Westholm on keyboards, and couple Marcus Jidell on the guitar ...

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Sabaton Reveal Tracklisting, Artwork and other details for new live DVD

Swedish superstars Sabaton have revealed more details on their live DVD/Blu Ray, which will be entitled Swedish Empire Live. This is the band’s first ever live DVD release and includes performances from Polish Woodstock Festival in 2012, which took place infront of an audience of half a million people. As well as the main feature, the DVD will feature other ...

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Deals Death strike Deal with Strikhult Productions.

So what’s the deal with Deals Death? The deal is: Deals Death struck up a deal with Strikhult Productions, for a new album deal. Deal with it! Try and say that after a few pints! Swedish Metal gods Deals Death have signed a deal with Strikhult Productions for their upcoming album Elite. Deals Death have previously shared the stage with ...

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Hypocrisy Re-release classic albums ‘Penetralia’ and ‘Osculum Obscenum’

Swedish Death Metal icons, Hypocrisy, will be re-releasing their first two albums: Penetralia and Osculum Obsenum. Their debut, 1992’s Penetralia, was the only album they released as a five piece.  The follow up Osculum Obscenum , released 1993, had a much darker and more extreme sound.  With the success of their latest album End of Disclosure the band decided to re-release their ...

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Spiritual Beggars stream ‘Earth Blues’ in full

Swedish classic rockers Spiritual Beggars have begun streaming their new studio album, Earth Blues, in its entirety. Earth Blues is the bands 8th studio album and follow up to their 2010 album Return to Zero. You can stream the album from here. Check out the video for the opening track Wise As A Serpent below! Earth Blues is out now ...

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