GAUPA, exciting music from Sweden

The other day an album crossed my path that might has been a bit under-represented this year. The moniker of the band is Gaupa and the guys are from Sweden, from Falun to be precise. Gaupa is a quintet, consisting of Erik Jerka-Sävstroem (b), Jimmy Hurtig (d), Danial Nygren (g), David Rosberg (g) and Emma... Continue Reading →

CD review ENSLAVED ‘Utgard’

The Northmen return with a new album called 'Utgard', three years after 'E' was shipped from Norway to the rest of the world. 'Utgard', the outerworld, has its roots in Nordic mythology. There is with Midgard the area of humans and there is Asgard, where the Gods are at home. Utgard is beyond the two,... Continue Reading →

CD review FINNTROLL ‘Vredesvärd’

The Metal trolls are back and different to the internet trolls these ones are very welcome. It’s Finntroll that launch their next longplayer in September, a next chapter of a story, Somnium and Katla probably didn’t have in mind when founding the band in a rehearsal room back in 1997. Deviating from traditional Black Metal,... Continue Reading →

RAMMSTEIN re-release ‘Herzeleid’

To date, 25 years ago, a band revolutionized Metal with an album called 'Herzeleid' - Rammstein. It was the band's debut and it brought a lot of new to Metal. The jubilee of this genre-defining album is reason enough for the band the re-issue the debut in special versions. 'Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition - Remastered)'... Continue Reading →

CD review LIK ‘Misanthropic Breed’

Stockholm-based Lik (the Swedish word for "corpse), release with 'Misanthropic Breed' their third album, a longplayer with a title that's very relevant these days in various ways. Lik was founded in 2014, with a debut album that alighted from the moistly soil of Stockholm in 2015. 'Misanthropic Breed' follows 'Carnage' from 2018 and marks a... Continue Reading →

DVD review STEVE HACKETT ‘Selling England by the Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith’

The last show of Steve Hackett's 'Genesis Revisited 2019'-tour took place at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in London, England. As the title of this tour announces, Hackett went back in time, days when he was guitarist with Genesis. 'Selling England by the Pound', originally released in 1973, is Genesis' fifth full-length album and Hackett's favorite record... Continue Reading →

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