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 →

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 →

FLEETWOOD MAC release boxsets

'Rumors' is an album a lot of people know, being a commercially successful record of a band that has a history that starts far ealier in time. Fleetwood Mac premiered already in 1968 with a self-titled album and their sound was slightly different than what was released later on. Rooted in Blues and adding a... Continue Reading →

OPETH announce ‘Evolution XXX by request’

Opeth announce tour dates of some special shows for October 2021. Being three decades in business, following their musical vision, Mikael Åkerfeldt and band will play 8 exclusive shows, fans can vote, which songs they would like to hear from the band's long career. The voting will start on Monday, September 7th at Opeth.com. Åkerfeldt comments:... Continue Reading →

CD review DEAD LORD ‘Surrender’

Dead Lord had to go through some changes and challenges since having released with 'In Ignorance We Trust' their acclaimed third longplayer. The fact that guitarist Olle Hedenström parted ways with the band led to some line-up adjustments with Martin Nordin taking over the guitar while the band added with Ryan Kemp a new bassist... Continue Reading →

Did you listen already to MOUNT ATLAS?

The amount of new releases every month is huge and sometimes you miss an album that actually is worth to be highlighted. For unexplainable reasons I missed Mount Atlas' debut 'Titan' as well as the following EP 'Mistress'. Record Store Day is a good reason for closing the gap. If you haven't heard of Mount... Continue Reading →

CD review BLUES PILLS ‘Holy Moly!’

The start of Swedish Blues Pills was right away a successful one. Founded 2011 in Örebro, Sweden, the quartet delivered their self-titled debut in 2014, an album that went right into the charts with e.g. scoring #4 in the German charts. Blues Pills didn’t release a lot of studio album so far and with ‘Holy... Continue Reading →

CD review DÖDA HAVET ‘Tid och rum’

If you read the name Döda Havet and you’re thought is that we’re talking about Extreme Metal, than you need to re-adjust you’re musical mindset before pressing the ‘Play’-button. The Swedes have nothing to do with any kind of musical boarder stretching when it comes to how extreme music can be played.  Instead, Döda Havet... Continue Reading →

CD review DEEP PURPLE ‘Whoosh!’

Introducing Deep Purple is like carrying sand to the beach. Therefor let's skip any introduction and laser in right away on the new longplayer, released by the Classic Rock legends. Three years after 'InFinite' saw the light of day, it is the new longplayer 'Whoosh!' that marks a next cornerstone in Deep Purple's impressive success... Continue Reading →

DEEP PURPLE reveal ‘Nothing At All’

With 'Nothing At All', Rock giants Deep Purple release a third single, taken from the upcoming album 'Whoosh!'. The brand new longplayer will be released on August 7th via earMUSIC and 'Nothing At All' acts as a next appetizer. 'Nothing At All' is not only a cool rocking song, it also focusses on Mother Earth... Continue Reading →

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