Tag Archive for Swedish Metal

Mattias Eklundh of Freak Kitchen discussed Cooking With Pagans with The Age Of Metal

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Freak Kitchen will release their new album Cooking For Pagans this September. What is interesting about this release is the character of the album as a whole, and while you might expect a generic folk metal album from an Scandinavian band. What Freak Kitchen will deliver is an entertaining, fun-loving, and sassy album that doesn’t care about competing with other bands, but rather it’s all about having a good time and laying down some kick ass riffs. Read more

Evergrey – Hymns Of The Broken (2014)

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Hymns For The Broken is Evergrey‘s 9th studio album following a three-year wait from the Glorious Collision released in February 2011.
A unique part of this album is the fact that we have some returning faces in the band which I felt is the reason I felt reminiscent of Inner Circle (2004) while
listening to the album. By no means I am saying that they are repetitive,
we definitely have some interesting things being brought in. As we reach the twenty year mark of Evergrey being founded, I feel the
progression of the band is providing us with quite the journey. Read more

Jensen of The Haunted talked to us about Exit Wounds

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After two years of silence, and a hiatus that ended with the band’s return to the spotlight at this year’s 70.000 tons of metal cruise. The Haunted will release a new album this August 25th (Europe), and September 2nd (North America), the new record titled Exit Wounds sees the return of former members; Marco Aro (vocals) and Adrian Erlandsson (drums) who rejoined the band in 2013, and new member Ola Englund (guitars). Read more

Mia Coldheart of Crucified Barbara on In The Red

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There is rare occasions in which you can find bands that can easily produce rock and roll with such passion, that the result is so natural and addictive that you get floored as soon you listen their new music. Well, Crucified Barbara from Sweden are one of those bands. Read more

Crucified Barbara – In The Red (2014)

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In 2012, Crucified Barbara shocked the world with their album The Midnight Chase, which was a combination of straight heavy metal and aggressive lyrics. With that album the band was able to visit places like Brazil, and their first ever North American tour. In 2014, the Swedish ladies of Crucified Barbara return with In The Red, a new album, and a new heavy metal story.  Read more

Tobias Cristiansson of The Dagger discussed with us the band’s self-titled debut album.

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There is a moment in the life of every musician during which he/she decides to move away from the musical path they have developed and do something completely different. That was the case of Fred Estby (ex-Dismember), David Blomqvist (ex-Dismember), and Tobias Cristiansson (Grave, ex-Dismember) After their time with Dismember was over, they decided to create something musically different from what they have done in the past, that is how The Dagger came to existence.

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Stefan Weinerhall of Falconer talked with us about Black Moon rising

 

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Falconer returns to the spotlight with a shiny new album titled Black Moon Rising, that also marks the return of the band to their basic form. The album itself has the potential to be the considered the power metal record of the year. The guitar riffs on it are amazingly heavy and melodic, but they also are really fresh and inspiring.

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Falconer – Black Moon Rising (2014)

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Three years have passed since Swedish folk/power metallers Falconer released their album Armod. After that, they disappeared from the metal radar, everything from a hiatus, to rumors that the band had broken up appeared everywhere. Well, it seems that Falconer was just gaining strength to release their new album Black Moon Rising.

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Sabaton – Heroes (2014)

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After flirting with Swedish history on their latest album, Carolux Rex, Sabaton returns to the war front with their new album Heroes. This album is the first one featuring all the new members, Thobbe Englund & Chris Rörland (guitars) and Hannes Van Dahl (Drums). The result couldn’t be better. From the music to the lyrics, Heroes, is an epic album as a whole.  Read more

Stories Of War & Heroes – An Interview with Joakim Brodén of Sabaton

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The last 3 years have seen the change and development of Sabaton, that went from being a successful heavy metal band to become one of the top metal acts in the world. (Hell, they have their own cruise festival in Sweden, and they have even toured with Iron Maiden as direct support). This year they are about to open a new chapter in their history with the release of their new album, Heroes, this May 16th.

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