Thundermother – Fire in the Rain – Audio

The Swedish rock band Thundermother will be releasing their eponymous LP on the 23rd.

Thundermother - Fire in the Rain


The latest track to surface, Fire In The Rain (released on bandcamp as a stand alone single on the 2nd) is the fifth of the dozen on the album (which is available via Despotz Records).

Unlike previous material of theirs featured dating back to 2015Fire In The Rain is a more thematic rock-ballad and a different territory in which Thundermother equally capably demonstrate they are able excel with similar distinction as their more usual heavy-metal sound.

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Satan Takes A Holiday – Ladder To Climb – Video

The Swedish new-wave trio Satan Takes A Holiday release the LP Aliens on the 24th.

Satan Takes A Holiday - Aliens - Vinyl and CD

Satan Takes A Holiday – Aliens – Vinyl and CD

From the eleven track album (available through Despotz Records) the third – Ladder To Climb is a just under three minutes, speaker bulging, ball of energy.

I look forward to hearing more from Satan Takes A Holiday in the near future.


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Beseech – The Shimmering – Video

The Swedish goth-metal band Beseech release the LP My Darkness, Darkness on the 4th of March.

Beseech - My Darkness, Darkness - artwork

Beseech – My Darkness, Darkness – artwork

The music buffs amongst the readers may well recall the name Beseech from way back in the ’90s. In 2005 their last, full length, production appeared Sunless Days and a decade passed with still only vague murmurings of some sort of reformation.

With an inevitably changed line-up – consisting of some old names and some new – Klas Bohlin (Vocals), Angelina Sahlgren Söder (Vocals), Robert Vintervind (Guitar), Manne Engström (Guitar), Johan Örnborg (Bass) and Håkan Carlsson (Drums) confirmed in the latter part of last year the rumours were after all true and Beseech were back – with a new album for 2016.

From the eleven track LP – My Darkness, Darkness (available via Despotz Records) the second – The Shimmering intimates of the more melodious, capacious and considered direction for Beseech.


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Grimner – Eldhjärta – Video

The Swedish folk-metal sextet Grimner release the LP Frost Mot Eld on the 26th of March.

Grimner - Frost Mot Eld - artwork

Grimner – Frost Mot Eld – artwork

Eldhjärta, the second of the ten tracks defines the sound of Grimner as the guitars swathe the room in striking blows, for the wind instruments to lead the march of a rumbling percussion as a growling vocal urges along the charge and the listener is left with the feeling that they are witnessing an army taking all before it and the subtle synths give the sense of calmness being restored.

Grimner have the ability to take the audience through a range of emotions as the tale of Eldhjärta unfolds as though a full play rather than a five minute chapter on the album.

Frost Mot Eld is being made available in a variety of hard copy formats, which can be ordered through Despotz Records.


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