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CURRENT PODCAST EPISODE #67


SWEDEN ROCK 2019 Coverage

SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION Coverage

CALL OF THE WILD Festival Coverage

HAMMERFALL – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

Their debut Glory to the Brave (1997) made Swedes Hammerfall spearheads of the so-called power metal movement. Subsequent releases maintained their momentum – songs like “Heeding the Call”, “Renegade” and “Hearts on Fire” have become classics and Hammerfall recognized as one of the most important bands in Swedish hard rock history. Following a couple of […]

Sweden Rock 2019-Hammerfall-Shawn Irwin

Sweden Rock 2019-Hammerfall-Shawn Irwin

DANKO JONES – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

The first time I heard Danko Jones “Bounce” I was overtaken. His sound was so different, so fresh. It had a funk to it but was also balls-out hard rock. The song used to play on the radio in the kitchen at work or in my car while I was delivering pizzas thanks to the […]

Sweden Rock 2019-Danko Jones-Shawn Irwin

Sweden Rock 2019-Danko Jones-Shawn Irwin

BEXATRON – Rivoli Toronto (Concert Review)

Since first hearing the album’s lead-off track, “Get Out of My Tree”, it’s catchy hum along chorus will not leave my grey matter. The album arrived at the doorstep of CGCM Central and our staff writer and all-around good guy Trevor “Psychoone” McDougall jumped on an album review. Check it out here: Bexatron – Hey […]

DEMONS & WIZARDS – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

One of the most talked-about power metal projects ever was formed in 1998 by singer Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) and guitarist Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth). After two lauded albums, Demons & Wizards (2000) and Touched by the Crimson King (2005), the project was put on ice indefinitely, since both main men were so busy. But […]

Sweden Rock 2019-Demons & Wizards-Shawn Irwin

Sweden Rock 2019-Demons & Wizards-Shawn Irwin

GREEN JELLŸ – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

Sometimes it’s good to try new things. Get out of your comfort zone. I did just that at Sweden Rock 2019. All hell-bent for leather on seeing Saxon on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the festival, that plan dissipated surprisingly easy. It was suggested to me that “you’ve seen Saxon many times”. Indeed I have, […]

Sweden Rock 2019-Green Jellÿ-Diane Webb

Sweden Rock 2019-Green Jellÿ-Diane Webb

BEAST IN BLACK – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

Guitarist Anton Kabanen got his breakthrough as a member of Battle Beast, whose first three – very successful – albums are written solely by him. Following his departure from Battle Beast in 2015 he formed Beast In Black. Teaming up with the likes of Greek vocalist supreme Yannis Papadopoulos and guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen (U.D.O., Amberian […]