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SWEDEN ROCK 2019 Coverage

SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION Coverage

CALL OF THE WILD Festival Coverage

AMON AMARTH – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

Classic heavy metal with death metal vocals, or death metal with classic heavy metal riffs? Take your pick. Labeling aside, Amon Amarth have grown into one of Sweden’s currently most successful metal exports, and have only got bigger with each new album since their 1998 debut. Their tenth and most recent album Jomsviking (2016) – […]

A.C.T – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

One of Sweden’s most lauded progressive rock bands formed in 1994 and were at their most prolific around the millenial shift when they released their first three cult albums. A.C.T‘s style can be described as “old school progressive”, with strong pop elements – influences include ELO, Queen and Saga. After the fourth album Silence (2006) […]

SKID ROW – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

In the early 90s, Skid Row from New Jersey was one of the biggest bands in metal. Their first two albums Skid Row (1989) and Slave to the Grind (1991) were multi-million sellers, producing classics like “Youth Gone Wild”, “18 and Life”, “I Remember You” and “Monkey Business”. Eventually the band fell apart, reuniting in […]

OZ – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

The album Fire in the Brain (1983) and EP Turn the Cross Upside Down (1984) established Finns OZ as one of the most powerful heavy metal bands of the era. With subsequent releases the band got more melodic, and folded in 1991. Not until 2011 did OZ return with their sixth album Burning Leather, but […]

JOE LYNN TURNER – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

Joe Lynn Turner is one of the most recognizable and beloved singers in hard rock. His resumé includes Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple, his more recent acts like Mother’s Army, Sunstorm and Rated X have also done great things – and we haven’t even mentioned his prolific solo career. Joe was supposed to perform […]

JAMES HOLKWORTH – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

For the first time in over 40 years, James Holkworth is back in the music business, this time with the new band The Coolbenders. The band consists of several high rated Swedish musicians, topped with UK singer extraordinaire, Adam Barron (James can no longer sing due to an accident in Canada back in 1996 involving […]

THE GENERATIONS ARMY – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog)

Coming across young Swedish Thrash Band, The Generations Army by way of recommendation from a friend, I was impressed. I reviewed their Voices and Visions (EP) and marked them on my “Do Not Miss” section for Sweden Rock 2019. Hailing from Höör/Ludvigsborg, Sweden, The Generations Army began in 2014. Billing themselves as a new generation […]

DYNAZTY – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

DYNAZTY is a Swedish melodic Hard Rock band. They have six albums to their credit with Firesign being the most recent. They played at 22:30 on Wednesday June 5, on the Rokklassiker Stage at Sweden Rock 2019. Friend of the CGCM Podcast, Decibel Geek photographer Shawn Irwin was on hand to capture all the action. […]

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 – Final Bands (News)

Final 14 Bands for SWEDEN ROCK Festival 2019 Announced Press Release (translated by Google Translate): Today we can present the last 14 bands to Sweden Rock Festival 2019. One of the world’s largest extreme metal bands, Behemoth, returns to Sweden Rock with a larger stage production than ever before. LOK resumes when the others fall […]

SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – NEMIS Stage Bands Announced (News)

From a SWEDEN ROCK 2019 Press Release translated via Google Translate (with slight edits): Together with Studiefrämjandet Musik, the eight Nemis bands are presented today, which this summer will have the chance to show off for the Sweden Rock audience. Today we have the pleasure of presenting the eight new bands that this summer get […]