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Sweden Rock Festival 2012SEVEN NEW BANDS JOIN RUSH AT SWEDEN ROCK 2013!

SRF organisers have today announced that Status Quo, Krokus, Demon, Amaranthe, Axxis, Witchcraft and Huntress have been added to the line up for next year’s festival joining the already announced headliners Rush!

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Rockstad Falun Festival, SwedenRaubatier Rockstad Falun 2013RAUBTIER CONFIRMED FOR ROCKSTAD FALUN 2013!

One of the absolute most wanted band for last years festival is now confirmed to play in 2013.  This will be one of their very few shows in Sweden during 2013 and we know for a fact that these hard necked boys from up north will make a huge impact on the Rockstad crowd once again!

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West Coast Riot Sweden 2012West Coast Riot Poster 2012TURBONEGRO COMPLETES THE WEST COAST RIOT LINE UP!

Organisers are proud to confirm that the Norwegian punk monsters Turbonegro as the last booking for this summer’s West Coast Riot. Currently touring with their ninth album, “Sexual Harassment” the resurrected group make their first visit ever to the festival!

What would be impossible, happened. At the request of thousands Turbo Jugend members worldwide, other deadly fans and the more than a million homes who hold a physical copy of a Turbonegro album, the Norwegians are now back. Conscious that they created a monster, which has long been out of control. As we sometimes do well to obey.

With the rampant Briton Tony Sylvester at the microphone Turbonegro has now started a new era. The singer who has a history with the band Dukes Of Nothing, but who was also president of the Turbo Jugend London, has long been a friend of the band.

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Getaway Rock Festival 2012DYNAZTY AND TWO LOCAL BANDS CONFIRMED FOR GETAWAY!

Getaway Rock Fesitva new additions 2012The countdown has begun – only 10 days to go before the festival area opens for 2012!  Dynazty have been confirmed for Getaway Rock Festival!

In addition to Dynazty, organisers have also announced 2 more fantastic local bands through – ATTITUDE and Ink Stained Promises, as both will play in the Gasklockan

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MetalTown 2012, Gothenburg, SwedenMetal Town 2012 PosterMORE METAL IN ONE PLACE THAN YOU EVER IMAGINE!

So if you are in the Gothenburg area this coming weekend and fancy checking out some great bands like IN FLAMES, SLAYER, OPETH, MACHINE HEAD, MARILYN MANSON, MASTODON ANTHRAX, LAMB OF GOD and any more then never fear as there are still some tickets available and you can purchase them in total security through our friends at Eventim Sweden using the link below!

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Peace and Love Festival Sweden 2012RED HOT HOUSE & DUBSTEP FROM UK – NERO ADDED TO PEACE & LOVE LINE UP!

The British Act of Nero is finally booked! With only two weeks to go until the start of this year’s festival, one of the most sought after acts in house and dubstep has been added to the line up! Nero plays Friday, June 29.

Nero has made a big name in both the Drum & Bass, House and Dubstep, often with a mixture of all styles. In June 2006 Nero released their acclaimed ep, “Requiem ep” and in 2008 came “This Way” which became one of the biggest successes in dubstep for years and still sells large quantities all over the world.

Since then, Nero delivered radio hits and filled dance floors at a furious pace. Last year they were selected to the BBC’s vote “BBC Sound of 2011”. They have worked with everything from Deadmau5 and Tiësto to Beyoncé and Daft Punk.

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Peace and Love Festival Sweden 2012HIP HOP AND REGGAE ADDITIONS FOR PEACE AND LOVE FESTIVAL 2012

The week’s other band release now published four acts in hip-hop and reggae. Chords will be back after his celebrated 2010 gig, Cubanen X Alfonso making his third gig at the festival, Navid Modiri appear under his name and Borlänge’s own rapper Follow Him To the End of the Desert occur at home. Peace & Love takes place June 26 to 30 in Borlange, and this year’s theme is “A New World”.

Although it’s been a while since the debut, Chords kept himself busy over the years. He has traveled throughout Scandinavia and Europe as well as east and west coasts of the United States and made a total of more than 150 concerts with primarily Timbuktu & Damn! and Completely Off but also Looptroop Rockers, J-Ro, Mapei and Danish house producer Varano. Now he’s back with new album and renewed energy.

Cubas greatest modern artist makes hat trick of Peace & Love Shows. For the third consecutive year he comes back to the Peace & Love, with its rock-scented blend of hip-hop and reggae. X Alfonso is a really influential artist in Cuba, b la official ambassador for UNICEF and Minister for Peace & Love Havana. 2009, he played in his hometown of Havana for 1, 1 million people in the audience.

It was not supposed to Navid Modiri would become a musician. The goal was set in writing when Navid wrote his first book of poetry and had a romance going on. But then he met seven musical guys in Skåne and they had the patience to let Navid discover their musicality. Since then it became disks and energetic gigs with backing band the Gods. Now, Navid finally back on stage, this time under his own name and date with new ep Hopeless.

Follow Him To The End of the Desert is a dedicated and close to insanity convinced vegan and hip-hop artist from the industrial town of Borlänge in Dalarna dark forests. He is the only act of its kind. He has enlightened and preached live in places that Debaser Slussen, Roskilde Festival and races with their original and intense live performances. He’s been dissed, huh? By Jan Guillou for his involvement in the wolf debate. The debate may be important but it is music that is driving and after some vinyl EPs and mixtapes are in June, time for the first single “Time To Die” from the album The Dalecarlian Book of the Dead coming this fall.

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Peace and Love Festival Sweden 2012Roxette at Peace & Love 2012ROXETTE TO PLAY ONE SWEDISH SHOW IN 2012 AT PEACE & LOVE FESTIVAL!

In 2012, Roxette will make one appearance in Sweden and it will be at Peace & Love.

Since their comeback in 2009, Roxette fever has risen at a furious pace all over the world and Marie and Per are hotter than ever. An incredibly successful world tour, nineteen months long, with over 1.5 million tickets sold  and in addition, Roxette managed to release two albums: Charm School and Travelling which together sold 700 000 copies.

“It’s been a wonderful journey and we look forward to making our stop in the beautiful Swedish Dalarna” says Per Gessle.

“This is nostalgia high level. Every Swedish probably have a relationship with Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson of Roxette. When they run “Must have been love” teaches singing along would be enormous” says press officer Ronny Mattsson

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West Coast Riot Sweden 2012WEST COAST RIOT ADDS FIVE MORE ACTS TO THE LINE UP!            

Just two months away from Scandinavia big punk festival West Coast Riot in Gothenburg! Today organisers have announced five new additions –  The veterans Randy is back this summer for a long awaited gig. In addition, the Street Team, The Danish  band 20Belows, and the two Norwegian favorites Wolves Like Us and Honningbarna.

West Coast Riot, which this summer celebrates its fifth anniversary being organised for the first time in a new festival site at the Red Rock on 26 July. Klara already include Rancid, Against Me!, Gallows, Anti-Flag and Astarte.

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Peace and Love Festival Sweden 2012PEACE AND LOVE ADDS ROSVO, A SWEDISH TIGER, GREENLEAF AND MORE!

Peace & Love have added a further five acts to this year’s program.  This time it is about five acts in rock, punk and hardcore. Joining the line up today include hardcore band Rosvi with Peter Dolving from The Haunted, Göteborg punk band a Swedish Tiger and Greenleaf with former members of Dozer.

The full announcement is as follows:  Rosvo, A Swedish Tiger, Greenleaf, Great Heat, Benesser

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Getaway Rock Festival 2012GETAWAY ADDS HAWKEYES AND OZ TO HTIS YEAR’S LINE UP!

From the UK, Leeds quartet Hawkeyes represents one of the major breakthroughs in 2012. With the band’s recently released album, Ideas, the acclaimed heavyweights such as Kerrang, Q Magazine and Metal Hammer, to name a few, and deservedly described as the future of the heavier British rock.

Getaway Rock Festival also welcomes veterans Oz, 30 years after his debut by continuing to hold heavy metal flag flying. As recently as last November, they gave us samples of the old is the oldest of the disc Burning Leather, produced by none other than Nicke Andersson.

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Sweden Rock Festival 2012RUSH CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2013!

Rush at Sweden Rock Festival 2013With this year’s festival only a few weeks away, Sweden Rock organisers have announced that RUSH have already been confirmed for next year’s festival! The show will feature full stage production and is the bands first European festival appearance in 35 years!

It is a great honor, in more ways than one, for organisers to introduce Rush as the first announcement for Sweden Rock Festival 2013. Firstly, they are one of the most legendary and influential rock bands in history with total album sales exceeding 40 million; secondly, this marks the Sweden Rock Festival debut that so many have longed for; and last but not least – this will be Rush’s first appearance at a European festival in 35 years!

Rush are arguably world champions of timing. Ever since their 1974 debut they have constantly been on par with the progress of rock, and more than once they have accelerated it. They have paved the way for such sub genres as progressive metal, synth rock and alternative metal. Their skill and discipline on their instruments have influenced countless musicians (to name but a few; Metallica, Queensrÿche, Dream Theater and the Foo Fighters). They have raised the intellectual bar for rock lyrics with their fascination for philosophy, natural science and literature. And lest we forget, they released and keep releasing successful and groundbreaking albums, including classics as ”2112” (1976), ”A farewell to kings” (1977), ”Moving pictures” (1981), ”Power windows” (1985), ”Counterparts” (1993) and “Vapor Trails” (2002). The Canadian trio’s new studio album “Clockwork Angels” will be released on June 11th. The first single, “Headlong flight”, is out now.

In 2004, Rush played in Sweden for the first time in 25 years, selling out the Globe Arena in Stockholm. The overwhelming audience response marked the beginning of a passionate love story between the band and Sweden, and on June 8th 2013 they will be back again. The event promises to be a magnificent assault on all senses – Geddy Lee (vocals/bass), Alex Lifeson (guitar) and Neil Peart (drums) tell us that the stage production will be one of the greatest in Rush’s entire history, and the biggest they have ever brought to Europe. Their show at Sweden Rock Festival will be the only festival appearance in Europe, and the band’s first festival appearance since they played at Pinkpop in Holland in 1977.

Sweden Rock Festival 2013 will take place June 5-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden

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MetalTown 2012, Gothenburg, SwedenMETAL VETERANS CANDLEMASS AND OZ JOIN LINE UP!

With only one month left to the festival, organisers continue to fill the line up with artists.

Confirmed today are the Swedish doom metal kings of Candlemass who in the summer make their first Metaltown appearance in five years. In addition, the legendary Finnish band OZ are also confirmed, reformed after a full 20 years of silence now resurfaced.  Also joining today’s announcement is Canadian comedian and rock lover Jason Rouse.

After three decades as a band belonging Candlemass our most experienced metal masters and most revered Swedish hard rock bands. Grammy-winning, groundbreaking and trend-setter with its doom metal that could not be compared with many other things in the ’80s. The album “Nighfall” from 1987 is a real milestone for the whole genre. The plate which sold nearly a million expemplar became Candlemass definitive breakthrough.

Now updated with their eleventh studio album, “Psalms for the Dead”. Candlemass 2012 is heavier than ever before. A plate as close to dark perfection as you can get and who should be most complete to date.

The Finnish metal veterans in OZ formed the band in the late 70’s. 1983 released the album “Fire in the brain,” as the cult declared and counted as a true metal classic. With songs like “Search Lights,” “Black Candles” and “Megalomaniac” became the album is pretty good here in the USA and Japan.

After 20 years of silence resurfaced OZ last year. Along with Nicke Andersson from the Hellacopters as a producer, they played the album “Burning Leather”.

The rebellious and independent comedian Jason Rouse maintains this summer Metaltown! Canadian who made his name by appearance on including Showtime, HBO, MTV and BBC. We’re talking about a stubborn hard rockers who performed at festivals like Sonisphere, Blood Stock, Hole in the Sky, Download, just to name a few. After an earlier visit to Sweden, he created the evening newspaper headlines after an altercation.

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Peace and Love Festival Sweden 2012THRRE NEW POP ACTS CONFIRMED FOR PEACE AND LOVE FESITVAL L2012

Organisers have today confirmed 3 popular pop acts for this year’s festival line up!   Indie pop band The Shins from New Mexico in the U.S. will visit Sweden and Peace & Love during her extensive European tour. Sugarplum Fairy, who played at the festival almost every year are coming back and also Gothenburg artist Kristian Anttila is confirmed.

The Shins make the perfect pop personified. They are a contemporary pop band with a dash of everything from various 60’s to early The Church and Echo & The Bunnymen. In other words, the pop band you’ve always wanted to hear, and most likely you have already heard The Shins. This summer expect sold-out gigs in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin and Stockholm, and a large and continuous coast to coast tour in the U.S.. The band has been praised wherever they come, and new single, “The Rifle’s Spiral”, taken from the album Port of Morrow, will be released on 28th May, but the magic of Edward Gorey-inspired animated video is already released.

Last year was an exception. It was the only year ever that Sugarplum Fairy hasn’t played at Peace & Love. Although organisers invited along with the band at a free gig in Borlänge to compensate but this year it’s a really hungry band who after the year is do not want anything but to return to the stage at Peace & Love.

Kristian Anttila solidifies his greatness as pop prince from the West Coast with his melodious indie and incredibly beautiful lyrics. It was two years since the last album Swedish girls was released and since then we’ve really missed Kristian,luckily he  is now back with the album Animals and humans.

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Getaway Rock Festival 2012BLACK METAL FOUNDERS VENOM JOIN GETAWAY LINE UP!

Venom at Getaway Rock Festival 2012Black metal’s founders Venom will appears at this year’s Getaway Rock Festival. With their album Black Metal from 1982, earning Venom their rightful place in hard rock history books, when those with a violent and dark rage forever altered and defined our perception of heavy metal.

Over the years, the Newcastle band have contributed to countless boys and girls picking up instruments and forming bands, and their influence on giants like Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer is indisputable.

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MetalTown 2012, Gothenburg, SwedenHAMMERFALL, DEATH DESTRUCTION AND MORE FOR METAL TOWN 2012!

From being a gang in the mid 90’s, harrowed at various places in Gothenburg, has been HAMMERFALL Sweden’s biggest heavy metal band. As is now kicking the doors to arenas Scandinavium.

The story began sometime in 1993 when Oscar Dronjac left the death metal gang Ceremonial Oath. Together with members including In Flames and Dark Tranquillity, he assembled a group that came to represent an early version of Hammerfall. A few years later joined the singer Joacim Cans.

HammerFall was offered a recording contract with Metal Company Nuclear Blast and released 1997 debut album “Glory to the Brave.” The disc was a huge success in many parts of the world and at home in Sweden, the plate was nominated for a Grammy.

Last year, HammerFall released their eighth studio album, “Infected”. At the same time, they made an acclaimed concert in Stockholm, Expressen Martin Carlsson described this way: “After 14 years I’ve actually never seen the band do better than this evening.”

Also added to the line up today are Death Destruction, Year Of The Goat, Sectu, Imminence and Start A Fire!

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Peace and Love Festival Sweden 2012PEACE AND LOVE ANNOUNCE ACOUSTIC ACTS TO THE LINE UP!

Today festival organisers have released five new acts with a focus on the more acoustic music. If you like steel stringed guitars, this is the release for you. Whisk Open’s elite, including Johan Johansson and Dan Viktor come in with The Industry, praised Israel star Nash Gripka, Factory Brains and Mattias Hellberg & The Fur Heads. Moreover, we can reveal that the hard rockers Raubtier takes on cowboy hats and country rock in front of the Bourbon Boys.

Today’s acts:
Israel Nash Gripka [U.S.]
The industry
Bourbon Boys
Mattias Hellberg & The Fur Heads
Factory Brains

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MetalTown 2012, Gothenburg, SwedenMETAL TOWN ADDS 20 BANDS TO THE NEMIS CAMPING STAGE

Festival organisers have added ten bands per day who will play at the Metal Towns camping scene on Friday and Saturday.

A total of 20 bands will perform at the NEMIS CAMPING STAGE, “We have selected bands from our musical activities and from across the country in this effort with a camping scene that we feel is unique” says David Dagemark Studiefrämjandet Gothenburg.

The stage will be close to the campground’s service area and be open from about 14:00 to 22:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.

The bands that play: Mind Ghost, Frozen Ferrets, Doom Dogs, Manimal, Amrita, Noise Of Error, Chilli Hounds, Zero Illusions, Frantic Amber, Lapis Lazuli, In Bloom, Unangel Ennead, Follow The Captain, Dying For Some Action, Black Bush, Backwater, Zephyra, Body, Village Night

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Peace and Love Festival Sweden 2012SVENSKA BJÖRNSTAMMEN, REBECCA & FIONA AND URBAN CONE JOIN LINE UP!

Three Swedish and much desired files are ready for Peace & Love. With less than two months away from publication of the Svenska Björnstammen, Rebecca & Fiona and Urban Cone. In addition, 300 extra tickets for the peace camp to be released on Monday at 11.00. Peace & Love takes place June 26 to 30 in Borlange, and this year’s theme is “A New World”.

With the song “Where I was in World Turns” has the Svenska Björnstammen has shaken life in earlier killing dance floors with each pop fan to hum on an extremely catchy loop.  Last year there were many who missed Rebecca & Fiona‘s gig at P & L, now offers visitors a chance to dance the shit out to one of Sweden’s foremost DJ duos. This time on a bigger stage and with even fatter bass. To miss the women’s success in recent years have been impossible, prices have rained over them and the dance floors has just become more and more packed with every day that has passed. Last fall was the debut album I love you, man!

It’s gone away for the Stockholm guys in the Urban Cone. After putting out the song Urban “Photograph” 2010 was the direct acclaimed, rewritten, and began to spin properly on the radio. In summer you have the opportunity to see them on many of the country’s major festivals, including Peace & Love.

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