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Crucified Barbara’s debut album ”In distortion we trust” arrived in 2005. The single ”Losing the game” charted in Sweden and ever since, the Stockholm quartet have more or less been on a roll. Their blend of hard rock, glam rock and punk was successful even in the Swedish semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest, where Crucified Barbara participated with the song ”Heaven and hell” in 2010, the year after their sophomore album ”’Til death do us party”. First and foremost, they are a live act. Among other things, they have tours with Motörhead and Europe plus appearances at Wacken Open Air and – obviously – SRF under their belts. On May 28th, their anticipated third album ”The midnight chase” will be released, appropriately just a couple of weeks before their equally anticipated return to SRF.

Join Pär Hulkoff, Matt Buffalo and Jonas Kjellgren together – which band do you get? Obviously Raubtier, but add to that Kenneth Seil from Kjellgren’s own band Scar Symmetry and you get the Bourbon Boys. Then, instead of industrial metal with Swedish lyrics you get roughneck country with a rockabilly groove and English lyrics. The Bourbon Boys have been known in the underground scene for years and their first album will finally appear later this year. Their first single ”Hillbilly heart” was released in February, and the Bourbon Boys’ SRF-debut marks their official step out of the underground.

Originally, Änglagård (roughly ”Angel Manor” in Swedish) were only active between 1991-94 and released two albums. These were tough times for traditional prog rock, to put it mildly. Few could guess that Änglagård’s debut album ”Hybris” (”hubris”; 1992) in particular would become the template for a whole new generation of Swedish prog rock. The Änglagård sound derives from such influences as King Crimson – the characteristic mellotron in particular – Genesis and fellow Swedes Trettioåriga Kriget. Add to that a hint of folk music and Anna Holmgren’s flute playing as the icing on the cake. The band was hailed as geniuses by prog fans in Sweden and abroad, and this year will finally see the arrival of the highly anticipated third Änglagård album. In addition, you’ll get to see one of Sweden’s most influential progressive bands ever live at SRF.

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With 21 days until the start of this year’s Peace & Love Festival organisers have added more artists to the line up!

This band release includes I am my own Dolly Parton, including Nina Persson, the alternative rock / metal band Sick Puppies from Australia, Krunegård new projects Serenade, Sahara Hotnights and the acclaimed local hip hop act Prop Dylan.

The full list of acts announced today is – Jag är min egen Dolly Parton, Sick Puppies (AU), Serenades, Sahara Hotnights, Supersci, jj, Prop Dylan, Giana Factory (DK), Marigold, Cavanaugh

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This year’s local files are ready for the scene Music in Dalarna present during this summer’s festival. Everything from punk, rock, indie, country music to progressive rock are represented in this showcase stage taking place on Saturday 2 July on the showcase stage.

Acts – Billion Dollar Babies, Vietcong Pornsürfers, Toxic Lab Rats, Great Garba, Benesse, Day Palmcrantz

Billion Dollar Babies crushes everything in its path with its red-hot live show and sounds like a mix of Motley Crue and Kiss. Directed by Quentin Tarantino with the Devil himself in the lead role.

Punk and rock band Vietcong Pornsürfers from Falun was formed in 2007 and consists of Tom.K, W. Affe, Flayer and Teddy. They include open access Sator, Kaskade and Glenn Hughes. In addition to gigs in Sweden, they have had time to play even on the continent.

Dalmas bombers who cherry-American street punk cake and offers a really colorful show. Toxic Lab Rats released their debut album, Intoxicated on the American label Spectra Records in April 2010 and in March 2011 went off to the States to tour.

Pop and indie bands trio Great Garba all influenced by different artists and styles of music which adds to their unique sound. Throughout the spring, they have worked on an EP called The Dreaming.

Benesse play progressive rock and always leaves his audience in awe. The three members are all related to each other and have grown up neighboring farm, like the Children of Noisy Village – however, in Emmaus, Dala-iron. They began playing together in 1998, barely 10 years old, under the name No Brakes.

A year ago, Day Palmcrantz and a friend to reboot. They started in Berlin, rented a small apartment in the heart out of the district of Kreuzberg, and he quickly began writing his own music at hand out of a joint project. The influences have been mainly from blues / folk and Day use similar techniques and style of play as Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan.

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Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg, SwedenWAY OUT WEST ADDS MORE ACTS FOR 2011!

Taking place in Gothenburg from the 11th – 13th August, Way Out West already boasts a line up that includes Kanye West, Pulp and Fleet  Foxes has announced that Empire of the Sun, Koreless and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs have also been confirmed for this year’s festival!

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Way Out West organisers have released the following artists today that have been confirmed for this year’s line up – Säkert, Noah And The Whale, Zola Jesus, About Group, Glasser, Deathcrush and Timber Timbre!

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Putte i Parken Festival SwedenSWEDEN’S PUTTE I PARKEN ADDS 6 MORE…

The following six are ready for Putte I Parken 2011 Sture’s Dance Orchestra, Tove Styrke, Syket, Marcus Price & Carli, Dan Hylander, Dia Psalma

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Festivals organisers describe it as a ‘dream’ booking – Robert Allen Zimmerman, better known as Mr. Bob Dylan has been confirmed for this year’s festvial in Borlänge!

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On a roll Hultsfred Festival v2.0 had announced a further 10 acts for this year’s festival!

Additions include – Hurts, The Soft Moon, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Floating Points, Foster The People, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Star Slinger, 6th Borough Project & The Revenge, Social Disco Club, Future Boogie

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West Coast Riot Festival, Gothenburg, SwedenSWEDEN’S WEST COAST RIOT REVEALS FIRST NAMES!

On June 16, Scandinavia’s largest punk festival is back! Last summer was the West Coast Riots third year got 13 ​​800 punk lovers to make a pilgrimage to Gothenburg. Today organiser present the first band release, with a fantastic mix of legendary punk pioneers and a new generation of flag bearers.

Confirmed so far – The Gaslight Anthem (US), Gogol Bordello (US), Sum 41 (CAN), Bad Brains (US), Kvelertak (NO), All Time Low (US), The Dwarves (US), Hårda Tider (S), Twopointeight (S)

New this year is the festival moves with Metaltown to the new area located next to the “Gothenburg Horse” Hisingen in Gothenburg.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, 16th March with the first 1000 released for the discounted price of SEK 650 incl. serviceavg. Thereafter, the regular price SEK 750.

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Announced today are AMORPHIS (Fin), ENSLAVED (No), CHRIST AGONY (Pl) exclusives for Sweden in 2011 as well as ADEPT and HÅRDA TIDER!

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Maryland’s CLUTCH are the modern masters of creating traditional rock with bizarre elements. Punk, blues, funk, hardcore and stoner are some of the ingredients in the highly distinctive concept that the band has patented during 20 years and on nine studio albums – among other things.

The lyrics are signified by an eccentric humor and a deep interest in anything from ancient myths to contemporary politics. Such records as “From Oblivion to Beale Street” (2007) and most recently “Strange Cousins From the West” (2009) have earned Clutch a fanatically devoted following and also made the band critics’ faves.

Many have yearned to see this talented live-act at SRF – now the time has come at last.

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MetalTown, Gothenburg SwedenVOLBEAT CONFIRMED FOR METAL TOWN 2011

In record time VOLBEAT made the journey from club gigs to arena-sized concerts and has become one of Denmark’s biggest musical exports ever. On the last tour, they played five concerts across Sweden, which in total sold 25 000 tickets!

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Getaway Rock Festival 2011More bands released for Getaway Rock Festival!


Headliners to be announced soon……

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Sweden Rock FestivalBlues / Rock artist MASON RUFFNER added to SRF 2011 line up

If you like Blues rock, Texas native Mason Ruffner is one of the prime artists you should have loved for years, but have probably never heard. The lanky guitarist, mainly inspired by classic blues, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, debuted in 1985. “Mason Ruffner” baffled the world’s critics and the likes of Jimmy Page and Mark Knopfler praised their colleague. Sadly commercial success eluded Mason, who only released four studio albums in fourteen years.

In later years Mason, who now resides in Sweden, has reactivated his career, thus giving the SRF audience the chance to enjoy one of the greatest “superunknowns” in Blues rock

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Sweden Rock FestivalGothenburg’s THE HAUNTED have been added to the 2011 line up for Sweden Rock Festival

At present, The Haunted are recording their seventh studio album, and in 2011 the SRF audience will once more get to see them where they impress the most – onstage.

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Sweden Rock FestivalRage goes acoustic!

RAGE is unquestionably the most productive band in German metal history. Since 1986 they have so far produced no less than 19 studio albums, plus several EP:s and live releases. This is even more impressive given the consistently high quality of their discography. RAGE has even managed to create their own unique sound, featuring elements of both heavy metal, thrash metal and power metal.

What many people may not know is that the band’s music also works very well in an acoustic setting. This is exactly what main man Peavy Wagner, guitar-wiz Victor Smolski and drummer André Hilgers intend to demonstrate at SRF 2011

RAGE goes unplugged – is there a chance we’ll get to hear mega classic “Don’t Fear the Winter” in this stripped-down condition?

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Sweden Rock FestivalSTYX confirmed for SRF 2011!

Do you remember the song Cartman in “South Park” compulsively must finish if someone starts singing it? That’s right – “Come sail away”, the big hit off Styx’ breakthrough album “The Grand Illusion” (1977).

The Chicago band that debuted in 1972 reached tremendous success with their grandiose blend of progressive rock, showtune arrangements and FM-rock. They peaked commercially with the mega-seller album “Paradise Theatre” (1981) and the hits “The Best of Times” and “Too Much Time On My Hands”. The number of Styx hits is impressive: “Lady”, “Renegade”, “Blue Collar Man” and “Babe”, to name but a few. In the 80s internal ruptures caused the band’s implosion, but in later years they have reinvogorated themselves with two of the three main men of the golden age at the helm: guitarists/vocalists Tommy Shaw (also known from Damn Yankees) and James Young.

What more should be said about Styx of today? Oh yes – they are a fabulous live band.

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Sweden Rock FestivalOVERKILL added to Sweden Rock 2011!

New York may not have spawned as many classic Thrash Metal acts as the Bay Area, but Anthrax and Overkill both rank among the most legendary bands of the genre.
The latter act has produced such classic albums as “Feel the fire” (1985), “Taking over” (1987) and “Years of decay” (1989), characterized by the combination of punk-inspired aggression and melodies comparable to modern day Power Metal.

Overkill’s fifteenth and latest album “Ironbound” stays true to those roots, albeit being rawer still. Singer Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and bassist DD Verni are as always at the helm, and as always we’re in for a first class performance from this brilliant live act on their return to Sweden Rock Festival.

Organisers have one more band to announce this evening…….stay tuned!

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Sweden Rock FestivalFour more bands announced for SRF 2011 – Finally it’s time for RHAPSODY OF FIRE to play Sweden Rock. With “The Cold Embrace of Fear” the band have arrived at their ninth full-length album, and in 2011 they make their highly anticipated return to the live scene.

Machistic rock, based on fat riffs, contagious choruses and a lethal groove is their simple but effective recipe for success, MUSTASCH will be back at the festival next summer.

The next artist has developed his very own style as a blues and rock guitarist, exemplified by his latest and 20th solo record “Common Ground” – WALTER TROUT will play Sweden Rock 2011.

Last, but not least the legendary GROUNDHOGS with guitarist Tony McPhee up front, will be joining the line up for 2011!

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Sweden Rock FestivalSAXON have ben confirmed for Sweden Rock festival once again.

Not only are they one of the biggest, most classic bands from the perennial New Wave of British Heavy Metal – they are also one of the bands the audience at SRF never get tired of seeing. Now they come to celebrate the fact that their classic album “Denim & Leather turns 30 years old and they will perform the whole album at next years Sweden Rock, of course spiced with a lot of other immortal SAXON classics and yes, they will bring the eagle!

Another 3 bands have also been confirmed today – American countrypunk in the shape of classic JASON AND THE SCORCHERS, melodic speed metal or call it US-power metal from AGENT STEEL and Swedish progg from legendary FLÄSKET BRINNER (The pork is burning)

Sweden Rock organizers will release another 4 bands tomorrow, so keep checking back for more information!

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