Sweden Rock Festival 2013

SEVEN 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! For more SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2013 information and line up – click here >>>

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RIVAL SONS CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK 7TH JUNE! Rival’s “Pressure & Time” was one of the most talked about traditional rock lip in 2011, and for that matter, in recent years. The quartet from Los Angeles had previously issued a self-financed album and an ep, and opened for both Alice Cooper, AC / DC. “Pressure…

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KING DIAMOND TO SWEDEN ROCK – ONLY SHOW IN SCANDINAVIA IN 2012! One of the most iconic heavy metal-musicians in Scandinavian history is Danish vocalist King Diamond. He made it big in the early 80s with the now legendary Mercyful Fate, and moved on in 1985 to his own namesake constellation. Here the singer with…

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SOUNDGARDEN TO MAKE AN EXCLUSIVE APPEARANCE AT SWEDEN ROCK 2012 Not only thrash metal has its ”Big Four”. The same goes for the grunge scene of the early 90’s. Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains rewrote the rules for the entire rock business and temporarily made Seattle the new rock capital of the…

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KATATONIA CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK 2012! Ever since their debut album ”Dance of December souls” (1993), Stockholm’s KATATONIA have been on a long and progressive journey in the land of melancholy. The black- and death metal-roots of the Dan Swanö-produced ”Jhva Elohim Meth”-demo have gradually been replaced by heavy and atmospheric doom- and goth metal,…

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2011 Festival Reviews

We have added Tuska Open Air Festival, Finland to our new reviews so if you want to find out what went on check it out! Tuska Open Air Festival 2011 You can also read our other festival reviews: Sonisphere Festival Italy Sonisphere Festival UK Gods of Metal Festival Italy Rock in IdRho Festival Italy Sweden…

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LAST 10 ACOUSTIC ACTS CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL The 10 acts that will play Rockklassiker Stage 2011 are: Mats Ronander, Chips & Kent,  Alien, Roffe Wikström, Nicke Borg Homeland, Claes Yngström & CC Goes To Woodstock, The Dead and Living, Bob Log III, Slidin’ Slim, Goda Grannar For more SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL information –…

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THE HOOTERS COMING TO SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVALS Bursting onto the Philadelphia music scene in 1980 and then released the independent album “Amore” in 1983 that sold over 100,000 copies, The Hooters quickly became a huge success along their native East Coast with their blend of powerful arena rock, reggae and ska. THE HOOTERS two main…

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NIFELHEIM BRINGS SOME BLACK METAL TO SWEDEN ROCK! That Sweden is one the most important countries when it comes to black metal should be well known for most heavy metal-connaiseurs – but if you’ve missed out on this fact NIFELHEIM, formed in the small town of Dals Långed in 1990, are as good as evidence…

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FINNISH HEAVY METAL FROM OZ AT SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER! OZ were formed in Finland in the late 70’s and between the years 1982 and 1991 they released five albums and the cult single “Turn the cross upside down”. The band were praised by the metal community, but their catchy brand of heavy metal…

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ANGEL WITCH MAKE SWEDEN ROCK DEBUT! One of the prime cult-bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal will finally debut at SRF! ANGEL WITCH, led by singer / guitarist Kevin Heybourne, released their eponymous debut in 1980. The album was a historical landmark in ominous, diabolical and mystical heavy metal. Shortly thereafter, line-up…

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STEELHEART MAKE THEIR SWEDISH DEBUT AT SWEDEN ROCK 2011! Do you recall the wonder singer who dubbed Mark Wahlberg’s vocal parts in the movie “Rock Star” (2001)? Thats right – Miljenko Matijevic, the Croatian-American main man of STEELHEART from Connecticut. The band was acclaimed as one of the finest in early 90s’ hair metal. The…

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY HEADING TO SWEDEN ROCK THIS SUMMER! Heavy metal with a Southern groove. That was the concept when former Ozzy Osbourne-guitarist Zakk Wylde formed BLACK LABEL SOCIETY in 1998, and that’s how it still looks today. To date the massive – in both senses of the word – guitar-hero / frontman and cohorts…

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FIRST SHOW IN SWEDEN SINCE 1999 AND ONLY SHOW IN SWEDEN 2011 GWAR – Lethal monsters from outer space, frozen inside Antarctica for millions of years and defrosted in the 80s due to the hairspray fumes from hair metal fans? Or “only” a band from Virginia with a stageshow even crazier than the music? Either…

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DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED HEADING TO SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL! Duff McKagan is obviously ever-famous as the bassist in the classic Guns N’ Roses-line-up and Velvet Revolver. But since 2008, his own project Loaded has also progressed impressively. With this band, originally formed as early as 1999, Duff handles vocals and rhythm guitar. The sound is rough…

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RHINO BUCKET TO SWEDEN ROCK THIS SUMMER! Many bands sound influenced by AC/DC. Not everyone earn respect in their own right. RHINO BUCKET, who released three classic albums in the early 90s, rank among the select few who succeeded splendidly with both. In 1995 the band retired, to the grief of many, and in their…

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE BAN WHO ALREADY SWEPT THE USA OF ITS FEET? Meet the band that came out of nowhere and swept the USA off its feet! BLACK VEIL BRIDES from Cincinnati blend modern metal with traditional punk and glam, while wearing make-up in classic Kiss / Mötley Crüe-fashion. The video for their…

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SPOCK’S BEARD TO SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER! Arguably the most important spearheading act in the great progressive rock renaissance of the late 90s. SPOCK’S BEARD from Los Angeles debuted in 1995, making a whole new generation aware of the heritage of bands like Genesis and Gentle Giant. In 2002, after six albums, frontman and…

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GERMAN HEAVY METAL LEGENDS ACCEPT CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK! The legends who put German heavy metal – as opposed to hard rock – on the world map. ACCEPT released their modest debut in 1979, and broke through in 1981 with the “Breaker”-album and a praised tour with Judas Priest. Subsequent releases like “Restless and Wild”…

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DEATH METAL ALL-STARS NECRONAUT MAKE ONE-OFF APPEARANCE AT SRF NECRONAUT is no ordinary project. When the celebrated, eponymous debut album was released this past autumn, Swedish daily paper Expressen wrote: “if Dave Grohl had dared getting his hands dirty, Probot could have turned out as well as former Dismember drummer Fred Estbys solo project”. Death…

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