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Crowbar is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana. The band dates back to 1988, when Kirk Windstein joined the a punk band called Shell Shock. He quickly became friends with Jimmy Bower, but he band collapsed when Mike Hatch, their guitarist, committed suicide in late 1988.

Pain Of Salvation

Pain Of Salvation has always been a band that pushed the boundaries in the progressive metal genre. They never really released an album that was not up to par. David Gildenlöw is the only band member left of the outfit that released the debut album in 1997. He is, and always was of course the artistic brain behind the band In 2012 he wanted to give the fans something extra by recording an acoustic gig they were playing in Germany for a DVD.


Kaipa released their first album in 1975. Almost 40 years later they release their twelfth album. It’s the first time I hear music of these seasoned Swedes and I’m positively surprised.

Hang the Bastard

This London based outfit seems to be pretty fast rising stars on the firmament of Doom stoner Sludge metal .  “Sex  in the seventh circle” is the second full length of this quartet and the first one on century media .  As  we all know, SEX sells..  However does it also sell if packed in a  47.30 minutes slab of thundering riffs pounding drums and  vile gnarls  aka “ vocals” ?  The answer is  yes it does …   Right  form opener  “Keeping Vigil,   HTB grabs you by the  balls only  to let go after 10 other deadly slabs of doom metal heaviness .  If  band like

Entombed AD

Allright, first of all if the  name  Entombed  does not ring a bell  then  you should ask yourself where you  have been the last 24 years…. as there is no denying that these Swedes  may  be added to the handful of bands  which will always serve as a reference when the work of newer bands in the same genre – this being Deathmetal or death’nroll  if you like-  needs to be reviewed by a poor hobby writer as myself. Just to say that when there epic debut album “left hand path”  saw the light of day  back in 1990?


Finch is an American post-hardcore band from Temecula, California. Current members are; Nate Barcalow – lead vocals, Alex "Grizzly" Linares – rhythm guitar, Alex Pappas – drums, percussion, Randy "R2K" Strohmeyer – lead guitar, backing vocals, Daniel Wonacott – bass guitar, backing vocals.


Having been disbanded in 1992, having lost their record deal and also the support from radio stations, MTV, and God knows who else, Sacntuary announced they would be reuniting in the original line up, save for guitarist Sean Blosi and would be playing on some metal festivals in Europe and the US.

Jaded Heart

Line up :

Johan Fahlberg - Vocals

Peter Östros - Guitars

Masahiro Eto - Guitars

Michael Müller- Bass

Bodo Stricker - Drums

‘Jaded Hear’t represent top class melodic hard rock and have become a German rock institution since the band came into existence 22 years ago. Based in North Rhine-Westphalia, Jaded Heart have turned into a ‘German-Swedish formation’ since 2005 with singer ‘Johan Fahlberg’ and 2006 with guitarist’ Peter Oestros’ emphasizing the band’s international standing.


Godsmack” is an American alternative metal band from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Formed in 1995 Sully Erna. Current members for the moment are: Sully Erna – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, harmonica, drums, percussion (1995–present), Robbie Merrill – bass guitar (1995–present), Tony Rombola – lead guitar, backing vocals (1996–present), Shannon Larkin – drums, percussion (2002–present).

The Dagger

Line Up :

Jani Kataja – Vocals

David Blomqvist – Guitars

Tobias Christiansson – Bass

Fred Estby – Drums

I have been having an affair with Scandinavian rock for a number of years now, so I was quick to stick my hand up to review the debut self-titled album by Swedish band ‘The Dagger.’ There is a hell of a lot of bands at the moment that are mining that ‘classic’ metal sound from the seventies and early eighties, ‘The Dagger’ prove that it’s not a bad thing.


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