Swedish

Candlemass - Nosturi, Helsinki, 17/01/14

The crowd teamed with long-haired, patch-jacket-wearing metalheads in the mood for Metal. Formed thirty years ago, Candlemass filled out their set with crowd favourites, new tunes and some good quality Black Sabbath covers. Relatively new singer, Mats Levén stretched his vocal chords to well known tunes, almost as absorbed in the music as the crowd. Bassist and songwriter Leif Edling took the microphone for a song, as did local guest vocalist Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow the Sun, Kuolemanlaakso)

Bombs of Hades – Carnivores (Blood Harvest)

Swedish Metal Punks are giving a raw deal to unbelievers.
Release Date: 
30 Aug 2013 - 12:30pm

Those heroes of death metal/crust from Sweden, Bombs of Hades, are back on the track, this time around with a short EP called Carnivore clocking in at 14 minutes and being

Grift - Fyra Elegier (Nordvis)

Melancholic black metal from Sweden, poetic with the insignificance of the life of man in face of the timelessness of death.
Release Date: 
15 Apr 2013 (All day)

The needle on the record skips over the worn grooves as the double stopped fiddle drones in a slow folk partner dance.

Galvano - Two Titans (Devouter Records)

Relentless sludge from a Swedish two-piece...
Release Date: 
5 Nov 2012 - 12:30am

Despite hailing from Gothenburg, this Swedish duo refuse to be pinned to the 'traditional' Gothenburg sound, rather they've gone off in a different direction and come up with a debut album of sludg

Bullet – Highway Pirates

It’s back to the basics for Swedish metal heads Bullet with another lashing of AC/DC, Accept and Krokus inspired old school heavy rock.
Release Date: 
4 Feb 2011 (All day)

Seriously, I could just put the review I did for Bullet’s last Album Bite The Bullet here and it would still be relevant.

Trident confirm first US show

Swedish death metal outfit Trident have confirmed their first ever show in North America.

Invading Brooklyn on Saturday, October 2nd, Trident are set to devastate NYC-area diehards at a special one-off US appearance at Club Europa.

Netherbird – Monument Black Colossal (Soundpollution/Riot)

Dark, gothic and extremely melodic. This is an album that could have you slashing your wrists whilst bopping around the room.

Extreme, dark, black – all words that are thrown around to describe the sort of sound Swedish Metallers Netherbird are creating, but what about melodic, powerful, melancholic

Lion's Share - Dark Hours (Blistering Records/Warner)

Melody? Check. Power? Check. Ronnie James Dio impersonation? Check. Songs catchier than crabs? Check. Guitar hero status pending? Check. Swedish rockers Lion's Share hit you up with an album that has it all ... but is that enough?

This, the sixth album from Swedish power metal band, Lion’s Share, is a mighty fine effort.  From the opening salvo, Judas Must Die, you are hit with