Swedish hard rock

Diamond Dogs - Quitters & Complainers (Livewire/Cargo Records)

A new album from Diamond Dogs? You'll get no complaining from me!
Release Date: 
13 Aug 2015 - 11:30pm

Midway through the fourth track on Diamond Dogs latest album, Quitters and Complainers, the superbly ragged Broken, you find yourself thinking ‘christ on a bike,

Band of Spice - Economic Dancers (Scarlet Records)

Bewildering... just bewildering...
Release Date: 
12 Apr 2015 - 11:30pm

Spice, of course, being the former throat of Swedish stoner Gods the Spiritual Beggars; But stop reading now if you’re hoping that this solo effort from the man (a

Reach - Reach Out to Rock (Sun Hill Production)

Not bad, but nothing special...

Roaring out of the traps with You Called My Name, a song who’s rousing into riff suggests we’re in for an experience not too far removed from the aural nirvana that is Whitesnake

Work of Art - Framework (Frontiers Records)

Classy AOR for the ages
Release Date: 
19 Sep 2014 (All day)

Work of Art are that most SUSPICIOUS of things, an AOR 'band' put together to release records on Italian label Frontiers Records.

Opeth - Pale Communion (Roadrunner)

Mikael Akerfeldt's progressive Swedes go the whole hog this time out...
Release Date: 
25 Aug 2014 - 11:30pm

If you’re still with Opeth after the great death/prog schism that was the band’s previous album Heritage, then you’ll absolutely lap up what they’ve presented on new platt

Sabaton, The Gramercy Theatre (New York City, New York), 20 September 2011

Forty-five Minutes is NOT enough for a Sabaton gig!!

When Europe's The Final Countdown is the song played before a band hits the stage, you know you are in for something.

CellOut - Superstar Prototype (Nuerra Records)

Slick production line metal that may not be quite as universally appealing as the band might think...
Release Date: 
22 Jul 2011 (All day)

I’m only a young man, but already I seem to have developed a slight suspicion of anything ‘modern’.