Piss River

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  • May 19, 2018
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It´s all about attitude, raging sounds and over the topp intensity on Piss Rivers debut album. Combining the best parts of Girlschool, L7, The Gits and Annihilation Time will take you quite close to Piss Rivers twelve track self titled debut. The album have the same kind of clash of musical influences as the alternative rock and pre-grunge era held in the late 80´s and early 90´s. Punk attitude that makes NWOBHM riffs even more intense combined with passionate self empowering lyrics that throws punches everywhere. You can hear the shivers from the underground on Piss Rivers debut album that is released the 27 of April on The Sign Records.

The album contains tracks as ”Speed Machine”, ”Take Me To Rusk” and ”Thor Is Strong” that shows the band NWOBHM background. ”Sparks” that is a tribute to L7s Donita Spark, that together with ”Desolation” gives a vibe from the early 90´s pre-grunge era. Other stand out tracks includes ”Bad Reptuation” that have that driving punk rock attitude that will turn any party up side down. A cover of Larry Wallis song ”Police Car” ties together the albums many and mixed influences into this infectious rock n roll nightmare. 

Members of Piss River have a background in bands as Auktion, Skitkids and Warchild. Everything is recorded by Erik Lindbergh of Misantropic in Ljudkross Studio in Umeå, Sweden. The album is released by The Sign Records that have during the last year given us memorable rock releases as Honeymoon Disease, Grande Royale, Hällas, Highrider, Demon Head and Night.   

Sofia Nilsson – Vocals
Björn Bergström – Guitarr
Albin Bilar – Drums
Viktor Boström – Bass


Hypnos

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  • May 18, 2018
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Through the time and universe of rock-history, there have been a few words interlocking the important events. Words as Loud, Groovy, Electrifying and Over the top – words that also could describe Swedens Hypnos. A band that holds the capacity to unite an audience of headbangers, stoners, retro-kids and old farts. Wherever you find Hypnos you will find awesome rock music. 

With their twin guitar hooks a la Thin Lizzy, powerful vocals reminding you of a young Halford or Dickinson, groovy rhythm section and stunning stage performance it’s hard not to get going by their show. There is a playful vibe over the band. There is something more than just 70´s retro or 80´s revival. Hypnos have their home in Gothenburg a city that is notorious for their high amount of quality rock acts. Hypnos is very much a central part of the city’s contemporary rock-scene where you among other can find acts as Night Viper, Honeymoon Disease, Horisont, and Graveyard. 

Perhaps though the playful vibe and the laid back and easy going attitude of the band is because of the bands ex-member list that is just as long as any classical rock act. The constant changing of members have given the band the opportunity to always evolve, and they have always kept the feeling that each riff might be the last riff they would ever play. 

The band released GBG Sessions in 2018 that is a special album as it both shows a live experienced band at the same time as it features the band’s new singer Linus Johansson for the first time. Hypnos had trouble during the first a half of 2017 when the band’s previous singer Philip Lindgren decided to leave the band and soon after their old label Crusher Records was put on hold. But no challenge is big enough for Hypnos as the band rises like Phonix from the ashes. 

Hypnos started in 2013 and recorded and released their debut album self-titled album in 2014 (Crusher Records). In 2016 the band released their second album ”Cold Winds” (Crusher Records). In 2017 the band re-recorded many of their favorite tracks from previous releases for their ”GBG Sessions” live in the studio album. The session also included two brand new songs. Hypnos returns in October 2018 with their brand new album ‘Set Fire To The Sky’. The band has refined their sound together with producer Ola Ersfjord (Tribulation, Primordial, Honeymoon Disease). The sound is clearer and creates more space and room for the music. Hypnos are establishing their sound with the new album. It´s clear that ”Set Fire To The Sky” is the launchpad for the bands future.

Today the band is stronger, wiser, more mature and have gained a new singer and a new label in The Sign Records. Hypnos came to their crossroad but this new live session album shows that the band knows their direction and the future has never looked brighter. 

 

Hypnos is:
Linus Johansson – Vocals
Oskar Wersäll – Guitarr
Anton Frick Kallmin – Bass
Pontus Isebring – Guitarr
Oskar Brindmark – Drums

 


Vokonis

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  • May 15, 2018
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The heavy prog-metal-trio, Vokonis, is here to daze you with their furious sludge-vibe and melodic passages. Drenched in blasting distortion, melody, and menace, Vokonis is ready to fully blossom as the progressive beast they’ve held within since 2015. With a style that ranges from the heavy riffage and vocals of heavy bands such as Baroness to utterly clean Pink Floydish soundscapes, they aim to completely immerse you in their songwriting. As you share a psychedelic and thrilling journey Vokonis will have shown their range from full-blown doom to melodically blissful passages. 

Vokonis third album “Grasping Time” will be released in the spring of 2019 on The Sign Records. Simon said of the process; “We’re practically living in our practice space. So it’s no wonder we’ve been productive. I always wanted for us to write our own Crack The Skye. This might be it.” Simon, Emil, and Jonte have since their start putting everything in high gear. While they’ve released two records, being featured in the highly profiled “The Planet of Doom”-animated movie, Vokonis aren’t stepping down in tempo. Neither are satisfied. With a new sound, the trio is ready to launch themselves into the stratosphere.  

Playing shows and putting a bigger focus on touring Vokonis have shared stages with bands such as Monolord, Skraeckoedlan, and Bombus. Playing on the road have been instrumental in the evolution of the band. With a heavy punk vibe to their live-shows, they have drawn out a new-found strength in the studio. Laying down heaviness in new forms as shown in tracks such as “I hear the Siren” and “Sunless Hymnal”, they also feel comfortable to take it down a notch. With a dynamic range the size of the backline of Sunn O))), Vokonis show that their love for warm sound and melody is not lost on anyone.

Taking steps forward from their previous album ‘The Sunken Djinn’ (2017), a heavy endeavor focusing mainly on raw power and how far one can take fuzzed out riffs, Vokonis now sets out towards a new musical goal. Inspired by nature and the universe around us they’ve deepened their sound immensely. Drawing inspiration from the shared vocals of Mastodon and a love for all things progressive Vokonis have evolved into the usage of dual vocals. Now sharing lead vocals, Jontes melodic voice complement the fierce bark of guitarist Simon. “As we toyed around with the idea of sharing vocals we found out just how much more stuff Simon could do with the guitar. Playing leads or more complex riffs while I’m singing was something we only dreamed of before.” Jonte said of the trios new sound.

Vokonis are ready to take the next step. With a new dynamic sound and a goal set for the domination of the heavy underground they’re coming for your ears. Get ready.


Märvel

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  • September 29, 2017
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The band was formed in 2002 when John Steen (The King), Ulrik Bostedt ( Speedo) and Tony Samuelsson (The Vicar) spent a high school exchange year in Colorado, USA. Ditching classes, drinking beer and playing rock n roll in the garage worked out pretty fine for the three young fellas. The first vinyl ep “Marvellous” was released through the small NY based label “New York Powerhitters” and the band got airtime on several college radio stations before they left USA and returned to Sweden with lousy grades, but high spirits. Two other vinyl eps (Heroine Tracks, Bedlam
at the embassy)were released the following years through Swedish indie labels. The first album, titled “Five Smell City” after their hometown Linköping (known locally as the city of five smells ) was followed by a ep with cover tracks (Unleashed) ranging from Bon Jovi, Parliament, KISS and Robyn. Constant touring and airplay has helped the band building a very loyal fanbase in Europe. And the second album “Thunderblood Heart” took the band to a new level in 2007.

During the all these years Märvel has gone through some changes. The earlier records shows a band in superhero costumes, and the members called themselves “Vocalo, The Ambassador and Animalizer”. These alter egos have been abandoned in favor of “The King, The Vicar and Speedo”.
New times sometimes need new personas. Since the bassist Ulrik Bostedt (Speedo) isn’t allowed to cross the Swedish borders another character, The Aviator, has taken his place on tour abroad and recently a third bassist , The Burgher has joined the band. Märvel don´t believe in replacing members, they add members. So for those who are counting, Märvel is a power trio with five members.

In 2009 Märvel released a single sided one track vinyl 7” titled “A Pyrrhic Victory” and early in 2011 it was time for the third album “Warhawks Of War” with guests such as Dregen (Backyard Babies) and Robert Dahlqvist (Hellacopters) followed by yet another tour through Europe and 23 weeks of rotation on national Swedish radio (P3).

Warhawks Of War features a more versatile sound without losing the bands roots in high energy rock n roll. The twelve tracks ranges from soft almost caressing slaps on the cheek to fully forced knuckle punches straight to the nose. Märvels music has been described as sweaty group sex with The Hellacopters, Turbonegro and Electric Six at a KISS-themed childrens party. Throw some 60s soul and 80s metal (the good kind) in the mix and you are getting pretty close to the truth. Märvel consists of The King, The Vicar and The Burgher whose masked live performances have earned the band a steady growing, very loyal, fanbase with an Army of fan clubs in 11 countries all over the world.

Following the success of Warhawks Of War MÄRVEL also played clubs (Debaser Slussen, Debaser Malmö, Sticky Fingers etc.) all over Sweden in 2011 and finished off that year with supporting Michael Monroe at a big new years eve party in Helsinki, Finland.

June 1:st 2012 they released another 7” with the track METALHEAD on side A that quickly got good rotation on US college radio stations and they also performed at the Muskelrock festival in Sweden in May. The summer of 2012 will be ended with a gig at the Skogsröjet festival in Sweden.

In 2014 the band released their Hadal Zone Express and in 2015 The Hills Have Eyes.

The band is currently working on their 6th album to be out on The Sign Records during the autumn 2017

 


偏執症者 Paranoid

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  • July 17, 2017
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偏執症者 (Paranoid) is a Swedish hardcore/raw-punk/metal band from Frösön/Östersund, formed in 2012. The foundation of the band’s savagery is in the Disclose-inspired noise blended with Venom-styled black metal, conjuring a destructive vortex of violently rotating northern winds of head banging chaos and pure D-beat fury. The intense sound combines the best traditions of Swedish råpunk and loud Japanese insanity.

Henrik Låsgård – Vo/Gu // Emil Bergslid – Dr // Joakim Staaf-Sylsjö – Ba/Vo // Motokazu Tsukuda

Former members:
Nils Landin – Vo (2012-2013), Åke Henriksson – Gu (2012), Johan Landin – Gu/Solo (2012).

 


Grande Royale

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  • March 5, 2017
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Grande Royale is a rock’n’roll band from Jönköping, Sweden, who find their roots in the early 70’s rock scene of Detroit and the 90’s rock scene in Scandinavia, mixed up with some vintage pop. The music is straight forward rock’n’roll packed with electric guitars, melodic vocals and thundering bass lines.

During the bands first year, Grande Royale recorded and released their debut album titled ‘Cygne Noir’ (2014) and the second album was released in 2015 with the title ‘No Fuss – A piece by resolute men’. At this stage the band had been doing all of the recordings by themselves, and also released the albums on their own.

These records made it possible for the band to go out and play live shows all over Sweden, as well as in the U.K and Southern Europe. With energetic live shows, and tight performances Grande Royale raised the roof of the venues.

In the summer of 2016 Grande Royale started to work on their third album in the Honk Palace with Nicke Andersson (Imperial State Electric, The Hellacopters, Entombed) as the engineer and producer. The album got the title ‘Breaking News’, and will be released on The Sign records in August 2017.

 


Demon Head

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  • March 5, 2017
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Lightning on the horizon…

On the 7th of April 2017, Demon Head’s new album THUNDER ON THE FIELDS will be released through The Sign Records. The songs were recorded by the Copenhagen band onto 16-track tape, in an isolated cabin where they locked themselves in for weeks in the winter of 2016.

Like its well-received predecessor Ride The Wilderness, the fruit of their communal work is powerfully crafted from start to finish. While the sound stays true to the sinister atmosphere of the debut album, the music has evolved to the next logical step: darker, more tight-knitted, and more diverse. Demon Head is not about trends or imitation. It is about the burning love for music. While in part an homage to the first heavy music, the songs have their own voice. The attitude is of originality and urgency rather than pretense.

Since the beginning, the band has relentlessly travelled on the road and off the beaten path, playing loud, wild concerts with bands from many genres and scenes. In the same way, the influences on THUNDER ON THE FIELDS are hard to pinpoint; many have experienced that nothing sounds quite like the doom-tinged heavy rock of Demon Head, while it retains a strange familiarity of haunting melodies that don’t seem to want to escape the listeners cranium. Comparison is always difficult and limiting, but you might get an idea of the direction if you imagine if the tour bus of Judas Priest had crashed into a whiskey bar where The Doors and Neil Young throw dice with the devil, while The Stooges cover Big Mama Thornton on the decrepit corner stage.

Vinyl, CD, and digital versions will be available worldwide, courtesy of The Sign Records. Cassette tapes will be released through Caligari Records.

Discografy:
Thunder On The Fields CD/LP – 2017 – The Sign Records
Ride The Wilderness CD/LP – 2015 – This Charming Man Records
Alucarda split 7″ – 2015 – Kontrafon Records
Winterland 7″ – 2014 – Levitation Records
Demo Tape – 2014 – Caligari Records

 


Honeymoon Disease

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  • March 5, 2017
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Honeymoon Disease is a speedy rock’n’roll quartet from Gothenburg, Sweden. With burning guitar riffs and some sweaty 70’s grooves, this band’s high voltage stage performance will give you a colorful punch right in the face – A glowing black eye with a taste of bands like Thin Lizzy, The Hellacopters and Kiss.

Honeymoon Disease was formed 2014 and only one year after the start they released their debut album ‘The Transcendence’ (Napalm Records).  A well acclaimed debut record which put the band on full throttle and they have been rolling and rocking all over Europe – touring and supporting acts like Imperial State Electric, Graveyard, The Shrine, Horisont and The Vintage Caravan. In May 2017 the band releases ‘Electric Eel’ on The Sign Records.

 


Siberian

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  • November 26, 2016
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Siberian is a heavy metal band from Linköping, Sweden that finds it´s influences mainly in the american sludge and post-metal scene. Mix it together with their Scandinavian background and you will start to get an idea what Siberian is all about. Uncompromising walls of sound meets melody and melancholia.

Siberian released their theme-based debut album ‘Modern Age Mausoleum’ in 2014. It was the first chapter in Siberian´s ‘Age Trilogy’. The album displays a dark view of the modern society and is strongly  influenced by dystopian literature. The band followed the album release with several tours in Europe. As the tour cycle of the debut album came to an end the band had gathered substantial live experience after having played at clubs and festivals across Europe. Thanks to the wide spread of genres the band have captured many audiences from different sub-groups and developed into a fierce live act with the ability to grasp and enthrall audiences.

During the two years after the debut, the band worked with the documentation of all their personal dreams. The material became the foundation of what was to become their second theme-based release in the trilogy named ‘Through Ages of Sleep’. The follow-up explores the subconscious mind in dreams and is portrayed both sonically and lyrically. The album takes Siberian a step further sounding more mature and grown up compared to the previous debut. The band have stated in interviews that they shun away from any musical rules and focus only on writing what feels right. Which becomes very clear on the new record since there are no typical verse-chorus-verse structure.

With the release of the second album through The Sign Records the band starts their second tour cycle and with a new collaboration with booking agency Jackalope – ANM the band puts even higher focus on their live performance.


Nekrokraft

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  • July 9, 2016
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Will o’ Wisp is the first full length progeny created by Nekrokraft. Blackened thrash metal that was forged in an old cold Swedish cellar beneath the ostrogothia soil. The album holds a brutal yet melodic aura and contains seven occult hymns that is released upon the world the 28th of October. Keeping an old-school approach without being retro, Will o´ Wisp offers both classic metal influences and attributes such as organ, choirs and folk influences that makes the story telling a central part of the album. The raw guitar oriented songwriting mixed with blast beats, melodies and Angst’s raging vocals makes Will o’ Wisp an stand out album 2016. 

“Nekrokraft is epic, doom-laced Black Metal with moments of explosive brutality and speed that almost raise the hairs  on the back of one’s neck.” – Suicide Scriptures Magazine

The album is recorded by Angst and Nekrokraft and is mixed by Joona Hassinen in Studio Underjord. Mastered by Tore Stjerna in Necromorbus Studio. Artwork made by Mattias Frisk. Release by The Sign Records. Nekrokraft have played festivals as Black Christmas and Motala Thrash Fest and shared stage with bands as Mayhem, Marduk, Venom, Vader, Vampire, Antichrist, Havoc and many more. The band will be touring after the release of the album.