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Volbeat – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie

Posted in CD, Metal, Rock with tags , , , , on 22nd May 2016 by mickbirchy

Volbeat
Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
Heavy metal, Hard Rock

Released: 3 June 2016
Via Universal Music Group

Volbeat are one of those bands that just have it.  I couldn’t tell you for the life of me what ‘it’ is, but they definitely have it.  Over the years they have put out splendid record after bombastic hit. Once again I think they’ve done it again, well they have for me at least. Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie, is their 6th studio album and it’s more of what have done over the years, it has a big sound, a lot of emotional power and the songs are catchy and anthemic.  It is also the first album not to feature bassist, Anders Kjølholm who left in November 2015.

This album has a lot to enjoy about it.  From the big sounding production to the consistent and commanding song structure.  All designed to be lodged in your head and to sing at the top of your lungs at live shows. Michael Poulsen’s vocals are crystal clear and have a lot of emotional weight to throw around and it’s matched by his own superb guitar work with Rob Caggiano’s blinding guitar skill as well. Everything on this album sounds big and expansive, it makes me want to track down all of the lyrics and sing them loud as I’m sure you will  too. The pure emotion on the album is wonderful as every song has weight and they’re not just throw away rock songs to get as many people in a concert venue.  The songs are quite frankly beautiful.  Especially songs like For Eveigt (featuring Johan Olsen from Magtens), Mary Jane Kelly & Goodbye Forever.  For Eveigt has this sweetness to it and the addition of Johan’s vocals only serves to add to the power of the song.  Whilst Mary Jane Kelly & Goodby Forever have the aura of real honesty and the anthemic choruses are genuinely fun to sing along to.  By the way the gospel choir on Goodbye Forever nearly brought me to tears, it’s not a sad song, but it just was done so well that it got me emotional.

Then you get to the other thing that Volbeat do exceptional well. Kicking you in the arse with hard rock awesomeness (side note: is it strange my spellchecker recognised that word?).  Oh well,  songs like the album’s lead in single The Devil’s Bleeding Crown and Seal The Deal are sure to keep old school rock fans satisfied. With Caggiano’s signature guitar stings and sweeping solos mixed with the incredible riffs that keep you pumped for hours.  Volbeat really have made something amazing here.  Mixing all rock styles, from hard rock to metal to blues to ballads.  There’s seemingly no style that they can’t take and make their own.  This is a definite must for anyone in 2016.

5/5

Mick Birchall

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Deathstars reveal details on upcoming album The Perfect cult

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 11th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Swedish industrialist rock band Deathstars will be returning with a huge blast with the release of their highly anticipated upcoming album The Perfect Cult. The album was documented in several studios: drums, guitars and bass were recorded in Bohus Sound Recording, Kungälv Sweden, vocals in Gig Studios in Stockholm, Sweden and keyboards, orchestration and editing was done in Black Syndicate, Stockholm. Mixing was handled by legendary Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Within Temptation). For the drum, guitar and bass-production, guitarist/keyboardist Nightmare worked together with Roberto Laghi (Emtombed, In Flames) at Bohus Sound Recording. The Mastering was done by Svante Forsbäck (Volbeat, Rammstein) at Chartmakers, Helsinki, Finland.

Commenting on the theme of the lyrics, vocalist Whiplasher said:

All the tracks are about our lives. Each song is a reflection on a situation or a topic that deals with our experiences, usually from a jet black perspective.

The tracklisting for The Perfect Cult is as follows:

01. Explode
02. Fire Galore
03. All The Devil’s Toys
04. Ghost Reviver
05. The Perfect Cult
06. Asphalt Wings
07. Bodies
08. Temple Of The Insects
09. Track, Crush & Prevail
10. Noise Cuts

Deathstars online:

http://deathstars.net
http://facebook.com/deathstars

 

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Airbourne Canadian headline tour dates confirmed

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 14th June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Aussie hard rockers Airbourne have confirmed a string of headline tour dates around Canada. The dates are as follow:

8th August – Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
9th August – Red Dog – Peterborough, ON
14th August – Encore Nightclub – Chatham, ON
15th August – Norma Jeans – London, ON
16th August – Mansion – Kingston, ON
17th August – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
21st August – Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
22nd August – Garrick Ctr – Winnipeg, MB

The dates listed above are in addition to Airbourne‘s previously announced participation in Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour alongside Volbeat, H.I.M., and All That Remains. Dates are as follow:

23th August – St. Paul, MN – The Myth
24th August – Twin Lakes, WI – Shadow Hill Ranch Festival
25th August – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
26th August – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
28th August – Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill
29th August – Bloomington, IL – US Cellular Coliseum
30th August – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
31st August – Tulsa, OK – Convention Center

3rd September – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverick Centre
4th September – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at the Hard Rock
8th September – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Center
9th September – Calgary, AB – Big 4 Building
10th September – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
15th September – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Music Festival
16th September – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
18th September – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
19th September – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
22nd September – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
26th September – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stagge at The Mann
27th September – Lowell, MS – Tsongas Arena
28th September – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Waterfront

Airbourne online:

http://airbournerock.com
http://facebook.com/airbournerock
http://www.myspace.com/airbourne