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Review – Orcus Chylde – Orcus Chylde

When I first came across Orcus Chylde, it was while poking around on Kadavar’s Facebook page. I noticed Orcus Chylde was tagged so my instincts kicked in to check them out. There were a few songs posted for sample on Facebook and naturally I listened. What I heard I liked. It had that nice retro sound that I really dig. Of course liking what I heard, I let the band know to keep The Soda Shop in mind of a review copy when the album was ready. Fast forward until last week when the CD arrived in the mail. Oh was I giddy. I put it on in my truck to listen to while I drove to work. I wasn’t sure what it was I was hearing but it wasn’t what I was expecting. I wasn’t sure if it was all that it was cracked up to be. It wasn’t.It was better.

While I was expecting some heavy retro rock ala Graveyard, what I got was a sort of a hybrid between Graveyard and Witchcraft. The vocals even (more…)


Review – Kadavar – Kadavar

I think I may have found the next big thing here. Kadavar has been featured here before as somewhat of a preview of things to come. The vinyl finally made its way into my hands, while I was waiting anxiously for it, I found it to be worth the wait.

This 3 piece from Germany play heavy psych/psych blues ala Graveyard, Brutus, and a little bit of Witchcraft. The riffs rock and roar, they’re hypnotizing and very damn catchy. The album opens with “All Our Thoughts” which is akin to Graveyard’s “Satan’s Finest.” “Black Sun” is a riff lovers dream, the tempo goes up and down throughout, more of a verse, chorus, verse deal but is very fitting. “Forgotten Past” is a bit slower paced but still has some excellent and catchy riffs. The solo towards the end kicks some serious ass. “Goddess of Dawn” starts off with this really thick and heavy riff. (more…)


GRAVEYARD: New Video Interview Posted Online

via Blabbermouth

Riff-Mag.com conducted an interview with Axel Sjöberg (drums) of the Gothenburg, Sweden-based psychedelic doom rock band GRAVEYARD on March 22 in London, England. You can now watch the chat below.

GRAVEYARD was honored with the “Best Hard Rock/Metal” award at the Swedish “Grammis” gala, which was held on February 14 at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm.

The nominees in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal” category were as follows:

* GRAVEYARD – “Hisingen Blues”
* HAMMERFALL – “Infected”
* IN FLAMES – “Sounds Of A Playground Fading”
* OPETH – “Heritage” (more…)


GRAVEYARD: New Video Interview Posted Online

via Blabbermouth

Planet Mosh TV conducted an interview with Joakim Nilsson (guitar, vocals) and Jonathan Ramm (guitar, vocals) of the Gothenburg, Sweden-based psychedelic doom rock band GRAVEYARD on March 22 in London, England. You can now watch the chat below.

GRAVEYARD was honored with the “Best Hard Rock/Metal” award at the Swedish “Grammis” gala, which was held on February 14 at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm.

The nominees in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal” category were as follows:

* GRAVEYARD – “Hisingen Blues”
* HAMMERFALL – “Infected”
* IN FLAMES – “Sounds Of A Playground Fading”
* OPETH – “Heritage”
* THE HAUNTED – “Unseen” (more…)


GRAVEYARD Wins Swedish ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal’ GRAMMIS Award

via Blabbermouth

GRAVEYARD was honored with the “Best Hard Rock/Metal” award at the Swedish “Grammis” gala, which was held last night (Tuesday, February 14) at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm.

The nominees in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal” category were as follows:

* GRAVEYARD – “Hisingen Blues”
* HAMMERFALL – “Infected”
* IN FLAMES – “Sounds Of A Playground Fading”
* OPETH – “Heritage”
* THE HAUNTED – “Unseen” (more…)


Graveyard Announces European Tour Dates

via Metal Underground

Sweden’s Graveyard has announced new upcoming European tour dates for this coming March. Commented the band:

“After finishing an absolutely amazing year camp Graveyard was supposed to tour the US and then slow down and start working on songs for the next album. But after an great tour with the gods of Motörhead, a couple of great dates with the legends in Deep Purple and a sold out show in our hometown of Gothenburg we figured that we weren’t quite done with the touring just yet. With that said we’re glad to inform you that Graveyard are getting back in the van and will as always be beyond ready to bring you one more round of Graveyard live!!!”

Dates are as follows:

15.03. GER – Hamburg – Knust
16.03. GER – Berlin – Postbahnhof
17.03. GER – Osnabruck – Bastard Club
18.03. GER – Cologne – Underground (more…)


Top 20 of 2011 – Jake’s Picks

Shortly after I wrote last year’s Top 20 list, I knew it was going to be interesting to write this year’s. I’ll be honest, I didn’t hold out much hope for 2011 after the year that 2010 was. There were several huge releases in ’10 that I figured would put it on top for, at least, a few years. Sure, there were a few heavily anticipated releases I knew were coming in ’11 like Graveyard‘s Hisingen Blues, but that still paled in comparison. It wasn’t until this year started to go along that it was clear that 2011 was just as good, if not better, than 2010. This was helped along by several amazing hidden gems that were discovered throughout the year. I must have had fun discovering and enjoying all of this music because 2011 flew by faster than any year in recent memory.

In comparing last year to this year, I did find something curious. Last year, Bill and I shared similar lists with 10 matching entries with several of those in nearly identical placements on our lists. This year, things are a bit different. I only count 7 matches, and only 2 with a similar position. Consider the additional albums on this list an early Christmas gift from the cosmos.

As always, the creating of these lists are extremely hard, and I hate to leave some very deserving bands off of a list like this. Unfortunately, I can’t include every amazing album on this list. This year’s list has been worked on all year. I’ve meticulously arranged albums as I’ve listened to them throughout this year, continually going back to adjust their standings. Some bands have moved up, some have moved down, and some have flew to the top, seemingly out of nowhere. (more…)