Meister Hears A Sound of Thunder

Meister Hears A Sound of Thunder

A Sound of Thunder are a heavy metal band based in Washington DC and are set to issue their latest full-length studio album on September 9, 2014.  The band is fronted with the operatic wails of pintsized (standing a mere 5’2) classically trained (and hot) vocalist Nina Osegueda.  Osegueda has been described as “the lovechild of Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson” and also as a “heavy metal Swiss Army knife” for her ability to move…

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Meister Spends Some Time On Skid Row

Meister Spends Some Time On Skid Row

“Sebastian who?” was a text I received from a friend during the Skid Row concert in Toronto on Wednesday August 20, 2014.  He was situated across the Virgin Mobile Mod Club in a different vantage point than I was for the show and this text came by the end of the second song of the setlist.  I had caught the live Skid Row experience previously while at Sweden Rock Festival 2013 and learned the advantages…

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Oddities of The Meister’s I-pod (Meister’s Fresh Blood)

Oddities of The Meister’s I-pod (Meister’s Fresh Blood)

The Oddities of The Meister’s I-Pod (or Meister’s Fresh Blood) In conjunction with this week’s Decibel Geek Podcast Episode #150-Fresh Blood Vol. #2 in which Chris and Aaron spin tracks from bands that you are probably unfamiliar with I decided to take a look at my current listening selection.  Rather than do a specific album review on each and every one of these I thought that I’d take a quick look at some of the…

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Thundermother Rock n Roll Disaster is Anything But

Thundermother Rock n Roll Disaster is Anything But

                    Rock ‘n’ Roll Disaster, the debut release from Sweden’s Thundermother is anything but a disaster!  You may not be familiar with this band, and neither was I until one day I was watching a concert recording of another awesome Swedish band, Sister Sin that they had posted on their Facebook page.  The next band on stage at the event was Thundermother.  With AC/DC comparisons abound they…

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The Meister in Sweden 2014: The Meister Parties With New Friends!

The Meister in Sweden 2014: The Meister Parties With New Friends!

This is it!  This is the end!  So sad isn’t it?  I wish I was still there and I can’t wait for next year’s pilgrimage to Sweden Rock Festival but until then here’s my final day of the 2014 excursion. Saturday’s band schedule-another full day! Roxy Petrucci-by Meister As I walked by the stage prior to the show I was able to grab a little of the soundcheck, eluding me to what was in store. …

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Meister at Sweden Rock 2014: Day #3

Meister at Sweden Rock 2014: Day #3

You Wanted the Sun, You Got the Sun! This morning I awoke drenched in sweat as the bright sun pounded down on my tent……this is much better than the damp, cold, rainy overcast skies of the past couple of days!  After freshening up in the shower trailer (not as fun as it sounds, trust me!), I headed out for a long day of rock with many acts on my “hit list” for today.  Once in…

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Meister in Sweden 2014:The Dismal Skies Don’t Dampen the Day

Meister in Sweden 2014:The Dismal Skies Don’t Dampen the Day

Again it’s cold!!!  I wake up to a decided chill in the air, very glad that I bought the camping mat last night!  The skies are cloudy and threatening rain again, Sweden where is the hot sunny weather that you provided me last year?  This is worse than Canada at the moment!  After some Decibel Geek work while lounging in my tent, it’s time to head out a little before noon to Red Dragon Cartel’s…

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The Meister in Sweden 2014: Day Two: The Rock Begins!

The Meister in Sweden 2014: Day Two: The Rock Begins!

Day #1 Schedule I survived the night successfully in my tent, a little chill but overall good.  Today is still a little dismal out and there’s a definite chill in the air again.  Wandering the grounds in the morning, this time I ventured farther than I made it last year and discovered where all the public campgrounds were situated as well as another general store with a better selection than the Supermarket.  Unfortunately, the plan…

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The Meister in Sweden 2014: A Long Day of Travel!

The Meister in Sweden 2014: A Long Day of Travel!

Well here we are exactly one year after the Meister’s first Sweden Rock Festival and again the intrepid Canadian is back  in Scandinavian Sweden for more.  Here’s my account of the lengthy travel day to arrive here: I rushed out of the house, beginning my public transit trek to Toronto’s Pearson Airport with that nagging feeling that I’d forgotten something.  Sure enough as I was over halfway to the airport I realised that I had…

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The Meister’s 2014 Sweden Invasion Begins!

The Meister’s 2014 Sweden Invasion Begins!

After last year’s adventures at Sweden Rock Festival, from all the good (the whole damn thing) and the bad (almost losing my job over going), I couldn’t help but return for another engagement (“A Canadian Decibel Geek in Sweden”).  The Sweden Rock Festival began in 1992, marking the 22nd Anniversary for 2014’s event and takes place in the less than 10,000 populated, small town of Solvesborg.  Solvesborg is located in the southern portion of the…

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