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…

Share This:
Read More

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…

Share This:
Read More

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…

Share This:
Read More

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…

Share This:
Read More

From This Might Hurt to Running With the Dogs

From This Might Hurt to Running With the Dogs

Rarely, if ever does the sequel compare to the original (with the exception of The Empire Strikes Back of course!), look at Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II for example (although sad that we lost Harold Ramis, recently I have to pose the question: Does this make him the enemy now?). When I discovered UK’s The Treatment early on in my career with Decibel Geek and their first effort This Might Hurt I was thrilled with this…

Share This:
Read More

ADRENALINE MOB – Men Of Honor (Album Review)

ADRENALINE MOB – Men Of Honor (Album Review)

**Although written by me, this review originally appeared on the Rock United website (www.rockunited.com) during my time as a writer with those fine folks. However, I present it here, with some slight edits and encourage readers to investigate Rock United‘s website as well** ADRENALINE MOB (Bio) Adrenaline Mob began a couple of years ago in 2011 when Russell Allen (Symphony X), guitarist Mike Orlando and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) got together. The boys enlisted the help of…

Share This:
Read More

DOGFACE – Back On The Streets (Album Review)

DOGFACE – Back On The Streets (Album Review)

**Although written by me, this review originally appeared on the Rock United website (www.rockunited.com) during my time as a writer with those fine folks. However, I present it here, with some slight edits and encourage readers to investigate Rock United‘s website as well** DOGFACE (Bio) It’s been more than ten years since Dogface graced the shelves of a record store. Is there even such a thing anymore? But they’re back with an album of new material. This…

Share This:
Read More

BLOODGOOD – Dangerously Close (Album Review)

BLOODGOOD – Dangerously Close (Album Review)

**Although written by me, this review originally appeared on the Rock United website (www.rockunited.com) during my time as a writer with those fine folks. However, I present it here, with some slight edits and encourage readers to investigate Rock United‘s website as well** BLOODGOOD (Bio) When hearing the term “Christian Rock or Metal” the name that most comes to people minds is Stryper given their mainstream commercial success, but there are many others in the genre hiding…

Share This:
Read More

LOVER UNDER COVER – Into The Night (Album Review)

LOVER UNDER COVER – Into The Night (Album Review)

**Although written by me, this review originally appeared on the Rock United website (www.rockunited.com) during my time as a writer with those fine folks. However, I present it here, with some slight edits and encourage readers to investigate Rock United‘s website as well** LOVER UNDER COVER (Bio) I’m not sure if Sweden has always been a veritable hotbed for great rock and roll of a variety of styles. Or if I’ve only recently become attuned to it….

Share This:
Read More

BASTARDOGS – No Pain No Gain (Album Review)

BASTARDOGS – No Pain No Gain (Album Review)

**Although written by me, this review originally appeared on the Rock United website (www.rockunited.com) during my time as a writer with those fine folks. However, I present it here, with some slight edits and encourage readers to investigate Rock United‘s website as well** BASTARDOGS (Bio) Sleaze rock/metal may have hit notoriety on the sunset strip in the 80’s with bands like L.A. Guns, Motley Crue and Faster Pussycat but the genre is alive and well in Italy…

Share This:
Read More
1 89 90 91 92 93 95