More Bands Revealed for SWEDEN ROCK 2018 (News)

More Bands Revealed for SWEDEN ROCK 2018 (News)

Revealed this morning are another batch of bands confirmed for the 2018 Sweden Rock Festival. Here’s the official announcement (translated from Swedish via Google Translate): Another six bands ready! Today we can present another six bands to the summer’s Sweden Rock Festival. Killswitch Engage belongs to the biggest names in today’s American metal and is linked to the Iron Maiden European Tour this summer. Of course, they also follow Sweden Rock with Maiden! Sweden’s Hardcore…

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SWEDEN ROCK 2018 4 Day Tickets Sold Out! (News)

SWEDEN ROCK 2018 4 Day Tickets Sold Out! (News)

Reported earlier on the official Sweden Rock Festival Facebook page, 4-day regular tickets for the 2018 event are already sold out! The tickets went on sale Friday, November 24, 2017, at 9AM Swedish time (2AM in Toronto). The Decibel Geek crew was on it early and set alarms to wake up and get to the computers. We’ll see you there! Be sure to watch here on our website for upcoming Sweden Rock news, band announcements and…

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7 More Bands for SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2018 (News)

7 More Bands for SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2018 (News)

Below is this morning’s Sweden Rock announcement translated from Swedish: Today we can present an additional 7 bands to the summer’s Sweden Rock Festival. Rose Tattoo is probably the hard Australian rock band next to AC/DC has managed best outside of home. Nevertheless, they are rarely in Europe and even more rarely in Sweden, but this summer it’s finally time for Angry Anderson and his men to tear off classics like “Nice Boys” and “Rock’n’roll…

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SWEDEN ROCK Unveils 26 More Bands (News)

SWEDEN ROCK Unveils 26 More Bands (News)

Another 26 bands confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival – Judas Priest, Helloween, Stone Sour, Kreator and many more. Following the confirmations of Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne and Heavy Load, we are happy to announce another 26 bands for this summer’s festival. Judas Priest always rank high on the wish lists of our guests and have played several amazing shows at Sweden Rock since their 2004 reunions tour. Next summer, the heavy metal pioneers return with…

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IRON MAIDEN at SWEDEN ROCK 2018 (News)

IRON MAIDEN at SWEDEN ROCK 2018 (News)

Since attending his first Sweden Rock Festival in 2013, our editor Rich “The Meister” Dillon has made a yearly trek from Toronto, Canada to Solvesborg, Sweden. In his extensive coverage of the event through the years, he has often proclaimed it “the greatest festival on land”. This morning, Sweden Rock announced that it has secured Iron Maiden for the 2018 event, adding to the already announced Ozzy Osbourne and Heavy Load. Who’s joining the Decibel…

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Welcomes OZZY and HEAVY LOAD (News)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Welcomes OZZY and HEAVY LOAD (News)

Ozzy Osbourne to play Sweden Rock Festival – Guitarist Zakk Wylde back in the band PRESS RELEASE: Black Sabbath recently put an end to the band’s career and now the time has come for singer Ozzy Osbourne to do the same. After nearly four decades as a solo artist and a discography filled to the brim with immortal heavy metal classics, Ozzy is embarking on what is said to be his farewell tour. With the…

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VA ROCKS – Pull No Punches (Album Review)

VA ROCKS – Pull No Punches (Album Review)

One thing that Sweden Rock Festival has always been able to do for me is to satisfy my hunger for the discovery of new music. As a result, sometimes that’s “new to my ears” music in the form of an old or obscure band that I’d just not crossed paths with in the past. Sometimes that’s in the form of a new band. In this case that I’m about to present, it’s a new band….

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CHRIS BOLTENDAHL of GRAVE DIGGER (Audio Interview)

CHRIS BOLTENDAHL of GRAVE DIGGER (Audio Interview)

Yet another Sweden Rock Festival has come and gone, and no doubt attendees took home memories that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Over the course of the four-day celebration, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with several of the event’s performers.  In one of my recent stories, I covered my revealing talk with Brian Vollmer of Helix.  For my second interview, I was afforded the opportunity to…

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PICTURE at Sweden Rock Festival 2017

PICTURE at Sweden Rock Festival 2017

One of the most anticipated gigs at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival took place on the 4 Sound Stage quite early on during Friday. Some bands come out at the right time but still do not seem to be in the right place at the right time or just don’t have the luck that is required to hit big commercially. It is safe to say this is the case for the Dutch veterans in Picture. The…

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EDGUY Live at Sweden Rock Festival 2017

EDGUY Live at Sweden Rock Festival 2017

Sweden Rock Festival, the greatest festival in the world, always has so many bands that I personally want to see each year. Even though it is only my second year going, you can look at the past lineups and see why it is the best festival around. Last year I saw some bands I never thought I would see. This year, maybe not as many bucket-listers, but one band sits on the top for me this…

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