220 VOLT Live Video (parts filmed by Decibel Geek)

220 VOLT Live Video (parts filmed by Decibel Geek)

Swedish melodic rockers 220 VOLT have issued a live video for the song “It’s Nice To Be A King”. The video was compiled from footage filmed by several people during the band’s recent concert during the 2016 Sweden Rock Festival. Some of the footage used by the band in this video that showcases what was reported by Decibel Geek as a concert highlight of the Sweden Rock Festival was supplied by Decibel Geek‘s Rich “The Meister”…

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220 Volt Review & Interview (Sweden Rock 2016)

220 Volt Review & Interview (Sweden Rock 2016)

The year was 1989. Looking through the CD’s at my local music store I came across a cool looking CD. It was titled Eye To Eye and the band, 220 Volt. I recall seeing a video of 220 Volt and remembering it sounded cool, I bought it. This CD was released in 1988 and it became one of my most played CD’s back then. I found out they had 3 other albums. They really changed…

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Sweden Rock 2016 Or Bust!

Sweden Rock 2016 Or Bust!

Here we go again…..Decibel Geek‘s festival-addicted travelling side show Rich “The Meister” Dillon is once again set to head off on a voyage across the great pond to his fourth consecutive Sweden Rock Festival. Last year he was joined by Mikael “The Lionsheart” Svensson, who living in Sweden has made many an appearance at the event, in his first as a Decibel Geek staff representative and occasional writer Laura Suchan. You can check out all…

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Spotlight: 220 Volt Live at Väsby Rock Festival

Spotlight: 220 Volt Live at Väsby Rock Festival

The first band on the bill for 2015´s Väsby Rock Festival that I did not really want to miss was Sweden’s own veteran hard rockers 220 Volt. The band started out as a heavily NWOBHM inspired outfit and as time passed by they grew slightly more melodic and more “commercial” in their approach. This was a positive development in my eyes and culminated in the most successful album Eye to Eye, released in 1988 and…

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Väsby Rock Festival Day 1 – 17th of July

Väsby Rock Festival Day 1 – 17th of July

Introduction Väsby Rock Festival is a relatively new rock festival in Sweden established in 2013. The festival was founded and organized by a group of 8 people devoted to melodic hard rock/metal. The event is held in the small town of Väsby just north of Stockholm. Strategically situated only 10 km from the Stockholm international airport of Arlanda makes it easy for international visitors to just fly in, stay at a hotel just beside the festival…

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High Voltage In Sweden – 220 Volt live in Borlänge

High Voltage In Sweden – 220 Volt live in Borlänge

220 Volt Live in Borlänge, Sweden. Photo by Mikael Svensson It´s been 27 years! 27 years since I last attended a 220 Volt concert, then as part of a Swedish ”Monsters of Rock” package featuring the cream of Swedish hard rock and featuring the main contenders for the crown that Europe wore. The package included Treat, Electric Boys and of course 220 Volt, the band from the Northern county of Jämtland and its “capital” Östersund….

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The Electric Messengers Want Us To Walk In The Starlight!

The Electric Messengers Want Us To Walk In The Starlight!

The debut album came out in 1983 and their biggest hit was a Christmas song. In the 80´s they toured with AC/DC, Nazareth and a couple of other huge bands and they worked with famous producer Max Norman. They started out as a heavily NWOBHM influenced band and slowly became more melodic. They were branded as one of the prime contenders to Europe in the late 1980´s. The band was defunct for ten years but in…

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