AMON AMARTH – Berserker (May 3, 2019)

AMON AMARTH – Berserker (May 3, 2019)

On May 3rd, Amon Amarth will release their 11th full-length, Berserker, via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International)! For a preview of the album, the video for the first single, “Raven’s Flight”, can be viewed below. Directed by Roboshobo, “Raven’s Flight” will be the first of a trilogy of music videos from Berserker, each one increasingly epic in its scope, further immersing the viewer in the world of Amon Amarth. Much like the songs on Berserker, the videos present Amon Amarth to…

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GRIMNER – Vanadrottning (Album Review)

GRIMNER – Vanadrottning (Album Review)

GRIMNER – Bio Grimner are a Folk Metal band.  They were formed in 2008 in the Swedish town Motala by lead guitarist and vocalist Ted, together with the drummer Henry. Throughout the years, Grimner has grown to a strong group of six members. Their first demo A Call For Battle (2010) was sung in English, but the group became decided to record in their native tongue of Swedish. As time has progressed, Grimner has steadily…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE Wrap-Up (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE Wrap-Up (Festival Review)

Even though the 11th annual Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio turned out to be more of Rain on the Range, it wasn’t a total loss. Minus a couple of bands on Friday night, every artist performed. It was a tough year for the promoters with the death of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden (who were supposed to be the headliner on Friday night) and an uncooperative Mother Nature. The official attendance for the 3-day…

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MEGADETH – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN

MEGADETH – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN

A titan in Metal and my favorite Birther, Dave Mustaine, came to Saint Paul with his band Megadeth. In support of 2016’s magnificent record Dystopia, Megadeth is wrapping up its North American dates with a swing through Roy Wilkins Auditorium.  With him, in what has become almost an annoyance, are 4 support acts.  Almost like a traveling mini-fest.  Fests, even of the mini ilk, don’t work well on a weeknight. When I first saw the…

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