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PICTURE – Every Story Needs Another Picture/Marathon (November 10, 2017)

PICTURE – Every Story Needs Another Picture/Marathon (November 10, 2017)

Widely recognized as one of (if not the) first Dutch heavy metal bands, Picture‘s storied career dates all the way back to 1979. Their classic first four albums were previously subject to Divebomb‘s two-on-one CD treatment in 2013, with fifth opus Traitor joining the ranks in 2016 for the first time ever on disc. But the picture — pun intended — remains incomplete… If Traitor had signaled Picture‘s shift toward a slightly more commercial hard…

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Interview with PICTURE at Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – (Video Interview)

Interview with PICTURE at Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – (Video Interview)

At Sweden Rock Festival 2017 three geeks, Shawn “Animalize” Irwin, Rich “The Meister” Dillon and yours truly, Mikael Svensson, had the opportunity to speak to Dutch metal legends Picture. The band were sort of pioneers on the metal scene in Europe in general. The Netherlands in particular where things started to stir in the late 1970’s. There wasn’t really a Dutch metal scene at the time but things were happening across the English channel where bands…

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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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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

Sweden Rock Festival 2017 For the second year in a row, I was able to go to Sweden Rock. This time I was fortunate to see Canadian hard rock band Helix live in Sweden, along with Edguy, Aerosmith, Saxon, Lionheart and many more. I had a great time once again with my Decibel Geek brethren and hope to continue returning year after year to this awesome festival. Here is a recap of the bands I…

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The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Day 3 Recap (Feature/Festival Review)

The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Day 3 Recap (Feature/Festival Review)

Friday, June 9, 2017 – Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – Day #3 Bring on the coffee! Rising and gathering at breakfast in the hotel lobby, coffee began its waking effects. With four dudes sharing a hotel room, grabbing a morning shower is a procedure of waiting no matter what you do. But being last and stepping into an inch of cold water covering the floor is uncool guys! Not their fault particularly, we still can’t…

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EMERGENCY – Martial Law (Album Review)

EMERGENCY – Martial Law (Album Review)

What have we got here? Another long lost Dutch gem uncovered by Divebomb Records! English shouter Pete Lovell is most famous for fronting Dutch band Picture on two classic albums (Eternal Dark and Traitor) and of course being the frontman on the Picture‘s two great comeback albums in the 2000’s. Lovell grew up on Jersey (one of the Channel Islands in the English strait) where he started out with his own band Guilty Spirits in…

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LOVELL’S BLADE – Stone Cold Steel (February 10, 2017)

LOVELL’S BLADE – Stone Cold Steel (February 10, 2017)

Divebomb Records is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the debut album by Lovell’s Blade, the band formed from defecting members of Dutch metal legends Picture. These former members are vocalist Pete Lovell, alongside guitarists Mike Ferguson and André Wullems. The trio then teamed up with bassist Patrick Velis and Noel van Eersel on drums to flesh out a powerful, well-equipped lineup for Lovell’s Blade. Recorded and mixed by Serge Naberman at the prestigious Claim to Fame Sound Studio,…

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PICTURE Re-release Classic Traitor Album (Album Review)

PICTURE Re-release Classic Traitor Album (Album Review)

Dutch cult classic heavy metal band Picture is one of those pioneers that influenced a lot of other bands but did not rise to fame and fortune themselves. Like, for example, their German colleagues in Accept. Having pioneered the Dutch rock scene in the early 1980’s the original line up is still active today and will be playing festival dates the upcoming summer. As an appetizer, the classic Traitor album gets a remaster treatment and…

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PICTURE – Traitor (Nov. 25, 2016)

PICTURE – Traitor (Nov. 25, 2016)

Widely recognized as one of (if not the) first Dutch heavy metal bands, PICTURE‘s storied career dates all the way back to 1979. Their classic first four albums have previously been subject to Divebomb‘s two-on-one CD treatment in 2013, and it’s now time to see the group’s fifth opus, Traitor, join the ranks. Originally issued on LP and cassette in 1985, Traitor was PICTURE‘s second (and, at the time, final) album with English frontman Pete…

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