SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – 2018 The Full Coverage (Feature)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – 2018 The Full Coverage (Feature)

…and here we go! In preparation for the 2018 Sweden Rock Festival experience Decibel Geek‘s four heroes (like The Avengers, but not as superhero-like) are all set for a return engagement. Following our exploits and all the pertinent Sweden Rock Festival announcements, you’ve come to the right place! This page will be a steady build leading up to the event, during and after it’s completion. Here you’ll find our reports on band announcements and other festival-related news blurbs. As we go along we will be adding anticipation articles in the days and/or weeks approaching Sweden…

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Another Round of Bands for SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2018 (News)

Another Round of Bands for SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2018 (News)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL UNLEASHES ANOTHER ROUND OF BAND ANNOUNCEMENTS Announced just moments ago and translated from Swedish by Google Translate, here’s the latest update from Sweden Rock Festival 2018: Meshuggah is playing the Sweden Rock Festival 2018. A new round of bands for the summer’s Sweden Rock Festival is ready. Umeå Meshuggah has stressed the limits of what is technically possible in hard metal since the early 1990s. Their intense light show performs best in…

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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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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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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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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – The Full Coverage (Festival Report)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – The Full Coverage (Festival Report)

And so, welcome one and all. Ladies gentlemen boys and girls to the absolute greatest music event on land the world over. We proudly present theDecibel Geek coverage of the Sweden Rock Festival 2017. The Sweden Rock Festival takes place in a sleepy hamlet in south Sweden. Beginning back in 1991, 2016 was a landmark year marking the 25th anniversary for Sweden Rock Festival. An event that organizers were told “would never work. The bands and the fans are too old”. The festival…

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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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