Besvärjelsen (Swedish for “conjuring”) are not your everyday stoner rock band. The Swedish quintet conveys a unique sense of mystique and harrowing beauty through their crushing and alluring brand of rock, carried by Lea Amling Alazam's spellbinding vocals. "These heavy hitting Swedes deliver beautifully produced doom rock with lush soundscapes and terrifying vibes." describes Two Guys Metal Reviews.
Watch Besvärjelsen new video for "When We Fall" HERE
Drummer Erik Bäckwall says about the video:-
"The song is about searching for good when it feels hopeless, The difficulty in finding good people and not just surrounding yourself with stuff that drags you down. It doesn’t really tie in with the video though. The video came out of an idea to make a simple video where all band members where present, since only two appeared in the previous videos from the last album."
On "Frost", the follow up to their 2018 debut "Vallmo", the feel of being isolated in a cold wilderness in the grip of higher forces is palpable all throughout the five tracks, with outstanding songwriting from guitarist/vocalists Andreas Baier and Staffan Stensland Vinrot and the forceful rhythm section of Johan Rockner and Erik Bäckwall (both formerly of Dozer). "Frost" was recorded in the dead of winter, in a cabin in the woods of Dalarna county in Sweden. It was mastered my Karl Daniel Lidén. It will be available on August 9th through Blues Funeral Recordings.
Besvärjelsen was formed in 2014. Though clearly rooted in the realms of doom, within their engulfing sound lies traces of progressive metal, punk, folk, and classic rock all carefully weaved together resulting in a sound that is at once crushingly heavy and alluringly sophisticated. They released their debut EP "Villfarelser" in 2015, quickly followed by the "Exil" EP (2016) which also celebrates the addition of drummer Erik Bäckwall (former Dozer, Greenleaf) to the lineup. In 2018, the quintet release their first full-length "Vallmo" (Swedish for “poppy”), offering seamlessly wandering from crushing doom riffs to catchy vocals and melodies, deep lyrical content and storming drum work, all topped by stunning guitar solos and, for the first time since the band’s formation, songs in English as well as their native Swedish. A couple of months before the release, the band welcomed bass player Johan Rockner (former Dozer, Greenleaf) to the fold.
Besvärjelsen return in 2019 with their new "Frost" EP, an almost full length format that raises the band's standards even higher. It will be available on August 9th worldwide through Blues Funeral Recordings after being first included as part of the exclusive PostWax series. PostWax is a groundbreaking subscription-style series of exclusive records for diehard fans of stoner, doom, heavy, psych rock, launched by Blues Funeral Recordings. The "Year One" series will also feature releases from Elder, Lowrider, Domkraft, Big Scenic Nowhere on limited edition vinyl with jaw-dropping artwork and next-level design. More info here.
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Swedish hippy group Children Of The Sun have released their track "Sunchild" via Denim & Leather. The song is taken from their upcoming album Flowers which will be released via The Sign Records this month.
Listen to the song here: https://uniquehighfidelity.wixsite.com/denimandleather/post/children-of-the-sun-flowers-review-and-exclusive-track-premiere
Swedish rising pop artist AmwinN has released her new single ‘DeLorean’, out now via Universal Music Sweden. She is outspoken on the track - lamenting on the men of today, wishing she could go back in time to visit her ideal men of the past.
Of the track, Amwin says:
“Making this song, we kind of just wanted to play around with how much I dislike the dudes in this day and age. I often go back in time and think ‘shit, if only I could get on Leonardo Dicaprio circa Romeo and Juliet or Kurt Cobain around when 'Nevermind' came out”. These Instagram models and YouTube dudes nowadays do absolutely nothing for me. Just makes me wish I had a time machine so I could head back and get what I really want.”
Listen to the track here here: https://AMWIN.lnk.to/DeLorean
“Wish I had a machine to go back in time,
’Cos future boys are lames, can’t get nothing right
I’d take that b*tch way back, back to ’99
And f*ck Leo DiCaprio in his prime…
DeLorean” - Lyrics from ‘DeLorean’
Amwin - real name Amanda Winberg - has been making her mark on the international music scene recently, with her previous big single ‘Uber’ which earned her over 1 million online streams alone.
Critically too, Amwin has already attracted the attention of tastemaker press, with Clash commenting that she “inhabits a world daubed in vivid colour, with those fluro tones used to craft a deeply personal spell”, and PopDust noting that “her lyrics are an authentic portrayal of the (often unsaid) thoughts that bounce around our heads”. The Interns remarked that she is “another Swedish newcomer that you need to be paying attention to”.
InVogue Records proudly welcomes Sweden-based band Smash Into Pieces. The band blends elements electro & rock to create a very melodic sound with singalong anthems.
The band's label debut single will be released on April 20th. You can pre save the new single via Spotify here: https://ffm.to/superstarinme
Smash Into Pieces consists of:-
Chris Adam Hedman Sorbye (Lead Vocals)
Benjamin Jennebo (Guitar/Vocals)
Per Bergquist (Guitar/Vocals)
The Apocalypse DJ (percussion).
The band was founded by The Apocalypse DJ who has caught the attention of press & fans with his unique look & technology incorporated into his live performance.
SIP's last full length album "Rise and Shine" was released worldwide in January 2017. The album has collected over 12.5 million streams on Spotify alone. The band released a follow up single "Boomerang" that has gathered over 1.8 million streams in a short period on Spotify.
"We always try to find different types of artists for the IVR roster. We have never signed anything like Smash Into Pieces so I'm very excited to put something different out there for us. Great guys making great music, honored to be a part of what they are doing."
APR 27- Falun, Sweden- Falun Bowling & Krog (w/ Amaranthe, Jay Smith)
APR 28- Västerås Rockfest- Vasteras, Sweden (w/ Amaranthe, Lillasyster, Corroded)
APR 30- Västervik, Sweden- Simson
MAY 04- Stockholm, Sweden- Harry B James
MAY 05- Örebro, Sweden- Ritz Nightclub (w/ Jay Smith, NORMANDIE)
MAY 11- Göteborg, Sweden- Sticky Fingers (w/ Jay Smith)
MAY 12- Linkoping, Sweden The Crypt LKPG (w/ Sonic Syndicate, Jay Smith)
MAY 19- Hova, Sweden - Rockfickan
MAY 25- Edsbyn, Sweden- Parken
MAY 26- Ornskoldsvik, Sweden - Statt
JUL 07- Helsingborg, Sweden - Sundspärlan (w/ HammerFall, CyHra)
JUL 14- Asele, Sweden- Trillen (w/ Dead by April, Corroded)
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are joining forces for the newly announced OTR II stadium tour. Kicking off Wednesday, June 6th in Cardiff, UK, the international outing will stop in 15 cities across the UK and Europe and 21 cities in North America. The full itinerary can be found below.The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring in association with Parkwood Entertainment and Roc Nation.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Monday, March 19th at LiveNation.com and all usual outlets. On-sale dates and times vary (full on-sale schedule provided below).
Citi is the official credit card for the OTR II stadium tour and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for show dates in the United States, Europe and the UK. For performances going on sale on Monday, March 19th in the US and Europe, Citi cardmembers may purchase tickets beginning Wednesday March 14th at noon through Saturday, March 17th at 5pm (Citi pre-sale in Paris ends Friday, March 16th at 6pm). For concerts in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Poland, Citi cardmembers may access tickets starting Monday, March 19th at noon through Thursday, March 22nd at 5pm prior to the general on-sale on Friday, March 23rd. For complete pre-sale details visit: citiprivatepass.com.
Beginning Wednesday, March 14th at 9am in North America and 10am in the UK and Europe (all times local), members of the Beyhive and TIDAL subscribers will have a pre-sale opportunity for all dates. To join the Beyhive and get access to tour pre-sales, go to Beyonce.com. TIDAL members can find details for purchasing tickets on TIDAL.com or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps.
Watch the tour trailer now on TIDAL. Embed code available here: http://tdl.sh/OTRII.
In the summer of 2014, Beyoncé and Jay-Z performed six weeks of sold out stadium dates across North America with their highly anticipated 'On The Run' tour. The tour closed with two international dates in Paris, France that were filmed for an HBO special that received an Emmy nomination.
OTR II UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
June 06 Cardiff, UK Principality Stadium On sale March 23
June 09 Glasgow, UK Hampden Park On sale March 23
June 13 Manchester, UK Etihad Stadium On sale March 23
June 15 London, UK London Stadium On sale March 23
June 19 Amsterdam, NL Amsterdam Arena On sale March 19
June 23 Copenhagen, DK Parken Stadium On sale March 19
June 25 Stockholm, SW Friends Arena On sale March 23
June 28 Berlin, DE Olympiastadion On sale March 19
June 30 Warsaw, PL Stadion Narodowy On sale March 23
July 03 Cologne, DE RheinEnergieStadion On sale March 19
July 06 Milan, IT San Siro On sale March 19
July 08 Rome, IT Stadio Olimpico On sale March 19
July 11 Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium On sale March 19
July 14 Paris, FR Stade de France On sale March 19
July 17 Nice, FR Allianz Riviera On sale March 19
OTR II NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
July 25 Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium On sale March 19
July 28 Washington, DC FedEx Field On sale March 19
July 30 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field On sale March 19
Aug. 02 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 05 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 08 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 10 Chicago, IL Soldier Field On sale March 19
Aug. 13 Detroit, MI Ford Field On sale March 19
Aug. 18 Buffalo, NY New Era Field On sale March 19
Aug. 23 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 25 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 29 Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium On sale March 19
Aug. 31 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 11 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 13 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome On sale March 19
Sept. 15 Houston, TX NRG Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 19 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 22 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl On sale March 19
Sept. 27 San Diego, CA SDCCU Stadium On sale March 19
Sept. 29 Santa Clara, CA Levi's Stadium On sale March 19
Oct. 02 Vancouver, BC BC Place On sale March 19
For complete tour and ticket information visit: www.livenation.com, www.beyonce.com & www.rocnation.com.
"I figured it's time I stand up for myself and this is my best way of doing that. I'm so looking forward to singing for you guys again" - Seinabo Sey on "I Owe You Nothing"
Seinabo Sey has announced her new single "I Owe You Nothing" and accompanying b-side "Remember ft. Jacob Banks" both are now available to buy and stream on all platforms. This announcement marks Seinabo Sey's first new music in over two years since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album "Pretend" in 2015, which TIME magazine called "One of the Year's Best Debut Albums" and SPIN named one of the Best Albums of 2015. The video for lead single, "I Owe You Nothing" premiered via The FADER earlier today and is available to watch now: https://SeinaboSey.lnk.to/IOweYouNothingVideo
Listen to/Share "I Owe You Nothing" and "Remember" HERE
Seinabo has once again teamed up with close friend and producer MagnusTheMagnus (aka Magnus Lidehäll) as well as previous collaborators Vincent Pontare and Salem Al Fakir plus her friend Isak Alverus - the result is a defiant and rousing brand of soulful, relentlessly catchy multi-genre pop.
The new music sees Seinabo crafting songs revolving around the issues about which she has been vocal on social media and in her enchanting live performances: womanhood and feminism, identity, body positivity and an adherence to loving yourself.
Pushing her art to the next level, Seinabo has taken much of the creative direction for the new record into her own hands, spending the past few months in Gambia (her father's home country) to film music videos and shoot a plethora of breathtaking new images which encompass her new direction. In the "I Owe You Nothing" video, Seinabo blends the rich, bright colours of local fabrics with confidence that is evident throughout, she explains "I figured it's time I stand up for myself and this is my best way of doing that."
Seinabo Sey rose to critical acclaim in 2015 following the release of two EPs and her debut album 'Pretend'. The album was certified gold in Sweden, earned her a 2015 Swedish Grammy Award for Best Newcomer (winning Best Pop the following year too) and a P3 Gold Award for Artist of the Year, as well as the European Border Breaker Award in 2016. Seinabo spent three years around the release of the album touring the globe, stunning audiences with her expressive, soulful voice seeing her play festivals like Way Out West, Glastonbury and Roskilde as well as TV performances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in the US and Later… with Jools Holland in the UK.
Seinabo Sey will be releasing more music this year and will also be performing at Stockholm's 12,000-capacity Globe Arena on Friday 5 October - tickets available to buy now.
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Swedish stoner/heavy rock band MaidaVale have released a video for their song "Oh Hysteria" The song is from the band's new album Madness Is Too Pure which will be released in March 2018 via The Sign Records.
The band commented:-
"This song came to life during a creative jam session while writing for the album. Once we had found the groove and the hook it all fell into place very naturally. We were happy to work with Flickhemmet on this video; they managed to really capture the essence of the song.”
Watch the video here: http://www.moshville.co.uk/video/2018/02/video-premiere-maidavale-oh-hysteria/
Pre-order the album on vinyl here: http://freighttrain.se/en/the-sign-record/maidavale/maidavale-madness-is-too-pure-lp.html
Little Dragon have unveiled a brand new song ahead of their forthcoming North American spring tour. Entitled 'Sway Daisy', the track is a slow burning synth pop fever dream. It was given its first play by Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music today. You can listen to 'Sway Daisy' HERE.
'Sway Daisy' follows last year's acclaimed album Season High, out now on Because Music, which NME described as 'effortless sexiness from the Swedish electro crew' after naming it Album of the Week and saw Mixmag asking 'is there a better electronic pop quartet out there right now than Little Dragon?' upon release.
Little Dragon have announced details of a handful of UK festival dates this summer, details of which can be found below;
26th May – BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend, Belfast - Tickets
22nd July – Bluedot Festival, Cheshire - Tickets
You can buy 'Season High' here;
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Swedish melodic hard rock band Reach, have released a lyric video for the song 'You Say'. The track is taken from the new album 'The Great Divine', out in Japan on February 21st and globally on February 23rd, 2018. The album was recorded at Rocksta Sound Studio, produced by Jona Tee (H.E.A.T) and mixed by Tobias Lindell (Europe, Avatar, etc). The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/PDJEoG6Dzoc
The new material consists of 10 songs written by Ludvig Turner ranging from the modern up-tempo "Running on Empty" to the spooky "Nightmare", the moody "River Deep", the catchy "One Life" and the straight forward hard rock tune "Into Tomorrow" that sets the opening for the album. Reach recently released a music video for the title song 'The Great Divine': https://youtu.be/CDenoivRTBg
As one of one of Scandinavia's most intriguing, mystical and explosive live acts - SMASH INTO PIECES with it´s founder and leader ”The Apocalypse DJ” has caught the attention of the crowd live as well as on social media's. Executing Skydives in live-television, showing of The Apocalypse Djs Parkour moves / Dance-skills or Fighting capability seems likely to be a normal day at the SIP office.
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