Black Temple on tour!

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Easy post…Black Temple is on the Europen part of its tour together with melodic death metal giants In Flames (Gothenburg) and the dates are listed below. What can we say than just…get your tickets. We will meet up at a sold out KB, Malmö, SE, on Friday 23/10/15.

And by the way…the album ‘It All Ends’ (Razzia Records, 2015) gets really good reviews. Check out, for example, Close-Up Magazine (177 Oktober 2015) which talks about excellence and a real taste of temptation for coming albums. Really good luck from metalsouth and see you soon at KB!!

European Tour w/ IN FLAMES

13.10.2015, Pakkahoune, Tampere, FI

14.10.2015, Logo, Turku, FI

15.10.2015, Lutakko, Jyväskylä, FI

16.10.2015, Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, FI

17.10.2015, Jäähalli, Oulo

19.10.2015, Flygeln, Norrköping, SE

20.10.2015, Garden, Linköping, SE

21.10.2015, Appollon Folkets Hus, Trollhättan, SE

22.10.2015, KB, Malmö, SE

23.10.2015, KB, Malmö, SE

24.10.2015, Conventum Congress, Örebro, SE

25.10.2015, Katalin, Uppsala, SE

27.10.2015, Luleå Enegri Arena, Luleå, SE

28.10.2015, Idun Teatern, Umeå, SE

30.10.2015, Nöjesfabriken, Karlstad, SE

31.10.2015, Scandic Hallen, Hammar, NO

01.10.2015, Konserthus Ztlitz, Stavanger, NO

03.10.2015, Maritim Hall, Haugesund, NO

04.10.2015, USF Verftet, Bergen, NO

05.10.2015, Studentersamfundet, Trondheim, NO

06.10.2015, Gasklockorna, Gävle, SE

07.10.2015, Folkets Park / Teaterladan, Huskvarna, SE

08.10.2015, Train, Aarhus, SE

10.11.2015, Effenaar, Eindhoven, NL

11.11.2015, Zeche, Bochum, DE

12.11.2015, Le Splendid, Lille, FR

13.11.2015, Le 106, Rouen, FR

14.11.2015, L’ Autre Canal, Nancy, FR

15.11.2015, Z7, Pratteln, CH

17.11.2015, L’Usine, Geneva, CH

18.11.2015, Posthof, Linz, AT

19.11.2015, Batschkapp, Frankfurt, DE

20.11.2015, Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE

Black Temple and The Sword – it’s all about feelings!

We hoped for an evening out of the extraordinary and what we got was magical!!

DSC00902Black Temple is delivering a tighter performance every time we see them. They are fun to watch and sound waves delivered demand ear plugs, but it would be a shame not to take the opportunity to get fist punched in our stomachs reminding us how very alive we are. Jonas humbly gave tribute to The Sword for having Black Temple as support, but at the same time an established world class band as The Sword should feel really good in having such an excellent support. One guy standing beside me firstly commented that this is good stuff and one song later screamed out loudly his happiness and appreciation towards the stage. Everyone present was not only warmed up for the Sword, but was also put in high and happy moods. A great show and a big congratulations to the album release ‘It All Ends’ (Razzia Notes/Century Media, 2015), which was brought back home by many of us. Black Temple also challenges us music consumers by releasing it firstly as vinyl. My old record player had to be adjusted a bit the next morning (what was it now 45 or 33 speed??), but now the feeling is there! Analysis of the album will follow.

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The first encounter with The Sword was at Metaltown in Gothenburg in 2013. I must confess that I was uneducated and lacked knowledge in order to catch this band along with all other performances those days. Before this gig I had several really good moments with their albums Age of Winters (Kemado records Inc, 2006, debut album) and Apocryphon (Napalm Records, 2012). I was prepared and after the fantastic show of Black Temple the super syncronized pure metal stoner performance followed of the band from Austin, Texas. Every start, every pause, every note, every song were in complete sync like never heard. We were proud to be at KB this evening!

The Sword are: John D. Cronise (guitar, vocals), Kyle Shutt (guitar), Bryan Richie (bass guitar) and Santiago ‘Jimmie’ Vela III (drums).

We have been to KB, Malmö many times, but this evening the sound was better than ever, the performance better than ever and the feeling was greater than ever!! The Sword’s recently released new album High Country (Razor &Tie, 2015) will be purchased instantly and discussed here later.

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Thanks to Black Temple and The Sword, which by the influence of Helsingborg, Skåne, Sweden and Austin, Texas, US magic was created – It’s all about feelings!!

Upcoming events creates happiness!!

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Metalsouth is proud to list a couple of upcoming events, which will be covered.

AC/DC at the Friends Arena in Solna/Stockholm on Sunday July 19, 2015.

AC/DC established in 1973 the year when it all started. After the latest Black Ice Tour in 2009/10 I saw them three times. In Paris, in Gothenburg and in Stockholm. This time the intention is to also give our daughter the right schooling. The two sons had a heart thrilling experience together with my sister, brother, myself and 54.000 more in Gothenburg in June 2009. Now even my wife is forced to take the basic course in the right kind of music. Rock or Bust!!

Soilwork release of a new album ‘The Ride Majestic’ (Nuclear Blast Records) on     August 28, 2015.

Black Temple release of a new album ‘It All Ends (Razzia Notes Scandinavia Century Media Europe) on August 28, 2015. Also being support to The Sword at KB, Malmö, on the same day.

Danko Jones and band plays at the Tivoli, Helsingborg, on October 16, 2015.

Black Temple supports Melodic Death Metal Giants In Flames from Gothenburg at KB, Malmö, on October 23, 2015. The support will be on all Scandinavian dates of the In Flames Tour! Magic!! We’re sure it will not end by this…the sky’s now the limit, guys!!

Soilwork plays at KB, Malmö, and kicks off the new tour on November 27, 2015.

The listed events are all covered by metalsouth in presence and listening, which will mean a few more and hopefully interesting posts.

…there is also a rumour that Entombed A.D. will play in Gothenburg and Stockholm in January 2016…

A hectic, but very thrillling fall of 2015 followed by a great start of 2016.

Black Temple – a three part success!

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(picture from the famous name change gig at the Metal Bar/the Tivoli in Helsingborg on October 27, 2013)

Announced on June 23, 2015: A new agreement with the Agency Group Ltd.

Announced on June 30, 2015: Signed as supporting act to Swedish Melodic Death Metal giants In Flames from Gothenburg on all Scandinavian dates this coming fall.

Announced on July 2, 2015: A new album release ‘It All Ends’ will be out on August 28, 2015 on Razzia Records.

Three fantastic achievements, three fantastic musicians, Jonas Pedersen (vocal/bass), Jesper Karlsson (drums) and Marcus Witold Östensson (guitar) and we can only warmly congratulate Black Temple to a tremendous three part success.

Read more about what’s going on the band’s facebook-and home pages according to the following:

https://www.facebook.com/BLACKtempleswe

http://www.blacktemple.se/

More personal impressions on the coming album, all new media coverage and the major meeting with Black Temple and In Flames at KB in Malmö on October 23, 2015, will naturally follow. Tickets are already secured at early morning relase hour from a crappy mobile phone with really poor coverage…happiness and it will be loads of fun!!

metalsouth raises before The Final Collapse

metalsouth more or less raises from the dead…

Due to a job change my mind has been occupied with getting the new stuff in and getting the old out!! Now when debits and credits have balanced finally and vacation time has arrived more great opportunities to catch up on several events during the Spring and Summer season are given.

Please, be ready for a season resume with great pictures and some real metalsouth impressions.

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…among others, the clinically well performing Joe Bonamassa at the Sweden Rock Festival, Norje, Blekinge. The best performance of the festival?? This is the opinion of many!

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Darkane as support together with Mörbultad (‘Battered’, Helsingborg hard core) to Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals at KB in Malmö. ENERGYYYY!!!

DSC00182…or Kayser as support to Outtrigger at Tivoli in Helsingborg earlier this Spring, which became a pretty peculiar situation, when the expected headline act all of a sudden became the support… Experience over youth?? Both give their best and the headline band was worth waiting and taking another final beer for!!

 

Since metalsouth is now up again, although stumbling…there will be more soon…

(Ref.: Some very inspirational lyrics in Soilwork’s song The Windswept Mercy in the double CD The Living Infinite, Nuclear Blast, 2013, for the title of this post and to just get going, get my act together and think about what’s important in life)