Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Word just came in that Deep Purple and Judas Priest are to co-headline a North American Tour that kicks off in Ohio on August 21 and ends in California on September 30, 25 dates all in all. So what you get is the most classic of the remaining behemots of the old days sharing the same bill. This is going to go down well. Also, these bands have one thing in common, they are currently touring on the backs of great albums.

Hell, the t-shirt alone (if it looks anything like what you see here) would be worth the journey.



Posted: April 24, 2018 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General

Discovered Norwegian Sci-Fi rockers Kal-El yesterday. Their latest album “Astrodoomeda” is released on blue Vinyl on April 26. Just pretend that it is 1973 and that you discovered this lot back then. You would have loved it. Traces of early Sabbath. The bass is way up in the mix though. Good to nap to as well (I know how that sounds, but that point is so underrated!). Great cover as well.

Watch the video for the song “Spacecraft” here.

Tremors 6

Posted: April 24, 2018 in General, TV & Movies

There is a new Tremors movie coming up on DVD called “A Cold Day In Hell”. Swedish release date is May 7.

Watch official trailer here.

The Mountain King

Posted: April 23, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, TV & Movies

Trust the Norwegians to come up with great films. Just discovered this, “Bergakungen” (Swedish DVD release set for May 9), originally titled “Askeladden”. Think Griegs “Hall Of The Mountain King”.

Watch original trailer here.

Just bought this on eBay from Japan, a copy of the Babymetal “Live At Budokan – Red Night” CD along with a HMV store booklet that was on display for fans to grab back in the day. I am a collector and this sort of thing is just beautiful (got to love that shot). I guess it will pop up here in about 10 days.

Yesterday I sat down and started to organize the Babymetal collection. I will keep some magazines intact, others will be victims of scissors, glue and cuttings will end up in the first Babymetal (ring) binder. I think it has been 15 years since I attacked my magazine collection for this purpose, it all goes back to the early 1970s for me (I have plenty of binders full of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath etc – thousands and thousands of pages). It is pretty time consuming but you will get easy access to all that great stuff. Yesterday, the smell of glue took over my apartment for a few hours, as pages was drying all over the place – ah, I had forgotten about that…

I will blog about the first Babymetal binder tonight.

Babymetal has just unveiled the details about the upcoming “Legend S – Baptism XX – The One Limited Edition (Live At Hiroshima Green Arena)” release. Available to members of The One (Fan Club) only, it sports a Blu-ray, Two CDs and (perhaps best of all) a 56 page “Apocalypse” book with exclusive contents. Orders can be made by members of The One between April 23 and May 23. This is not the first time that Babymetal has released exclusive editions like this, the price for this on eBay will be very high (and copies very rare). A 41 second trailer has also been added to the Official Babymetal YouTube page, the second teaser in three weeks to appear. I do like the cover, they have a smart thing going here. I have to say that a Limited Edition CD/DVD for the rest of us would have been nice, like the “Live At Budokan – Red Night” release in 2015. Maybe a “Black Night” edition? Still, we could not even get “Live At Tokyo Dome” outside of the home market. This is all a bit weird at this point.

Watch the official trailer here.

Happy days

Posted: April 22, 2018 in General, Music (general)

Spotted this compilation with 1970s pop group Les Humphries Singers, titled “Mama Loo” (after one of their biggest hits). Always loved that song and the high pitch vocals in it was handled by John Lawton, who would become a member of Uriah Heep after this (spot the guy wearing a hat).

Lovely nostalgia.