Alcest – Protection (2019)

A new album, Spiritual Instinct, by Alcest will be arriving on October 25th. This is the first single from that album and *spoiler alert* it’s pretty damn good, and I’m really looking forward to the album!

So far no dates has been added in Norway/Scandinavia for their upcoming tour, but hopefully something will come later. 🙂

Speaking of Alcest (Neige). He is featured in one of Ison’s songs from their upcoming album INNER – SPACE. Ison is another favourite of mine and they consist og Heike (Draconian) and Daniel (Crippled Black Phoenix + many, many more). Make sure you check them out and buy their beautiful music.

Anyway, here’s the song with Neige:

Concert: John Fogerty

Why not do something different and see John Fogerty, the man behind the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), when he’s visiting Oslo?

Yeah! I waited for tickets to be released and managed to get two really good seats at an affordable price, and with that I got my sister a birthday present as well. 🙂

The concert was a July 4th so that added a little something extra to the concert too. They had a ripping good version of the US national anthem.

Overall I had plenty of fun, and the ca. 2 hours of music went by in no-time. It sure was a hit parade with many well-known songs, mostly from the CCR-era, but he also did a bunch of kick-ass cover songs.

The complete setlist from this concert can be seen here: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/john-f…

Go check out his tour and attend a concert if you can, or get some of his awesome merch: https://johnfogerty.com

Unfortunately he’s done with touring in Europe for now, but one can hope he’ll come back soon. 🙂

Concert: The Dogs

Due to some health issues I’ve put everything on hold… including concerts. Thankfully I think maybe I have gotten on top of those health things now, and I have started going to concerts again. 😀

It began with John Fogerty in July, but a video has not been added to YouTube yet. I’ve had some issues with my video editor as well, and figured them out just now. A video will appear tomorrow… at the latest.

Anway, yesterday was my 44th birthday, and I celebrated by going to see The Dogs who were playing at a local festival. I’ve only seen videos before and heard stories, so it was about time I experienced these guys live myself. It was awesome… and cold, so I didn’t stay for the entire show. Still what I saw was beyond awesome, and I will definitely catch these guys again sometime.

Check out their merch, music, and everything else on Facebook and their homepage.

This video is in 2160p resolution (a.k.a. 4K)! 🙂

Birds of Tokyo – Good Lord (2019)

This is my second lyric video, and it’s very simple since I used the original video by Birds of Tokyo, and just added and timed the lyrics.

As for the song itself, Wikipedia states that it’s about Ian Kenny’s (the singer) marriage ending. I think most of us have been in a similar situation, I can relate to it anyway.

Ian Kenny is the singer of Karnivool, one of my favorite bands.

…and since I don’t think I shared my first lyric video here on korp.no, here it is, the song Vakaren by Katatonia performed in Swedish:

Marilyn Manson – Cry Little Sister

The first video below is the fantastic cover of The Lost Boys theme song – Cry Little Sister originally performed by Gerard McMahon.

I’ve been listening to it a lot ever since it was released, but wasn’t aware it was released as a video too, so I decided to list up some of Marilyn Manson’s other cover songs as well.

I started listening to Marilyn Manson when Antichrist Superstar was released in 1996, and it didn’t take long until I got his previous releases as well. Sweet dreams (are made of this), originally by Eurythmics, was the first cover I heard by Marilyn Manson, and it’s still one of my favourites:

Personal Jesus, originally by Depeche Mode:

Some other covers he has done are:

  • Tainted Love by Soft Cell
  • This is Halloween from the movie The Nightmare Before Xmas (Danny Elfman)
  • I Put A Spell On You by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  • Suicide Is Painless from the movie M*A*S*H
  • God’s Gonna Cut You Down, a traditional folk song
  • Five To One by The Doors

…and there are many more! Maybe someday they all will be released as an album or two?

Cover song: Rage Against The Machine – Bulls On Parade

A decent cover of a track I’ve been listening to ever since it came out. Although I don’t really listen to rap, there are exceptions, and DEnzel Curry knows his stuff.

Rage Against The Machine (RATM) is still sorely missed. Prophets of Rage and everything else the ex-band members have been doing after RATM split up, doesn’t even come close to what awesomeness they had in RATM. I have to admit that Prophets of Rage is pretty good though.

 

Concert: Myrkur – Bonden og Kragen

Audience: Approx. 300
Support: Jo Quail
Venue: John Dee, Oslo, Norway

Here’s the song “Bonden og Kragen” by Myrkur from her concert in Oslo last night:

The concert, which is most likely going to be my last of 2018, was of the two-sided kind. The first half hour or so consisted of folk songs, and after that it was a more varied repertoire.

This song is from the folk song part of the concert, and while I was standing pretty okay my camera was not happy, hence the shitty video quality. The audio is pretty good though.

Also, Myrkur released an offical video for this song today as well – watch it here:

It’s worth noting that Jo Quail are opening up for Myrkur on this tour, so if you’re going to any of the remaining concerts you should go there early and listen to what Jo can do with her cello. It was fantastic stuff! 🙂

If you want to support Myrkur go buy all her stuff at her Bandcamp page.

Also, check her website for all things Myrkur at her own personal webpage.

Jo Quail is also on Bandcamp, and you can stream her music there if you want to know her better.

 

Concert: Ne Obliviscaris & Astrosaur

Audience: Approx. 300
Support: Ihsahn (main band)
Venue: Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden

Ne Obliviscaris (NeO) are, as I write this, on a European tour with Ihsahn and Astrosaur. I decided to drive down to Gothenburg and back home again on the opening night of the tour.

I’ve seen both NeO and Astrosaur live before, but the main reason I took this trip was to see NeO. I saw them in Paris in 2016, and they’ve only been to Norway (or nearby) once after that… a concert I missed even.

Seeing them again though was awesome as always, they really are a professional band. I managed to watch Ihsahn play a couple of songs, but I really had to leave so I could get home at a reasonable time. Fortunately I saw both Ihsahn and Emperor at the Inferno Festival back in April, so I was okay with skipping them this time.

I am a Patreon-supporter of Ne Obliviscaris. Go check them out there and consider joining in if you really like the band. You get a lot of behind the scene stuff, announcements about tours and what not , and other things before it’s released to the public. You can also get a chance to buy special merch for Patreon only, and often a head start on regular merch too: https://www.patreon.com/neobliviscaris

All their albums are available on Bandcamp: https://neobliviscarissom.bandcamp.com/