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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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! 🙂