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FIREWIND’s Gus G. Confirms Clinics In Russia, Estonia, Ukraine

FIREWIND guitarist/founder Gus G. (also OZZY OSBOURNE has announced a string of clinics in Russia, Estonia and the Ukraine in May.

Dates include:

May
17 – NAMM – MusikMesse, Expocenter Krasnaya Presnya – Moscow, Russia
18 – NAMM – MusikMesse, Expocenter Krasnaya Presnya – Moscow, Russia
19 – Music Market Store – Tallinn, Estonia
21 – Jam.ua Store – Kiev, Ukraine

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Music Review: High Priest of Saturn CD: High Priest of Saturn

Music Review: High Priest of Saturn

CD: High Priest of Saturn

Label: Svart Records

Available: March 22nd 2013

By: TJ Fowler

The thing with Doom Metal bands is that you get your money’s worth in terms of song length with them.  This is no different with High Priest of Saturn’s debut album.  You have 4 songs that all click in at 9 minutes or over and offer a listener a very eclectic and trippy style of music.

What I gathered from listening to these tunes was a very 60’s/70’s psychedelic/stoner type rock with what appeared to be almost like a stream of consciousness type vibe.  Within this Norwegian trio’s 4 songs you will find a music that will attempt to subdue your high cognitive senses and take you on a trip of surreal and metaphysical proportions.  The album reminds me of a something you pop in at a party of stoners or a cult ritual, turn the lights down low, drop acid, and find a dark corner to hide in and be swept away on whatever journey the music wants to take you while who knows what other shit is going on around you.

An interesting thing I noticed about the female singer is that she sounded very much like Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane which I felt suited this psychedelic mind altering music along with the background ambience and chants you hear throughout the cd’s run.  I would actually be interested in this band’s take on some of the Jefferson Airplane’s tunes such as ‘White Rabbit’.

Being someone who has never partook in illegal pharmaceuticals I feel listening to High Priest of Saturn could be the closest thing to experiencing such an effect of drugs without actually taking them.  If you are someone who does partake in such social hobbies then you might well become a new Doom disciple of the High Priest of Saturn.

Rating: 2.75/5

High Priest of Saturn are:

Merethe Heggset – Bass Guitar and Voice

Martin Sivertsen – Guitar

Andreas Hagen – Guitar and Drums

 

Tracklisting:

1: Protean Towers

2: Kraken Mare

3: Crawling King Snake

4: On Mayda Insula

OVERKILL Unable To Continue Tour With TESTAMENT, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

“Due to (vocalist) Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth’s ongoing bout with pneumonia, we have regretfully decided to cancel the remainder of our shows on The Dark Roots Of Thrash tour,” commented OVERKILL in an official statement.


“Blitz’s condition has gotten slightly worse [after Saturday’s show in Worcester, Massachusetts] and he needs some time to get back to 100%. We would like to thank TESTAMENT for a great tour and look forward to everyone back on the road soon. After some time for recovery, we’ll be back out in the spring for our Scandinavian tour. See you then!”

Overkill will not be performing at the following shows:

February
20 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
21 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
22 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
23 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
25 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
26 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
27 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades

Overkill are gearing up for their first Scandinavian run in a long time, also including several dates in Finland where the band hasn’t really toured in almost 30 years.

Commented the band: “Well the wait is over….we are finally coming to Finland to do our first tour in almost 30 years of touring thru Europe and we could not be more psyched! We have done the Tuska Festival twice before and the crowds there were always tremendous. We are really looking forward to the entire Scandinavian tour and will be pulling out a bunch of old tunes as well as the new! See ya on tour!”

Dates:

April
17 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahoune
18 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
19 – Joensuu, Finland – Kerubi
20 – Oulu, Finland – Club Teatria
21 – Rytmikojaamo, Finland – Seinajoki
22 – Tallin, Estonia – Tapper
23 – Riga, Latvia – Meina Piektdina
24 – Vilnius, Lithuania – New York
25 – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
26 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
27 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
29 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky FIngers
30 – Oslo, Norway – John Dee

May
1 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Slussen
2 – Haugesund, Norway – Karmoygeddon Festival
3 – Grimstad, Norway – Bluebox