GC might have already released it’s End of Year list, but that doesn’t mean the machine stops rolling. There’s always more to review. And Swedish stoner trio Kamchatka have dropped Hoodoo Lightning (Border Music) as a last-minute Christmas present for those who dig the late-60s and 70s. Continue reading
Ghost Cult caught up with progressive metal legend Per Wiberg for a new interview on the Ghost Cult Podcast! Per had made a career in bands such as Candlemass, Spiritual Beggars, Opeth, Clutch- Bakerton Group, Switchblade and Kamchatka and more, but never as a solo artist. Now he has released his debut solo EP, Head Without Eyes! We chatted with the multi-instrumentalist and producer about working as a solo artist for the first time, how he composes, his influences and favorite artists and more! Continue reading
Upon the release of its eponymous debut album in 2009, there was a serious buzz around US /Swedish supertrio King Hobo. This was largely caused by the involvement of Clutch drummer John-Paul Gaster, but that criminally ignored the input of Per Wiberg and Thomas “Juneor” Andersson from Blues-Stoner purveyors Kamchatka. Ten years later the band finally returns with sophomore long-player Mauga (Weathermaker Music) and whatever opinion the listener holds for the results, it will surely redress the balance for all three members.Continue reading
Per Wiberg (Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Kamchatka) has announced his signing to famed metal label Despotz Records, for the release of his debut solo album in 2019. Per released a statement about launching his solo career and what to expect from the album. Continue reading
Dutch concert festival City Rock Leeuwarden has announced the completion of its lineup with the addition of The Answer, Peter Pan Speedrock, Kamchatka and Red Vultures. Previously announced was headliner Epica and opener Stream of Passion. The reasonably priced festival always has a diverse lineup of artists and always includes the free after party. The fest takes place August 7th. As previously reported, City Rock always runs alongside the Into the Grave Festival (August 8th), and combination tickets are available.The Answer
Line-up CityRock Leeuwarden 2015 complete!
A must-visit festival this summer is the Dutch rock festival CityRock Leeuwarden. Few festivals manage to give rock fans such a varied line-up when there is only space for six bands. With additions such as The Answer, Peter Pan Speedrock, Kamchatka and Red Vultures alongside with the already confirmed bands Epica and Stream of Passion, the line-up of the festival is now complete.
With these names, CityRock Leeuwarden manages to present a line-up that any rock fan can enjoy. Thefestival will be held on Friday the7thof August 2015, in thecity centre of Leeuwarden, TheNetherlands. TheIrish hard rock and blues rock band The Answerhas impressed many people with their albums. They’ve even toured with AC/DC in thepast. Next month, TheAnswer will release their latest album ‘Raise A Little Hell,’ and that is exactly what they will do in Leeuwarden.
Theline-up of CityRock Leeuwarden 2015 consists of thefollowing bands: theDutch symphonic metal band Epicais theheadliner for thefestival. Furthermore, The Answer(IRE), Peter Pan Speedrock (NL), Kamchatka(SWE), Stream of Passion(NL) and Red Vultures(NL) will perform. Tickets are available at thewebsite and cost €15,-. without service fees. A ticket costs €20,-. at thebox office. After thefestival, visitors can visit theafter party which will be held in café Fire Palace for free. Fire Palace is only a few metres away from thefestival ground. Thebands that perform here will be announced soon.
One can also buy combi tickets for CityRock Leeuwarden and metal festival IntotheGravethat will be organized a day later (on the8th of August) on thesame location. On IntotheGravebands such as Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary,Ensiferum, Avatar, Audrey Horne and Betraying the Martyrswill perform.
A local opening band will be added to be line-up of IntotheGrave. There is also an afterparty after IntotheGrave, which visitors can attend for free. This afterparty will also be held at Fire Palace. Two Dutch bands will perform here, namely MagnaCult and Edge of Serenity. A combi ticket for IntotheGraveand CityRock Leeuwarden costs €25,- without service fees.