ALBUM REVIEW: Kamchatka – Hoodoo Lightning 

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

PODCAST: Episode 61 – Per Wiberg Talks New Solo Album and Other Projects

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

King Hobo – Mauga

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

Former Opeth Keyboard Player Per Wiberg To Release Debut Solo Album In 2019

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

City Rock Leeuwarden Line Up Complete, Combi-Tickets On Sale

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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.

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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. The festival will be held on Friday the 7th of August 2015, in the city centre of Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. The Irish hard rock and blues rock band The Answer has impressed many people with their albums. They’ve even toured with AC/DC in the past. Next month, The Answer will release their latest album ‘Raise A Little Hell,’ and that is exactly what they will do in Leeuwarden.

The line-up of CityRock Leeuwarden 2015 consists of the following bands: the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica is the headliner for the festival. Furthermore, The Answer (IRE), Peter Pan Speedrock (NL), Kamchatka (SWE), Stream of Passion(NL) and Red Vultures (NL) will perform. Tickets are available at the website and cost €15,-. without service fees. A ticket costs €20,-. at the box office. After the festival, visitors can visit the after party which will be held in café Fire Palace for free. Fire Palace is only a few metres away from the festival ground. The bands that perform here will be announced soon.

One can also buy combi tickets for CityRock Leeuwarden and metal festival Into theGrave that will be organized a day later (on the 8th of August) on the same location. On Into the Grave bands such as Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary,Ensiferum, Avatar, Audrey Horne and Betraying the Martyrs will perform.

A local opening band will be added to be line-up of Into the Grave. There is also an afterparty after Into the Grave, 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 Into the Grave and CityRock Leeuwarden costs €25,- without service fees.