ALBUM REVIEW: The Riven – Peace and Conflict

I’ve always pictured the Stockholm-bound The Riven as the Swedish version of Thulsa Doom – similar vibes, similar undertones, and similar upbeat resonances. The RIven, as far as I observe, has always been influenced by the sounds from the golden age of classic rock; the 1970s and 1980s. Their sounds are genuinely hard-hitting, sharp-shooting, and they appear to be the kind of sounds that would make you want to headbang as the exciting memories in your head replay themselves in retrospect whilst you listen to them. In terms of genre classification, they might pass as heavy blues rock with progressive, psychedelic, and classical influences and a strong emphasis on menacing riffs as well as vigorous vocals.

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Dead Lord Releasing Heads Held High In August via Century Media

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Swedish rockers Dead Lord will be releasing their second album Heads Held High in August 2015 via Century Media Records. It was produced and recorded by Ola Ersfjord (known from his works for Tribulation, Morbus Chron, Dread Sovereign, etc.) and Nicke Andersson (ex-Entombed, ex-The Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric).

Upcoming live dates:

Jul 09-11: Stoned From The Underground Festival – Erfurt-Stotternheim (DE)
Jul 31-Aug 01: Fest I Logen – Småländska Dädesjö (SE)
Aug 13-15: Summer Breeze Open Air – Abtsgmünd (DE)
Aug 22: Bergfunk Open Air – Königs Wusterhausen (DE)
Sep 19: Storm Crusher Festival – Wiesau (DE)

Dead Lord Line-Up:
Hakim Krim – Guitar and vocals
Olle Hedenström – Guitar
Martin Nordin – Bass
Adam Lindmark – Drums

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