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The new Firewind album got finally released today! Have you checked it out yet? Completely greek themed with ten brand new songs to crank up your headphones! Opinions? 🙂

Here is a Spotify link where you can listen to it:

Xxx,

Irene

 

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2016 Music Highlights

Hey Friends!

Decided to share a few of 2016’s music highlights and along with that to wish all of you who keep reading my posts and follow me in my music journey, a very blessed happy new year, full of love and positivity. I wish to each and every one of you that the new year will be your most productive one and that you will feel one step closer to your ultimate dreams. Here’s to one more year full of music, happiness and life! 🙂

The below pictures are all taken under 2016 in different festivals in Stockholm. House music, metal music, alternative rock, hard rock and EDM. Enjoy! 😀

Xxx,

Irene

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Stockholm Rocks May 2016

Hey Music friends! 

Last night in case you might have noticed, Stockholm Rocks Festival took place in Debaser Medis. We basically watched all the performances there, (Avatarium, Grand Magus and Inglorious) but we would like to focus mostly in this post on the Allegiance of Rock. 

Allegiance of Rock is a group created with Gus G. on the guitar, Mats Leven on the vocals, Anders Johansson on the drums and John Leven on the bass. In case you follow my posts, you will already know that as a blogger my very first interview was done a little more than a year ago with Gus G. He was the very first artist that I ever interviewed. Ironically enough, our home towns are so close to each other but I guess I had to be living here to get to know him. That’s the beauty of music. Last night the Allegiance of Rocks covered Europe songs, Scorpions songs, Firewind songs and not only. 

I rarely write about people that I know personally because I believe that when you do so, your judgement lacks impartiality. I mostly prefer to write about artists that I don’t know in person, because then my opinion will be as honest as possible. But then again, sometimes this is how it goes. When you love your friend’s art, you are going to support it. And this is exactly what we did last night. 

Even though I might not have been around live shows as many years as I would wish, but with the experience that I have on my sleeve I can say with the most certainty that Gus is one of the most talented guitar players that I have seen live. I highly admire and respect the artistic passion that he has for his music. The way he plays makes you feel that he is a moving fireball up on the stage that never stops moving until the lights shut down. It is almost like he is not real at this point. I think the way he plays hides a deep authenticity and rawness, something that most individual artists but also bands lack nowadays. 

To be honest, I have not been paying attention to his whole background carrier, both with Firewind but also as a name himself, but like I always say, at the end of the day you don’t really need to be a super expert to understand somebody’s boundless talent. 

It was a very beautiful night last night and this is the part where I thank Sun Hill Productions for our VIP passes. Now the clock is ticking for the next wave of Stockholm Rocks Festival. 

Feel free to take a look on the pictures below and also to comment anything musically related. 🙂

Have a great new week my friends with lots of music! 🙂 

Ps: If you ever see a girl with extremely high heels, long hair and a camera, that’s me, come say hey! 🙂 

Xxx, 

Irene 

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Stockholm Rocks

Hey dear friends! On the 7th of May, a new Stockholm Rocks festival is taking place at Debaser Medis. The acts that are confirmed so far are : Grand Magus, Avatarium, Inglorious and Allegiance of Rock. Now, Allegiance of Rock is a collaboration consisting of Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne , Firewind)- Guitar , John Leven (Europe)- Bass , Anders Johansson (Hammerfall, Yngwie Malmsteen)- Drums and Mats Leven (Candlemass, Gus G.) – Vocals, which will be united for the very first time in Stockholm Rocks festival this May.

You can check out the useful links below and also feel free to check out further info on the official poster:

http://debaser.se/kalender/16931/

http://stockholmrocks.nu/

I hope I will see you there! Have a great day / night friends with lots of music! 🙂

Xxx,

Adrasteia

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Memories

Hey friends! Today I was going through some old pictures and I found this one of me and Gus G., when he was in Stockholm last February for a couple of interviews about his then upcoming tour “We are the Fire” .

This picture was taken a while after the interview was over a long and very interesting one actually! Gus G. was the first artist that I ever interviewed and despite the fact that I was really nervous but yet excited, it felt so good once it was done, because I learned so much through this experience by a talented artist who respects his work. What it is like for instance to be your own boss, or where you get your inspiration from once you write a song. What it feels like when you perform in front of a 30.000 people audience or a 35 people audience. Such interesting stuff that I could be talking or writing for endless hours.

If you have not checked out the interview yet, or if you want to take a look at the pictures from his show in Stockholm last winter, feel free to click at the links below. 🙂

Have a great day / night my friends with lots of music!

https://theurbanside.com/2015/02/04/gus-g-interview-in-stockholm-2015-02-04/

https://theurbanside.com/2015/03/09/gus-g-live-in-stockholm-2015-03-08/

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As I said earlier last night was the last stop of Gus G’s tour “We are the fire” here in Stockholm, Sweden. I had such a great time, specially since I had the chance to go backstage a while before the show and have a lovely chat with him. I always get so excited and deeply glad when I see greek people making it on an international level. It proves that hard work, passion and dedication never go to waste. Gus G is a living example. We had so much fun and the energy in the room was incredible.

Feel free to take a look at the pics and once again sorry if they look a bit blurry, I tried my best since there was too much smoke in the room. And also if you haven’t checked out my interview with him a while back, here’s a link to do so! https://theurbanside.com/2015/02/04/gus-g-interview-in-stockholm-2015-02-04/

Enjoy and have a great day friends! 😀

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