Archive for August 1, 2017

Last Dance

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2017 by Sara Hammerzmith

Skogsröjet, you are the love of my life. You are the best festival in the world. You are the biggest smallest coziest festival in the world. My favorite time of the year, is to go down to Röjmyre. I always find myself chanting the name as soon as the name of your village appears on roadsigns. I love you so much, that the final road trip I did with my old car was down to the festival area of yours.

But this year… I have to say good bye. The line up was too weak, even though you have Amaranthe, it was not convincing enough, despite how much I love you, I have to let you go. At least for this year. Wacken’s line up was too good to deny, and when some amazing friends I haven’t seen in a long time begs you to come, no matter how much I love Nils Molin and you, it can’t be resisted.

So I’m sorry Skogsröjet. Today I embark on my journey toward Wacken Open Air, but I will see you and Rejmyre next year. I’m sorry, and I love you.

// Sara

July in Music

Posted in Music, Uncategorized on August 1, 2017 by Sara Hammerzmith

So, let’s go for July in Music, shall we? This one is actually a bit different.

5. Sabaton

Sabaton has been dethroned, and we find them down on fifth place. But of course, still going strong!

4. Lordi

Lordi is found on fourth place, which isn’t too big of a surprise in all honesty.

3. Art Nation

The golden boys and girl in Art Nation are staying in the top on third place – and I sense that both Lordi and Art Nation are staying in the top because of Vicious Rock Festival.

2. Eläkeläiset

So this is a funny on. Eläkeläiset is a partyband from Finland which makes covers of songs in the style of humppa. On their most recent release they got both Battle Beast and Lordi featured – and this is why it’s ticking up.

1. Ed Sheeran

My current obsession with “Galway Girl” and “Castle on the Hill” has brought Ed Sheeran to the top of the list for July, which isn’t so weird. “Divide” has gone warm here at home like insane. So no surprise, to be honest.

So, that was artists and bands, lets move on to top albums.

5. Liberation – Art Nation

No wonder in all honesty – I’m completely stuck on “Liberation” as far as Art Nation goes at the very moment. I love “Revolution”, but it’s something with the new material that you simply get stuck on.

4. The Last Stand – Sabaton

It seems that it’s always the most recent releases that gets the most plays. But this is also one killer album, so it’s not exactly weird, if you ask me.

 

3. Bringer of Pain – Battle Beast

Despite not making the top 5 of artists, Battle Beast still hold on with their amazing newest release. Always the new one?

2. Monstereophonic – Lordi

I guess it is somewhat the same as with Art Nation – you love the old material, but for a certain period of time you just get stuck on the new one. We had this thesis, that it’s for rehearsalreasons. To learn the new material. Oh well. It’s a killer album.

1. Divide – Ed Sheeran

No surprise – if Ed Sheeran is my most played artists, it’s not odd that his album also counts up as the most played album of the month. It’s a killer album.

And lastly, the top five songs.

1. Kamferdrops – Jag trodde änglarna fanns
2. Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl
3. Eläkeläiset – Humppapeto
4. AS IT IS – Dial Tones
5. Eläkeläiset – Humppamuoti