Watching the replay of Tour de France stage 10.
The extreme heat over Stockholm is not good for me and as we had it since April I am so fed up.
Working all summer but last wkd I went to Gefle Metal Festival to watch Watain, Venom, Pestilence, Belphegor, Sodom, Tyranwx, At The Gates, Coroner etc.
Cool line-up for such a commercial festival (yes they had plenty of radio rock such as Soulfly & Children of Bodom too) and the Saturday was as I believe almost sold out.
Life is pending from up to down and I do have a few projects to set one by one… Just watch me.
The world is such in a devilish mode and changes faces faster than quickly…
Just got two sad news.
1. The ultra legendary Swedish Tatoo-artist Doc Forrest passed away. He’s been doing more than any one in the world for the Swedish tatoo-scene for I do not know how many years by now. Thank you for your dedication and effort.
2. The ultra legendary man behind the Ultra Cinnamon Rolls, Ultra Huset and Kafé 44, Tompa Eken, is retirering after like 666 years in organising underground shows for us lucky Stockholmers… Thanks to his gigs I saw and met the likes of Morbid, Nihilist and Treblinka. When I was 13 he let me play my first Death Metal concert with my first ‘real band’. He’s the man and along Chuck Schuldiner my biggest inspiration in my musical, lyrical and creative moments.
Without him I might would’ve just grew up and become a ordinary Joe. Without him and his organised all ages nights I would never met ppl that became my true friends for life. Words are not enough. A few weeks ago I wrote an ode to him and the same night he was prized by Morbid.
Thanka you Tompa Eken and have a wonderful and super well deserved retirement.
What kept my head mist high this spring and summer bee my time out hosting beer tastings at a Micro Brewery down the innards of Stockholms Archipelago named Fjäderholmarnas Bryggeri.
Such great beer and such an unbeatable environment.
There are many stories to be told of this group of micro islands so there is no shock that this brewery ended up here a few years ago. If you visit Stockholm and likes great beer, then visit the brewpub (boats from Slussen every hour til like 10pm the entire summer)…
Midsummer was so brutal I nearly missed the pre-order for Mephistofeles ‘Mayhem Sessions on vinyl but yesterday I nailed a copy and today it might be sold out. Some great heavy rock of doom.
The vinyl in two editions will be shipped in a few hundred copies only from Hand of Doom Records in Germany so hurry curry to their site. But you can all listen to it online from Ohub and dig this very raw live session.
Meohistofeles Mayhem Sessions stream
Buy it here:
Pre Order Mephistofeles
Some more great music you can enjoy would be the by now a few years old Black Furs:
The Black Furs Doomed Blues stream
And now you are out shopping, catch my book here:
Ornament of the Ominous Demoniac – the coagulated blood of David
Some new music being processed for my new musical project, The Isberg Mammoth, recordings set to later this year and a digital release to February 2019.
As the music is not yet produced, I can not reveal the final style.
It will be some kind of misanthropic, arrogant, elitist style to it.
Looking at the number of invitations to Midsummer partys over the last, say twenty years some of you can lick my finger… my social life is declined by everybody pretending to be my friend, as usual.
Yes, you excluded me.
So never wonder why I choose public houses or social clubs or extra work such as brewery brand managing, DJ:ing, tour guiding and sommelier taste classes before many of you in person.
(DARN! I was really pissed at certain persons when I wrote this I can see 😀 )
These deeds and missions are there for me in my time of need.
Most of you pretenders are not, like how often does anybody ask in what condition I am and how I do feel, despite my illnesses and diverse physical problems is not a secret?
Do not pretend to be a friend when you do not care.
I’ve abdicated from friendship to most of you by now.
I can say hi at the pub. You’ll find out if I say hi back and start a conversation or not. I am sick and tired of all these pretenders.
That is pretty much it.
Why I love to work and to do a job and I do like my colleagues. Whether it is tastings, music or office.
Life ends. All life ends one day.
Some end their own life.
I just read about a daughter.
Missing her father.
He committed suicide last year.
On fathers day, she still saluted him.
Posting a song they sang together.
I do not know what demons you are
wrestling with when you are successful,
have a loving family etc
Just mean that you can not escape from them.
You can not buy your way away from the suicide demon.
My self, I love my life too much to even consider such thing.
Aswell as I do have a few missions to complete before
I go somewhere else.