Saturday, October 20, 2007

All the young dudes...

We are just about the take off to the Jaded Heart realease party held at Pub Anchor. It's gonna be great fun to meet the old friends Johan Fahlberg (vocals) and Peter Östros (guitar) and see them play toghere with these german saurkraut-rockers :)

Just wanted to post this lovely photo of Albin, a guy who certainly knows his favourite record label. Hats off for you Albin!

And by the way - we've heard the first new songs from The Last Hours and we are continously amazed by the richness in their sound. I tell you...these guys will deliver the goods on the new album (The Ghost). Stay tuned, folks!

/Nyström & crew

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Swedish Metal Expo - day one

Just got back from the first day of SMX (Swedish Metal Expo) held at Fryshuset in Stockholm. Listened to Daniel Johansson and his thoughts about sharing music on the Internet. He's got a lot of knowledge within this area so visit his home on the net if you wanna share his thoughts.(

I met a lot of people including the crazy Thomas and Sami from SSG ( in Finland (managing Gemie etc), Death metal-Bengt from STIM (, Jens of Carnal Forge (, Bussman of Triada Promotion (, Peter Östros of Jaded Heart (, Conny & Peter of M.O.B ( to mention but a few...

Sidekick Ulfwaffe managed to be picked up by two girls. Damn he’s hot…I might need to fire him :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The green, green grass of Ireland...

Ireland was a blast! Lovely people and so many pubs. Unbelievable! More info will come....but first of all I want to contribute with a couple of photos related to the rock God of Ireland, the late Philip Parris Lynott of Thin Lizzy.

Me and Sidekick-Ulfstedt took the Dart to the outskirts of Dublin and visited his grave at St Fintans Cemetary. My heart stood still and it was a sentimental moment for sure.

The gravestone is actually carved and designed by none less than Jim Fitzpatrick who did a bunch of the most famous Lizzy artworks during the 70's. Lovely piece of art!

Note the Alabama postcard to the right...

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Four months later....and we are finally able to log in to our blog... No one knows what happened and why the blow was unavailable for us to reach but now we're back in the saddle again...

It's been a hectic spring and summer and things are really moving on for Alabama Records. We've released an album with Mother Misery (All eyes on you) which has recevied fantastic reveiws and comments. Go out and buy it asap!

We went to Sweden Rock Festival and made several of useful new contacts. I also got the opportunity to have a quick chat with Rachel Boland (Skid Row) about Rockets To Ruins (available through Alabama know) which album he has produced. I also had a very interesting and fun talk to Bryan Young (Beau Nasty, David Lee Roth, Talisman) about skiing. It turned out he's as much a ski-freak as I am :) We had a lot of slopes and freeriding to talk about.... A very nice guy and I wish Bryan all the best if he reads this blog!

Next up for AR is the release of Finnish (thank god he do speak Swedish, though) artist Gemie (aka Jens Smedman) who actually finished (hehe) second place after Lordi in Finlands Eurovision Song Contest qualifications in 2006. As a composer - not artist. But it is still way cool to have him signed to the Alabama roster. The album is entitled "The circus and the monkey" and is scheduled for release first week in October 2007. Gemie will head over to Sweden for a couple of gigs the same week. More info will follow regarding this.

Eventually his new site ( will be launched....hopefully :)

Later tonight me and my Alabama-sidekick Ulfstedt (aka Ulfbåge) will go to Ireland for some business and pleasure. We'll hook up with some business associates as well as being plain tourists. We will definetely pay a visit to the late Philip Parris Lynott's grave in Dublin and honour the man responsible for soooo much good music and lyrics. I met his lovely mother Philomena a couple of years a ago and she invited me to her place if I ever would go to Ireland, but I think I'm a bit to shy to call her and say hello. We´ll see... ;)


Ps. Q5 - Steel the light - a must have for every metal head. A hidden treasure - a gem - an album you can't afford not to have!!!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Stronger than ever!

A full report from the Seventribe release party is yet to be published here but inte the meanwhile I'll let you know the set list from the gig. Seventribe stuck to old songs with the exception of a Prodigy-cover (!) and the brand new heavy-like-shit song "The new pain". It's a killer and a typical old-school-Seventribe-style. Right up my alley!

Seventribe set list, March 27, 2007:

Dip shit
Love crap
The deceitful race
Fire starter (Prodigy cover)
The new pain
I deny
I will never
Stronger than ever

Stay tuned for the rest....

Rockets shooting new video
Yesterday we received info from Rob in the Rockets To Ruin-camp telling us that they are close to finish editing their new video for "Take a ride with me (straight to hell)". Great news!

The postman has arrived with:

Apa State Mental - (CD-R promo)
- 18 tracks with Buzzcocks/Ramones influences.

The Mellow Bright Band - (CD-R promo)
- 4 tracks taken from their EP "Whatever became of anonymous Steve?"

Strangers in Wonderland - Promo våren 2007 (CD-R promo)
- 3 brand new tracks from this swedish duo.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Fight for your right to party!

Tonight´s the night when Sigurdsgatan 25 (venue) will host our release party for Aggro Necesse Est - the debut album from madmen Seventribe.

Full report will be posted here tomorrow...

A totally different topic:
Yesterday I read a bunch of articles about confirmed artists to this summers festivals in the US. This one hit me like a hammer. Milwaukee Metalfest announced their entire line-up (circa 40 acts) and among them a band called Anal Blast.... How the hell do you come up with a shitty (sorry...) band name like that? And the main question is why, why, why?

They must at least be semi-good since they are set to play this rather big festival but to be honest - any random-band-name-generator would come up with a better name in a second. But(t) I guess it's not my concern.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Someone, please erase this font!

What ever happened to the good old fashioned handcrafted artwork and logos? There was a time when people actually used a pen to create logos to bands such us Kiss, Iron Maiden, Poison, Anthrax and Def Leppard. And those logos are cool, classy and trademarks of the artists. Nowadays? Download a font from the internet and you're set to go.... Isn't that boring?

But watch your steps because you are not alone out there. Internet is full of amazing free fonts for anyone to download. The bands picks a font that looks cool, suits their bandname or the title of the album. But if you are unlucky, just like these bands featured today, you'll pick a font that a lot of others uses too. Tough luck...

Imaging 20 other bands using the Iron Maiden-font on their CDs. It would be rather dull, wouldn't it? And I doubt that Tim Donahue will call Star Queen and claim that they trespassed into his logo-font-area. The question still remains - who was the first band/artist to use this bloody font? You tell me...

Note - no offense to any of the featured bands, their music or record companies. We just happen to be fed up with this constantly recurring font. Nothing more, nothing less.