Artist: Spirits of the Dead

Viewing posts 1-11 out of 11

Spirits of the Dead confirm new album, tour

Norwegian rockers Spirits of the Dead have now officially confirmed that their new album "The Great God Pan" will be released on April 4 and they will be immediately hitting the road in support. Upcoming dates:

04/15 - Little Devil, Tilburg (HOL)
04/16 - The Rambler, Eindhoven (HOL)
04/17 - The Garage, London (UK)
04/18 - Trix, Antwerpen (BEL)
04/19 - Feierwerk, München (GER)
04/23 - Dude Fest, Kalrsruhe (GER)

InSekt out, Spirits of the Dead in

Attention denizens of Malmö! InSekt has been forced to cancel this coming Friday's It's a Trap! Clubnight with Kvelertak due to medical reasons, but all is not lost: the excellent Norwegian rock act Spirits of the Dead will be stepping in to take their place. Be there!

Spirits of the Dead - Pure as the lotus

Norwegian rockers Spirits of the Dead are now streaming the new track "Pure as the lotus" on myspace:
Look for the band's new album "The great god Pan" to be released in late February.

Presenting: Starving Artist Kokebok

A group of Oslo-based artist expats (2 Australians, 1 Canadian) have put together something called the "Starving Artist Kokebok", or "cookbook" for the Norwegian-impaired, a book and CD package featuring artwork, stories and of course recipes from 37 fellow Oslo-based bands, artists and journalists. Also included is a 19-track CD:

01. Simon Says No! - Sleeping Heart
02. Death is Not Glamorous - Clear Lines
03. Lionheart Brothers - Bring it Down (Kokebok Edit)
04. Maribel - Soothe
05. Pica Pica - The Man with the Magic Hands
06. CCTV - We Belong (Radio Edit)
07. Einar Stray - Arrows
08. Pilemil - Ghost
09. Hiawata! - Valley Boys
10. Happy Dagger - 2012
11. Manhattan Skyline - The Below
12. Spirits of the Dead - White Lady Black Rave
13. Årabrot - The Minute
14. The Bee's Niece - Stolen Bike
15. Norma Sass - Japan
16. The Loch Ness Mouse feat. Stella Mwangi - New Graffiti (Single Edit)
17. Center of the Universe - Sing it Again
18. Rosix Noir - Binden Sie Meine Hnde (Remix)
19. The White Tiger Prepade - Powerful fast forward knowledge pushing scared inprinted gem stones levitating by seemingly apathic sound movement reactions

Other contributors include Benea Reach, Haust, Je Suis Animal, Lydia Laska, My Little Pony, Silver and lots more. There will be a release party on November 18 at Rubber Soul featuring an exhibition of the original artworks followed by a show at Revolver later in the evening. More info:

Spirits of the Dead working on new record

Norwegian rockers Spirits of the Dead have started mixing their second album "The great god Pan" which, assuming all goes well, will be released in early 2010.

Spirits of the Dead working on new album

Norwegian rockers Spirits of the Dead have started work on their second album with an eye towards a January release. Keep an eye out for their self-titled debut to get a wider release in Europe very soon.

Here's the playlist for this week's radio show:

01. Familjen - Nu händer det igen
02. TALK 1
03. Murmansk - Pale
04. KTMK - Valaistu risti
05. Lapko - Hugging the phone
06. Hebosagil - Big sun
07. TALK 2
08. Samuraj Cities - Washed up!
09. Sad Day for Puppets - Marble gods
10. Logh - An alliance of hearts
11. Epidemics - Never grow up
12. TALK 3
13. Simon Says No! - Shiver
14. Kornstad - Turkey, Texas
15. Spirits of the Dead - White lady/Black rave
16. TALK 4
17. Laakso - Hang me in the Christmas tree

Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XM U. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and in my house, channel 831 on DirecTV.

MP3: Spirits of the Dead - White lady/Black rave

It just occurred to me this morning that the opening track of the new Spirits of the Dead album sounds an awful lot like Crystal Antlers, 'cept without the annoying LA-ness that band puts off. I don't want scrubby indie dudes making my psych-rock, I want rock'n'roll dirtballs who look like they stepped out of a time machine. Not that I'm 100% sure I wouldn't be annoyed by Spirits of the Dead in person, but they do have a guy in the band named Deadly Nightshade and their sound is far cleaner, tighter and more controlled than Crystal Antlers could ever hope to me. Listen to the muscular rhythm section on that boogie-woogie bass riff - not a single extra note out of place, nor a poorly placed cymbal hit to be found. Compare and contrast. Deadly Nightshade vs. Sexual Chocolate? The songwriting is better too, even if just for the extended dynamic range the Spirits offer. "White lady/Black rave" does overstay its welcome past the 5-minute mark, but the positive outweighs the negative to my ears. Even when overindulging, they're too modest to totally freak out and lose it. Still, it's nice to hear someone holding back. Lessons can be learned here.

Spirits of the Dead - White lady/Black rave

Norwegian act Spirits of the Dead will finally release their album "White elephant" as a proper CD on September 29. Samples at myspace:

Norwegian act Spirits of the Dead are offering their album "Bring the balance back" as a free download via myspace:
If you dig proggy hard rock, you should check these guys out. I think they're pretty good.

Norwegian act Spirits of the Dead is offering their entire new album for free download today (and today only):