Country: Sweden

RAS - Råttornas vinter

Check out a sample from the upcoming RAS album, due out in October via :
I don't know anything about this band at all, but instrumental synthpunk is all good by me.

First Love, Last Rites - Charlot (trailer)

has announced that the new First Love, Last Rites single "Charlot" will be released on November 12.

Dalaplan - Trillar i (video + more)

New visuals from Swedish punkrockers Dalaplan as directed by Christian Jönsson for an upcoming documentary due to be released next year. Look for the band's new 7" single "Ta mig när jag faller" to be released by on October 10 to coincide with the start of the band's upcoming Swedish tour.

Richard Reagh presents "The Ed Harris Masters" (video)

Richard Reagh explains the concept behind his latest project "The Ed Harris Masters", a series of five digital singles he'll be releasing in the near future. As for the Marvin Gaye cover he references, you can find it here.

My Own Summer - Blood dries

Solid expansive melancholia out of Kalmar.

New We Are the Storm album finished

We Are the Storm report that they are now finished with their new album "Wastelands" and are currently shopping it around for release. As mentioned earlier this summer, said album was recorded at an old theater in their hometown of Uppsala with Kristofer Jönson (Jeniferever, I Break Horses) engineering and producing before being sent off to Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna) for mixing and mastering.

Horrible Houses - Songs for Halloween & Early Hours

New/old super lo-fi recordings from Swedish artist Horrible Houses, just repackaged and rereleased in a small limited-edition run by . Expect lots of warble and hiss.

First acts confirmed for Chaos in Tejas 2013

Scandinavian hardcore acts Terveet Kädet, Infernöh and Lower are three of the first bookings for next year's Chaos in Tejas Fest. Details at Facebook:

Scraps of Tape working on new album

Scraps of Tape have officially started work on album #5:
No word yet on when to expect it, but I would imagine an early 2013 release.

The Pain Machinery - Hours + hours

Check out Swedish industrial/EBM act The Pain Machinery covering genre pioneers Klinik.

Teg Publishing signs Maria Eriksson, Mattias Alkbergs Begravning

(Norra Kust, Magnus Ekelund) has signed Maria Eriksson (The Concretes, Santa Maria, Heikki) and will be releasing her debut solo album på svenska "Stjäl det du behöver" early next year. Teg has also officially picked up Mattias Alkbergs Begravning, the new band from The Bear Quartet frontman, and will be releasing their new album next year as well.

The Sven Gunnar Experience - Go go go

Wild blues-rock outta Sweden by way of Dear Euphoria's Sven Johansson and . Album this fall?

Luxury reissues Bonne Idée

has digitally re-released all three out-of-print, self-released CDr EPs from Göteborg-based indiepop act Bonne Idée and you can now listen to them via Spotify or purchase them at Klicktrack.

Petra Marklund - Händerna mot himlen (video)

Here's the video for the new Petra Marklund (September) single "Händerna mot himlen". Definitely a bit more low-key than her previous stuff, but that's not a bad thing at all.

Niels Nielsen to Gaphals

It has been officially revealed that has picked up Niels Nielsen and will be releasing his new 7" single "Shadow twin" on October 26 with a full-length album to follow in spring.