General Surgery - Like an ever flying limb

Death metal in-jokes abound! This is the title track of the band's upcoming 7" EP, due out November 6 via .

Hexvessel - His portal tomb (video)

New from Finnish cult/psychrockers Hexvessel off their latest record "No holier temple".

Woodlands - River runs wild (video)

PSL has the premiere of the new Woodlands (remember?) video "River running wild": http://blogg.svt.se/psl/2012/09/21/premiar-woodlands-river-running-wild/

Fritjof & Pikanen - Säg då (video)

Swedish dubstep? Sure, okay.

In i dimman - s/t EP

Cool! A Swedish band whose sound harkens back to the early days of Kent and other similar 90s-era alt-rock.

Spagyrikerna - Stekel (video)

Add together stop/motion animation + Swedish Kraut/pop and you get Spagyrikerna. Look for an album this fall via .

Norlie & KKV - Hon vill vara du (video)

It's far too smooth for my tastes, but here's the latest from Swedish pop/rap act Norlie & KKV.

Artymove - One of these days (video)

The latest from Swedish electro/pop trio Artymove.

Seremonia - s/tSeremonia
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Ghost and Jess & the Ancient Ones have a lot to answer for. Between them they seem to have started this classic rock-tinged occult psychedelic thing where the next, more underground generation think that loose 'n' lo-fi is the way to go. Although Seremonia sound nothing like fellow countrymen Beherit, they have gone for an odd production choice similar in ethos to "Drawing down the moon". The difference is that going out on a pre-planned lo-fi limb like that really worked for Beherit back in '93 and resulted in a legendary album. Here it sounds too gimmicky. It's like, "Oh, we're so loose and chilled out when we're playing that we just go with what flows from our inner souls." In reality it comes across as either a get-out clause that makes excuses for sloppiness or a deliberate attempt at sounding genuinely nekro. This lack of integrity in the sound kills the vibe completely. If you want something with an authentic form of the off-kilter atmosphere that Seremonia strives to achieve you should get your hands on Black Hole's "Living mask".
- John Norby

Presenting the Ligetizer

Presenting the Ligetizer, a new 6-metronome instrument designed and constructed by Espen Sommer Eide of Alog/Phonophani. Full details here.

Pitchfork reviews Efterklang

Pitchfork is not too impressed by Efterklang's latest: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17087-piramida/

Sista chansen! Out of Vogue + Anchor @ Debaser Malmö 22/9

Saturday night at Debaser Malmö! The very last It's a Trap! Clubnight EVER! And we're going out with a bang too with two of Sweden's finest hardcore acts, Out of Vogue and Anchor, gracing the stage. Be there!

Transubstans picks up Dödaren

has signed Swedish heavy rockers Dödaren and will be releasing the band's debut full-length "Maen" this coming December.

Musik med Säkert! and more

PSL's newest correspondent does the live music thing for the video blog site with her band Säkert!: http://blogg.svt.se/psl/2012/09/20/musik-med-sakert-4/
Very recommended, naturally. Also at PSL today, a new video from Min Stora Sorg and another live session with De Montevert.

Ensemble Lakonia to be released soon

Rafael, Memento Vitae by Simeon Frohm from Fajta on Vimeo.

The fascinating Swedish jazz/experimental/spiritual label has announced that the long-awaited debut album "Nattens lovsång" from Andreas Runeson's project Ensemble Lakonia will finally be out later this year as part of the label's "Compunctio box". As for the video above, I can't say that I know much about it except that it includes music from the aforementioned act starting at, I believe, around minute 8.