Posts Tagged ‘Arts and Entertainment’

Dimmu Borgir og Kork i Oslo Spektrum

Dimmu Borgir og Kork i Oslo Spektrum (Photo credit: NRK P3)

Thursdays are heavy days here at Keep Calm and Rock On HQ (to be honest so are most of the other days too) and therefore we are spending another week celebrating black metal.

This week we’re travelling north to Norway, the Scandinavian home of Dimmu Borgir, a band named after the unusually shaped lava fields and rock formations of Iceland’s volcanic plains.

Beautifully symphonic instrumentals coupled with some epically hungry guitar leaves a breathtaking listening experience. (more…)


Another week, another set of breaking bands.

This week we’re highlighting the synth metal of Hammerforce, a great band from Russia.

These guys have a great sound, bringing a synth and proggy side to their power metal, with amazing results. (more…)

Français : Cradle of Filth au Hellfest 2009: D...

Cradle of Filth at Hellfest 2009: Dani Filth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While THORsday ended last week we’re keeping it’s spirit alive with our brand new Black Metal Thursdays.

In this feature we’ll bring you the best of from the original, to the obscure and to the more modern and commercial successes.

All of this has a place in black metal, even the sell outs can still have a truly earth shattering sound an this is proven in no small part by this week’s entrant, Cradle of Filth. (more…)

Worshyping at the metal altar

Worshyping at the metal altar

It’s Tuesday again and that can only mean one thing…let’s check out some breaking bands.

This week  we’re taking a closer look at a band we gave airtime to on saturday, canadian thrash group The Worshyp.

Heavy metallers from Toronto, The Worshyp, are a four-piece outfit with a sound that will rattle your windows right out of their frames. (more…)

King Diamond

King Diamond – inspiring makeup for the masses (Photo credit: geinography)

More black metal from viking inspired sources here with Trollech.

This pagan metal from the Czech Republic caught our eye and with a very King Diamondesque look too them we definitely approve.

Although many people could be put off by non-English lyrics I would suggest that you give these a go anyway. (more…)

Falling with Style at Download (Photo credit: Nick Pickles)

Falling with Style at Download (Photo credit: Nick Pickles)

The rhyme is a bit terrible yes but Tuesdays are the days when we at Keep Calm and Rock On look for a new band to share with you all and this week it’s post-hardcore outfit Falling with Style.

We’ve been singing the praises of these guys since they rocked the Red Bull tent at Download this year and we can’t wait to hear more from them.

Hailing from Pontypridd in Wales they even score extra points from our review system for being welsh but to be honest, they don’t need the help. (more…)