Posts Tagged ‘Wacken Open Air’

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…)

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Emperor playing in Hollywood CA, Photo by Apeshit of flickr

Emperor playing in Hollywood CA, Photo by Apeshit of flickr

It’s THORsday again and that means it’s time to celebrate the joys of Viking Metal, a genre which lifts the spirit and motivates the mind…or something like that.

Now I always feel pumped after a good bit of Viking Metal and these guys tick all the boxes.

Recently announced to be reforming, and headlining Bloodstock 2014,, I give you…Emperor. (more…)