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NEWSLETTER 2013 – #3

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Hi friends! After a cold winter, the sun has finally started to appear in Sweden!
Today we let some of the rays shine upon the new releases and the exciting news we have for you – have fun!

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THALAMUS
Soul (TRANS104)
Released: 2013/02/20

Soul is the newest universe bending, bone crushing CD from the Borlange based band THALAMUS. Their third full length piece to date. Like their previous cd Subterfuge (Transubstans 2011) it has a blend of low tempo songs and heavy stuff. But where Subterfuge tends to spin off into a bluesier mood, Soul is all about plain seventies hard rock in a modern suit…..with just a little flirt towards a progressive side. Bassist Peter Johansson explains:”For the first time we did all pre-production together. We had five months at my house, writing and pre-recording material. It was a new step for us; previously everyone brought their own songs, now we all took part in what everyone was doing. The result was that all songs almost directly became THALAMUS songs, with the same nerve as how we deliver the songs live.”

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EGONAUT
Mount Egonaut (TRANS107)
Release date: 2013/02/27

Two years after the successful debut “Electric” and the three-track EP “Los Egonauts”, EGONAUT returns with “Mount Egonaut”. The album-opener “Crawl” sets the mood for the rest of the album; heavy, fast well-arranged hard rock! The band smoothly blends the sleazy/melodic elements with a slight touch of stoner rock. Add a swirling 70’s organ and in-your-face vocals and voilà: you’ve got yourself some Bastard Rock. For friends of MUSTASCH, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR and METALLICA.

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GENEROUS MARIA
III (TRANS111)
Release date: 2013/03/06

It took GENEROUS MARIA 7 years to deliver a 3rd album, from 2006 album “Electricism”, released on Buzzville. During these years, GENEROUS MARIA have developed a more clean sound, without giving up their original music. The band still delivers many real strong tracks, influenced by the 70’s hardrock scene, with incredible melodic hooks and a nod to the indie scene. Imagine AEROSMITH playing with SOUNDGARDEN, or similar to other artists like MUSTASCH, ALTER BRIDGE, WOLFMOTHER and MOTHER MISERY.

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SYRON VANES
Evil Redux (DEN005)
Release date: 2013/03/13

In order to reinvent something, it usually requires you to be there from start. Swedish SYRON VANES is a band that certainly has been there from the start – guitarist Anders Hahne and drummer Staffan Lindstedt formed SYRON VANES in 1980. Their fifth album “Evil Redux” is a statement for all metal fans out the. It is the most complex, innovative, sophisticated studio album SYRON VANES ever made. Massive guitars, powerful vocals, fantastic musicianship – a sound that’ll blow your mind anyday! To sum up; “Evil Redux” proves it possible for the classic heavy metal scene to keep the fire alive – even after three decades! The album will be released on Denomination Records in the middle of March.

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EMMA NORDENSTAM
Response To The Birddream (SAK005) (Sakuntala Records)
Release date: 2013/03/20

The third album by Swedish singer/songwriter EMMA NORDENSTAM takes a step in a new direction as her first album completely sung in English. Her sound has grown into a more emotional, melancholic mood than before – a mood that immediately brings your thought to such legends as VASHTI BUNYAN and JONI MITCHELL. This album will remember you of the early acid folk era, as well as the modern sounds of ANNA TERNHEIM, FERN KNIGHT and MARISSA NADLER. “The June morning we arrived to the studio it was already hot outside; bumblebees were buzzing beneath a magnolia tree with white buds… I sat down with my guitar and watched the magnolia flowers blossom in front of me while recording the basis of the songs. Six months later we walked in snow between the recording room and control room – Tom ran back and forward with new firewood to the stove while me and Cecilia made bonfires between the last overdubs.” Emma plays most of the instruments herself, but on “Response To The Birddream”, Lisa Isaksson (LISA O PIU) also participates. Members of MY BROTHER THE WIND take part on the last song, and this was recorded by Mattias Olsson of ÄNGLAGÅRD.

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EMIKA KLASDOTTER
Everything Is Screaming (SAK008) (Sakuntala Records)
Release date: 2013/03/20

“Everything Is Screaming” is the debut album of Swedish singer/songwriter EMIKA KLASDOTTER. The featured tracks have carefully been chosen between tons of other songs written during a whole decade. EMIKA’s passion about what is close and real comes clear while listening to the fragile songs on the album – she sings about love, loneliness and the struggle within the common man. The emotions flowing through this record could easily be the same emotions flowing through a lifetime. The album is partially recorded in EMIKA’s home studio, by herself and Tommie Thunström. The other parts of the album was recorded on tape, in the studio of Tom Hakava (UpAndRunningRecording). EMMA NORDENSTAM, who is releasing her third album “Response To The Birddream” on the same date played cello and piano on some of the tracks. Cecilia Klingspor, Karl-Jonas Winqvist (BLOODMUSIC) and Johan T Karlsson (FAMILJEN) is also participating on this record. Very recommended for fans of the modern singer/songwriter -scene, suitable for anyone who enjoys the sound of ANNA TERNHEIM, CAT POWER, FERN KNIGHT etc.

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CRYSTAL CARAVAN’s new effort is available for pre-order!
“In the spring of 2013 The Crystal Caravan are planning their third release, With Them You Walk Alone. Right from day one, the band decides to, for the first time, just do it all themselves. With a certain amount of hybris given the band’s guitarist and founders, Björn Lohmander and Stefan Bränberg, the responsibility as a sound engineers, producers and the mixing of the album. The level of ambition is higher than ever and the time to finalize the album is set by a good margin. Unlike the jammed and live recorded predecessor, Against the Rising Tide, the idea is to take the arrangements to a new level. During the work of With Them You Walk Alone, the band has gone from being a seven-piece band into a six-piece with a more distinct and a more guitar-based sound. A greater emphasis has also been placed on the work of mixing and soundscapes created by analog synthesizers, tape echoes and Leslie cabinets. To go the whole hog and do not repeat themselves have been symptomatic of how With Them You Walk Alone has been developed. And even if they decide to do it all yourself, they cannot help, in the true spirit of Umeå, to take the help of the amazing Lina Högstrom (Skator). Highly recommended for friends of
URIAH HEEP, STEPPENWOLF, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE,
but also acts like TSOOL and THE DOORS.”
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The Three Seasons debut album ”Life’s Road” recieved a lot of attention upon its release in 2011. The album have twice reached great spots on the Swedish charts, the reviews have been splendid (”This 2011 debut album goes straight into the heart!”; ”This is 70′s-influenced rock at it’s best – 5/5”; ”I believe Three Seasons and their “Life’s Road” is the best release of this 2011”; and so forth…) and the album was also released as a fine double vinyl in co-operation with Dutch distributors Clear Spot.

After the release of this firstalbum, Three Seasons have been doing a lot of gigs and shows, including for example a long tour in Spain. The band have since their also released a 7-inch single ”Escape” and a second full-length album ”Understand The World”, both of which have recieved very good reviews and apprecation. ”Understand The World” has by many critics been considered one of the very best albums of the whole 2012, and has also been featured on the official Swedish charts. And in the coming spring, the band will be back on tour in Spain again to support their releases.

The first pressing of the ”Life’s Road” have long been sold out due to popular demand, but now at last a second pressing is on its way! Be sure to keep your eyes open and snag your copy, before it’s too late once again.

PS. If you’re in the middle of Sweden: the release fest for the second Three Seasons album will take place this coming Saturday, on the 9th of March in Sala! Don’t miss this one – find all the relevant info here:
http://www.facebook.com/events/428865590516211/

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That’s all for now! Please contact us if you have any
questions about the upcoming releases!
Best regards
The Transubstans Crew

NEWSLETTER 2013 – #2

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Hi again friends! This time we have a bit more sweets for you – music, news and how about the revival of TRANSUBSTANS VINYL CLUB?

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STONEWALL NOISE ORCHESTRA
Salvation (TRANS103)
Released: 2013/02/06

The fourth album from Swedish rockers STONEWALL NOISE ORCHESTRA delivers all you can ask from a modern rock band. Heavy riffs that recollects a classic metal scene are blended with catchy 70’s grooves that makes it impossible to drive slower than 90 mph… As the band did with the previous album “Sweet Mississippi Deal”, STONEWALL NOISE ORCHESTRA marks their place in Swedish rock history by proving it completely possible to mix up dirty rock with professionally arranged melodies and bridges. A must-have!
To celebrate this new release we also share another smashing track from the album, “New Age Inc.”!


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THALAMUS
Soul (TRANS104)
Release date: 2013/02/20

Soul is the newest universe bending, bone crushing CD from the Borlange based band THALAMUS. Their third full length piece to date. Like their previous cd Subterfuge (Transubstans 2011) it has a blend of low tempo songs and heavy stuff. But where Subterfuge tends to spin off into a bluesier mood, Soul is all about plain seventies hard rock in a modern suit…..with just a little flirt towards a progressive side. Bassist Peter Johansson explains:”For the first time we did all pre-production together. We had five months at my house, writing and pre-recording material. It was a new step for us; previously everyone brought their own songs, now we all took part in what everyone was doing. The result was that all songs almost directly became THALAMUS songs, with the same nerve as how we deliver the songs live.”


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EGONAUT
Mount Egonaut (TRANS107)
Release date: 2013/02/27

Two years after the successful debut “Electric” and the three-track EP “Los Egonauts”, EGONAUT returns with “Mount Egonaut”. The album-opener “Crawl” sets the mood for the rest of the album; heavy, fast well-arranged hard rock! The band smoothly blends the sleazy/melodic elements with a slight touch of stoner rock. Add a swirling 70’s organ and in-your-face vocals and voilà: you’ve got yourself some Bastard Rock. For friends of MUSTASCH, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR and METALLICA.

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GENEROUS MARIA
III (TRANS111)
Release date: 2013/03/06

It took GENEROUS MARIA 7 years to deliver a 3rd album, from 2006 album “Electricism”, released on Buzzville. During these years, GENEROUS MARIA have developed a more clean sound, without giving up their original music. The band still delivers many real strong tracks, influenced by the 70’s hardrock scene, with incredible melodic hooks and a nod to the indie scene. Imagine AEROSMITH playing with SOUNDGARDEN, or similar to other artists like MUSTASCH, ALTER BRIDGE, WOLFMOTHER and MOTHER MISERY.

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SYRON VANES
Evil Redux (DEN005)
Release date: 2013/03/13

In order to reinvent something, it usually requires you to be there from start. Swedish SYRON VANES is a band that certainly has been there from the start – guitarist Anders Hahne and drummer Staffan Lindstedt formed SYRON VANES in 1980. Their fifth album “Evil Redux” is a statement for all metal fans out the. It is the most complex, innovative, sophisticated studio album SYRON VANES ever made. Massive guitars, powerful vocals, fantastic musicianship – a sound that’ll blow your mind anyday! To sum up; “Evil Redux” proves it possible for the classic heavy metal scene to keep the fire alive – even after three decades! The album will be released on Denomination Records in the middle of March.

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 In early may 2013, NYMF will enter Berno Studio (The Haunted, Amon Amarth, Spiritual Beggars) in Malmö to record their second album that will be released 9/11 2013!
NYMF is:
Niklas Sjöberg (The Graviators)
Kristofer Stjernquist (Seeds of Cider, Trollfnask)
Martin Fairbanks (The Graviators)
Thommy Lindskog (Wulfgar)
Robin Ingemansson (Unfaithful)

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The date has finally been set for GIN LADY‘s follow up to their successful self-titled debut. The band is currently in the mixing process and we’re all psyched to hear the new material !

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Ronny Erikssons MAGNOLIA is preparing their fourth album as you read this – the final result of this groovy trio will be released by Transubstans in June!

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CRYSTAL CARAVAN new album “With Them You Walk Alone” is scheduled for release on April 6, 2013. Songs and more info to come in March!

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SPACE MIRRORS back on track!
The international Space Rock / Prog Metal collective is recording their new album tited “Cosmic Horror II: The Other Gods”.
The bands line-up has changed, adding new recruits: Sparky Simmons (ACID FM), Claudio Tirincanti (BLAZE BAYLEY), Gabriel Monticello (SPACESEED) amongst others. The album is scheduled later in 2013 – more info to come!

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TRANSUBSTANS VINYL CLUB:

After a long time without releases from the Transubstans Vinyl Club, we return with three grand splits!

THALAMUS / PONTUS SNIBB 3
This is a long-time awaited split, featuring Borlänge hardrockers THALAMUS and PONTUS SNIBB 3, a bluesrocking trio. It is expected to be released in the end of April.

ÖRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE / PAPIR
This is a split featuring the totally improvised space rock group ÖRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE and Danish instrumental jam group PAPIR.

NYMF / DOZER
The NYMF / DOZER split consists of NYMF’s “Possessed” and DOZER’s “The Imposter”. The version of “Possessed” is the same version that NYMF’s previousbass player Daniel Sköld appeared on. This split single will also be digitally released, together with a new NYMF song called “Fear Of The Doom”.
Expected in late April!

The artwork for all the singles will be announced in March.

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There you have it, people! Please contact us if you have any questions about the upcoming releases!
Best regards
The Transubstans Crew

Transubstans pre-orders!

We’re very happy to present some new interesting pre-orders!

What about the coming LP edition of STONEWALL NOISE ORCHESTRA’s “Salvation”? Or maybe THALAMUS coming album “Soul”?

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Transubstans Records: Big sale!!

Transubstans Records now announces a big week sale on the label CD’s!

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SWITCH OPENS: Nominated to P3 Guld !

Switch Opens from Stockholm, Sweden started out as Fingerspitzengefühl in 2000. They released two critically acclaimed albums as Fingerspitzengefühl (Fingerspitzengefühl in 2004 and Happy Doomsday in 2006, both on Kooljunk Communications) and decided to continue as Switch Opens in 2008 due to
spelling and pronunciation difficulties.

The first self-titled album under the new moniker was released in September 2009 by GMR Music Group. It was a collection of songs that ranged from psychedelic doom to raw punk energy, all on a solid foundation of heavy progressive rock. The album got rave reviews in Europe, USA and Canada. It alsowon the band P3 Guld, an award from the Swedish national radio, for Best Rock/Metal 2010. The new album Joint Clash continues this path. The foundation of the sound remains the same, but Switch Opens take the music in an even more dynamic direction. It is proggier, but also more dense with
melodies and sometimes surprising instrumentation and sounds.
The lyrics on the album deal with the themes of surveillance and control, which is exercised in society by political institutions, aimed at individuals and the society as a whole. The lyrics are trying to deal with these questions with the help from and inspired by the novel Kallocain by the Swedish writer Karin Boye,
first published in 1940. The first hand intention was not to make a concept album, but the band felt it was an interesting challenge
to write lyrics within a framework instead of random expressions about basically the same theme. The previous Switch Opens lyrics have often dealt with the tension between claustrophobia and liberation anyway, so the Karin Boye novel was very suited for inspiration. The album was recorded at Garaget Studio in Solna, Sweden by Michael Nordström and mastered by Magnus Lindberg from Cult Of Luna. Over the years Switch Opens has made a reputation as a must see live act. The performances are intense affairs with bassist/vocalist/drewling beast Jesper Skarin as the focal point, flanked by the electric, spastic
guitarist Mikael Tuominen on the right side and the bearded, long haired seventies time traveller Tomas Bergstrand on the left side. Drummer Anders Bartonek makes the solid, yet truly creative backbone. They have done extensive gigging on their own and supported bands such as Neurosis, Entombed, Graveyard and Scars On Broadway. They have also played festivals with bands like Tool, Motörhead and Opeth. Joint Clash was released worldwide by Transubstans Records on February 22, 2012.

Stockholmsbandets nya album ‘Joint Clash’ är lika skumt som det är fascinerande. Ett av landets mest underskattade band.
– Martin Carlsson, Expressen

Aldrig har så utsträckt metal passerat förbi så snabbt och för varje lyssning fördjupas respekten av träffsäkert musicerande.
– Sweden Rock Magazine

‘Joint Clash’ is an ambitious piece of work. An album that crosses boundaries, not out of adolescent rebellion but because the
musical vision of Switch Opens transcends the usual labelling urge that has both reviewers, record companies and listeners in its grip.
– Lords Of Metal

The verdict on Switch Opens from this Über Röcker is….I fucking love ‘em; in a world of musical mediocrity Switch Opens hold
a rare glimpse of true sanctuary.
– Über Rock

This is a pretty impressive album and one that I wasn’t too sure about on an initial listen. It just goes to show that if you are
prepared to think and better still to work outside the musical box, then the results can be quite astounding.
– Powerplay

In the end, this release proves a fascinating record to get into – unexpected, well-thought-through and with an element of surprise lurking around ever corner.
– Hardrock Haven

In fact, I think I shouldn’t mention anyone at all, as this is more than good enough to stand up on its own accord. That is, if you
love music that gets you brain working. If you do appreciate that a band doesn’t serve you a readymade meal or finely sliced
bread. If you are one who can enjoy a musical exploration trip. If you are, you will find me at your side.
– Fury Rocks

There is an authoritative air about the delivery of the tracks and one of a great deal of intent and force, in the same way each of
the personalities of Mastodon manage to push their own individual styles in their music. No instruments hide in the background
looking sheepish.
– Sonic Dice

Overloaded with original, heavy, catchy riffs that draw you into its infectious essence, ‘Switch Opens’ is an unpredictable ride
from start to finish with twists and turns that will leave you breathless and wanting to hit the play button again straight after the album’s finished.
– Metal Discovery

Switch Opens are:
Anders Bartonek – drums
Tomas Bergstrand – guitar
Jesper Skarin – bass and vocals
Mikael Tuominen – guitar
http://www.switchopens.com
http://www.facebook.com/theswitchopens
info@switchopens.com

Record label:
http://www.transubstans.com

NYMF: Back on track!

“As time goes by you’ll get new visions on how the new material should sound like. It has always been important for us that we do our own thing by combining different music genres to keep it more interesting and unique.
As both Niklas and Martin are also members in The Graviators we try to hold the bands apart and guarantee that they don’t sound too much the same. NYMF is above all more Metal and sounds more dark and evil. There is an ambition that the new material also should contain more thrash-elements, think about the band “The Sword”.
Since we now have two new members in the band the sound has changed a little. Daniel Sköld has joined the band on bass guitar. He is also a member in the band Jack Daw and played earlier in a metal band called “Disruption”. Also our new drummer Thommy Lindskog (Wulfgar) has a love in metal so the sound tends to sound more that way, for example many of the new songs include double kick drums.
NYMF has never been at this height when it comes to musicality and we also put more thought and effort in the songs so that we make it sound just the way we want. Ok, that’s all about what’s going on for now. We are really looking forward to release and play our new material!”

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“Allt eftersom tiden går får man nya visioner hur man vill att det nya låtmaterialet ska låta. Det har alltid varit viktigt för oss att blanda vår egen mix av genrer för att få det  mer intressant och eget.
Eftersom Niklas och Martin båda lirar i The Graviators så försöker vi hålla isär de båda banden och garantera att de inte låter för lika varandra. NYMF är framförallt mer Metal och allt låter mer mörkt och ondskefullt. Det finns en strävan och det nya materialet bör innehålla mer thrash-influenser, tänk bandet “The Sword”.
Eftersom vi nu har två nya nya medlemmar i bandet har soundet ändrats lite. Daniel Sköld har gått med i bandet och spelar bas. Han spelar också i bandet Jack Daw och han spelade tidigare i ett metal band som heter “Disruption”. Vår nya trummis Thommy Lindskog (Wulfgar) har också en kärlek till metal så soundet tenderar att låta lite mer åt det hållet, till exempel så innehåller många av de nya låtarna dubbelkagge.
NYMF har aldrig varit på denna höjden tidigare när det kommer till musikalitet och vi lägger även mer tanke och möda på låtarna så vi får dem attt låta som vi vill. Okej, det är det mesta som försigår nu förtillfället. Vi ser verkligen fram emot att släppa och spela upp vårt nya material!”