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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.

COMING RELEASES:
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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

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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DIRTY PASSION: In Wonderland released!

We are very proud to present the 4th effort from one of our sub-labels: the heavy metal dedicated Denomination Records.

This time we bring you the pride of Southern Sweden, DIRTY PASSION. After releasing their debut on Denomination they have gained a great reputation and toured with L.A. Guns (!)

Click the album cover to listen to DIRTY PASSION’s “Daughter Of The Reaper”

SALMA GANDHI: “The Quest For Nonsense Never Ends”

Salma Gandhi is a swedish instrumental band formed 2005 in Malmö. The members had been active at the stoner/metal/punkscene in Malmö for years and was hungry to create something totally different. After hours of jam sessions and a lot of fun they started to find some kind of a sound and concept and started making compositions. The musical genre is sometimes described as 70´s filmmusic or stonerjazz and the goal of the band is to give the recipient a somewhat narrative musical trip with a gallery of strange characters and different murky landscapes popping up along the way. 2012 they will release their debut album “The Quest For Nonsense Never Ends” at Transubstans records. Some of the main influenses are Pink Floyd, Oddjob, The Ethiopiques, Boris and Alfred Jarry.

Check out the video below for the track “Polish Rodeo For Drunken Teenage Midgets”

MANTRIC MUSE: First track out!

If you are into music based on a totally free and non-restrictive approach you could choose to spend a few hours with the new untitled CD from the Danish band MANTRIC MUSE. All the songs on the CD are made from a large catalogue of jams, which have been mapped, dissected and then re-created into parts. The different parts have afterwards been rearranged towards whole songs. Hereby, the base and the structures of the songs avoid most formal rules and fixed concepts (except the overall concept of organizing jams). The band tries to maintain the special freshness – the here and now – of the jams in the songs, so listeners can sense the present vibe of the original jams in the songs. Normally MANTRIC MUSE describes their music as music for neural travelling, and potentially the songs, which are all instrumental and also quite long, crafts a short break from the everyday life.
Recommended för fans of ÖRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE, OZRIC TENTACLES and VESPERO.

SIDEBURN: “IV Monument” out!

We’re very proud to announce that SIDEBURN’s fourth effort “IV Monument” is released on Transubstans Records! The band have gained a solid reputation in the classic rock genre, mixing retro hardrock with todays classic rock sound, appealing to both friends of ZEPPELIN, SABBATH, early SCORPIONS as well as new bands like ALTER BRIDGE. Expect heavy guitar attacks, backed up by a steady rhythm section that we could hear in classic bands such as RAINBOW and UFO. They still possess the doom metal tone, only this time they have expanded their sound – expect a wonderful mixture of classic hardrock, doom metal, progressive hardrock and a dose of blues !!

Listen to “Bring The Down The Rain” below!

GIN LADY: Vinyl finally out!

After what seems like forever, the “GIN LADY” LP is finally released!

It is released on a nice limited gatefold, featuring 200 black copies and 100 transparent red copies.

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The following are excerpts from some of the outstanding reviews we’ve received during the process:

As much as Black Bonzo will be missed, this debut from Gin Lady is very
impressive and signals the arrival of a band who really can put together
some splendid ’70s inspired hard rock. More of this please!
– Sea Of Tranquility

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This is an album for the true classic rock aficionado.
Not the MTV-friendly classic rock of the eighties, but the
cornerstones laid some two decades earlier that have
influenced and informed rock music ever since.
– Powerplay

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The fact of my weakness for this kind of Uriah Heep/Deep Purple
-hardrock is not a secret, therefore I’m falling head over heels
for these tunes. Now I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they hit
the road very soon and that this glorious album is released on
vinyl, for an ever more ultimate experience.
– Ulf Classon, artrock.se

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I would like to claim that this probably is the album of the year.
Since the Black Bonzo -days, the band has refined their sound and
brought something that in a fair world would be known as an essential
debut album.
– Between Two Worlds

Hope you’ll enjoy it!