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Sweden Rock Festival Review: Day 1

Special BBG! correspondent Kim Nordlund is a Sweden native and journalism student. Kim is a reader of BBG! and asked if she could cover the Sweden Rock Festival for us. Of course I said yes! Over the next few days, she'll provide her dispatches from all the fun. -- Allyson

The first day of the Sweden Rock Festival is done. Spontaneous feeling? Disappointment. At least when we’re talking music. Even if there were a few Glam bands, they didn’t impress. Both H.E.A.T. and Dynazty played yesterday. They’re both bands who have competed in the Swedish selection to "Eurovision Song Contest." Not that rock n’ roll. And even if I have a thing for H.E.A.T.’s new frontman, the Swedish Idol winner from 2009, Erik Grönwall, the music isn’t good enough. The sound during the show was bad as well. Not the band's fault, but it didn’t help.

Compared with last year’s first day, yesterday wasn’t great. Last year both Crashdïet and Hardcore Superstar played, and the Hardcore Superstar show was one of the greatest shows during the whole festival. Neither H.E.A.T. or Dynazty could compete with that. I missed the very short set from Pompei Nights, but I doubt they could have saved the whole day.

Instead, my expectations on day two are HUGE! Favorites like Steel Panther and Sebastian Bach are playing, and they’re both having press conferences as well. Seeing a Steel Panther press conference has been a dream since I first saw an interview with them, so I’m really excited. You’ll hear all about it tomorrow!

Reader Comments (4)

Is this the festival that PENTAGRAM is supposed to play?
June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou
Yes, I think they played yesterday. I missed them though, went to see The Darkness instead.
June 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim Nordlund
Love HEAT! One of THE top AOR Bands out there today. Got ALL their stuff. How were The Darkness? Dyin' to see them! Got all their stuff, too -- plus Hot Leg (Justin Hawkin's project following the first Darkness break up) and his other project, British Whale.
June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Yep, gonna quit unless Christian and his fellow Prog Modern Rock Boring Metal Crew go back and comment on Allyson's AMAZING Post about The Cheap Trick/Bon Jovi/Whitesnake/Crüe Jam.

Hurry, time is running out, not only on my comments, but Glam Metal, if you fools don't WAKE UP, now!!!
June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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