.......aka LPWJ (translations & genealogy) aka LordParzifal (poetry, also translations of poetry, which reminds the most of the lyrics I started with, see Pälle Näver) aka Patrik L Johansson (founder of Sorcery & Rivendell (SWE) late 80s to early 90s but also ZZ Top style coverbands to early metal schoolbands before '86) Lamb of God or L.O.G. carrying the Progressive American Metal tradition forward with good beats and riffs in my own genre and/or drumstyle from early 90's, (Mudvayne and Machine Head being a couple of other favorites as well as My Dying Bride, who sounds closest to my own written songs; many bands on M with roots in the Mercyful Fate/Metallica tradition, Queensrÿche, Crimson Glory and Fates Warning being the exception, and megafavorites, I also collected Shrapnel records early on, everything with great drummers and guitarists) it's a very good feeling that it's now so popular, 'cause this is the genre I've been listening to for 30 years.......and luckily recently found another favorite band in Texas Hippie Coalition.......

Another favorite is our new cat, our second called Waldemar or Walle for short; like all my previous cats he seems to be OK with both classical (who isn't) and rock in the metal vein...his full name (stated on his silver plaque on his scratch pillar): Ferdinand Silver Waldemar II "Melker" (Since he has a M-mark on his head going all the way back to Egypt and Melker was his first name, also called Silver)...yes I prefer cats to people for the most part...since they do as they wish and don't do as the masses want...and they always accept me seeing I am the same as them.
We also got a 2nd one, a stray, which is a longhaired Birma of unknown origin in the same colorshade as Silver which is called (also stated on his silver plaque on his scratch pillar): Franciscus Sherlock Waldemar III "Ludde" (Since he is grey and black but with a brighter curly stomach, Sherlock means bright locks or bright as in smart...).

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*****1997-2017*****
***20 Years Online***

*****1977-2017*****
***40 Years (& more) of Collecting Vinyl***

I used to do this on a typewriter already in the late 80s with text in black and red, all my bandmates from different bands wondering what I was doing while they were drinking beer at the rehearsal place, I was never much of a drinker and proudly so, quit at 20 also became a pescatorian (fish/veggies) at that time...before even the word existed...but it was a drag when you got some new records you had to type a new page every time so I only did it for a while...

Back then the vinyls were sold via mailorder catalogues (circa 1989) and nowadays some, like a collector friend in Sweden, Johnny on Record Heaven, do the same thing online (see link) http://recordheaven.net/index.cfm

LPWJ on Subterranean Masquerade: About the most fun you could have on a recordplayer, indian classical folk music meets older progressive stuff meets newer progressive metal vibes; only bad thing is I wish I could have given it a 5/5 cause I really wanted to...

The great use of the drums and folk music elements for the dimensions gets 5 out of 5 but the rest is good songs and arrangements but it's not Pink Floyd y'know...but maybe it can be...also the use of almost subtle metal guttural singing is OK in small doses but maybe do a couple of whole songs based on that, instead of echoing that genre in choruses only, it almost gets to be opera like when the baritone comes in for small portions only ...so it's not My Dying Bride either...cause they use the nuances like these to perfection...but maybe it can be...on the next album.

LPWJ on Loincloth: Listen to the 7" it will make every bored disillusioned metalfreak wake up again, and I love the runout message Fuck False Metal ... Loincloth ... Confessor ... Fly Machine it's all the same with 2 different singers C/FM and Loincloth instrumental and almost the best of the three according to my taste, I wish Confessor made a long instrumental, maybe they will, a new one's coming out soon TBA

Everyone should have a great individual drummer it makes every band much better and not a part of the metal clichés; Rush would have been nothing without Neil Peart the foregoer in this genre and that's what I tried doing in every band I played in from the age of 12, make it better than it was without me, make the songs flow better because of the arrangements, that's what every drummer can do and this guy always did that and lies behind all of these three bands success.

LPWJ on Babymetal: I don't think I have heard a record this experimental and interesting since Enigmas 1st with the Gregorian monks world phenomenon, this is my favorite band for the time being and for a long time to come for bringing some energy into the world of metal and the world of music... A crossover act as good as if Kylie Minogue would make a record with Slipknot; maybe some interest in the japanese culture might help or for some earlier asian HR/HM bands, with the tradition of clean sounding music and freshness; tracks 2, 11, 13 &14 being personal favorites...good luck with the Olympics 2020...you're already winners ahead of your time as always!



Babymetal & Rob Zombie 2 great crossover favs (since Rob is also a director maybe Babymetal could be compared to the great films after 2000 from Asia such as the Ring a.o.)



For the most part my collection is Americana which I know most about, since rockmusic has its roots in the South
and some might regard I have a big collection of early Queensrÿche, for Northern Europe (Scandinavia) also of classical music on vinyl, shellac and CD/DVD, here is some picture help for QR items (not from my collection though): http://rycheitems.com/main.html
and some Shrapnel recommendations for the generations too young to experience it first hand, like my generation was with Woodstock: http://www.noecho.net/lists/5-forgotten-shrapnel-records-albums-worth-revisiting-by-r-mason

Since the format is not the same here as the rest of the internet, if you're an old webmaster like me, here is an explanatory link: https://www.discogs.com/help/doc/text-formatting

My mother share the same grandancestors in the 5th generation with composer Bo Linde who studied under an old favorite composer Lars-Erik Larsson, and was a friend of Hans Eklund from the same county; so I also will look over all his releases (having composed music myself since the age of 15, Ekseption style for rockband and some classical on acoustic guitar even with Opus numbers (unreleased)), I think he has over 80 Opus numbers, at least works, according to his book and many of them are recorded but only 4 records to this date exists here, (the newest release is called "Orkesterverk/Orchestral works Vol 1-3 (CD/SACD - Hybrid)") so now it's around 10
*** Opus # : 1, 7, 9, 10 * 14, 15:2, 17, 18, 20 * 21, 23, 27, 29, 30 * 32, 35 ***
*** without Opus #: Dans för Fiol och Xylofon (1952), Romantisk Melodi för Violin och Piano (1954), Två Sånger för Damkör och Piano (1954), Fyra allvarliga sånger för alt och piano till text av Harriet Löwenhjelm (1954/1970), Körer a Capella (1957), Sång för Blandad Kör (1959), Sånger för Trestämmig Blandad Kör (1960), Två Duetter för Två Fioler (1963), Liten Lyrisk Svit för Trestämmig Damkör (1965) *** His first work for choir was for a text by E.A. Poe 1952

Pic below: a scene from my viking village, where we have roots down to them (I am a right descendant of Lothbroke (as seen in the series Vikings) and Tveskägg (Sweyn Forkbeard) and his father Harald Bluetooth and so are half of these villages, we have runestones to tell their stories, in '94 I suggested the name Fafner for the local Viking society)


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posted a comment on The Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue. 3 days ago
Thanks, now I have listened through them all and all-in-all they're pretty good as a whole. The most interesting thing might be Parsons was an engineer for Beatles and might have given them some pointers since I can hear some "Beatles" vibes in the... See full review
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posted a comment on King Diamond - Fatal Portrait. 2 months ago
Yes we were, the FP comment was jus in comparison to NPFC.

NPFC: "Yes pic discs, there's one from 2012 and a newer one from 2018 I think. The 12s are easy to find.
The US one is fun with the picture cover.

FP: Fun fact, only Fatal Portrait were not... See full review
posted a comment on Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love. 3 months ago
Well it was a tongue in cheek comment, I don't comment anymore...so thanks for not being too agressive haha

Yeah the synths are OK even though I am more into the Yes and P Floyd ones.
I was heavy into drums when this came out hence the comment, I... See full review
posted a comment on Godflesh - Slavestate. 3 months ago
B:11a The Cover of Slavestate: (1991)

Already loving to use the art of visuals on their albums, Godflesh included another enigmatic cover for Slavestate. The image of the girl's face (as well as the static looking image on the back) were taken from a... See full review
posted a comment on Mucky Pup. 3 months ago
There is also a flexi that came out earlier than the A Boy album, with a first version of U Stink.
See notes on ABIAMW 1989.
https://www.discogs.com/Billy-And-The-Boingers-Bootleg/release/1220755

Mucky pup is not linked that is why it is only seen... See full review
posted a comment on Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?. 3 months ago
My point was many looks like marbled but is is as I said in the message, remnants of black pressings then it looks like that.
posted a comment on Michelle-Shocked* - The Texas Campfire Tapes. 5 months ago
Wikipedia has more worth than discogs, the reason is what oznut said, if one lazy staff member does it then they do not even doublecheck, you have to get one of the oldtimers to do it...preferably one of the good guys. If they're still around. ... See full review
posted a review of The Jaggerz - We Went To Different Schools Together. 5 months ago
1st of all, legendary record label Kama Sutra.
2nd of all, brilliant title.

3rd...the more Grand Funk it is the better, pure soul funk can be heard in millions of mainstream bands.
I collect and expect to hear something more than that...BBA for... See full review
posted a comment on Rondo' Veneziano* - Rondo' Veneziano. 5 months ago
It hits me how many crappy records that were sampled during the nineties and got some fame for it, kinda like Tarantino making actors do a comeback...same with music, I love B-movies and I love "crappy" records. cause they're not so crappy after all,... See full review
posted a comment on Led Zeppelin. 5 months ago
Why accuse of occultism, there is nothing to accuse about...in UK there exists religious freedom as well as in Sweden where I live...Page bought Aleister Crowleys summer place, it is wellknown and during album 1 and 2 the blues took over but during 3... See full review
posted a comment on Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?. 5 months ago
Sweden 006654, wondering if it has 10,000 limited copies.
The green is lime green and not marbled BTW, this happens sometimes when the colours are not mixed properly...more noticable when a batch of blue ones been pressed before a batch of yellow,... See full review
posted a comment on Night Ranger - 7 Wishes. 5 months ago
LOL I just got it too, never had any NR records, BG always will be Ozzy's guitarist to me and a great one at that. Bootlegs of that tour is great. Among my best cassettes as a kid.
posted a comment on Dio (2). 6 months ago
This was mainly a site for the popular culture, ie. pop and synthesizer based music, I guess that is why...

There are a lot of examples of other artists in my metal archive as well as member names.
posted a comment on Dio (2) - Lock Up The Wolves. 6 months ago
Human error maybe, the draft is from Argentina. The AUS might be right but not song titles. Merge it with another AUS if there is one and it will get fixed.
posted a comment on Nihilist (2) - Carnal Leftovers. 6 months ago
Have you tried holding it up to a light...no I'm not sarcastic...what sometimes looks colored is often translucent...if it is then it might be whiter than clear but translucent. I don't have it myself. Have it on CD.
posted a review of Entombed - Serpent Saints / The Ten Amendments. 7 months ago
This could easily be said to be the beginning of Entombed A.D. (their first release before their first release) with Alex as a guest. But just as the world works backwards, which is in many of their lyrics too, Alex is the one with the name Entombed... See full review
posted a comment on Living Death - Living Death. 8 months ago
Plus the track list is wrong and the other way around, last is first etc
If you wanna hear this it is on the Metal Revolution re-release of the CD.
posted a review of Entombed - Gods Of Grind. 8 months ago
I remember listening to a whole concert on the radio from this tour back in 1992...I preferred Cathedral by then but had liked this kind of music before and got back into it because of the vibe and the great vocals...but now we know why it was... See full review
posted a comment on Defecto - Duality. 8 months ago
This exists in 5 versions digital album, jewelcase CD, white vinyl ltd 300, black + marble purple & grey vinyl ltd 300.

https://defecto.bandcamp.com/album/duality
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submitted Jean Erik - This Is Jean Erik. 9 months ago
posted a review of Jean Erik. 9 months ago
Double bassist Janne Tuovinen's quartet Jean Erik combines acoustic jazz compositions with synthetic sounds and soundscapes. Top-notch soloists, saxophonist Pauli Lyytinen and pianist Artturi Rönkä, bring virtuosity to the airy melodies. In a modern... See full review
posted a comment on King Diamond - Fatal Portrait. 9 months ago
Yes pic discs, there's one from 2012 and a newer one from 2018 I think. The 12s are easy to find.
The US one is fun with the picture cover.
Fun fact, only Fatal Portrait were not released on picture disc back then, all the others were. Now all are of course. See full review
posted a comment on King Diamond - Fatal Portrait. 9 months ago
Thats funny I am just now checking out the PDs of that song...huge MF/KD fan in Sweden.
Got 2 original 12", one signed by the band. But not the PD.
posted a comment on King Diamond - Fatal Portrait. 9 months ago
Since this great album is from 1986 it is probably her mother...some witch in Europe...
posted a comment on King Diamond - Fatal Portrait. 9 months ago
Just added it to the master, it was the last item on the KD list at 2020 earlier. Feel free to add info to it.
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submitted Crown (9) - The End Of All Things. 10 months ago
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posted a comment on Anthrax. 10 months ago
Actually that was the band I thought about writing about Overkill (Oh theres E too...) Yeah but there are many, but few are giants. Es first was a groundbreaking one, great songs. Know them all by heart...
posted a comment on Anthrax. 11 months ago
Yeah I've wanted to go through the Overkill catalogue again now for a while but have not got around to it, meanwhile he sang a mean Nugent on the Cover album with some superstar musicians. Always liked high pitch singers.
submitted Gudars Skymning - Olycksfågel. 12 months ago
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posted a comment on Various - The Perfect Musical Collection. about 1 year ago
I only need the CD 02 if someone have it and are splitting them up
(happy to pay an overprize since I got the rest + the box)
West Side Story (The New Broadway Cast Recording)
posted a review of M.O.D.* - Devolution. about 1 year ago
What happened to: Resist &
Crash n Burn... censored? by the weak side of USA, ironically just what Billy always sings about...him being on the strong side.
posted a comment on Robert Wells Trio - Robert Wells Trio Önskar Er En God Jul!. about 1 year ago
Mine is signed with a black marker by RW so I guess all are.
posted a comment on Jularbo-Orkestern* - Livet I Finnskogarna / Nya Värmlandsvalsen . about 1 year ago
OK I see where the merge was now which was an OK merge, since it was the same record. But to the issue about the Norwegian pressing, if you have a source then the merge should have gone through anyway but as NOR not SWE after.
submitted Sandvik Big Band* Featuring Claes Janson - Sandvik Big Band In Vancouver. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Queensrÿche - Queensrÿche. about 1 year ago
Geniuses always are and I prefer them as you can understand from the text above, should not need to explain myself, to each his own.
Q and Iron Maiden and Judas Priest should not have gone on as "cover bands" without their leaders.
IM and JP... See full review
posted a comment on Entombed - DCLXVI To Ride, Shoot Straight And Speak The Truth. about 1 year ago
Did I say they were, but it was the new thing.
Kiddo? I was first generation thrasher.
Born before you I am sure.
But always there are som newbie calling me newbie here which shows what free for all internet pages are = not worth the time.
LOG saved... See full review
posted a review of The Crown - Crowned In Terror. about 1 year ago
Ripping off Knight Rider as a solo (the greatest moment on the record in The Speed of Darkness but where's the credits at?) ... and the Morbid Angel intro at the last song...says something about TC as a band...flirting with all that have already... See full review
posted a review of Anthrax. about 1 year ago
Metallica
Slayer
Anthrax
Megadeth
Testament

I always thought they should call them the big 5...and all are great but the top three rules supreme.
Anthrax is the soundtrack to my teenage years, hardcore and thrash combined...made many listen to more... See full review
posted a comment on Black Pyramid. about 1 year ago
Sorry did not see this until now...I will check out the albums for sure but that day I just had heard what a friend had released on Transubstans, a 7" in his vinyl collector series. The 2nd to last 7". Other bands at that time was Doomraiser and The... See full review
posted a comment on The Crown. about 1 year ago
No but the re-release under the name The Crown did, 2002.
Check the old name for the old date.
BTW I am going through them all in one listen...as we say here in Sweden "pretty good for being Swedish". That was the comment bands like Entombed got when... See full review
posted a comment on Helloween - Dr. Stein. about 1 year ago
And your ass needs to get reported which it has
posted a review of Dornfall - Précieux Secret. about 1 year ago
Pretty good item, too bad it did not have an english version too, then they'd be an european hit...
I have as hard a time following the french as with opera etc
It's like watching a good french movie without the subtitles, but hey the music rocks...