Artist: On Trial

Country: Denmark
Genre: Hardrock
Reviews: Kill city lights (mp3)
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New music from Telstar Sound Drone, On Trial

has new tunes from both On Trial and Telstar Sound Drone up for streaming at myspace:

On Trial bows out

Danish rockers On Trial will be calling it quits after 25+ years with a final show at Loppen in CPH on June 3. They'll also be doing one final release, a 2x7" on featuring four tunes, two from an aborted album session and two that will end up being the band's final statement. Said release will be packaged in a gatefold hand-screened sleeve and will be limited to a one-time-only pressing of 500 copies.

Bad Afro 2011 release schedule

No exact dates yet except for one, but here's 's confirmed release list for this coming spring:

Dragontears - 2000 micrograms from home LP repress. 500 copies on green vinyl. (AFROLP032). Release January 17.
Baby Woodrose - Mindblowing seeds & disconnected flowers LP/CD (AFROLP041/AFROCD041)
Baby Woodrose - Blows your mind LP repress. 500 copies on purple vinyl. (AFROLP020)
On Trial - 2x7" (FRO050)
Telstar Sound Drone - 7" (FRO051)

And for fall:

Baby Woodrose - Love comes down CD/LP (AFROLP042/AFROCD042)
The Setting Son - s/t LP repress. 500 copies on red vinyl. (AFROLP034)
Baby Woodrose/The Setting Son split 7” (FRO052)
The Dolly Rocker Movement (AU/US) - Your side of town 7” (FRO053)

Bad Afro confirms a couple 2010 releases

Danish rock'n'roll label reports that Dragontears (ex-Baby Woodrose/On Trial) are currently recording what will probably be their third and final album. It will be called "Turn on tune in fuck off" and is set for release this fall. Also on the way from the label is a collection of demos and outtakes Baby Woodrose made during recording their debut album "Blows your mind" which will feature various alternate takes of songs on the album plus a few previously unreleased cuts. The title of that one will be called "Mindblowing seeds & disconnected flowers" and it's set for a spring release.

Sirius playlist week #5

Here's the playlist for this week's radio show Sirius XMU:

01. The Scrags - Death of a rock'n'roll band
02. TALK 1
03. On Trial - Mountain
04. The Psyke Project - In the mist
05. Hello Saferide - X telling me about the loss of something dear, at age 16
06. TALK 2
07. Moto Boy - A room without you
08. If There Is Something - Hommage á Roy Orbison
09. Tiger Lou - So demure
10. TALK 3
11. Honey Is Cool - Nach heart
12. Heroes & Zeros - Oslo fadeout
13. Livaventura - Keep on driving
14. Masshysteri - Tvivel
15. TALK 4
16. Samtidigt Som - Vid min sida
17. Ståålfågel - Kung Misär
18. Fredrik - Black fur
19. Scraps of Tape - Grand letdown
20. TALK 5
21. Boeoes Kaelstigen - Radius

Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XMU. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.

The playlist for my radio show this week:

01. At the Gates - Suicide nation
02. TALK 1
03. Moving Oos - Stronger
04. Eskju Divine - Hold on
05. Mechanical Bird - Sunday
06. TALK 2
07. Mixtapes & Cellmates - Quiet
08. DS13 - Thrash lifestyle
09. Montt Mardié - Metropolis
10. Junior Senior - Can I get get get
11. TALK 3
12. Niccokick - Love & neon lights
13. Kristofer Åström - I collect knives
14. Death Breath - His protoplasmic worship
15. TALK 4
16. Mob - Ghost track
17. MZ412 - Unhealing wounds
18. Ugress - Manhattan sapphire
19. TALK 5
20. Shining - Låt oss ta allt från darandra
21. No Hope for the Kids - Rainy day
22. Moneybrother - Det blir ingen dans
23. Amandine - For all the marbles
24. TALK 6
25. Familjen - Det snurrar i min skalle
26. Last Days of April - Aspirins and alcohol
27. M:40 - När bomberna faller
28. TALK 7
29. Espen Jørgensen - The immaculate conception
30. Motorpsycho - For free
31. The Carny - Man under the sun
32. TALK 8
33. Karin Ström - Klaustrofobi
34. Badun - Pulsen
35. Meshuggah - Future breed machine
36. Värttinä - Mero
37. TALK 9
38. Randy - Better than art
39. Closer - Open casket
40. Alog - Buffalo demon
41. TALK 10
42. On Trial - Speaking of witch

Bad Afro, in cooperation with National Danish Radio, will be releasing a vinyl-only live album from On Trial. Recorded at the Gutter Island festival last summer, the show features tracks mostly taken from the band's recent (and quite excellent) "Forever" album, as well the previously unreleased track "Pure evil" and a cover of "A house is not a motel" by Love. 500 copies only, out on June 25.

Bad Afro has announced that they'll be releasing the debut album "2000 micrograms from home" from Danish all-star act Dragontears on March 19. The band features members from Baby Woodrose and On Trial and started out as an improv/jam project back around New Year's 2005. Go here for samples/more info:

New dates for Danish rockers On Trial:

01/17 - Demo Bar, Halden (NOR)
01/18 - Kaos, Tromsø (NOR)
01/19 - Garage, Oslo (NOR)
01/25 - Tommy Weisbecker Haus, Berlin (GER)
01/26 - Museums Keller, Erfurt (GER)
01/27 - Kanonenhaus, Altenburg (GER)
01/29 - Kulturforum, Mittelsinn (GER)
01/30 - tba
01/31 - Kult Kafe, München (GER)
02/01 – ISC, Bern (CH)
02/02 – Zero Music Club, Bergamo (ITA)
02/03 - Sonar Club, Siena (ITA)
02/04 - Bikini Test, La Chaux-de-Fonds, (CH)
02/05 – tba, Nürnberg (GER)
04/20 - Roadburn Festival
05/26 - Sense-O-Rama Festival, Berlin (GER)
05/27 - Swamproom Happening, Hannover (GER)

MP3: On Trial - Kill city lights

Denmark's On Trial has been around for over 10 years now and their new album "Forever" is their first since 2002's "Blinded by the sun". Apparently it's also the first record they've done since losing Guf Lorenzen and Anders Skjødt who left to start Baby Woodrose. Their age and maturity shows - unlike upstart hardrockers such as Wolfmother and The Sword, On Trial is capable of writing real songs that transcend the usual genre labels and clichés. It's more than just a few cool riffs put next to eachother. In the same way that Motorpsycho looks back to the heyday of classic rock for inspiration, On Trial too looks backwards. However, while both bands might have one foot in the past, they are still marching forward. On Trial plays things a little more straight and doesn't stray as far from their fuzz-soaked, revved-up rock'n'roll sound. Forget those other young bands, this is the real rock revival.

On Trial - Kill city lights

Check out the song "Mountain", the first track from On Trial's upcoming album "Forever":
It comes out May 8.

Bad Afro has announced the signing of long-running Danish rock act On Trial. The band's new album will be their first since 2002's "Blinded by the sun" and will also mark the first recorded appearance of new members Anders Stub (ex-Mother Superior and The Royal Beat Conspiracy) and Bjarni Olsen following the departure of ex-members Guf Lorenzen and Anders Skjødt left to form Baby Woodrose. The as-yet-untitled album has been assigned a May 8 release date and final studio sessions will take place later this month at Black Tornado studio under the tutelage of producer Ralph A. Rjeily.

Bad Afro will be releasing the debut 7" from Copenhagen-based psych-rockers Ghost Rocket on February 14. The band features ex-On Trial member Morten Aron and is said to sound like the "13th Floor Elevators, Love and obscure rock'n'roll and psych from the past 50 years." The a-side is the aptly-named "Drug freedom" and the b-side is "1 million times", both of which they say are about "drugs and cheatful women."

New Scandinavian music reviews at High Bias this week:

Baby Woodrose - Dropout!
Bones - Straight flush ghetto
Mortiis - The grudge
On Trial - Live

Some of these have already been mentioned, but here's the complete list of acts from around Scandinavia heading over to Austin, TX in March for the SXSW festival: Kristofer Åström (SWE), Alamo Race Track (NL), Bettie Serveert (NL), The Defectors (DK), Demons (SWE), Division Of Laura Lee (SWE), Thomas Dybdahl (NOR), El Caco (NOR), Janne Haavisto & The Farangs (FIN), Hardcore Superstar (SWE), Hell on Wheels (SWE), The Hives (SWE), Holden (SWE), Hush (DK), The (International) Noise Conspiracy (SWE), The Jessica Fletchers (NOR), Junior Senior (DK), Kamera (SWE), The Latebirds (FIN), Randi Laubek (DK), League of XO Gentlemen (NL), Learning From Las Vegas (DK), Erja Lyytinen (FIN), Marynka and Some Lovely Girls (NL), On Trial (DK), Persil (NL), Powersolo (DK), St Thomas (NOR), Silver (NOR), Singapore Sling (ICE), Tasha's World (NL), Venus Flytrap (NL) and zZz (NL). And no matter what they say, Danko Jones is not from Sweden. Read more, get artist profiles and listen to samples: