Country: Denmark

The Floor is Made of Lava - God save Henri (live video)

Check out Danes The Floor is Made of Lava playing live for a Max Peber Session. Great to see these guys consistently improving from quite dubious beginnings.

Efterklang - Apples

Efterklang are offering up the new track "Apples" for free streaming/download: http://efterklang.net/home/2012/09/05/new-song-listen-to-apples-from-piramida/
As mentioned before, the band's new album "Piramida" will be released on September 24 via /.

This curse is a huge tour

Swedish crust/metal act This Gift is a Curse will be heading out tomorrow on a massive European tour alongside Danish act Hexis:

09/06 - KB18, Copenhagen (DK)
09/07 - Veb, Lübeck (GER)
09/08 - De Onderbroek, Nijmegen (HOL)
09/09 - Vrankrijk, Amsterdam (HOL)
09/10 - Rocas, Luxembourg (LUX)
09/11 - Platform 5, Ashford (UK)
09/12 - The Black Heart, London (UK)
09/13 - Olives Cafe, Norwich (UK)
09/14 - Royal Park Cellars, Leeds (UK)
09/15 - Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham (UK)
09/16 - The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh (SCO)
09/17 - 13th Note, Glasgow (SCO)
09/18 - The Tunnels, Aberdeen (SCO)
09/19 - Balcony Bar, Dundee (SCO)
09/20 - Auntie Annies, Belfast (IRL)
09/21 - Richardsons, Galway (IRL)
09/22 - Fred Zeppelin's, Cork (IRL)
09/23 - The Pint, Dublin (IRL)
09/24 - The Croft, Bristol (UK)
09/25 - Emporium Gallorium, Rouen (FRA)
09/26 - Le Trokson, Lyon (FRA)
09/27 - Club Sentinel, Bilbao (ESP)
09/28 - Liceo Mutante, Pontevedra (ESP)
09/29 - CasaViva (early), Porto (POR)
09/29 - M-Day 2012 (late), Braga (POR)
09/30 - Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de, Lisboa (POR)
10/01 - Wurlitzer Ballrom, Madrid (ESP)
10/02 - Kixkil, Bayonne (FRA)
10/03 - Saint Des Seins, Toulouse (FRA)
10/04 - L'Ecurie, Geneve (CH)
10/05 - AZ, Aachen (GER)
10/06 - Baracke, Münster (GER)

Kristina Djarling - Babylon is fallen (video)

"I have had a recurring mental image of people rushing down the pit, into destruction. One morning as I awoke, I saw like a mental movie that lasted for about an hour. I saw in details all the shots for the music video. The night before, the melody and lyrics for the song had come to me in a matter of minutes. I knew this was important, and not to be kept to myself."

Stupid me for thinking that America had the monopoly on apocalyptic religious nuts making terrible, yet bizarrely intriguing music.

Town Portal - Uncle Genie

New Danish instrumental mathrock from the band Town Portal off the band's upcoming debut full-length "Chronopoly", due out October 8 via .

The Setting Son - Above the rest (video)

"Above the rest" is the first single from The Setting Son's upcoming record "Before I eat my eyes & ears", due out October 8 via .

Dias Nordicos 2012: Turboweekend, Lilla Sällskapet, more

The first batch of acts have been confirmed for the 2012 edition of the Spanish Nordic arts + music fest Dias Nordicos in late September have been confirmed and they include Turboweekend, Kúra, Hanna Kolstø, Husky Rescue and Lilla Sällskapet. Full details: http://www.diasnordicos.com/

The Floor is Made of Lava album details

Danish indierockers The Floor is Made of Lava have confirmed that their new album, their third overall, will be called "Kids & drunks" and will be released on October 1, both as a regular CD and LP and also as a deluxe digipack edition with bonus tracks.

New Kitty Wu gets name, release date

After a few fits and starts, Kitty Wu has now confirmed that their new album "Carrier pigeons" will be released on September 10.

Entombed - Welcome home (King Diamond)

Somehow I missed this when it was first posted, but better late than never! "Welcome home" is included as the b-side on Entombed's new 7" "When in Sodom revisited", out now via .

Rising: Lower

Pitchfork singles out Copenhagen hardcore act Lower as "Rising" act: http://pitchfork.com/features/rising/8904-lower/
Also, word has it that the band has been picked up by US label for the release of their upcoming LP.

For awkward company preview

is streaming the first of three new releases from recent signee Birthgiving Toad: http://tambourhinoceros.net/blog/stream-birthgiving-toads-for-awkward-company

New Lower 7" coming via 540 Records

Danish mainstream hyped hardcore act Lower will be releasing a 2-song 7" via Austin-based label , details here.

Jomi Massage & Anne Lise Marstrand-Jørgensen - Afledningsmanøvrer

The first sample of Jomi Massage's new album "Dråbers Logik", a collaborative work based on the poetry of Anne Lise Marstrand-Jørgensen.

MP3: The Dead Radio - Make it easy

It's been ages since I've heard from Jeppe Foldager, frontman for "Reader's companion" alums The First Miles, but now he's back at long last with a new band called The Dead Radio. Less Americana-influenced than his previous act, but just as solid. A bit more ambitious perhaps? They're definitely going for a bigger, more grandiose pop sound, that's for sure. Check out "Make it easy" below and then head to their website for another cut.

The Dead Radio - Make it easy