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CD review DEADHEADS "This One Goes to 11"

Veröffentlicht am 21. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Deadheads, This One Goes to 11, Hardrock, Classic Rock, Vintage, Rock, High Roller Records, CD Review, News

CD review DEADHEADS "This One Goes to 11"

(8/10) Deadheads, hailing from Gothenburg, worked on their crucial third longplayer entitled “This One Goes to 11”. The result of all this work and effort can be listened to end of January.

After the highly acclaimed first two records ,Deadheads pick it up where they ended with “Loaded”. Inspired by bands like The Hellacopters and Gluecifer the quartet celebrates the beauty of hardrock on their newest accomplishment.

The entry point to this longplayer is fast and dirty. “Black out” is an uptempo rock’n’roller without any frills. It’s a song that doesn’t take any prisoners and is spot-on.

Deadheads reduce their pace slightly with “Don’t Mind the Ghost” before the grooving “Somebody Along the Way” fires again on all cylinders.

In case you don’t like Mondays you should check-out “Manic Mondays”. This song is a true wake-up call that shakes you up. After all these powerful tunes it’s time for some recovery. “Too Lost to be Found” is the soundtrack for chilling out. Kept in a moderate pace the tune is a classic rock corner piece on the album that fits very well into the flow and it’s with 5 minutes also the longest track on the album.

The second half of the disc starts with the unpolished “The Plan” before Deadheads go ahead with a raw rocker entitled “Instant Control”. One of the best tunes on this record is “2 Steps Before the Fall”. The melody, the riff and the pushing rhythm section of this vintage rocker adds a lot of excitement to the song and the record.

“This One Goes to 11” means eleven song and we reach the last quarter of this crispy release. “Lucifer” and “My Time” keep up the high level of quality before “Status Low” acts as a strong bouncer.

This longplayer is a pleasure for fans of dirty rock’n’roll. Deadheads don’t care that much about trends. These guys solely follow their heart and passion for excellent music done with a down-to-earth approach and a kick-ass attitude.





  1. Black Out
  2. Don’t Mind the Ghost
  3. Somebody Along the Way
  4. Manic Monday
  5. Too Lost to be Found
  6. The Plan
  7. Instant Control
  8. 2 Steps Before the Fall
  9. Lucifer
  10. My Time
  11. Status Low


Label: High Roller Records

Genre: Hardrock

Release Date EU: January 26th, 2018


DEADHEADS will play two shows in Berlin on May 21st

Veröffentlicht am 15. April 2016 von Markus W. in Deadheads, Rock, Acoustic, Hardrock, Classic Rock, News, Tour, Ramones

One band, one day, two shows. Shooting stars Deadheads will perform two sets in Berlin, Germany on May 21st. The first one will be an acoustic set that will take place in the Ramones musuem. Showtime is 19:00.

After having played this gig the guys move to Kreuzberg for plugging in their instruments and play a full show (Door 21:00). So, rock'n'roll pure and genuine.



DEADHEADS will play two shows in Berlin on May 21st

CD review DEADHEADS "Loadead"

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2015 von Markus W. in Deadheads, Hardrock, Punkrock, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, News, CD Review

(8/10) A few months after having published their debut Deadheads are around with "Loadead". The second album picks it up where "This is Deadheads First Album" stops. Ten new songs will be a serious option for your next party. Ten new songs that are kicking ass from the first note to the last one.

The fact that none of the tracks reaches the four minutes shows clearly that Deadheads didn't start to write epical tunes. They keep their music spot on. Flattened to the minimum this album shines by its purity and simplicity. And it's the frenetic power that speaks for itself with each of the pieces.

So far so good. Deadheads don't get up from bed just to make compromisses. They do what they do best, which is recording hard rock songs.

What is slightly different on the new longplayer compared to the debut is the fact that the classic rock factor slightly increased. Songs like the bluesy "Empty Howles" reflect this very well. And if blues gets alive by emotions Deadheads succeed in this. The tune has a great melody and transports a melancholic blues vibe that is really well done. It's songs like this that gives the album a certain diversity which was less present on the debut. In my opinion a cool next step in the band's development.

But it's mainly the fast and raging anthems like "Let Loose the Fool", "What's true" and the less than two minutes long opener "There's a Hole in the Sky" that covers the main part of the album. Deadheads prove that it's the easy things in life (and music) that are fascinating. Complex doesn't mean better.

"Loadead" can be seen as another album that belongs to the current boom of Swedish classic rock bands. But Deadheads are more. They merge the vibe of classic rock with the rawness of punk which leads to an outstanding album. Deadheads are more alive than ever with this release.





  1. There's a Hole In The Sky
  2. Out Of here
  3. Shine On
  4. Empty Howles
  5. Let Loose The Fool
  6. The Need to Sleep
  7. When Blood Runs Out
  8. What's True
  9. The Horror
  10. UPC


Label: High Roller

Genre: Hardrock

Release Date EU: October 30st, 2015

CD review DEADHEADS "Loadead"

CD review DEADHEADS "This is Deadheads first album"

Veröffentlicht am 25. März 2015 von Markus W. in Deadheads, Rock, Hardrock, Punkrock, Classic Rock, CD Review, News

(8/10) Again Gothenburg, the city with the almost endless potential for great rock and metal bands. This time we are talking about Deadheads and their new album "This is Deadheads first album(It includes electric guitars)". I think that the band created with the albums name, that has the cross-reference to Howlin' Wolf, the title of the year already

The sound of Deadheads is rooted in the 70's. Their mix of classic rock, some Motörhead and pure punk is an enegizer per excellence. Singer and guitarist Manne Olander stated that "the band don't want to record the same song ten times". And after listening to the album a few times I can say that they succeeded.

The joy of this album is the raw power the band spreads. The album makes you feel like sitting for half an hour in a spin cycle. Where other bands start with an intro and slowly introduce you in the album Deadheads kicks ass from the very first moment on. "Baby blues", "My demons" and "Freak out" are an opening triple that just blows you away. Deadheads aren't here for making compromises. They just rock. 

In all the 31 minutes they don't give you any time to breathe even though "Ghost" takes out the pace a bit and had a more classic rock approach with a cool piano.

The album can keep this high standard till the last note and it doesn't matter if you're listening to the title track or tunes like the cool grooving 70's rocker "Venom"; all of them are good.

Deadheads released an excellent goodtime rock album that shakes you awake and is better than every energy drink. Again cool stuff from Gothenburg.





  1. Baby blues
  2. My demons
  3. Freak out
  4. Ghost
  5. Lose my mind
  6. Deadheads
  7. Rock & roll
  8. Venom
  9. Live on
  10. Keep on searching


Label: High Roller Records
Genre: Hardrock

CD review DEADHEADS "This is Deadheads first album"