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"Ill-mannered and charming hitseeking rock like it was made by KISS, Billy Idol and Pat Benatar - together and in their prime."
SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE (8/10)
"Captain Black Beard have guts and glory written all over them. Their melodic vocals and guitars, make them stand out above the rest in the genre of AOR Rock."
"Captain Black Beard are back with their sophomore release, 'Before Plastic', and it's simply amazing. The album is full of upbeat, infectious rock anthems that the band's energy and obvious enthusiasm make very hard to resist."
"By the end of the album I really wanted to listen to it again immediately and ended up playing it daily for about a week straight."
ROCK IN A HARD PLACE (10/10)
CaptainBlackBeard.net - Welcome to Captain Black Beard's official website!
The new album is being mixed, a video for the first single is done and looks great! We just got back from playing in Härnösand and Östersund. Had a great time!
This week we're playing in Helsinki and Sala as support act to House Of Lords. In a unfortunate turn of events, Saki has found himself unable to do the shows. We don't want to cancel with this short notice so with Saki's blessing we're bringing the great Gidon Tannenbaum as a substitue. Gidon is known as the flamboyant frontman of Mother Kasabian.
We just finished up recording backing vocals for the album. There might be a guitar part here or there before we can start the mixing. In the mean time, Robert just released an album with his solo project Alpha Attakk. You can buy the vinyl (limited to 100 copies!) here in our shop or listen to it on Spotify/iTunes.
Short notice! On Sunday, May 24th, we'll be the opening act for Robin Beck at Göta Källare in Stockholm. A great night for AOR-fans indeed. Get your tickets now; www.tickster.com
We would like to thank everybody who rocked with us in Helsinki, Vaasa and Stockholm on our tour with the great Joe Lynn Turner!!!
We had a blast! Joe and his band were great! Check out STAHL Entertainment for news on their upcoming shows. Thanks to Thomas Ståhl for putting the tour together and having us as support act.
Big news!!! We'll be opening for Joe Lynn Turner (ex Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple) in Stockholm, Vaasa (FIN) and Helsinki (FIN):
April 23rd, On the Rocks - Helsinki, FIN
April 24th, Leipätehdas - Vaasa, FIN
April 26th, Göta Källare - Stockholm, SWE
It's been quite some time since we wrote anything here. Just to let you know, we finished up recording most of the new album in Gothenburg a couple of weeks ago. Now we're busy moving to a new rehearsal space and Robert is recording an album with his solo project Alpha Attakk. Next week we'll do some backing vocals in Stockholm and then the new album just needs some mixing. You'll find lots och pictures and videos from the studio on our facebook-page.
We might do some gigs before the summer and the album will probably be out after the summer. That's it for now. Rock on!
Happy Holidays folks! We're still hard at work on the next album. The first show of next year will be in Malmö on January 31st at KB. See you there \m/
"Aiming For Love" has entered http://www.musikvideotoppen.se. Check it out!
Check out our third video from "Before Plastic". Here's "Aiming For Love" and it was made by 11 Frames Productions who also did our other two videos "Bad Girl" and "Somebody".
We are currently writing music for our third album which will be recorded in February/March 2015. Soon we'll be celebrating our 5th anniversary as a band with two shows. The first one will take place in Uppsala on October 24th at Pitchers and the second will be a very special "Halloween-show" on October 31st at The Roxx in Stockholm.
New dates are popping up so check out the "gig-page" and some new live-videos are available on our youtube-page. We'll be making a new music video next weekend with the mighty 11 frames. There's been some issues with the website lately so if you want to be sure to get the latest news, always go to our facebook-page. Rock on!
"Before Plastic is out now!! Here are links to just some of the places where you can get it. Buy the CD at Ginza, CDON, Bengans or Amazon. Get the mp3s at iTunes or just stream it on Spotify. We'll start a competition soon on our facebook-page where you can win the new t-shirt so check that out. Don't forget to also pick up a ticket for the release-party at Bryggarsalen in Stockholm on May 28th. You can get your tickets on tickster.com. Have a rockin' weekend!
There are more reviews up... "Whether you want to talk about the AOR moments here or the touches of hard rock there it all adds up to the same score-Sweden knows how to shape and mold the kind of rock bands that tunnel right in to your heart..." Heavy Metal Time Machine, "It’s a melodic rock monster..." The Rock Pit. Click here for samples of all the songs on "Before Plastic".
Below is a picture of what happens to DJs who doesn't play our new CD! Here we are taking over the studio of Rocket 95,3 FM. Thanks to Björn Pettersson for the great shots and Nordic Nick for now playing our music!!
Check out our brand new video for the song "Bad Girl" from our coming album "Before Plastic". We'd like to thank "the teacher" Anders Tengner, "the bad girl" Klara Wahlberg and her friends; Hanna Ladstedt, Sofia Lindahl, Vicki Holmqvist, Anisa Shkupi and Anders "the janitor"!
We've given our website a bit of a facelift. Hope you like it! Soon, we'll release our second video/song called "Bad Girl" and we just added some new t-shirts to the shop. The reviews of our new album "Before Plastic" have been popping up with Hard Rock Haven saying "Captain Black Beard prove they’re not a one-hit-wonder..." (raiting: 7,5/10), Über Rock saying "...delivering the hard rocking goods with plenty of catchy rockin’ elegance." and Dedicated Rocker Society saying "You'll be cranking it up and singing along before you know it".
Here's the first video/song from our coming album, a the track called "Somebody". On the 23rd of May we're releasing our sophomore album "Before Plastic" on Dead End Exit Records (a division of RoastingHouse) and Sound Pollution Distribution. The album contains 11 melodic kick ass-rock tracks and also features guest appearances by Bruce Kulick (KISS, Union, Grand Funk Railroad) and Mats Karlsson (220 Volt, The Summit). Check it out!!
In the new issue of Sweden Rock Magazine you'll find an interview with Robert Majd, a review of the new album and for everyone who subscribes there'll be a free Captain Black Beard EP. The EP features four songs from the first album as well as a live version of "New York City". It will probably hit the stores next week (Sabaton on the cover). Check it out!
Here's a quote from the review:
"Ill-mannered and charming hitseeking rock like it was made by KISS, Billy Idol and Pat Benatar - together and in their prime." SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE (rating 8/10)
Captain Black Beard – Signs with Dead End Exit Records and releases new album!
Captain Black Beard's debut CD has been hailed in the press with tons of great reviews all over the world and now it´s time for their second release "Before Plastic" - It contains 11 rocking tracks as well as guest appearances by former KISS-guitarist Bruce Kulick and Mats Karlsson (220 Volt, The Summit).
They are celebrating this by putting on a big rock´n´roll-show you don't want to miss! It's taking place at Bryggarsalen in Stockholm on the 28th of May.
But before that you can catch them live on the following dates:
2014 March 20th @ Hard Rock Hell AOR - Hafan Y Mor, WALES (+ UFO)
2014 March 21st @ Warehouse 23 - Wakefield, ENGLAND (+ Graham Bonnet)
2014 March 22nd @ Asylum - Chelmsford, ENGLAND (+ Last SuperHeroes)
Stay tuned on this one! Lot´s of stuff coming up ;)
It's time! Our new record is done and will be released soon. It contains 11 rocking tracks as well as guest appearances by former KISS-guitarist Bruce Kulick and Mats Karlsson (220 Volt, The Summit). We're going to celebrate this by putting on a big rock´n´roll-show you don't want to miss! It's taking place at Bryggarsalen in Stockholm on the 28th of May. See you there!
Get your tickets at www.tickster.com
We're proud to announce our participation in this year's Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival in Wales!! This three day festival will be headlined by UFO. We are playing on Thursday the 20th of March.
After that we're heading to Wakefield where we'll be opening for one of the best singers in rock, Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG, Impellitteri) and then we're playing in Chelmsford, Essex at the Asylum with the mighty Last SuperHeroes.
But the fun starts already next week when we're playing with The Spin (who's also playing with us in the UK) at Pitcher's Uppsala.
Thanks to all our friends and fans who rocked with us in Södertälje. Space Elevators played a great set and we will do more shows with them next year.
In the latest issue of the Södertälje-based entertainment magazine NEWZ, there is an interview with Robert Majd about the gig in Södertälje and the new album. Check it out here.
Oh, and Heavy Christmas & Happy New Year!!!
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