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Saturday, 9 October 2021

Album Review — Now is the Time, by Perpetual Etude

Filed under: entertainment, Fun, Listening, Media, Reviews — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:52 PM (21:52)

Band: Perpetual Etude

Album Title: Now is the Time

Release Date: Friday, 15 October 2021

One Liner Summary: Perpetual Etude definitely lives up to their stated intention — to bring back the best of 80s hard rock and metal.

Review: Now is the Time made me feel as though I had been transported back to 1985-1987. It reminded me of Yngwie Malmsteen’s Trilogy, along with Dokken’s Tooth and Nail and Under Lock and Key

They do deliver on what they say they’re shooting for — blistering, melodic guitars and keyboards, melodic vocals (see below).

I for one am hoping to hear more from Perpetual Etude, and to catch one of their live shows should they come to the States.

Rating (Out of 5): 5

Genres: Hard Rock, Metal, Neo Classical Heavy Metal

Record Label: Sound Pollution

Pre-order links — When I clicked the “Pre-Order” links on the Bandcamp site, all I got were these Javascript popup boxes, and there was NO URL available that I could copy and paste here for direct ordering or pre-ordering ANYTHING. REALLY aggravating, but this might be a Bandcamp thing, and entirely out of the band’s control.

For Fans Of: Alcatrazz, Cinderella, Dokken, Europe, Krokus, Leatherwolf, Yngwie Malmsteen, Night Ranger, Van Halen


  1. I’ve Got the Power
  2. Show Me
  3. Straight Through The Heart
  4. Once We Were One
  5. Hell Fire Burn
  6. Now Is The Time
  7. Sail Away
  8. Our Love

More about Perpetual Etude



  • Magnus Mild — Guitars
  • Kristian Fyhr — Vocals
  • Kaspar Dahlqvist — Keyboard
  • Vidar Mårtensson — Drums
  • Mikael T Planefeldt — Bass

From their Bandcamp site

Perpetual Etude formed in early 2019, as a project by Magnus Mild.

The aim was to write music with firm roots in the 80s hard rock / metal genre, where there were lots of guitar heroes, more solos than ever before and big focus on melodies. Influenced by that genre since childhood. Magnus wanted to focus on that sound and feel, build on it and take it one step further. When he later met up with vocalist Kristian Fyhr, Magnus had a vision: now is the time to do something about all those song ideas, now is the time to make something from it. Thus, the name of the album — Now is the Time. The songs depict the journeys in life, covering everything from finding true love to the loss of a close one. This is also symbolized on the album cover (by Gustavo Sazes), by a broken hourglass with good and bad memories coming out of the cracks. To learn from what has happened in the past and move on. The journey began to find the right persons for the job, to form a true band, and here we are now, finally, with the first Perpetual Etude album. Packed with blazing guitar and keyboard solos, fast and heavy riffing and very melodic vocals.

The guitar heroism of the 80s is back! Perpetual Etude was formed in 2019 by Magnus Mild with the sole goal to bring back the best of the heavy metal of the 80s. Influenced by the genre when growing up, Magnus teamed up with members from NorthTale, Dionysys, Nation, Shadowquest as well as Göran Edman on “Sail Away” to complete the vision. The result is the best of a whole decade in the astounding debut Now Is The Time, an album filled with blazing guitar riffs, keyboard solos and catchy choruses.

Perpetual Etude on social media — Facebook / Instagram / YouTube

Perpetual Etude on various search engines — Bing / DuckDuckGo / Google / Searx / Startpage


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Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Concert Review — Overkill at the Sunshine Theater

Filed under: entertainment, Events, Fun, Life, Reviews, Sports / Recreation — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:42 PM (16:42)

For what it’s worth, I bought my ticket online over two months ago —

As late as 2006, I had to drive around Albuquerque, looking for Ticketmaster sellers [1]. HoldMyTicket is so, so much BETTER than Ticketmaster.

Here’s the event poster (had to convert it from .webp format, as WordPress doesn’t like that one [2]) from the Sunshine Theater’s site [3]

Leading up to Overkill, Exhorder put out a good effort. Here’s their official site, Facebook Page, and YouTube channel.

Here’s Overkill’s set list from last night:

In the middle of “Rotten to the Core,” Mike Trujillo, former host of Zero Hour Squared on the now-defunct (?) Channel 27, stopped by, said “Hi,” and we shook hands. Nothing like meeting old friends at these shows.

This was the fourth time I’ve seen Overkill live [4], and as on the previous occasions, they didn’t disappoint. I am hoping for fifth, sixth, and seventh times, wherever I might end up.


  1. Ticketmaster Wikipedia page
  2. Nor does WordPress like the Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg) format that seems so much better than JPEG or PNG. Whatever.
  3. Sunshine Theater event page, Facebook event page
  4. First time — Friday, 23 September 2005 at the Launchpad [618 Central SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico]

    Second time — Monday, 17 November 2013 at the Sunshine Theater [120 Central SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico]

    Third time — Monday, 27 February 2017 at the Sunshine Theater

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    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Book Review — Sci-Fi Shorts, by Nathan Dodge

Filed under: Reading, Reviews — Tags: — mikewb1971 @ 9:49 PM (21:49)

Sci-Fi Shorts by Nathan Dodge

If you’re looking for a quick, easy read, then Sci-Fi Shorts might be for you.

I read through all 28 pages on my phone in under 30 minutes, and was not at all disappointed.

Each of the three stories were short but solid and thought-provoking.

(NO, I’m not providing any spoilers!)


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    2. Bubonicon Puppies Facebook page

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