Beth out of Hell – the monster is unleashed

Time for a new blog post. Sorry for the absence, I know I haven’t posted since like April and I have no good excuse other than that things have been REALLY hectic. But in a super good kind of way :)!

Since the photo shoot we’ve recorded and released a lyric video, a music video and as grand finale on August 21st we finally released our 71 minutes long epic, dark musical/concept album Beth out of Hell. During this time I’ve also attended school as many of you already know. I love keeping busy!

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In the middle of June I also finally got to the task of refining our website, on my own… haha why not! It actually turned out quite well, despite my limited knowledge in coding, and it’s now possible to interact with us and our social media channels in one place as well as buying or listening to the album. You should go and check it out! We’ve also included a live feed tag board so don’t forget to use #themurderofmysweet on Twitter and Instagram or to tweet us @tmoms_band if you want to be featured.

Over all both me and the guys are super happy about the response from fans and media about Beth. We would also love it if you would write to us on Facebook and tell us which moments of the album and of the story that are your favorites. Let’s get the conversation going!

“This is almost Wagnerian in style.” – Sonic Cathedral 10/10

“The Murder of My Sweet have created their very own Operation Mindcrime” – Powerplay Magazine 9/10

 

Buy the album here:
iTunes
Amazon

Links to some of the the above mentioned reviews:
Sonic Cathedral
Vixens

Well, that’s all for now folks :) But I’ll try and post something again soon! Don’t forget to check out our videos on Youtube if you haven’t already.

Photo shoot for Beth Out of Hell

A crazy long and fantastic day with my guys and a dozen of other amazing people like photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists and film makers took place last Saturday. We shot new band pics and the album cover and we filmed an EPK (electronic press kit) that you’ll see shortly. I know we haven’t posted a release date yet but we will, soon 😉

Thank you United frog studios, Ragnar Elfhag with crew, Caroline Van Latestein, and the team from Makeupstudion for all your hard work!

Here are some behind the scenes photos for you!

Photoshoot the murder of my sweet 1

The team in action for Christopher’s solo shot @United Frog Studios

Photoshoot the murder of my sweet 2

…and preparations for mine. Everything has to be in place, the lighting the makeup, the hair…

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Makeup, makeup, makeup! Kudos to Caroline van Latestein and the team from Makeupstudion.

Photoshoot the murder of my sweet 6

Starving and waiting to get a table at Pizza Hut

Photoshoot the murder of my sweet 4

Movies are a mutual interest within the band and the conversation never runs dry. We can go on all night! (Ragnar Elfhag, Chris and Daniel)

Photoshoot the murder of my sweet 5

With my makeup artist Caroline Van Latestein

Photoshoot the murder of my sweet 7

So exhausted and tired but my brain was working overtime and I couldn’t fall asleep for hours. Being surrounded by creative people does that to a creative brain…

I can’t wait for the album to come out and for you guys to hear it! I hope to bring you more news soon! For now, kisses and have a great day <3

 

The Murder of My Sweet signs new deal

And so it was finally announced that on March 13 Daniel and I signed a new contract with Frontiers Records for the release of our third album Beth out of Hell. At last it’s time to unleash the monster we’ve been working on for almost three years!

And it’s been some very creative three years I might add. I’ve gone through a lot of changes in my life. For starters, I quit my job as of ten years. I took a year for my self to focus on music, take my drivers licence and release a solo album. I figured out what I want to do besides music and started school again. And of course, we made BOOH come to live. It’s amazing how good it feels and how everything falls into place when you are happy and healthy and doing things for yourself for a change. And that’s my advice to anyone really; Love yourself first!

Last day of x-mas leave

Eller jullov som vi säger i Sverige…

Christmas is over, the new year have begun and I hurt my back on New Years Eve so I’ll be seeing my chiropractor next week. This may sound like a bad start for 2015 but I’m actually really looking forward to this year! I can admit that it would have been nice to go for long walks in the beautiful winter sun but I got to stay on my couch and watch hour after hour of good movies instead, not so bad at all when you think about it!

So what do I have in store for 2015, you ask. Well, I won’t spoil you with the details but a) I’ll be playing in Milan in April (have you bought your tickets yet???) b) I have a very promising semester in school starting tomorrow and c) possibly 2015 will be the year Beth out of Hell sees the light for the first time!

Frankly, I just can’t wait to get things started!

What are your plans for 2015? Any new year’s resolutions? Feel free to share them in the comments!

I wanna rock n’ roll all night!

Last night me and my boys (Daniel and Chris, The murder of my sweet) went to see our friends in Smash into Pieces and Skillet at Debaser Strand, Stockholm. It was great spending time together outside of the studio and both bands delivered, as expected! I tried a Brazilian cider of witch I can’t remember the name but it had lime and menhta flavor *tasty*! Got to look it up ’till next summer!

Some pics from the show

Wacken Open Air ear plug case

Never go to a live show without ear plugs. These ones I got when we played at Wacken Open Air. Gotta love the case!

 

Hanging out at the bar waiting for the show

Hanging out at the bar waiting for the show

Smash into Pieces

Smash into Pieces

 

Smash into Pieces

Smash into Pieces

Smash into Pieces

Smash into Pieces

Smash into Pieces

Smash into Pieces

Angelica Rylin and Per Berquist

Me and Per

Angelica Rylin and Chris Adam Hedman Sörbye

Adam and me

Benjamin Jennebo and Per Berquist

Benjamin Jennebo and Per Berquist after the show

The Murder of My Sweet Daniel Flores Christopher Vetter

The two men in my life, Daniel Flores and Christopher Vetter

Skillet live at Debaser Strand

Skillet

Skillet live at Debaser Strand

Skillet

Skillet live at Debaser Strand

Skillet

Skillet live at Debaser Strand

Skillet

Skillet live at Debaser Strand

Jen Ledger Skillet

Skillet live at Debaser Strand

Skillet

 

#ThrowBackThursday & Eve’s Apple

About two and a half years ago I joined a world wide community of female singers operating in the rock/metal music business. There I found some of my very best friends and made bonds that will last for a lifetime. We call our little group Eve’s Apple. You who have followed me for years know these amazing women I’m speaking of. My apple sisters <3

Today I miss some of them a little more, and since we are scattered around the globe I think we’ll have to schedule a “skype & wine” session soon!

And since it’s #tbt I thought I’d share my debutante essay with you so you’ll get an idea of what we do and what Eve’s Apple is all about. Enjoy!

Eve's Apple logo Eve's Apple Sisters Angelica Rylin Grace Méridan Linsay Schoolcraft Sabrina Cruz

ANGELICA RYLIN/ THE MURDER OF MY SWEET: Debutante essay

15 June 2012 at 20:03

Often when giving interviews I get the question “How does it feel to be a woman in this male dominated industry and how have you been accepted?” I always felt like “It’s great! I get to be surrounded by great guys and play the music I love but I don’t have to wear sleazy t-shirts with printing, sunglasses on photo shoots and messy/unwashed hair. I have always felt truly welcomed and accepted and the most important ting, I’ve never had to fake being Me.” However, being a woman among other women in this industry I often get the feeling of competition, like we were to compete for the spot of getting noticed among all the men. Other women smile at you in the backstage area but behind that beautiful red smile is an insecure woman desperately clinging to the opportunity of getting heard and seen. Well, that is what I have experienced anyway.

BUT, since being included in this community of sweet, sweet apples who really love and care and support one another I’m completely blown away, in a good way. Here we are sisters, not competitors. Here we share the joy of making music. Here we listen to each others thoughts and battle the problems as a unit of strong and independent women. It is like the twin sisters you never had. When you reach a certain point of success you sadly and suddenly realize that your old friends are starting to distance them self from you. At first I thought that it was because of jealousy, and perhaps at some point it is, but I have come to the conclusion that it has more to do with them not being able to understand what’s really expected of you and why you’re not able to hang out as much as before and why your sole purpose and focus is entirely on music and every other part that comes with it like promotion and social networking. Being among apples you don’t have to try and explain that because they all already know.

When we released our debut album in 2010 we spent the summer touring and promoting. There were allot of buzz about this new female fronted band and I as a lead singer gave probably more that one hundred interviews in a period of say two and a half months. When fall came and it was time to start working on the new songs I felt totally drained. It was as if I had used up all of the words in my vocabulary and I had no freaking idea on how to get started again. I faced the total terror of writers block and seriously started doubting my self and my capability in being a songwriter. What was I to do now? The deadline was approaching in what to me seemed like in the speed of light. At that time I wasn’t a part of Eve’s Apple and so I had to figure it out for my self.

This is when I started my soul searching for real. I took time to listen to my heart and started to figure out what I wanted to do and how. I went to the movies, I read allot of books, I actually even moved out of my old apartment and eventually it all became so clear to me. I had to reboot and start over fresh. I had to say goodbye to the little girl I once was and who had inspired me to write the past songs. I had to look at the world through new eyes and for the first time I felt the block was slowly vanishing. “Bye bye lullaby” was finally born.

I got back in the studio with my new found eagerness and decided to use my recent experience as a source of inspiration for the new lyrics. I came up with a song called “Unbreakable”, witch later became our first single, where I wanted to reach out to everyone out there doubting them self or even worse being told that they’re not god enough. The purpose of the song is to tell those people that they are not weak, encourage them to listen to their heart and find their own path regardless of what. Believing in your self is the greatest medicine of all and it’s there just within your reach.

I grew so much in this process and came out stronger and more self confident than ever. I have a clear view of my goal and know what I have to do to reach it. But this time I also know that should this apple fall from its branch again I’ll have the divine assistance of my sisters in this beautiful apple orchard to pull myself together and climb right up again. Should one of my sisters fall I know I’ll have the strength to help her because I’ve been there and I know how she feels.

I want to finish by showing you the video for “Unbreakable” and hopefully leave you with a feeling of being unstoppable and invincible.

Love/ Angelica*

Music, music, music!

When I was still in pigtails I found the love of my life, MUSIC! Back then MTV actually showed music videos and although I was too young to remember it today I have been told MTV was the perfect babysitter. All you had to do was put me in front of the television and I was hooked. My parents were also very much into music and the walls in our living room were covered with classic vinyl records. Music was everywhere and I was in heaven!

Just recently it occurred to me that I have (professionally) been in the music business for ten years! My first published work was backing vocals on a Christmas album by a group called Play. The album was released by Columbia Records in 2004. Happy ten year celebration to me! Yay!

Since 2007 I have been very active writing both for my band The Murder of My Sweet, for other artists (both in Europe and in Asia) and more recently for my self, or my solo album Thrive to be more precise. And I couldn’t have done it without my partner in crime, and as I like to call him; my musical mentor, Daniel Flores. This past year, and especially this summer, has been amazing. Daniel and I wrote a new album for tmoms that is going to blow your socks off! I will tell you more about it another time so stay tuned 😉

Angelica Rylin Sound vs Science studio