Upcoming Scorched Tundra Celebrations, Holiday Threads, The Latest On Heavy Hops

Ever wonder what to do with the awkward time between Christmas and New Years? Join DJ Alexi Front of Scorched Tundra and Metropolitan Brewing for the Scandinavian tradition of Mellandagen/Romjul (the days in between) at Dmen Tap. Enjoy beers by Metropolitan (Humbucker, Krankshaft and BA Stratotanker), Traditional Scandinavian-inspired food and “Julbords” by Boards by Courtney. Raffle Prizes, cool tunes and Evil! Kicks off at 6pm on Monday 12/27.

Merchandise Shop Update + Local Pick Up Options

ZombiekrigLevande Efter Döden Live Gatefold Double LP is now for sale in extremely limited quantities on the webshop. This legendary Swedish thrash band played an early role in the development and ideation of Scorched Tundra (you’ll recognize vocalist Axel Widén’s artwork on the first ten ST posters and merch). This Live, glossy, Gatefold Double LP was recorded at Scorched Tundra II (2012) in Gothenburg Sweden, the band’s last show before a 5-year hiatus. This piece of Scorched Tundra history is highly limited and only available on our webshop. Zombiekrig recently released an EP Dödstecken and which features two new studio tracks and live versions of three tracks from the live LP. Guitarist and founding member of Zombiekrig Anders “El Guapo” Gustafsson discusses the new EP at length in this week’s episode of Heavy Hops. Give it a listen HERE.

I’ve reactivated the Local Pick Up option on our Webstore for those of you looking to purchase Scorched Tundra Merch and vinyl without paying the shipping fees. You’ll be able to pick up the merchandise on 12/27 at DMen Tap. Select the appropriate local pick up option at check out.*

*Note: All orders that utilize “Local Pick Up” must be picked up at the date specified. I’ll reach out to those that order via this method on e-mail to ensure smooth pick up. All “Local Pick Up” orders are subject to Cook County Tax (applied before checkout).

I was recently interviewed on Rock In Chicago podcast – you can enjoy the wide-ranging conversation HERE. We discuss a number of different topics related to the art and craft of podcasting, the undertakings and values for curating an international music festival along with different ways of looking at experiencing new music post-pandemic in different contexts.

The tracks featured in this episode are “Clearing the Sand” by Huntsmen and “Twist Ending” by Annihilus. I also curated a playlist that accompanies the episode featuring local talent and performances captured in Chicago spaces. Enjoy the playlist HERE.