Yo Metalheadz!

I`ve been around doing Metal radio since the mid-eighties and Metal Express Radio/Webzine since 2000. In fact, running Metal Express Radio takes almost all of my time. Is it worth it…? Most times, yes. My philosophy is to try to give all Metal releases a fair chance to get promoted in one way or another. As you can imagine, it can be an arduous task to listen through about 20 albums every week! Still, I know we have the best METAL-dedicated radio on this planet, and that is a reward in and of itself. I hope one day the whole Metal community can and will make listening to Metal Express part of their daily rituals! Yeah, right… 🙂

Stand out highlights in my 30+ years in Metal Radio:
-1988: interviewing AC/DC and Dokken on the same day. Big thing for a youg fella..
-1989: when Bernie Marsden (ex-Whitesnake) offered me a roastbeef sandwich and a beer after the interview and said “we need people like you.”
-2002: backstage at the Wacken Festival when… oh, no I can’t share that.
-2004: interviewing David Lee Roth after a show in Edinburgh. That guy is unbelievable!
-2004: Blackie Lawless almost shed a tear during the recording of a Metal Express Rockumentary when explaining how blessed he has been with his career.
-2014: spending a few hours with Kip Winger on a sunny street restaurant doing an open hearted interview. We know that from experience that Kip sometimes can appear a bit grumpy on interviews. Before we said goodbye he stated “This was time well spent!”

Check out the backstage pics. You can see where I am smiling the most … 😉

How I got into this? Well, I believe it all started with a Whitesnake track more than 35 years ago …

If you have any comments regarding Metal Express Radio, just drop me an e-mail, OK? Now tune in, get convinced, and BANG ON!

Keep it heavy!
Stig (@)


My favourite albums this far in 2019

Queensryche – The Verdict
Dream Theater – Distance Over Time
Lance King – ReProgram
Overkill – The Wings of War
West Bound – Volume 1
King Diamond – Songs For The Dead Live
Starbreaker – Dysphoria
Lugnet – Nightwalker
Evergrey – The Atlantic
Flotsam and Jetsam – THe End of Chaos

My favourite albums from in 2018

Michael Romeo – War of the Worlds pt 1
Electric Boys – The Ghost Ward Diaries
Dee Snider – For The Love of Metal
Judas Priest – Firepower
Saxon – Thunderbolt
Ascendant – A Thousand Echoes
Bonfire – A Temple Of Lies
Borealis – The Offering
The Dead Daisies – Burn It Down
Tad Morose – Chapter X
Tomorrow`s Eve – Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros

My favourite albums from 2017

L.A. Guns – The Missing Peace
Pink Cream 69 – Headstrong
Sons of Apollo – Psychotic Symphony
Souldrinker – War Is Coming
Wraith – Revelation
Adrenaline Mob – We The People
Adagio – Life
Rex Brown – Smoke On This…
Shadowside – Shades of Humanity
Unleash The Archers – Apex
Cloven Hoof – Who Mourns For The Morning Star
Crazy Lixx – Ruff Justice
Kreator – Gods Of Violence
Annihilator – Triple Threat (live CD)
Striker – Striker
Defecto – Nemesis

My favourite albums from 2016

Flotsam And Jetsam – Flotsam And Jetsam
Glenn Hughes – Resonate
Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
Black Swamp Water – Chapter One
Destiny – Climate Change
Fates Warning – Theories of Flight
Paradox – Pangea
Metal Church – XI
Sixx:AM – Prayers For The Damned
Anthrax – For All Kings
Mystic Prophecy – War Brigade
Megadeth – Dystopia
Ressurection Kings – Ressurection Kings
Eternal (of Sweden) – Heaven’s Gate
Utopia – Mood Changes
Lugnet – Lugnet
Gojira – Magma
Fractal Cypher – The Human Paradox


My favourite albums from 2015

Queensrÿche – Condition Hüman
Operation: Mindcrime – The Key
Annihilator – Suicide Society
Lamb Of God – VII: Sturm Und Drang
Symphony X – Underworld
Venom – From The Very Depths
Level 10 – Chapter 1
Reverence – Gods Of War
Divided Multitude – Divided Multitude
Maya – The Prophecy Is Broken

Other good releases:
Amorphis – Under The Red Cloud
Pyramaze – Diciples Of The Sun
Black Star Riders – The Killing Instinct
Angra – Secret Garden
Impellitteri – Venom
Eldritch – Underlying Issues
The Winery Dogs – Hot Streak
Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Dying To Live
Lynch Mob – Rebel


My favourite albums in 2014

Winger – Better Days Comin’
Cloven Hoof – Resist Or Serve
Sebastian Bach – Give’em Hell
Exorcism – I Am God
Teramaze – Esoteric Symbolism
Dynazty – Renatus
Kayser – Read Your Enemy
Chrome Division – Infernal Rock Internal
Skull Fist – Chasing The Dream
Malrun – Two Thrones
Night Ranger – High Road
Slash ft Myles Kennedy – World On Fire
Evenomed – Evil Unseen
Darker Half – Never Surrender
Judas Priest – Redeemer Of Souls
Messiah’s Kiss – Get Your Ball Out!



My favourite albums in 2013

Alter Bridge – Fortress
Kingdom Come – Outlier
Annihilator – Feast
Lawless – Rock Savage
Karnya – Coverin’ Thoughts
Queensryche – Queensryche
Avenged Sevenfold – Hail To The King
Artillery – Legions
Audrey Horne – Youngblood
Trouble – The Distorion Field

Not to forget the albums from: Deadlands, Deep Purple, DGM, Extrema, Heimdall, Jupiter Society, Saffire, Shatter Messiah, Shotgun Revolution, TesseracT, Vandroya


My top 10 albums in 2012

Prong – Carved Into Stone
Fatal Smile – 21st Century Freaks
Lamb Of God – Resolution
Van Halen – A Different Kind Of Truth
Flying Colors – Flying Colors
Herman Frank – Right In Your Gut
Mos Generator – Nomads
Stone Sour – House Of Gold And Bones pt1
Adrenaline Mob – Omertà
Trail Of Murder – Shades Of Art

Do also check out:

Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage
Malrun – The Empty Frame
Live Elephant – Speak The Truth Or Die Alone
Driver – Countdown
Kill Devil Hill – Kill Devil Hill
Bullet Train Blast – Nothing Remains