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Dark Tranquillity

Dark Tranquillity were formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1989 by Mikael Stanne and Niklas Sundin as Septic Broiler before changing their name in 1991. They are considered to be one of the earliest pioneers of the Gothenburg Melodic Death Metal style.

They have kept a mostly consistent line-up. Anders Jivarp has played drums since the joining the band shortly after its formation with Anders Fridén and Martin Henriksson. Rhythm guitarist Mikael Stanne switched to vocals after Anders Fridén's departure. When his predecessor Fredrik Johansson left in 1998 bassist Martin Henriksson took up guitar duties and Michael Nicklasson came in on bass shortly before the recording of Haven. They also added "electronics" man Martin Brändström at...

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Evergrey is a melodic metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden.
The band was founded in 1996 and released its debut album The Dark Discovery in 1998.

Evergrey's lyrics have always been of the darker sort. While The Dark Discovery dealt with a variety of ideas, later albums have been concept albums, dealing with issues like self-reformation (Recreation Day), paranoia, alien abduction (In Search of Truth), child abuse, and religion (The Inner Circle).

Recreation Day is an album that covers many issues, ranging from death and mourning to general fear and sorrow, all of which contribute to a greater concept of re-creation of oneself. These ideas are explored from many different points of view, such as someone cont...

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Mustasch is a heavy metal band, founded in fall 1998 by Ralf Gyllenhammar, Hannes Hansson, Mats Hansson and Mats Johansson on the Mustasch farm on the island Orust in Sweden. All members were active before as punk band Grindstone.


* 2001 The True Sound of the New West
* 2002 Above All
* 2003 Ratsafari
* 2005 Powerhouse
* 2006 Parasite!
* 2007 Latest Version of the Truth
* 2009 Mustasch
* 2012 Sounds Like Hell, Looks Like Heaven
* 2014 Thank You For The Demon


* 2002 I Hunt Alone
* 2002 Down in Black
* 2003 Black City
* 2004 6:36
* 2005...

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Dimension Zero

Three bands have had the name Dimension Zero:

1) A Swedish Death Metal band

2) A US based Electro/Gothic Rock band.

3) A US-based (Illinois) Metal-Punk crossover band that broke up in the late 1990s, featuring former members of Hiccup and a subsequent member of both As The Crow Flies and The Abacinators.

Dimension Zero are a Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic death metal formed in 1996 as a sideproject of then In Flames guitarists Jesper Strömblad (playing bass here) and Glenn Ljungström. Former Marduk drummer/singer Joakim Göthberg would join later as vocalist, as well as Hans Nilsson (Diabolique, Crystal Age) behind the drumkit.

Second guitarist Fredrik Johansson left after the EP, ...

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Avatarium is a band founded in 2013, Stockholm, Sweden by Candlemass founding bassist and main songwriter Leif Edling with guitar player Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, EVERGREY), drummer Lars Sköld (TIAMAT), keyboards Carl Westholm and singer Jennie-Ann Smith.

AVATARIUM has only been “alive” for about one and a half year, but already is the word spreading rapidly about this unique band and it’s special blend of heavy adventurous music. Jethro Tull….Blue Oyster Cult…Sabbath…Rainbow…. It’s all there together with some delicate moments of beauty and frailness that you rarely find in a band these days.In AVATARIUMS music you will also hear tangents of pop and 60’s influences.

It all began last winter when Leif needed help t...

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