Västerås Rockfest

Amaranthe

Amaranthe is a Swedish/Danish band, originated from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 2008 that fuses melodic metal with pop melodies. Formed by Jake E (Dreamland, Dream Evil) and Olof Mörck (Dragonland, Nightrage), the project began taking shape, when singers Elize Ryd (toured with Kamelot) and Andreas Solvestrom (Cipher System, Within Y), signed on, as did drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen (The Cleansing, Koldborn, Mercenary). Bassist Johan Andreassen (Engel) joined after the photoshoot for the Leave Everything Behind demo but before the recording of the first album Amaranthe.

In May 2009, the band was forced to change their name from Avalanche due to legal issues. They later released their first demo (including 4 songs) on their MyS...

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Smash Into Pieces

Smash Into Pieces is an explosive rock band with worldwide aspirations – delivering their special blend of modern arena rock in a purely honest and attractive way. The young, highly ambitious five piece formed in Örebro, Sweden, has built an impressive impact and following in their relatively short existence. SMASH INTO PIECES, as the bands name go, stands for the vision they all share – the path, focus and will to realizing their career goals.

SMASH INTO PIECES truly makes modern rock, combining the phenomenal vocal and lyrical depth of Chris Adam Hedman Sörbye with the aggressive yet melodic guitar attacks from Benjamin Jennebo and Per Bergquist, and the hard hitting combination of bassist Viktor Vidlund and drummer Isak Sno...

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Lillasyster

Lillasyster (Swedish for "Little sister") is a band, formed in Göteborg, Sweden in 2006. The band was created when Martin Westerstrand started to write songs in Swedish for the first time, since the chorus of “Sug Min” with LOK was written the day before New Years' Eve of 2001. In the spring of 2006, he got enough and could not hold the words inside any longer. That's when the first song started to take shape.

Soon there was a bunch of songs that turned out to be straight forward, strange and good. Daniel Cordero from big brother LOK, plus Ian-Paolo Lira and Max Flövik from cousin Rallypack were soon a part of the band, and then they were four.

One small and fat guy
One short, fat and hairy guy
One short a...

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Corroded

Two bands can be mentioned :
Metal band from Ånge, Sweden and veteran death metal band from Ankara, Turkey.

CORRODED (SWE) BIO :

THE STORY SO FAR CORRODED started out in 2004 and after a couple of jam sessions the pieces of the jigsaw started to show a picture, it was dark, it was heavy, it was angry and it looked good. It was soon clear that the path of the band would be in the heritage of the heavy rock acts of the 70..s with additional layers of a more modern sound. CORRODED has established themselves as a force of nature when it comes to performing live with a vast track-record of successful gigs under their belt, including a U.K.tour. Late 2008 the fruitful collaboration with platiumproducer Patrik Frisk s...

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Kill the Kong

Kill the Kong is a Swedish rhythm based Metal/Hardcore band formed in 2015. With seven members including two singers and a percussionist their music is influenced by several different bands in the Metal/hardcore/rock- genre, such as Slipknot, Architects, Parkway Drive, Upon A Burning body, Every Time I die.

During the spring of 2015, the band entered Studio Radionika to begin the recording of their debut album, from which the first single ‘Caged’ was released later that summer. The single was followed by several live shows around Sweden to build up the brand Kill the Kong on the Swedish metal scene. With their energetic “in your face” live shows, they quickly got recognized as a force to be reckoned with. After releasing two m...

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