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Dia Psalma

Dia Psalma are almost legendary in the Swedish punk scene. Their music is best described as punk and metal tunes with influences from folk music with lyrics stretching from politics to Swedish folklore. The band is best categorized as "trallpunk", a Swedish term to describe punk sung in Swedish with lyrics easy to sing along with.

The band was formed in 1992 from the 80's punk band "Strebers" after one of the members died in a car accident. Ulke and Ztikkan recorded one last album called "Till en vän" (to a friend) with a drum machine replacing their friend and then decided to start a new band. They found Stipen who joined them as a drummer and in 1992 Dia Psalma was formed.

During the 90s Dia Psalma swept in like ...

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Troublemakers

There are, at least, two bands known as Troublemakers:

1) A French trio
2) A Swedish punk

1) A French trio: Fred Berthet, Arnaud Taillefer & DJ Oil. They met, in 1998, at la Friche Belle (Marseille, France). Their appreciation for '60s / '70s jazz, funk & film scores - plus dance elements - produced a distinctive eclectic sound.

Two years in studio produced a début album - Doubts & Convictions (2001 on Guidance Recordings). Then, Fred departed, leaving a duo. Next they produced a 52 min' film soundtrack - Express Way (filmed in Marseille, OST on Blue Note).

2) A Swedish punk band originally formed in Gothenburg in 1981 with members from Perverts and Göteborg Sound. After a while the band s...

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Asta Kask

Asta Kask is a punk band from Töreboda, Sweden. It was founded as X-tas in 1978, but changed to Asta Kask in 1980. In 1984 the band started working with Rosa Honung Records. After the 1986 release of the "Aldrig en LP" the band split up.

Bjurren and Bonnie started Cosa Nostra, Micke joined Strebers and Ernie started NEIN together with members of Rolands Gosskör.

In 1989 the band was reunited and played a few gigs, but then went dormant until 1992 when they played at Rosa Honung's ten year jubilee. Then the band went quiet again until 2003 when they started touring again as a "revenge" for all the unfairness they've been put through. The drummer, Bjurre, quit the band in late 2004 to focuson his other bands Frost and...

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Mimikry

There are two artists by this name

1) Mimikry is a Swedish punk band. Two of their members are Hjalmar "Hjalle" Östman and Jonas "Heavy" Stentäpp who became famous in Sweden after an appearance in TV show "På rymmen" (i.e. "On the run").

"Hjalle" is the singer and guitarist of the band, "Heavy" is the drummer, Mia plays the bass, Åsberg and Apan plays guitar.

2005 the band celebrated it's 10 years anniversery and released the CD "Uppsamlingsheat". The CD contained records from the year 1994-2005 that, until then, only had been released on demos etc.

Some people think that Mimikry is one of Swedens greatest punk-bands and their most known track is "En flicka som är stark" (A girl who's strong).<...

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Skumdum

Like most bands Skumdum’s line-up of musicians evolved over time before finding the talent, dedication, and chemistry needed to succeed. Pierre Petterson and Chris Tjarnlund first got together in 1993 when they were just 15 years old and formed a punkrock band, which they named Skumdum. In 1996, after several line-up changes and a lot of rehearsing, they were contacted by Birdnest Records who wanted to sign them on their label. Birdnest Records released “Lisa” in April of that year. In 1997, after a tour of Sweden, their debut album, “Demoner,” was released. The band was off to a good start.

The band continued touring and writing songs for the next two years. But in 1998 change shook the band. First, their drummer decid...

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