HammerFall is a heavy/power metal band from Sweden, formed in 1993 by Oscar Dronjak and Jesper Strömblad, then members of Ceremonial Oath . Dronjak had already composed some of the new band's music, including the song "Steel Meets Steel". Several of the band's early lineups featured members of other influential Swedish heavy metal bands, such as In Flames and Dark Tranquillity . The members intended to take part in a competition known as "Rockslaget".
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There are multiple artists that have used this name:
1) A Swedish New Wave group
2) A Finnish instrumental rock band in the early 1960s
3) A 1950's doo wop group on the Cascade label
4) A danish pigtraad group
5) A popular Greek band of the 60s with the big hits "To mathima" ("The lesson") and "Apopse se thelo" ("Tonight I want you"). 1) The Sounds are a New Wave group which formed in Helsingborg, Sweden in 1999.
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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 p...
bob hund is a seven-piece rock band from Sweden. Swedish for "bob dog", their name was borrowed from a television cartoon character. Their music, hard to classify, is by some described as "a frantic celebration of the power of music to invigorate and give life." The indie rock band started in autumn 1991 and the group as it is known today was formed within about half a year. The group consists of singer Thomas Öberg, guitarists Johnny Essing and Conny Nimmersjö, bassist Mats Hellquist, Jon...
U.D.O. is a German heavy metal band founded by lead singer Udo Dirkschneider in 1987. After Udo Dirkschneider left Accept in 1987, a large fan community followed him to U.D.O. Starting with the first albums Animal House in 1987 and Mean Machine in 1988 U.D.O. proved to be pure heavy metal without any Trend-Sound influences. Both albums continued where Accept had left off in 1986 with Russian Roulette.
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Maskinen is Frej (from Slagsmålsklubben , Offerprästers Orkester ) and Afasi . Their first single is named Alla som inte dansar and will be released on P.O.P.E. Web site Myspace profile
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Raubtier (German: carnivore/predator) is an industrial metal band from Haparanda, Sweden, formed in 2008. They came up with the name from the movie "Predator", which in German is "Das Raubtier". For now, the band released three albums which are:
* Det Finns Bara Krig [eng. There Is Only War] - 25 March 2009
* Skriet Från Vildmarken [eng. Call of the Wild] - 22 September 2010
* Från Norrland Till Helvetets Port [eng. From Northern to Hell Port] - 25 April 2012 Current membe...
Den svenska björnstammen är en svensk musikgrupp från Norrköping. År 2010 skrev gruppen kontrakt med skivbolaget Pope Records som har distributionsavtal med Universal Music Group. Den svenska björnstammen var även 2010 ett av tre band som gick till final i musiktävlingen Metro On Stage. (Translated:) The Swedish bear population is a Swedish band from Norrköping. In 2010 the group signed a contract with record label Pope Records, which has distribution agreements with Universal Music Group.
Nationalteatern. Swedish rock group from the 1970s with leftist political texts. Originally a traveling theater ensemble with many members, most notable Ulf Dageby , Anders Melander , Totta Näslund , Nikke Ström , Hans Mosesson and Pale Olofsson . On Barn av vår tid, (Children of our time), from 1978, the first album featuring Totta Näslund, and later Rövarkungens ö (The Island of the Bandit King), from 1980, the group moved away from the theatrical work and concentrated on the music,...