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Whatever tiny bit of trivia Janne Stark doesn’t know about Swedish metal isn’t worth knowing. For years, he’s researched and documented virtually every single band that ever existed and compiled his discoveries in an impressive encyclopedia in color that leaves all other attempts to shame. This is an effort of herculean size and a must-have for any metal head. It proves, once and for all, that Swedish metal rules.

Years of practicing the instrument, writing songs, rehearsals. Weeks on the road. Everything for the sake of rocking out on stage. This is not just an encyclopedia of Swedish rock music. It is also a dedication to everyone who have dedicated their life to Rock!

Max Flövik (Lillasyster)

Anders Tengner (Author and journalist)

I'm lucky Janne Stark speaks "Blekingska" (strange, rural Swedish idiom), otherwise he would easily have stolen my job, since he knows everything about Swedish hard rock and heavy metal.

Andreas Matz (Swedish radio personality)

No one would ever thump chest and avow that the Swedes invented heavy metal, but the classic, stirring, Euro, gothic... whatever you wanna call it — what Dio does — the Swedes perfected that back in the magical days of a little something a few of us call the New Wave Of Swedish Heavy Metal. Ah yes, the fictitious NWOSHM... well, maybe it wasn’t so fictitious, but only tightly-knit and frankly a little Danish and Dutch as well (and there was Oz, from Finland). Whatever it was, come ’84, ’85, while the Americans were busy tarting up what they had learned from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and painting themselves hair metal, Swedish bands such as Axewitch, Torch, the magnificent Overdrive and, yes, Europe (In The Future To Come – quintessential polar molar-loosener), were mining the dark and chilly dungeon-mad medieval recesses of the form, basically from Maiden and Angel Witch down through Holocaust and Witchfinder General. The end result is a formidable style that was doomy, resolute, pure of metal intent, somehow classier than proposals from other countries, full up with mystique like Scorpions from the Uli era. History would prove that it was no fluke, with Sweden dominating the late ‘90s and 2000s with any number of high-flying acts strutting their command of genres from melodic thrash down to the world’s best stoner rockers out-Sabbathing Sabbath. Oh yeah, and back to the original thought we opened with, it was indeed a Swedish band that had (arguably) kicked out the first NWOBHM album — or at least a record that was a candidate for one of the decade’s heaviest albums and possibly the first of a new modern ‘80s metal — and that would have been Full Speed At High Level by the mighty Heavy Load, one of the root bands of Sweden’s esteemed phalanx of heavy metal institutions. Really, it’s so much quality from such a small country, which will become all too graphically clear as you stagedive into the moshpit of this book expertly compiled by Janne Stark, axe legend all over Dream Away, a song that is the locus of the greatest riff in this entire elegant encyclopaedia of thundering metal from the north.

Martin Popoff (Author, Senior editor and music journalist)

Truth be told, I haven't read any of these encyclopedias on Swedish Heavy Metal,..yet (and why I should I, for the last 30 years or so I've been busy living it) So when Janne asked me to write the forewords for this new edition, not only was I honored, I also decided to close a deal with him: if I wrote a few introductory lines, I'd get a copy of his highly acclaimed book. Great! - there you go Janne, you're one helluva guy. I can't wait to get my hands on this unputdownable book. Thank you, stay metal!

Snowy Shaw (Therion, XXX, Notre Dame, Dream Evil etc)

When I started writing for hard rock fanzine The Hammer during the happy eighties, I knew very little about Swedish hard rock - and about writing, I should add. When I came in touch with the band Overdrive I had become better and was wise enough to realize I was dealing with a true guitar hero. Yes, there was room for those in the eighties. Several years later, when I have left most of that behind, Janne Stark is still here as a shining star on the hard rock heaven. Not only as a skilled musician, but also as producer, technician, talent seeker and expert. He has contributed markedly to Swedish hard rock keeping a strong hold both in Sweden and abroad. It shall also be noted that when I started at The Hammer, the style was still considered quite obscure. The band Europe and people like Janne Stark changed all that. Besides this, Janne manages to do what many others don't - to be both a guitar virtuoso and to review others. We, whose hearts beat for heavy rock, have Janne to thank for so much!

Annica Sundbaum-Melin (Journalist, author)

To fully embrace such a task as writing these books (now a third one) clearly borders on insanity, but that kind of insanity is something to be grateful for. Janne is one of those extremely motivated, heavily driven guys that the hardrock and metal community is known for. The determination comes from the power of music, where I have always found comfort, love and sheer lunacy!

Teddy Möller (Loch Vostok, F.K.Ü.)

I personally highly appreciate the work of Janne Stark taking his time to map the Swedish Rock scene in his encyclopedias. It gives You a great insight of past, present and who has played with who. You get to understand the Swedish foundation 'n rock heritage as well as keeping up with the new talented musicians that are coming out of Sweden. I learn new stuff every time a new encyclopedia is released! That, even though I am in this inner circle of musicians myself, I can only imagine how regular music lovers must enjoy these books. Janne Stark is not only The author and the burning spirit of these encyclopedias, he is very much contributing in his own right with his musical work in bands like Locomotive Breath etc, to this Swedish musical tree with brothers 'n sisters giving their time love 'n soul to something called Rock N Roll!!

Zinny Zan (Zan Clan, Easy Action etc.)

Growing up in Åkersberga, a small town north of Stockholm, my dreams were insanely big but who the Hell decided i was also worthy of having them all fulfilled? Starting from our first band ATC and sitting here 30 years later having recorded or performed with everyone from Michael Jackson to Alice Cooper on more than 2300 albums, more than 50 gold and platinum awards, Grammy nominations, several number 1's on Billboard and so much more. Dreams do come true and i know that for countless of the 11.000 people listed in this book they all start out the same and for many they did come true! I can't thank Janne Stark enough for these amazing books and for reminding us all about the incredible Swedish rock legacy we are part of!!!

Tommy Denander (Guitarist, producer)

One of my first memories of Swedish hard rock was when me and my buddies in Trilogy went to Stockholm to check out the band Heavy Load, who were playing at Jarlateatern, sometime 1980-81. I had managed to nick half a bottle of whiskey from my old man, which we split on the train to the city, meaning we were pretty "strong" once we arrived. Of course, we had no money for the entrance fee, but a helluva lot of ideas on how to get in! We went up to the lady at the counter and said we were brothers of guitarist Ragne and that we were on the guest list. She said there was no guest list, but we insisted it was at the office. She told us to wait there while she went and got it. Of course, we said, and quickly ran in as soon as she disappeared. It wasn't much people there so we ran up to the stage and started headbang frantically when they started playing. I remember they blasted off a smoke bomb half a metre from where we were standing. It must've been powerful enough to make an impact on the Richter scale, and safe distance, what the hell is that?! I also remember we were extremely impressed by their backline and the mountain of Marshall amps, cabs and Styrbjörn's Ludwig kit with double bass drums, 40 tom toms and a million cymbals! Not to mention the band's stage outfits, leather trousers, fur vests, boots and I remember Styrbjörn playing in steel net armour... True Viking style!! At this time one of the world's most famous furniture designers, Eero Koivisto, played bass in the band. He became so excited he jumped off stage and started rocking with us. I got a notion and retuned his bass completely, but he didn't notice and just kept on rocking... Maybe it was a wise decision to go for a designer career instead. After the gig we were invited backstage by the band's manager/roadie, now renowned journalist Anders Tengner, to meet the band, which was huge! I remember we got their autographs, and Anders also wrote his. He had the writers itch already back then! Then we were on our way back home on the train to Märsta with ringing ears, burned eyebrows and a nascent hangover, but happy like children at Christmas after having sat in Santa's lap and been given the best present ever - Heavy Metal!!

Ian Haugland (Europe)

The constant question (especially when I did the documentary Så jävla metal) is how come there are so many metal bands in tiny Sweden? There are of course various answers to that, everything from the climate to easy access to rehearsal space etc. But why metal? Now it gets a bit more philosophical. Is there something in our nature? Melancholy? Anger? The Vikings… THIS we can speculate about until the cows come home. The main thing is that there’s a lot of great music being made here, and that there are many gifted musicians and composers. Our responsibility is to make sure the possibilities are given to our children and future generations to continue this tradition. In your hand you’re holding an encyclopedia of thousands of metal bands from Sweden, all the fantastic music they have created and all the inspiration they can provide. That’s a great start!

Yasin Hillborg (Musician, producer of the documentary Så jävla Metal)


About the author JANNE STARK, born 1963 in Karlshamn, Blekinge, Sweden. Freelance music journalist for Scandinavia's biggest guitar magazine, FUZZ and has previously written for various music magazines, such as Backstage, Metal Zone, Kool Kat News and Hard Roxx. Avid music collector. Has his own reviews blog (http://blogspot.com/starmusicreviews) and contributes to web zines www.metalcovenant.com and www.metalcentral.net when time allows it. Mechanical Engineer/Technical writer. Works as a project manager/technical writer at Avalon Information Systems AB. Janne is also a member of recording bands Overdrive, Constancia, Grand Design and Zoom Club, and has previously released recordings with bands like Locomotive Breath, BALLS, Zello, Planet Alliance, Paradize, Mountain Of Power, and has made numerous guest appearances on various recordings. Lives with his wife Ozzie and their three cats, Cosmo, Cleo and Kid. Has two daughters, Jennifer and Nathalie. Currently resides in Nyhamnsläge, Skåne.

PREMIUM PUBLISHING Warfvinges väg 34 Box 30 184 SE-104 25 Stockholm Sweden Phone: +46 8 545 689 20 E-mail: info@premiumpublishing.com www.premiumpublishing.com The Heaviest Encyclopedia Of Swedish Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Ever! by Janne Stark ISBN: 978-91-89136-56-4 Executive producer: Wille Wendt Design & Layout: Janne Stark Printed in EU by Bulls Graphics, Halmstad, Sweden Paper: MultiArt silk 115 gr First edition: © MMXIII Premium Publishing – a div. of Internal AB This edition contains an exclusive bonus CD - "Unreleased Gems" (SMCD 003) - see last pages for details. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any other form or by any means, electronic, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the copyright holder.


CONTENT The author's words ..................................................... 8 References ................................................................. 9 Designations ............................................................... 9 Peripheral bands ...................................................... 10 Compilation bands .................................................... 12 Where are the bands from? ...................................... 13 1-10 ..................(1 Way Street - 454) ...................... 17 A ........................(AB/CD - Azure) ............................ 21 B ........................(BB Rock - By Night) ..................... 77 C ........................(C.B Murdoc - Cut Out) ............... 129 D ........................(D.I.Y - Dödfödd) ......................... 181 E ........................(EF Band - Eye)........................... 249 F ........................(F.K.Ü - Fuzzdevil) ....................... 293 G ........................(G.O.L.D - Gypsy Rose) .............. 319 H ........................(H.E.A.L - Hädanfärd).................. 349 I..........................(Ice Age - IXXI) ............................ 385 J .........................(Jackwave - Justaquickstop) ....... 415 K ........................(Kaamos - Kyss) .......................... 425 L.........................(Lack Of Faith - Lönndom) .......... 441 M........................(M.A.C - Mörrum's Own) ............. 471 N ........................(N.J.B - Nåstrond) ....................... 543 O ........................(Oberon - Ozium) ........................ 575 P ........................(Pagan - Päst) ............................. 593 Q ........................(Qoph - Quorthon) ....................... 625 R ........................(R & R - Rävjunk) ........................ 631 S ........................(S.K.U.R.K - System Shock) ....... 661 T ........................(T.A.R - Törsten Dricker) ............. 763 U ........................(U.N.IT - Utumno) ........................ 809 V ........................(Va-då? - Vörgus) ........................ 819 W .......................(W.E.T - Wyvern)......................... 837 X ........................(X-Eryus - Xsavior) ...................... 857 Y ........................(Yale Bate - Ypzilon) .................... 859 Z ........................(Zinny J Zan - Zpeedfreak) .......... 862 Å, Ä, Ö ..............(Mahnus Åhlin - Överslag) .......... 870 Late additions ....(Angel King - Witherscape) ......... 869 Name index ............................................................ 877 Photo credits........................................................... 908 Personal top lists .................................................... 909 Bonus CD ............................................................... 913 7


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ish band Brazen Abbot and blues guitarist Tommy TC Carlsson. Tony Niemistö recorded an album with sleaze-rockers Geisha and in 1993 he worked with Danish hard rockers =Y= (featuring Yenz from Brats/Geisha, Oliver Steffensen and Hal Patino). John Norum pursued a quite successful solo career and recorded an album with Don Dokken. There was by the way also an Italian band called Europe that released a self-entitled album on the Chord-label in 1986. A live recording from Solna 1986 was bought by Empire records, but as the band didn’t feel it was good enough to be released it wasn’t until much later. In 1996 Ian started a pop-project together with ex-Visitors man Göran Danielsson under the whitty name Brains Beat Beauty (First Came Moses Victor VICP-60173). What was to be the second Trilogy-album, changed into Haugland-Hofgard, as the bass-player/singer was sacked and Ian took over the vocal task. An album however never saw the light of day. Ian also played with cover-band Let’s Party together with Peo Thyrén and Dag Finn (both ex-Sha-Boom). In ‘97 Levén and Haugland backed ex-Fortune singer Benny Söderberg in his project Clockwise. Levén, Haugland and Micaeli were also involved in the rock ‘n roll project by Swedish singer Thore Skogman. In 1998 Levén joined the band Eyeball, together with Mats Levén (Yngwie, Abstrakt Algebra etc and Fredrik Åkesson (Talisman). However, they changed their name to Southpaw and released one album. Ian and Mic were also part of cover band White Purple, lead by Alien-guitarist Tony Borg. In 1999 Europe finally re-united to do a one-off performance on the millennium New Years Eve. The line-up featured Joey Tempest, John Norum, Kee Marcello, John Levén and Ian Haugland. The band played The Final Countdown live on national television when 1999 became 2000 in the blistering cold. The 1999 re-release of The Final Countdown is a horrible dance-version, where some blasphemic person has more or less removed the heavy guitars and put progammed drums all over the place. The first pressing actually had a Freudian misprint... it lacked the first “o” in the last word... In 2002 Ian started working as a radio DJ at Radio Rockklassiker in Stockholm and was playing with the resurrected Sha-Boom, Joey released his third solo album in 2002, Kee was producing and working on solo-material which later surfaced as the K2 band, Norum was again recording and touring with Don Dokken. Some buzzing began about a possible Europe re-union, once the tax debts had been written off… Finally, October 2, 2003 Europe announced their comeback. The band was recording a new album. Initially the line-up was going to feature both Kee and John, but that idea didn’t really work out, leaving the strongest player standing. The band’s debut live show was recorded for Swedish radio and the band performed the title track of the forthcoming album, Start From The Dark, showing a more modern and heavier side of the band. The album, along with John and Michelle Norum’s son Jake, arrived on September 22, 2004. The song Hero was a tribute to John and Joey’s hero Phil Lynott. John also released his solo album Optimus on his birthday the subsequent year, February 23, 2005. There are several similarities between the album and the style in which Europe went. John also made some guest appearances and recorded a tribute to Frank Marino on the album Second Hand Smoke. In October 2006 the Europe album Secret Society was released, continuing on the same path as Start From The Dark. The first single off the album being Always The Pretenders. The band recorded a semi-acoustic show in January of 2008, released on vinyl, CD and DVD as Almost Unplugged. John also started recording the follow-up to Optimus, which was supposed to be released in 2008, but tragedy struck with the sudden demise of John’s ex-wife, and mother of his son Jake, Michelle and it was postponed. In 2009 Europe recorded the album Last Look At Eden, using new producer Tobias Lindell. The album showed a bluesier Europe, with a retro-touch leaning more towards classic Deep Purple style hard rock, still with some modern heavy riffing. The title track, and first single, however bears some traces of bands like Coheed And Cambria. In 2009 John recorded a three minute long, retro, spaced out guest solo on the Frank Marino cover Talkin ‘Bout A Feelin on the album Volume Two by Mountain Of Power, released in 2010 on Grooveyard Records. 2010 also saw the release of John’s long-awaited solo album Play Yard Blues (Mascot Records), which also had a retro style hard rock feel to it. In 2011 Ian Haugland played on the solo album Diamonds And Dirt (SPV) by former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian “Robbo” Robertson, with whom Norum has played on several shows. In 2011 Kee Marcello also released his revealing autobiography, plus an album featuring his version of some Europe-tracks, entitled Europe: Redux. The Europe autobiography Only Young Twise, by Mattias Kling, was also released this year. In 2012 Europe returned with yet another slab of music, Bag Of Bones, this time taking it to yet another heavier level, more classic seventies hard rock. The album was produced by Kevin Shirley (Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion etc) and featured guest spots from guitarist Joe Bonamassa and drummer Anton Fig. The first single off the new album was Not Supposed To Sing The Blues. Late 2012 Norum started working on a new solo album. Website: www.europetheband.com

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Joey and John rockin’ the night in Karlshamn

“Hey, isn’t that Kee in the audience?”

The power of 2013!


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EUROPE ........................................................................................................CD Epic (Japan)................................... ESCA 5623 Seven Doors Hotel/Words Of Wisdom ............................................................7” Hot Records .....................................HOTS 834 Seven Doors Hotel/Words Of Wisdom .............................................................7” Victor (Japan)...................................VIPX 1725 $ Lying Eyes/Dreamer ........................................................................................7” Hot Records ...................................HOTS 8312 $$ Never officially released..

1984 o EUROPE .........................................................................................................LP Jigu CBS (Korea) ............................ KJPL-0521 1984 o EUROPE .........................................................................................................LP Epic (Holland) ........................... EPC 463084 1 Different artwork.

1984 o Dreamer/Lying Eyes.........................................................................................7” Victor (Japan)...................................VIPX 1756 1984 o WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP Hot Records ...............................HOTLP 84004 1984 o WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP Victor(Japan)...................................... VIL-6095

1983 LP - VIL-6067

Japanese press with lyrics.

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WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP

Victor(Japan)........................................ VDP-29 Epic (Holland) ........................................2638 4 Epic (UK) ...........................................460213 1 Epic (USA) ........................................PC-40049 Epic (Greece)................................. EPC 26384 New Aspect .........................................CR 8005 Jigu CBS (Korea) ............................ KJPL-0441

Red label. Korean insert.

WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP Stormwind/Dreamer .........................................................................................7” Open Your Heart/Wings Of Tomorrow ..............................................................7” Open Your Heart/Wings Of Tomorrow ..............................................................7” WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP WINGS OF TOMORROW ..............................................................................CD WINGS OF TOMORROW ..............................................................................CD WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP WINGS OF TOMORROW ...............................................................................LP EUROPE .........................................................................................................LP Open Your Heart/Wings Of Tomorrow ..............................................................7” Open Your Heart/Wings Of Tomorrow ..............................................................7” Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel (new version) ..........................................7” Rock The Night/Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel ............................ MLP 3tr Rock The Night/On The Loose/Broken Dreams ....................................... 7” 3tr

Chin Shiang (Taiwan)..........................HQ-1114 Hot Records ...................................HOTS 8313 Hot Records ...................................HOTS 8417 Epic (Holland) ....................................... A-6077 Epic ............................................... CBS 263 84 Epic (Japan)................................... ESCA 5624 Epic .......................................... CDEPC 26384 Epic .......................................................RK 056 Epic (South Africa) ...............................NIC 012 Epic ............................................... CBS 263 85 Epic .................................................. CBS 6077 Epic (Holland) ........................................A 6077 Epic ................................................ EPCA 6166 Epic .............................................. CBS12 6166 CBS .......................................................ML-LO

1983 7” - HOTS 8312

This is a special edition soundtrack from the film On The Loose where Joey has a part. Different recording than on the LP.

1985 o Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel .................................................................7”

Epic (Spain) .............................. EPC 650171 7

Poster.

1985 o Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel .................................................................7”

Epic (Spain) .............................. EPC 650171 7

Yellowish cover, no poster.

1984 7” - HOTS 8313

1985 n Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel .................................................................7” Epic (Australia) ..................................650171 7 1985 o Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel .................................................................7” Epic (Portugal) .......................... EPC 650171 7 Blue cover.

1985 n Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel .................................................................7” Epic (UK) ............................................... EUR 1 1985 o Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel .................................................................7” Epic (UK ) ........................................... EURQ 1 Sew-on patch

1985 o Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel .................................................................7”

Epic (UK) .............................................EURP 1

Gold vinyl.

1985 o Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel .................................................................7” 1985 o Rock The Night/ (remix)Rock The Night (single)/Seven Doors Hotel ............12”

Epic ............................................... EPCA 6166 Epic ...................................................A 12.6166

Cover w live pic of Joey .

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Rock The Night/Rock The Night.......................................................................7” Epic (USA-promo)..............................34-07091 Rock The Night/Ninja .......................................................................................7” Epic (South Africa) ..............................EN 6007 Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel .................................................................7” Epic (Holland) .......................... EPC 650 171 7 Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel .................................................................7” Epic (New Zealand) ..........................650 171 7 Rock The Night ...................................................................................... MLP 4tr Epic (Spain, Holland) ............... EPC 650 171 6

1985 7” - 650171 7

Tracks: Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel/Stormwind/Wings Of Tomorrow.

1986 o Rock The Night ...................................................................................... MLP 4tr

Epic (Holland) ........................... EPC 650171 6

Group cover.

1986 o Rock The Night/Seven Doors Hotel .................................................................7”

Epic (Spain) ............................. EPC 650 171 7

Group cover.

1986 o Rock The Night ...................................................................................... MLP 4tr Epic (Australia) ........................... EURT 1 7127 1986 o Rock The Night ...................................................................................... MLP 4tr Epic (UK) ............................................. EURT 1 1986 o Rock The Night ...................................................................................... MLP 4tr Epic (UK) .......................................... EURQT 1 Poster.

1986 o Rock The Night ...................................................................................... MLP 4tr 1986 o Rock The Night .................................................................................... 2MLP 5tr

Epic ..................................................... LC-0199 Epic (UK) .............................................EURD 1

Double MLP with same as above + The Final Countdown.

1986 o Rock The Night/Rock The Night.....................................................................12”

Epic .................................................EAS 02665

Promo in white carton stand.

1986 o The Final Countdown/Carrie ............................................................................7”

Old Gold............................................. OG 9946

1985 7” - EUR 1

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HEARTBREAK RADIO

Pierre Wensberg: v, Mikael Erlandssson: v, Mats Johansson: g, Johan Axelsson: k, Berra Holmgren: b, Peter Strandberg: d Göteborg/Stockholm - Heartbreak Radio were a project initiated by the producer team behind

Last Autumns Dream, Claes Andreasson and Torbjörn Wassenius (both ex-Talent) and Mikael Erlandsson. The vocals on the album are shared between Erlandsson and Wensberg (Prisoner). The debut featured a backing band featuring Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee, former HammerFall bass player Rosén and the highly gifted “I’m-on-all-albums” guitarist Tommy Denander. Among the guests are, Joel Starander (ex-Geisha), Robert Garnold (Elevener, Roach) and Jim Jidhed. High-class melodic hard rock/AOR. Well worth checking out. On Air saw a totally new crew. Henrik Båth (Darkwater) guests on the second release. 2005 n HEARTBREAK RADIO ..................................................................................CD AOR Heaven...........................................00012 2013 o ON AIR ...........................................................................................................CD AOR Heaven...........................................00077

2005 CD - 00012

HEARTCRY

Anders Johansson: v/g, Dan Tibell: k, Björn Klingvall: b, Anders Köllerfors: d Jönköping - Anders Johansson, Pelle Pettersson and bass player Mikael Hed were previously

known as Christian hard rockers Johannes, under which name they recorded a single. They changed line-up, style and name to Heartcry, still with a Christian message. The first album is half pop-oriented AOR, and half heavier and guitar-based. Then featuring Anders, keyboardist Dan Tibell (Jerusalem, Agape) bassist Jerry Grimaldi, drummer Jack Kelly and drummer Pelle Pettersson. The second album is heavy-edged AOR sung in Swedish. The line-up now featured Anders, Anders Tingsvik (k), Jörgen Olausson (b) and Christian Eidevald (d). You can also find the track Going Home on the Twisted Sounds compilation. On the third album, also sung in Swedish, the band was a trio with keyboard player Tingsvik out of the band. After some years of silence the band was suddenly resurrected and released through the label owned by Narnia singer Christian Liljegren (aka Rivel). The line-up offered some new changes with Anders still in the lead, Dan Tibell back on keyboards and now backed up by bass player Björn Klingvall and drummer Anders Köllerfors. The album had a more metal approach at times with a touch 1990 LP - VT 002 of Rainbow, all in English and with an absolutely horrible production. The subsequent album Firehouse contains six tracks from the first LP only release and six new songs, actually sounding really consistent anyway, which also goes for the mix. The musicians on the album were a mix of earlier members such as all three drummers and both bass players besides Anders and Dan. However, this is the band’s best effort. Anders later formed metal band Green Sleeves.

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COME BACK TO ME ......................................................................................LP HEARTCRY ...................................................................................................CD HEARTCRY ...................................................................................................CD ÖKENLAND ...................................................................................................CD LIGHTMAKER................................................................................................CD FIREHOUSE ..................................................................................................CD

Vital Music............................................. VT 002 Vital Music............................................. VT 003 Sound Treasure (Japan) ..................STCD-007 Vital Music.......................................... VTM 004 Rivel Records ................................. RRCD 021 Rivel Records ................................. RRCD 026

2005 CD - RRCD 021

2006 CD - RRCD 026

HEARTS ALIVE

Jesper Persson: v, Daniel Wallenborg: g, Dan Svensson: g, Alexander Kirst: b, Jonatan Östling: d Helsingborg - Hearts Alive is a brutal riff-oriented hardcore/thrash/metal band, formed in mid-

2005. After The Tragedy In Us the band released the five-track EP The Black Sheep as a free digital release. In 2011 the band was signed to Rising Records, but they parted ways and the second album, He Who Has The Gold Makes The Rules, was self-released. After the album bass player Kirst was temporarily replaced by Peter Valefors. Svensson also plays bass in Terror 2000.

2007 n THE TRAGEDY IN US ...................................................................................CD Dead Vibrations Industry......................DVI 014 2012 o HE WHO HAS THE GOLD MAKES ALL THE RULES ...................................CD Hearts Alive Music ....................................#002 300 copies.

2007 CD - DVI 014

HEAVE

Per Richard: v, Patrik Stoor: g, Pasi J Lappi: b, Patrik Nikolic: d Sundbyberg (Stockholm) - Formed in 1994 by drummer Patrik Nikolic. The band released

the demo Beguile in 1997. The vocals on the debut were handled by Per Richard. They also recorded a demo-CD entitled Lies in 1999. Heavy, slightly Metallica-influenced metal, but with cleaner vocals. In 2002 the band released a five track CD-R entitled Time, now featuring singer Andi. In 2005 the band recorded yet another demo entitled Fear Comes Alive, now with new singer Anna Olsson. A new attempt was made with the album Final Day, now produced by Mike Wead. In 2009 singer Per Richard returned and Stoor was replaced by Marcus Sundquist. 1998 n Self Destruction......................................................................................MCD 5tr Tracks: Never Fall/Insanity/Why/Die 4 Your Sins/Never Fall (Laid back version)

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HEAVY CARGO

Miqael Persson: v/b, Mikael Nilsson: g, Pelle Persson: k/g, Glenn Borgquist: d Helsingborg - Heavy Cargo were formed in 1974 and kept going until late 1980. Miqael had some

songs featured on the W.E.T (Jeff Scott Soto’s band) album, Nilsson has played with Nasty Idols and Bai Bang while Glenn found a home in popsters Brandsta City Släckers. Today, Persson and Nilsson are found in cover band Seven. Quite lightweight, but good, melodic hard rock. 1980 n Ensam/Sommartid ...........................................................................................7”

private .................................................. HO 180

500 copies.

HEAVY LOAD

Ragne Wahlquist: v/g, Eddy Malm: v/g, Andreas Fritz: b, Styrbjörn Wahlquist: d Stockholm - Heavy Load were formed already in 1976 featuring the Wahlquist brothers plus Full speed with heavy load!

1980 7” - HO 180

Michael Backlund on bass. Before this Ragne Wahlquist released the very rare funkish pop/ rock single It’s A Dream/Everything Or Nothing (1976 Universum) with the band Tommy Mac Frees. It’s definitely not hard rock, but the B-side contains some pretty fierce solo riffing from Wahlström. The year after the formation of Heavy Load, Michael was replaced by Dan Molén and the debut Full Speed At High Level was recorded. The style was heavy riff-oriented seventiesstyle hard rock. Heavy Sound Records went bust and the band started their own Thunderload Records. In 1979 Dan was replaced by Thorbjörn Ragnesjö and guitarist/singer Eddy Malm was added to the line-up. Eddy had previously recorded two singles with Highbrow. The band’s image was the Vikings at large, well-chosen with their music in mind. The album Stronger Than Evil features the song Free with Thin Lizzy’s late Phil Lynott on bass. The band’s last single featured new bassist Andreas Fritz who was formerly in Wisdom and was an attempt to put some commerciality into the band, which failed. In 1987 the band reunited with former UFO-bassplayer Paul Gray, guitarist Patrik Karlsson and the Wahlquist brothers. An album was recorded but never released. In 1988 the brothers built their own recording studio and started working with their record company Thunderload Recordings. The exclusive track I Am Me is featured on Rocket - Caught In Steel (85 Virgin). In 1999 Hammerfall recorded a cover version of Run With The Devil for the Power From The North compilation in the Thunderload Studio with the Wahlquist brothers behind the desk. Eddy also recorded a 4-track demo in 2000 under the name Eddy Malm Band (also featuring the members of the band Bosse), in the true 80s vein with a strong touch of his former band Highbrow. The Wahlquist brothers have recorded and produced several bands such as Veni Domine, G.O.L.D and Isengard. The brothers are a true enigma. Lots of labels have contacted them trying to get the rights to re-issue the albums on CD, but none have succeeded. The result? Well, there are plenty of bootlegs out there!

1978 n FULL SPEED AT HIGH LEVEL .......................................................................LP Heavy Sound ..................................... HSLP 03 $$ 1981 n Metal Conquest ..................................................................................... MLP 5tr Thunderload .......................................TMP 811 Tracks: You’ve Got The Power/Dark Nights/Heavy Metal Heaven/Hey/Heathens From The North

1982 o DEATH OR GLORY .................................................................................. LP+7”

Thunderload ...................................... TMP 822

Also released with the bonus single Take Me Away/Trespassser as bonus. Poster.

1982 o Take Me Away/Trespasser ..............................................................................7”

1978 LP - HSLP 03

Thunderload........................................TSP 823

This single was actually released as a bonus 7” with Death Or Glory. Pressed in red vinyl.

1982 1982 1983 1983 1983 1984 1984 1996 1996

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DEATH OR GLORY ........................................................................................LP DEATH OR GLORY ........................................................................................LP STRONGER THAN EVIL ................................................................................LP STRONGER THAN EVIL ................................................................................LP Free/Run With The Devil ..................................................................................7” Free/Run With The Devil ..................................................................................7” Monsters Of The Night/I’m Alive.......................................................................7” DEATH OR GLORY .......................................................................................CD STRONGER THAN EVIL ...............................................................................CD

King Records (Japan) .......................K28P-401 Corona Music Company ..............CMC 013007 Thunderload........................................ TLP 834 King Records (Japan) .......................K25P-497 Corona Music Company ..............CMC 009001 Thunderload........................................TSP 835 WEA..................................................248 983 7 Nexus (Japan) ................................ KICP 2621 $$ Nexus (Japan) ................................ KICP 2622 $$

Unofficial releases: 1991 o METAL ANGELS IN LEATHER ......................................................................CD Laserlight ...................................................... - n/a o Free/Run With The Devil ..................................................................................7” New Wave Of Swedish Heavy Metal ..........004

1981 MLP - TMP 811

Clear vinyl. Swedish bootleg.

1999 n/a n/a n/a

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FULL SPEED AT HIGH LEVEL ......................................................................CD DEATH OR GLORY .......................................................................................CD DEATH OR GLORY .......................................................................................CD DEATH OR GLORY .......................................................................................CD

- - ................................................................003 Thunderload ......(Heavy Load-Death Or Glory) Thunderload .................................. TLCD 8822 Nexus (Greece) .............................. KICP 2621

n/a n/a

o STRONGER THAN EVIL ...............................................................................CD Thunderload................................... TLCD-8834 o STRONGER THAN EVIL ...............................................................................CD Nexus (Greece) .............................. KICP 2622

2000 2000 2009 2000

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Counterfeit copy.

Counterfeit copy.

STRONGER THAN EVIL & MONSTERS OF THE NIGHT ............................CD Rock Guitar Heroes ...................................... - FULL SPEED AT HIGH LEVEL & METAL CONQUEST.................................CD Rock Guitar Heroes ...................................... - FULL SPEED AT HIGH LEVEL ......................................................................CD Flawed Gems.........................................GEM 1 SWEDISH CONQUEST .................................................................................CD - - .................................................................. - Greek bootleg of two radio shows.

1984 7” - 248 983 7

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W

Lawless, rabid and sworn to the dark continued producing the band. When the band released Lawless Darkness they were suddenly the hype of the year and even won a Grammy in 2011 for best hard rock. Their dramatic live act featuring fire, rotten blood and all kinds of paraphernalia is something in-between a Satanic sermon and a concert. Nothing for the fainthearted. Jonsson is also in Die Hard. Lawless Darkness contains a cover of Death SS track Chains Of Death. Opus Diaboli was released in the commemoration of Watain’s 13 yeat anniversary and the DVD is live and documentary. Watain play tight, well-produced and well-arranged riffy black metal in the vein of Dissection or a better produced and updated Bathory. The Wild Hunt was more progressive and orchestrated. Website: www.templeofwatain.com 2000 CD - DKCD 012 1999 n The Essence Of Black Purity/On Horns Impaled .............................................7”

2001 7” - SPK EP 012

Grim Rune .......................................... GRI 002

300 numbered copies.

2000 n RABID DEATH’S CURSE ..............................................................................CD

Drakkar Productions .......................DKCD 012

1000 copies.

2000 o RABID DEATH’S CURSE ............................................................................ LPg End All Life .......................................... EAL015 Bonus: Curdle The Blood (Sabbat cover). 350 hand-numbered copies.

2001 n The Misantropis Ceremonies ...........................................................................7” Spikekult ......................................SPK EP 012 Split with Diabolicum. Track: My Fists Are Him.300 copies.

2003 n CASUS LUCIFERI .........................................................................................CD Drakkar Productions ......................DK CD 032 2003 o CASUS LUCIFERI ..........................................................................................LP Norma Evangelium Diaboli ................ NED 003 2004 o RABID DEATH’S CURSE ..............................................................................CD Drakkar Productions ....................DKCD 012/2 Second press. Bonus: When Heavens End (Dödheimsgard cover). New artwork..

2004 o RABID DEATH’S CURSE .........................................................................LP PD Apocalyptor (Australia) ..........................AR 08 300 copies. First 100 with poster, sticker and extra insert.

2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008

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SWORN TO THE DARK ..............................................................................CDd SWORN TO THE DARK ..............................................................................CDd SWORN TO THE DARK ..............................................................................CDd SWORN TO THE DARK ................................................................................CD SWORN TO THE DARK ............................................................................ 2LPg SWORN TO THE DARK .........................................................................2LP PD

2003 CD - DK CD 032

Seasons Of Mist ................................SOM 148 Ajna Offensive (USA) .......................FLAME 42 Pulverised .................................... ASH 029 CD CD-Maximum (Russia) ....................CDM 2812 Norma Evangelium Diaboli ................ NED 013 Norma Evangelium Diaboli ................ NED 019

999 copies, but 3 different B-sides on disc 1, 333 copies of each.

2008 o CASUS LUCIFERI .......................................................................................CDd

Seasons Of Mist ................................SOM 185

Bonus: Watain (Von cover)

2008 o CASUS LUCIFERI ..................................................................................2LP PD

Norma Evangelium Diaboli ............... NED 018

999 copies. 333 copies of each with different B-side pics on disc 1.

2008 o RABID DEATH’S CURSE ..............................................................................CD

Seasons Of Mist ................................SOM 187

Bonus: The Essence Of Black Purity

2008 o RABID DEATH’S CURSE .........................................................................LP PD Norma Evangelium Diaboli ............... NED 017 999 copies.

840

2007 2LPg - NED 013


W 2010 o Reaping Death/The Return Of Darkness And Evil (Bathory cover) ........ CDSpg Seasons Of Mist .........................SOM203SRM Special CDS featured in Sweden Rock Magazine #70..

2010 n Reaping Death/Chains Of Death (Death SS cover) ...................................7” PD

Seasons Of Mist ............................ SOM 203 E

1300 copies.

2010 n LAWLESS DARKNESS .................................................................................CD Seasons Of Mist ................................SOM 203 2010 o LAWLESS DARKNESS ...............................................................................CDd Seasons Of Mist ............................. SOM 203D Bonus: Chains Of Darkness (Death SS cover)

2010 o LAWLESS DARKNESS .................................................................................CD Nippon Colombia (Japan) ........... COCB-60027 2010 o LAWLESS DARKNESS ........................................................................CDd box Seasons Of Mist ........................................... - 1000 copies. Leather wrapped book, necklace, black candle, poster flag, 10 Tarot cards.

2010 o LAWLESS DARKNESS ............................................................................. 2LPg Norma Evangelium Diaboli ................ NED 025 2500 copies. Poster.

2010 2010 2012 2012

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LAWLESS DARKNESS .................................................................................CD LAWLESS DARKNESS .................................................................................CD OPUS DIABOLI.................................................................................. 2CD+DVD OPUS DIABOLI...................................................................2LP+2CD+DVD box

Soyus Music (Russia) ........................SOM 203 Icarus Music (Argentina) .............. ICARUS 794 His Master’s Noise ............................. FTW 001 His Master’s Noise ......................FTW 001 LTD $

2010 7” PD - SOM 203 E

1000 copies. Live CD/LP/DVD box. Postcards, photo book. Signed and numbered insert.

2012 o THE VINYL REISSUES .......................................................................4LPg box Seasons Of Mist ................................SOM 267 $$ All four albums in a leather covered wooden box, in four different colours: grey/white splatter, grey, transparent red and clear. 1000 copies.

2012 o RABID DEATH’S CURSE .......................................................................... 2LPg Seasons Of Mist ........................... SOM 187LP Bonus. The Essence Of Black Purity. New artwork.

2012 o CASUS LUCIFERI ..................................................................................... 2LPg Seasons Of Mist ........................... SOM 185LP Bonus: Watain (VON cover)

2012 o LAWLESS DARKNESS ............................................................................. 2LPg Seasons Of Mist ........................... SOM 203LP 2013 o All That May Bleed/Play With The Devil...........................................................7” Century Media ..................... FTW002/9983481 2000 black + 500 red with sticker.

2013 o All That May Bleed/Play With The Devil.....................................................7” PD Century Media ..................... FTW002/9983481 500 copies.

2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013

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THE WILD HUNT ...........................................................................................CD THE WILD HUNT ................................................................................CDd book THE WILD HUNT ..........................................................................................2LP THE WILD HUNT ...................................................................... 2LP+CD+7” box THE WILD HUNT ...........................................................................................CD THE WILD HUNT ..........................................................................................2LP

Century Media ..................... FTW003/9983062 Century Media ....................................9983060 Century Media ....................................9983061 Century Media ....................................9983069 $$ Century Media (USA).............................9006-2 Century Media (USA)..............................90063

2010 CD - SOM 203

White label, special artwork, bootleg style press. 500 hand-numbered copies.

WATERCLIME

Andreas Hedlund: v/g/b/k/d Skellefteå - A one-man project created in 2005 by the mastermind of Vintersorg, Andreas

Hedlund, also in Otyg, Fission, Havayoth, Borknagar and Cronian. The music of Waterclime is quite different from the folky rock of Vintersorg. Here we are talking symphonic/progressive hard rock more in the vein of Marillion meets late Opeth, at times with a touch of Uriah Heep. Actually really good stuff for prog fans. The debut also features guest spots from guitarists Mathias Marklund and Magnus Lindgren, as well as singer Cia Hedmark.

2007 CD - LMC 218

2006 o THE ASTRAL FACTOR..................................................................................CD Lion Music.......................................... LMC 164 2007 n IMAGINATIVE ................................................................................................CD Lion Music.......................................... LMC 218

WATERLINE

Gunnar Janupe: v, Kricke Petersson: g, Esbjörn Larsson: g, Jörgen Munk: k, Per Andersson: k, Lars Ottosson: b, Peder Jonsson: d Göteborg - Great melodic hard rock in the vein of Bad Habit. Janupe was also in Snowstorm. 1990 n Tid/Cold Eyes ...................................................................................................7” Hövik Records ....................................HS 1232

WAVING CORN

1990 7” - HS 1232

Anton Renborg: v, Henrik ”Henke” Johansson: g, Joacim ”Jocke” Persson: g, Mattias Hedenborg: b, Johan ”Joje” Lindskoog: d Örebro - The band started out as a side project doing covers of Rage Against The Machine, Red

Hot Chili Peppers etc. They wrote some original songs, recorded a demo and suddenly they were offered a deal with Roadrunner. Not surprisingly, in the vein of Red Hot Chili Peppers meets Rage Against The Machine. Joje was also a member of hard rockers Crossroad Jam, Anton played guitar in thrashers Cripple, while Matte, Jocke and Henke were members of Under The Sun. The non-CD track Fish In Gold can also be found on the compilation Backstage: 1995 CD - APCY-8233 Högtalarterror ‘94. The band split in mid-´95. 1995 o TEARSURF....................................................................................................CD Roadrunner Records .......................RR 8960 2 1995 n TEARSURF....................................................................................................CD Apollon/FEMS (Japan)................... APCY-8233 1995 n Doin’ It ....................................................................................................MCD 4tr Roadrunner Records .......................RR 2336 3

1995 MCD - RR 2336 3

Tracks: Doin’ it/Sunshade/Rhymin’ & Stealin’ (non-CD Beastie Boys song)/Stranded

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name index Pontus “Penetrator” ....................................Morbid Insulter Pontus Andersson .....................Cipher System, Satureye, ........................................................ Eternal Grief, Entropy Pontus Andersson ..................................................... Tyfuz Pontus Andersson ................... SnakeStorm, (Dia Psalma) Pontus Arkerud (now Oldberg) .................. Publikförakt AB Pontus Arvidson..................................................Chainsaw Pontus Borg ............................................................. Roach Pontus Carmbrandt ......................................Enemies Swe Pontus Cervin ..................................................... Toxaemia Pontus Dahlström .................................................. Somber Pontus Egberg ........Lion’s Share, Yale Bate, Dark Illusion, ..................................The Poodles, Steamroller, Zan Clan Pontus Ekwall ”Chris” ............................................Kazjurol Pontus Hjelm .............................Marionette, Dead By April Pontus Holmgren ................................................. Stand By Pontus Hultgren ......................................................Amkeni Pontus Jansson ................................... Miscreant, Utumno Pontus Jansson ................................................... Axenstar Pontus Jonsson .........................................Demons Of Dirt Pontus Jordan ...................................................... Horisont Pontus Landgren ................................................. Svartnad Pontus Larsson..................................Firecracker, Vindictiv Pontus Lekaregård (aka Larsson) .............. Eternal, Aquila Pontus Lindmark..............................................Cloudscape Pontus Lindmark.....................................Faithful Darkness Pontus Lindmark................................................Miscellany Pontus Lindqvist ........................Enter The Hunt, Omnitron Pontus Lundin............................................................Skald Pontus Lundström ........................................... Earthquake Pontus Mantefors .........................Diablo Swing Orchestra Pontus Nelderup .................................................... Anyway Pontus Norgren ........................17, Divinefire, Four Sticks, ................................ Gallery, Great King Rat, Hammerfall, ........................ House Of Shakira, Humanimal, Hysterica, ......................Impulsia, Jekyll & Hyde, Locomotive Breath .................. Mercury Fang, Pontus Norgren, The Poodles, ...................... The Ring, Seven Wishes, Talisman, Token, ...................... Thomas Vikström, Violent Divine, Zan Clan Pontus Norman.................................................. Excessum Pontus Pedersén ...................................................Traction Pontus Pettersson (now Lennander) ............. Stonechurch Pontus Pettersson .................................................. Vicious Pontus Pfeiffer .................................................... Arconova Pontus Redig ........................................................ Miasmal Pontus Sjösten .........................Satanic Slaughter, Denata Pontus Sköldhammar ....................................... Psyckadeli Pontus Snibb ...................................Bonafide, Brickhouse, ................................. Pontus Snibb 3, Mountain Of Power Pontus Swanberg .................................................Sanchez Pontus Svensson....................................................... Nymf Pontus Svensson.............................................Red Rocket Pontus Wallin .............................................. Last Laugh (1) Pontus Åkesson................................................Nightscape Preem Sandell ............................................ Johan Randén Professor X (aka Avernus)......................................... Apati Putte Eriksson ....................................................Manticore Putte Leander ..................................................... Authorize Pyngas.............................................................. Temptation Pål Callmer ..................Wraptors, Deathening, Murderplan Pähr Nilsson .......................................................Cavalince Pär Anders Frånberg “Bajen”.................................Scamps Pär Alfredsson ..........................................................Orient Pär Berndtsson .................................................. Elsy Band Pär Boberg ............................................... Gloomy Sunday Pär Edwardsson (aka Per) ... Eaglestrike, Biscaya, Million, ................................Damned Nation, Hawk, Human Race Pär Ericsson .........................................................EF Band Pär Forsgren......................................... Steve Roper Band Pär Fransson ... Another Life, The Project Hate MCMXCIX Pär Gunnarsson ”Pärsan”.................................... Sadatron Pär Gustafsson “Bergraven” (now Stille) .......... Bergraven, ..................................................................... Nex, Whirling Pär Hagström ......................................System Breakdown Pär Hallgren............... Sgt. Sunshine, The Carpet Knights, ........................................................................ Deathening Pär Hjulström .................................. Maramon, Motherlode Pär Ivy ................................................................ Diabolical Pär Johansson ”Aemelgoth” ...... Azure, Satariel, Demiurg, ....................................................Miseration, Torch Bearer Pär Lindh ............................................................Manticore Pär Lindholm ............................................................Negro Pär Lundgren .............................................................Extaz Pär Nilsson ...................................................... This Haven Pär Norén ......................................... Mercenary Mustangs Pär Olsson ................................................. Törsten Dricker Pär Sundström...................................................... Sabaton Pär Svensson ..................................... Relentless, Valkyrja Pär Thornell ....................................................... Allegiance Pär Wahlquist ............................................................ Slam Pär Wallmark ......................................................Last Tribe Pär Wennerström .............................................Horizon (2) Pär Villsé .................................................................. Cross Pär Åström............................................................Angeline Quint Starkie ......... Marc Quee, Tommy Tysper & The Kids Radis Davis ........................................................... Tension Rafael Andersson ............................................. 9th Plague Rafael Martinez ......................................... Stallion, Misery

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Ragnar Larsson ............................................... Skywalkers Ragnar Rage ........................................................ Desultor Ragnar Widerberg ..........................................Witherscape Ragnar Zolberg.......................................Pain Of Salvation Ragne Wahlquist ................Heavy Load, Maeday, Morbid, .................... Long John, Isengard, Da President, Blizzard Raimo Bikanen ”Quick”...................................... Hiroshima Raimo Flink..........................................................Frekvens Rainer Fetcher ........................................................... Tatch Ralf Bjurbo ...........................................................Vital Sign Ralf Gyllenhammar ”Lennart” ............ B-Thong, Mustasch, ............................................... Sparzanza, Pontus Snibb 3 Ralf Jedestedt ”Geff” ...................................................Geff Ralf Jibert ................................................................. White Ralf Petersson ..................................................... Axewitch Ralf Söderström........................................................ Curse Ralf Wernborg ”Brasse” ...................................... Vanguard Ralph Peeker ...............................................Vivaldi (group) Ralph Pettersson ..............................................Straight Up Ralph Rydén ”Raideen” (aka Lindgren) .......... Hexenhaus, ............................................Hydrogen, Lizard Eye, Mercy, .................................................Spin Air, Keehole, Keegan Rami Tainomo..................................The Social Scumbags Raimo Pikanen "Quick" ..................................... Hiroshima Ramon Novak ................................................. Devourment Randy Joy.......................................................... Badmouth Rasmus Andersson ............................................Major N.A Rasmus Blomqvist .........................................Ginger Trees Rasmus Bogegård ..................................Stereo Generator Rasmus Booberg ....... New Keepers Of The Water Towers Rasmus Ejneberg ...................................... Close Quarters Rasmus Ekman ................................. Comecon, Omnitron Rasmus Grahm .........................................................Blofly Rasmus Göransson “Raz Cadillac” ..................Belladonna Rasmus Jansson ...................................................Anguish Rasmus Ström ....................................Primitive Symphony Rasmus Söderling .......................................Gordon Fights Rasmus Uhlin ...................................................Big Talk (1) Rasmus Weinheim ............................................ Middleage Rauno Luoto ............................................................. Lipkin Rauno Morja ........................................................... Spitfire Ravenlord ...................................................... Hypothermia Ray Grönlund ..........................................Hyste’riah G.B.C Raymond Liljegren........................................ Tomterockers Raymond Henning Lindbladh .......................Golden Dawn Raymond Nykvist................................Oferd, Svarti Loghin Rebecka Heijel ..........................................Beyond Visions Reidar Horghagen ”Horgh” ........................Hypocrisy, Pain Reidar Paulsen .................................................. Jerusalem Reijo Suonuieri .......................................................... Cane Reijo Väliaho .......................................................... Spitfire Reine Alexandersson “Ray Alex” ........................ Glory, Jar Reine Dahlström .................................... Panama, Fretless Reine Heyer.....................................................Debbie Ray Reine Johansson ..................................................... Karma Reine Johansson ..................................................... Plan 9 Reine Karlsson ...................................................... Wulfgar Reine Svensson .................................................. Outshine Reino Naatikka ............................................. Happy Cakes Rene Lintunen .................................................... Shock Tilt René Sebastian ...................................................... Denied Rex Gisslén ”Luger”............................. Candy Roxx, T.A.R Ricard Andersson .................................................Freeway Ricard Harrysson ................................................... Spiders Richard Abrams ............................................. Hypothermia Richard Allercrantz ........................................Panama Red Richard Andersson .............. Richard Andersson, Majestic, .............. Mansson, Richard Andersson's Space Osyssey, ...........................................Silver Seraph, Time Requiem, ............................................Karmakanic, Moahni Moahna Richard Averdahl ..................................................... M.O.B Richard Bergholtz ................................................Sacrilege Richard Bryngelsson ................................... Siebenbürgen Richard Bång ..............................................Ground Mower Richard Cabeza ”Daemon” .........Unanimated, Damnation, ... Dismember, Dark Funeral, Murder Squad, Born Of Fire Richard Caesar....................................................... Kayser Richard Dahl “Rikki”............. Nasty Idols, United Enemies, ............................................................. Bewarp, (69-Hard) Richard Davidsson .............................................. East End Richard Eriksson ............................................ Attention (2) Richard Evén ............................................ Wild Cat Sleezy Richard Evensand (aka Rickard) ...................Lion’s Share, ...................... Demonoid, Ebony Tears, Dog Faced Gods, ...................................It’s Alive, Jekyll & Hyde, Southpaw, ...............................................Paralyce, Therion, Sorcerer Richard Fasth .......................................................Vanessa Richard Fehling “Bax” .........................................Bad Habit Richard Fredriksson ............................................. Arsenite Richard Grönlund ..................................................Valenze Richard Hallifax ............................................Crazy Visions Richard Holmgren (aka Rickard) ....... Wolf, Grand Design, ..............................Haterush, Blackworld, Scaar, Vanessa Richard Jennische .................................................. Dimma Richard Karlsson ................................................ Blacklight Richard Karlsson “Pinnen”.............................Sinners Burn Richard Lagberg ............................................... Wombbath Richard Lagergren “St. Erben” .........Eidomantum, Portrait

Richard Larsson ............................................ The Defaced Richard Larsson ..................................... Sabaton, Skyride Richard Larsson ................................................ Deception Richard Larsson ... The Night Flight Orchestra, Von Benzo Richard Lion ............................................Tenebre, Flegma Richard Lundgren .......................................Hellmark, GRK Richard Martinsson.............Choir Of Vengeance, Mithotyn Richard Martos ...................................Outshine, Urbandux Richard Nilsson .................................................... Auberon Richard Nyman .......................................................... Calm Richard Ohlsson .......Stefan Herde And His Broomdusters Richard Persson ............................................. Headline (1) Richard Riekwel ”Ritchie La Roux” ...............Cult Disciples Richard Rimfält “Rille/Corpse” ............... Seance, Witchery Richard Ryden .................................................... The Point Richard Schill..................................................... Livsnekad Richard Sjunnesson ....... The Unguided, Sonic Syndicate, ...............................................................Faithful Darkness Richard Sjöberg ................................................... God Kills Richard Svensson ........................................... Renegades Richard Söderstedt ................................................. Slyside Richard Warldén .................................... Downbound Train Richard Öberg ......................................................... Ramm Rick Altzi ......................................(see Rickard Thornberg) Rick Gustafson .......................Odyssey, Memeory Garden Rickard “Lord Of The Deeps” ......................... Pagan Rites Rickard Alriksson .................................................. Necrony Rickard Andersson .......................................Enemies Swe Rickard André ..................................Tony Borg, Brat Pack, .............................................. Alien, (Rossall & The Gang) Rickard Armén .............................................Double Deuce Rickard Bengtsson ............Pantokrator, Spiritual Beggars, ..................Armageddon, Tristitia, Last Tribe, Twelvestep, ............................................... Magnus Karlsson's Freefall Rickard Bengtsson .......................................The Generals Rickard Bergman ................................................... Bathory Rickard Biström ...................................................Sinkadus Rickard Cidh ................................................... Warhammer Rickard Dahlberg ..................... Face Down, Construcdead Rickard Dahlin ........................................ Maze Of Torment Rickard Donatello ........... Screamin’ Mother, Iodine Jupiter Rickard Ekvall .......................................................Bulldogs Rickard Eriksson................................................ Goddefied Rickard Eriksson...........................................Borderline (1) Rickard Evensand ....................... (see Richard Evensand) Rickard Forslund ................................................. Tribal Ink Rickard Gustafsson “Richie” ........................... Kaptain Sun Rickard Gustavsson ............................................ Mindshift Rickard Gustafsson ...... Golden Resurrection, Pantokrator Rickard Göransson “Mr Maniac”......................... Virgin Sin Rickard Harrysson “Ricky” ....... Sister Sin, Babylon Bombs Rickard Harrysson ......................................Fantasmagoria Rickard Hednar.............................................The Generals Rickard Holmgren ........................ (see Richard Holmgren) Rickard Hux Flux Netterman ............................... Impulsia, ........................................................... Fuck Bitch, Fistfunk Rickard Höggren...................................................... Degial Rickard Jakobson ...................................................Apostle Rickard Johansson ..................................... Fatal Smile (2) Rickard Johansson ............................................. Coldtears Rickard Johansson ............................................... Keehole Rickard Johansson ”Dick”.............................The Generals Rickard Jonsson ........................................................ Feed Rickard Kalm ..........................................................Marduk Rickard Larsson.................................................Unmoored Rickard Larsson........................................................ Bokor Rickard Larsson............. Orphan Gypsy, Sabaton, Skyride Rickard Ligander .............................................. Pagandom Rickard Lundmark “Damien“........................ Feral, Zonaria Rickard Löfgren ........................................ Dawn Of Decay Rickard Magnusson .......................................... Embracing Rickard Mattsson “Maston”...................................... Cirkus Rickard Mentzer ................................................... Manimal Rickard Mårtensson ”Rick Martins” ................ Wizzy Blaze Rickard Ny ”Snicken” ................................Demon Cleener, ................................................ Stonewall Noise Orchestra Rickard Ozols .....................................................Spinnrock Rickard Persson .............................................. The Citadel Rickard Persson ................................................. Diabolical Rickard Rimfält “Corpse” ......... Satanic Slaughter, Seance Rickard Rolf ..........................................November, Mårran Rickard Roskvist ...............................................Horizon (2) Rickard Sahlén .................................................. Caliber 70 Rickard Schill ....................................... Shining, Livsnekad Rickard Sievert ................................................Project UPA Rickard Sporrong.................Eternal Autumn, Midas Touch Rickard Stenmark ..................................................... Cross Rickard Thelin.......................................... Sommoned Tide Rickard Thornberg ”Rick Altzi” ........Sanity, Treasure Land, ............Magnus Karlsson's Freefall, Frequency, VII Gates Rickard Thulin.................................... Imperious, Coercion Rickard Vickhoff “Rikki”............................................. Sister Rickard Wahlberg ............................................Omnispawn Rickard Westerberg ....................................Core Of Nation Rickard Wyöni ........................................ A Mind Confused Rickard Zander ...........Barrelhouse, Evergrey, (Solid Blue) Rickard Öström “LH”............................................. Lifelover Ricki Aresu................................................................ Craze

Ricky B Delin ..................................... (see Björn Lindbom) Ricky Stahre .................................................. Sticky Sweet Rigmor Gustafsson ...............................................Shalalee Rikard Andersson ................................................. Angtoria Rikard Borginger.............................................. Lemon Bird Rikard Edlund ................................... Norrsken, Graveyard Rikard Eriksson ...................................................... Jezider Rikard Jansson ................................................ Regurgitate Rikard Järlefalk ................................................ Silverwings Rikard Kottelin ”Tiwaz” .....................................The Legion Rikard Larsson “Rich Wine”......Supreme Majesty, Sanzia, .........................................Mercy, In Black, Sacrifice, Crier Rikard Löfgren ....................................................Hellfueled Rikard Löfgren ...............................Sparzanza, Bay Paurel Rikard Magnusson “R. Fleshripper”......Sadistic Grimness, .......................................................................... Ill-Natured Rikard Mårtensson ........................Päst, Social Scumbags Rikard Nilsson ..................................................Motherlode Rikard Nilsson ...............................................Non Serviam Rikard Olsson ......................................................... Priority Rikard Ottosson .........................................................Maim Rikard Persson ................................................... Soreption Rikard Petersson ..................................... Moonlight Agony Rikard Quist ........................ Reece/Kronlund, Gypsy Rose Rikard Sjöblom ..................................... Beardfish, Gungfly Rikard Sundén ...................................... Civil War, Sabaton Rikard Swahn ”Ritchi” ...............................................Skiller Rikard Wermén..Deranged, Murder Corporation, Killaman Rikard Öberg ..................................................Heel, Ramm Rikki Force.................................................... Blazing Guns Riley Ericson....................................................... Steelwing Rille Eriksson .......................................................... Impiety Rille Lundell ....................................................Hate Gallery Rille Svensson ......................... Mortum, Supreme Majesty Rimbert Vahlström ”Rimmy Hunter”............... Syron Vanes Rino Fredh .....................................................Seventh One Risperdal ..................................................Terra Tenebrosa Ritchie Riekwel “LaRoux” ...................................... Veritate Rius ................................................................ Misericordia Roald Olsen ...............................................................Tears Rob Guz ...........................................Massive Audio Nerve Rob Hammarström “Cold” .......................... Pompei Nights Rob Rocker.............................................Serpent Obscene Rob Wikman ..........................................................Phoenix Robban Blennerhed..............................................BB Rock Robban Eriksson ...................The Project Hate MCMXCIX Robban Eriksson .................................................... Slyside Robban Jacobsson ......................................................Axia Robban Larsson .......................................................Asoka Robban Persson .............................. Axewitch, Straight Up Robban Wettersten “Pisk” ..........................................Aska Robbin Wännström .......................................Tungsten Axe Robby Rockbag .................................................. Steelwing Roberg Persson................Nox Aurea, The Cold Existence Robert Ahrling ............Mister Kite, Origin Blood, Incapacity Robert Alsterlind ................................................. Blackmail Robert Andersson “Robba” ..........................Morbus Chron Robert Andersson ..............................................Backwater Robert Axelsson .........................................One Man Army Robert Bengtsson ....................................Grief Of Emerald Robert Bergius................................................... Darklands Robert Bjärmyr ..........................................Celestial Decay Robert Björk................................Beneath The Frozen Soil Robert Breiner ......................................................... Nifters Robert Bunke............................................................ Korea Robert Bäck “Robban XIII/Robby Rock” .......Eclipse, Prey, ..............................................BALLS, W.E.T (2), Sabaton, .......................................Billion Dollar Babies, Baltimoore Robert Carlsson..................................................... Disciple Robert Dunberg “Robban” ................................. Sterbhaus Robert Eklundh ...................................... Electric Eastwood Robert Eng ..............................Satanic Slaughter, Algaion, .................................. Corporation 187, Satanic Slaughter Robert Engstrand ............................................Karmakanic Robert Eriksson ...................................................Raceway Robert Eriksson (Valerie) “Bobby” .............................Mogg Robert Eriksson “Robban” ................................... God Kills Robert Eriksson .......................................................... Scar Robert Ernlund “Robban” ........... Treat, Swedish Metal Aid Robert Fjällsby “Garm Stringburner” .................Gehennah Robert Forse................................... Afterglow, Mind’s Eye, ............................................ Heads Or Tales, Shadowland Robert Fossengren ”Foss”.............. Vampa, Russell, (9T9) Robert Franck ......................................................... Maniac Robert Fransson .................................................. Reckless Robert Garnold .......... Heartbreak Radio, Elevener, Roach Robert Green ................................................... Born Of Sin Robert Gustafsson ”Geezon”..........................Tough Trade Robert Gustafsson............................................... Ninnuam Robert Gustavsson ...........................................Big Talk (1) Robert Haglund ................................................ Timescape Robert Hakemo “Rob” ..................Gardenian, Gooseflesh, ..........Relevant Few, Ton Of Bricks, Massive Audio Nerve Robert Hansen ................................................... Beardfish Robert Hansson “Bobbo” ..........................................Latex Robert Hansson “Rob”................ Human Race, Treborian, ..........................................................................Bonkyman Robert Hansson “Rob Devilpig” ................ Bestial Mockery


name index Robert Hansson ”Bob Ruben” ................... Band Of Spice, ........The Mushroom River Band, Spice And The RJ Band Robert Hoffman ................................................. Gondoline Robert Holmberg “Bobby”................................. Blacksmith Robert Hrusovar ............................................... Blood feud Robert Hylén........................Sargatanas Reign, Griftegård Robert I Edman ........................................... Maze Of Time Robert Ivarsson ”Mourning” ................... Pan-Thy-Monium, .......................................................... Ashes, Ophthalamia Robert Ivarsson ................................................. Incapacity Robert Iversen .......................................... Cross, Sorcerer Robert Jacobsson....................................................... Niva Robert Johansson ”The Slob”............................. Backdraft Robert Johansson .............................................. Eldrimner Robert Johansson ............................................... Silverfish Robert Johansson ............................................... Ninnuam Robert Johansson .......................................... Attention (2) Robert Jonasson “Robban/Rob Nasty”.........XXX, Danger, ................................................................... Loud ‘N’ Nasty Robert Jörgensen ”Lefty” ....................... Machinegun Kelly Robert Kanto “Amorth Bredlave” .............................. Azure Robert Kardell ”Gorebert” ............... Ceremonial Execution Robert Karlson............................................................ Nine Robert Karlsson “Kail” .................................... Misericordia Robert Karlsson ”Derelict” ...................... Pan-Thy-Monium Robert Karlsson ....................................................Prowoke Robert Karlsson ........................................... As You Drown Robert Kenndal............Captain Freak’s Freaky Funksters, ..................................................................... Battle Station Robert Klavinger ”Kee” ...............................................Wizz Robert Knutsson .................................................. April Sky Robert Kratz .............................................................. Taste Robert Krook .............................................. Fatal Smile (1) Robert Kulka ..................... Foobar The Band, Chillihounds Robert Kusen...............................................................Pike Robert Lamu ...............................................Skraeckoedlan Robert Larsson .............................................Borderline (2) Robert Larsson .......................................Fierce Conviction Robert Lendahl ........................................................ Forest Robert Lilja “Rob Paris” ............Danger (2), Dethronement Robert Lindberg ........................................................Wynja Robert Lindell ”Rob” .................................. Rozz The Bozz Robert Lindell ”Robban” ......................................Bulletrain Robert Lindmark .........................Prophanity, Septic Grave Robert Ljung ............................................................. Adept Robert Lowe ...................................................Candlemass Robert Luciani .....................................................Vildhjarta Robert Lundgren........................................... Plague Angel Robert Lundin “Gaahnfaust” ................ Dominion Caligula, ...................................................Vicious Art, Dark Funeral Robert Makek ......................................................VII Gates Robert Mis ...................................................... Attention (1) Robert Molldius......................................................Angelez Robert Monegrim ....................................Cellout, Reckless Robert Möller ................................................... Maryscreek Robert Nilsson ................................................... Badmouth Robert Nilsson “Bobby Dawn” ............................ Rickshaw Robert Nilsson ............................................. Fatal Tabasco Robert Norberg ............................................ Naughty Boys Robert Ottosson .......................................Aggressive Chill Robert Pecnovnik “Triton” ........................................... Joke Robert Pehrsson “Reaper” ............................Runemagick, ............................... Deathwitch, Necronaut, Death Breath Robert Persson.................The Cold Existence, Nox Aurea Robert Petersson...................................................... Anata Robert Peterzon ....................................................... Mistie Robert Pettersson.................................................... Takida Robert Pörschke ......................................... Mourning Sign Robert Reinholdz ....................................................... Burst Robert Samuelsson ...............................................Traction Robert Scholtyssek ”Scholtz” ......... Russell, Vampa, (9T9) Robert Sennebäck ........................ Dismember, Unleashed Robert Sjöbäck ....................................................Sinkadus Robert Smedberg ......................................... Section Eight Robert Spånglund.................................................Beseech Robert Stellmar...............Denied, Human Rage, One Cent Robert Stjärnström “GAZ”................Machinae Supremacy Robert Sundelin “Zoid” ........................ Satariel, Morthirim, ....................................................................... Necromicon Robert Svensson .............................................. Seventribe Robert Svärdh ....................................................... Malaise Robert Säll ...................................... Work Of Art, W.E.T (2) Robert Triches ................ The Quill, Boom Shanker Group Robert Tyborn Axt “An-ti-christ” .........................Skymning, ............................................................ Immersed In Blood Robert Vargkvist “Bobby”.......................Vanessa, Bewarp, ............................................................ Espinoza, Emerald Robert Warnqvist .................. Damned Nation, Easy Street Robert Wendelstam “Rob Marcello” ..........Alyson Avenue, ....................... Chris Laney, Infestdead, Shotgun Messiah Robert Werngren ........................................................ Quiz Robert Westin .......................................................... Frame Robert Willstedt .................. Dragonland, Moonlight Agony Robert Wirensjö .......................................... Ellen B, Agape Robert Zima .........................Trettioåriga Kriget, Blues Bag Robert Örnsved ....................................................Castillon Robert Österberg ............... The Crown (Crown Of Throns) Roberth Ekholm ....................................................... Bacon

Roberth Karlsson ............. Facebreaker, Pan-Thy-Monium, ....... Edge Of Sanity, Scar Symmetry, Devian, Tormented, Roberth Steiner ..................................... Polluted Influence Roberto Granath “Thord” ........................................ Mefisto Roberto Laghi ............. Transport League, Close Quarters, .............. LOK, The Awesome Machine, Deathdestruction, .......... Diablo Swing Orchestra, Electric Earth, Headplate, ............Hardcore Superstar, Pain And Passion, Stoneflow Roberto Vacchi Segerlund ............................... Decadence Robin Ahnlund ................................................... Safemode Robin Arnell ..........................................................Morifade Robin Bengtsson .................................................Bulletrain Robin Bergh................................... Piper’s Dawn, Amaran, .................................................... October Tide, Gorement Robin Dohlk ....................................................... Defleshed Robin Duvfors ..................................................... Last View Robin Engström ............................... Lefay, Fantasmagoria Robin Ericsson ................................. Angel King, Degreed Robin Fors .......................................................... Nattsmyg Robin Gillard ........................................................ Ravaged Robin Halldin ....................................................Benevolent Robin Hirse ........................................................... Asteroid Robin Holgersson ............................................... Eldrimner Robin Holmberg......... New Keepers Of The Water Towers Robin Högdahl .................................... Majestic Dimension Robin Jensen.....................................................Marionette Robin Jönsson .............................................. Turning Point Robin Kvist ................................................................Qoph Robin Lagerqvist......................................... Fatal Smile (2) Robin Larsson ..........................Tore And The No Smokers Robin Lindström ................................. The Cold Existence Robin Lundgren ..................................................... Robeeo Robin Mattsson............................................Meadows End Robin Pettersson ............................................. Oppression Robin Pålsson .....................................................VII Gates Robin Roux “Roux’d” ............................................... Cirkus Robin Rubio ................................................. Sgt. Sunshine Robin Sandvik ......................................................Subztain Robin Sjunnesson ....................................Sonic Syndicate Robin Sjöstrand ................. Vanity Dies Hard, Origin Blood Robin Sundkvist............................................ Within Reach Robin Svedman ..................................................Admonish Robin Sörqvist ....................................................... Impious Robin Tesch ............................................................. Chiron Robin Thuresson ..................................................... Akilles Robin Utbult “Rob Thunderbolt”.............................Air Raid Robin Vagh ....................................(see Tommy Silfvenius) Robin Verho .......................................................Bloodshed Robin Westlund ................................................ Godphobia Roffe Carsbring ”Zip” .................................................Truck Roger Albinsson “Spy-T“ .............................. Gemini Souls Roger Averdah........................................................Atlantis Roger Bengtsson ................................................. Half Man Roger Bergsten ................Diabolical, Hectorite, Syn:Drom Roger Berntsson.........................................................Faith Roger Berntsson................................................. Revengia Roger Bertilsson ”Roy Bartello” ......................... Walkaway Roger Björk................................................Wonderland (1) Roger Blomberg ........................................ Freevil, Denata Roger Christiansson .....................................Solid, Destiny Roger Claussen ...............................................Head Force Roger Crossler .............................................. Speedfreaks Roger Ekelund ...................................................... Neofight Roger Emlid ”Mane” ..................................... Sonic Temple Roger Englund...............................................Movin’ Globe Roger Engvik ...............................................Meadows End Roger Enstedt “Raw” ................... Steel Attack, Wombbath Roger Ericson ........................................ Pain And Passion Roger Ersson..........................................................Slodust Roger Frejd.............................................. Big Train, Profile Roger Grönberg “White” ...................................Nasty Idols Roger Gustafsson.......................................... The Poodles Roger Gustafsson......................................................N.J.B Roger Hedin ...................................................Bedrock Zity Roger Helj.............................................................Freeway Roger Holegård ....................................Neon Rose, Truck, ................................Mountain Of Power, (Wasa Express) Roger Jern ................... Damned Nation, Dead End Street, ..................................................... Johnny Engström Band Roger Johansen ......................................................... Lazy Roger Johansson ...........................Morthirim, Necromicon Roger Johansson ........................................... Rock Squad Roger Johansson ...................................Insision, Killaman Roger Johansson ........................................... Mercy, Faith Roger Johansson ................................. Ablaze My Sorrow Roger Johansson (now Pontare) ........................ Nebulosa Roger Johansson “Rogga” .......... Ribspreader, Deranged, ...................Those Who Bring The Torture, Bone Gnawer, ........................Demiurg, Paganizer, Sinners Burn, Carve, ...................................Revolting, Puteraeon, Another Life Roger Karlsson ..................................................Interaction Roger Karlsson ....................................................Keystone Roger Kindstrand............................Avenue, State Of Mind Roger Kääpää ........................................................... Nadir Roger Lagerlund .................................................... Sargoth Roger Landin .........................Doctor Weird, Second Heat, ..............................................Alyson Avenue, Cloudscape Roger Lind ...................................................... Rock Squad

Roger Lindbladh ...........................................Golden Dawn Roger Lindroth ..................................... Lovebone, Mystery Roger Ljunggren ..............Niva, CC Rock, Twilight Project, .......................................................... Grand Ilusion, T’Bell Roger Markström “Phycon” ........... Armagedda, Leviathan Roger Marsden .....................................................EF Band Roger Mattsson ................................................. The Kaars Roger Munch .......................................................Espinoza Roger Nikander ..................................... Robb and Friends Roger Nilsson ....Arch Enemy, The Quill, Spiritual Beggars Roger Nordström ...................................................Swedes Roger Olsson........................................................... Takida Roger Olsson..........................................Psychotic Supper Roger Olsson......................................................... Redsun Roger Pettersson ”Rogga”....Merciless, Satureye, Entropy Roger Pettersson........................................ Chronic Decay Roger Samuelsson “Lolle” ...............................Head Force Roger Sjunnesson ........... Sonic Syndicate, The Unguided Roger Sundquist ............................... Thronaeon, Godhate Roger Svensson .............................................. Von Panzer Roger Svensson ”Bogge/B. War” ..................... Allegiance, ............... Moment Maniacs, Marduk, Devil’s Whorehouse Roger Svensson ....................................... Last Temptation Roger Teilmann “Hot Rod” .............................. Gemini Five Roger Wahlsten .......................................... Bedroom Love Roger Wasell ..................................................... Behemoth Roger Westberg .................................................... Wanton Roger Öjersson ................................. Vildsvin, Kamchatka Roine Stolt .................................. The Flower Kings, Kaipa .......................................................Karmakanic, Lafayette Roine Thörnell ........................................................ Saigon Rokki Toni Pietilä .................................... Eternal Darkness Rolan Wiberg .................................................. Stonehenge Roland Chantre ......................................... Crossroad Jam Roland Christoffersson ............................................ Million Roland Eriksson .......................................................Carrie Roland Grapow........................................ Miss Beahaviour Roland Johansson ........... Sonic Syndicate, The Unguided Roland Johansson ....................................................Inhale Roland Josefsson ................................................Evolution Roland Rosenqvist “Rolle” ......................................... Giant Rolf Alex ..........................................Baltimoore, Alex’s Pro Rolf Berg.....................................................Core Of Nation Rolf Gustafsson “Roffe” ...................Andra Band, Rockbox Rolf Heische .................................................... Frozen Fire Rolf Hellmark ..............................................Hellmark, GRK Rolf Holmström .................................................... Axewitch Rolf Häggblom .................................................... Shock Tilt Rolf Johansson .................................................... Örby Mix Rolf Leidestad............................................Abramis Brama Rolf Moberg ............................................................Airlines Rolf Nordström “Trazan” ............... Killer Bee, Limit, Reflex Rolf Pesonen ........................................................... Pagan Rolf Pilve “Stuka” ....Torch Bearer, Miseration, Solution .45 Rolf Scherrer ...........................................................Jaguar Rolle Hermin ..............................................................Tears Rolle Larsson................................Kings Of Modern Swing Rolle Persson .....................................(see Björn Persson) Rolle Nilsson “Rock” ........................................ Panndeads Rolph Van Royce ...................................................Maeday Roman Karpovich ....................................Seventh Wonder Ronney Hedlund .............................. Adams Eve, Elevener Ronnie Andréson ..................................................Isengard Ronnie Backlund ................................................... Amaran Ronnie Bergerståhl ...........Amaran, Demonical, Grave (2), ..................Centinex, Julie Laughs Nomore, World Below, .................................................................... Triton Enigma Ronnie Biveland .......................................................Kliché Ronnie Björnström “Worm” ............. Scumkill, Hate Ammo, ....................................Bone Gnawer, Plector, Embracing, ................................ Azure, Those Who Bring The Torture Ronnie Börjesson .................................. Satanic Slaughter Ronnie Eriksson ......................................................Frenzy Ronnie Hagstedt ............................................. Optimystical Ronnie Hassleqvist ................................ Electric Eastwood Ronnie Jaldemark..........Lava Engine, System Breakdown Ronnie Johansson “Rozen” ............ Stockholm Showdown Ronnie Källback.................................................. Pyramido Ronnie Lundqvist .......................................... Lack Of Faith Ronnie Nielsen .....................................................Aeon (1) Ronnie Nilsson ......................................................... Plebb Ronnie Nyman ................................................... Forcefeed Ronnie Nyman ............................................... Enemy Is Us Ronnie Olsson ”Ripper” ............Gehennah, Turbocharged, .............................................................Vomitory, Die Hard Ronnie Peeters ............................. Thrashon, Pearly White Ronnie Pettersson “Ronta” ......................... Shotgun Bluez Ronnie Wicklander ...............................................Angelize Ronny Andersson .................................................... Infinity Ronny Blylod ........................................ Blackrain, Eternia, ..............................................Justaquickstop, Destynation Ronny Eide ............................................................... Suffer Ronny Eriksson ................................................... Magnolia Ronny Hemlin .......................... Bibleblack, The Storyteller, ........................... Tad Morose, Lack Of Faith, Steel Attack Ronny Karlsson .............................................. Rock Squad Ronny Lahti .................................Damn Delicious, Stallion Ronny Lindqvist ............................................. Muddy Road

Ronny Milianowicz ........................Saint Deamon, Vemoth, .............................................................Thyreos, Dionysus Ronny Normi............................................Candy Kicks Ass Ronny Olsson ................................................. Bluesbreath Ronny Persson ................................................... Balthazar Ronny Rasmusson ............................................Dieselkopf Ronny Starborg ....................................Ambush, Rampant Ronny Svanströmer .......................................Covered Call Ronny Westergren......................................... Stonechurch Ronny Wikberg ................................................... Squetters Ronny Zander .......................................................... Naked Rosa Dahl ..............................................................Aphasia Rosa Körberg ...........................................................Attack Rosmarie Gröning “Rosa”................................. 7:e Himlen Rother .....................................................................Flegma Roy El Hoshy ..............................Boulevard, Midnight Blue Roy Erlandsson ......................................... Blinded Colony Roy Östh................................................................. Tonvikt Ruby Roque...........................The Project Hate MCMXCIX Rudolf Janszky .................................. Rhapsody (Sweden) Rudra Fjäll ”TRF” ................................... Angst, Octinomos Rune Bertilsson ............. Vital Sign, Air Condition, Solution Rune Foss ............................... Dawn Of Time, Puteraeon, ........................................................... Reclusion, Killaman Rune Hellgren............................................................. TBC Rustan Geschwind ..................................................Quoph Ryan Coyle ........................................................... Osukaru Ryan Roxie ......................................................Casablanca Ryan Van Poederooyen.........................Non-Human Level Räven Alisic .......................................... Physical Attraction S.O. Anda ...........................................................Major N.A Sabrina Kihlstrand ...............................Gardenian, Ice Age Salvaganesh ........................................................ Art Metal Sam Nilsson ..................................................... Danger (1) Sam Riffer......................................... (see Samir Eriksson) Sam Rönnberg ............................................................ Bult Sami Karppinen ............................ Curse, Therion, Lithium Sami Miari..............................................................Stillborn Sami Mäki .................... Altered Aeon, Wolverine, Undivide Sami Nerberg ............................................ Edge Of Sanity Sami Nieminen .......................................... Eternal Autumn Sami Tiiainen ...................................................... Pantheon Samir Eriksson “Sam Riffer” .............................Siena Root Sammy Carpenter ..................................................... Cut 4 Sammy Ouirra ........................................................... Night Sampo Axelsson ...............................Audiovision, Crawley, ........................... Smiling Dog, Lion’s Share, Road II Ruin Sampo Laakkonen................................................Scatcats Samuel Berg ............................................. Damn Delicious Samuel Emtlind .....................................................Oblivion Samuel Fredén (Andersson) ................ Majectic Vanguard Samuel Granath ...................................................... Pound Samuel Gustafsson ......................Cornerstone, Stonefuze Samuel Johansson ........................................Sordid Death Samuel Larsson..................................................Mammuth Samuel Nyman ..................................................... Manimal Samuel Olofsson Jonsson .................................... Confess Samuel Persson ..............................................Ghamorean Samuel Smitz ........................................Saved By Insanity Samuel Waermö .................................................... Retrace Samuel Wistemar ............................................Ghamorean Samuel Åhden ...................................... Steve Roper Band Samuel Öjring ....................................... Suicidal Seduction Sandra Bergman ................................................ Nattsmyg Sandro Cajander .................................................... Mefisto Sandy B Hansen............................................Göran Nordh Sanya ...............................................................Siena Root Sara Fredriksson ..........................................Misdemeanor Sara Heurlin................................................ Nation Beyond Sara L ............................................................ Hypothermia Sara Leni Englund “SatAnica” .............................Hysterica Sara Näslund .................................................. Necromicon Sara Svensson ..................................................Oxiplegatz Sarah Jezebel Deva ............................................. Angtoria Sarah Kreft .......................................................Facequake Sartez Abdulrahman “Faraj” ..................... Three Seasons, .........................................................................Siena Root Sataros ....................................... Arckanum, Sataros Grief Saul Camara.............................................Los Sin Nombre Sauli Ranta ................................................Beyond Visions Sayit Dölen .......................................Sayit, The Jet Circus, ................................................ Jim Jidhed, Deacon Street Scott Andersson ............................... Maim, Morbus Chron Scott Carlson ................................................ Death Breath Sean C. Bates ............................... Diabolical Masquerade Sebastian Aronsson............................................Skymning Sebastian Eriksson ................................................ A*Teem Sebastian Gadd ................................. Stench, Necrovation Sebastian Gustafsson ............................. Miss Beahaviour Sebastian Hed-Pikas .......................................... Dynamite Sebastian Jansson ”Zeb”............................Malison Rogue Sebastian Kellgren ............................................. Last View Sebastian Kimber ............................................... Blowback Sebastian Lilja ....................................... Quarterback Beat Sebastian Lind ............................................. II Shy, Jezider Sebastian Myrén.............................................Deals Death Sebastian Nilsson .................................................. A*Teem Sebastian Nilsson “Zeb” .......................................Aeon (2)

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THE BONUS CD This time I have opted for a different type of bonus-CD. Since most “previously unreleased” tracks are now available all over the Internet, I’d instead like to open your ears to some bands that were never actually released (or haven’t been yet). These were bands that have made recordings I feel should have been/should be given a proper release. Some of the members are/have been found in other name bands. Prepare yourself to find some new hidden gems! If you think I forgot to add the year of recording, I did it deliberately. It may be 1994, and it may be 2013. Some stuff is just timeless...

1. AMBUSH Don’t Stop (Let Them Burn) (4.50) (Music: Sjöholm/Lyrics: Engkvist) Oscar Jacobsson: v, Adam Hagelin: g, Olof Engkvist: g, Ludwig Sjöholm: b, Linus Fritzson: d Växjö - The new millennium saw a new wave of classic Swedish metal come alive. Guys that were not even born when heroes like Heavy Load walked the earth. Ambush was formed November 27, 2012, on a night of beer-splendour, listening to classic 80s heavy metal, feeling nostalgic and frustrated that new productions didn’t measure up to the old masterpieces. So they decided to do something about it. Recorded by Jonathan Bark in Studio Vind, Växjö.

2. EDDY MALM BAND Turn In Down (3.50) (Music: Malm-Hesselrud/Lyrics: Malm) Eddy Malm: v, Per Hesselrud: g, Peter Söderström: b, Olof Bergius: d Stockholm - If you have heard the stuff Eddy did with Highbrow, prior to joining Swedish Viking metal originators Heavy Load, you will feel at home. The members of the band Bosse are fans of classic heavy metal, so naturally they became Eddy’s backing band. The track was taken from the band’s four-track demo.

3. HELLACOASTER Mani Jack (3.47) (Music+Lyrics: Karlsson) Petter Karlsson: v/g/b/d Skövde - After leaving Therion, Petter wanted to do his own thing. He also wanted to go back to his musical roots of Judas Priest, Slayer, early Metallica and Manowar. He recorded a bunch of songs in 2009, a thread he has again picked up. Petter is also the man behind the drums in Master Massive.

4. ICE AGE General Alert (4.03) (Music: Nyström-Kihlstrand/Lyrics: Kihlstrand) Sabrina Kihlstrand: v/g, Pia Nyström: g, Viktoria Larsson: b, Tina Strömberg: d Göteborg - OK, Ice Age are actually featured in the book, but since they have not had any legitimate release, I’ve decided to include them. They deserve it.

5. MASTER MASSIVE Time Out Of Mind (4.44) (Music+Lyrics: Strandh) Tony Niva: v, Jan Stradh: g, Yngve Frank: g, Karl Nyhlin: b, Petter Karlsson: d Skövde - It all started in Akt, followed by Act, followed by the band that made me discover guitarist Jan Strandh - Zanity. I featured the track Time Out Of Mind on one of my previous compilations. Zanity later became Master Massive. The band recorded numerous outstanding demos and an album that was going to be released by Loud ‘N Proud Records, just before they folded. The song is still alive!

6. MACBETH Sound Of A Hurricane (4.18) (Music: Larsson-Johansson/Lyrics: Saether) Pelle Saether: v, Lars Johansson: g, Torbjörn Larsson: b, Mats Hallstensson: k, Håkan Andersson: b Stockholm - It started around 1983/84 in Boden, in the band Hexagon, which featured Lars, Torbjörn and Håkan. The lads relocated to Stockholm. Macbeth was formed in 1987, when Torbjörn drafted his former Glory North colleague Saether. They split in 1988, when Thorbjörn joined John Norum and Lars was busy with Candlemass. Norum liked Sound Of A Hurricane, which actually is a bit similar to his song Face The Truth. Thorbjörn is now a chief physician and plays covers, Lars is still in Candlemass, Pelle is fronting Grand Design and Mats is in House Of Shakira. A guy presumably named Christer Andersson played drums on this recording.

7. THE HIDDEN For Gods Ache (2.48) (Music+Lyrics: Möller) Teddy Möller: v/g, Peter Leitinen: g, Patrik Sporrong: b, Matte Modin: d Uppsala - It all started when Teddy (Mayadome, now Loch Vostock, F.K.Ü) wanted to do a thrash album. He gathered some well reputed friends and recorded the album Fearful Symmetry. Unfortunately, it was never released. Recorded in Blueflame Productions 1999, by Teddy and Fredrik Kjörling.

8. VOLTERGEIST Desperate Highway (3.53) (Music: Karlsson/Lyrics: Englund) Per Englund: v, Mats Karlsson: g, Peter Olander: g, Mike Larsson: b, Peter Hermansson: d Stockholm - When 220 Volt took a halt in 1992, Karlsson, Olander, Larsson and Hermansson decided to form a new band . They drafted former Blacksmith/Motherlode singer Per and Voltergeist was a fact. They recorded a bunch of great demos, did lots of live shows, and sadly split only a year later. Here is a taste of what could have been.

9. PAINKILLAZ Lost My Religion (4.53) (Music+Lyrics: Sedenberg/Osbäck/Valdemarson/Hilden) Mattias Osbäck: v, Manka Sedenberg: g, Anders Waldemarsson: b, Hempo Hildén: d Karlskrona - A shortlived project which only resulted in some killer demos! The members have also appeared in bands like Trash, Baltimoore, Locomotive Breath, The Bones, John Norum Band, Silver Seraph etc. Drums recorded at PAMA, Karlskrona.

10. ZOOM CLUB Walking On Stilts (5.05) (Music: Hermansson-Stark-Hujanen/Lyrics: Hermansson) Peter Hermansson: v/d, Janne Stark: g, Micke Hujanen: b Stockholm/Nyhamnsläge - Peter (220 Volt, Talisman, John Norum) and Janne (Overdrive, Locomotive Breath, Grand Design, Constancia) met in 2010, through their common love of seventies hard rock and especially bands like Sir Lord Baltimore, Mountain and Budgie. Hujanen (AB/CD) joined the subsequent year. Around forty songs are written and ready, but nothing has been released, yet. Recorded live at rehearsal in 2012.

11. RAWBURT Psycho Man (3.28) (Music: Hansson/Lyrics: Jansson-Hansson) Stefano Marchesini: v, Robert Hansson: g, Jörgen Raneström: b, Jörgen Tjusling: d Göteborg - After having released two great albums with Human Race, Robert made some (more or less strange) solo recordings. Then came silence. Until Rawburt was born. The band has recorded several outstanding demos so far.

12. MONICA MAZE BAND Eyes Of The Living (4.34) (Music+Lyrics: Larsson/Egberg/af Klintberg/Svärd) Monica Larsson: v, Pontus Norgren: g, Pontus Egberg: b, Petter Svärd: d Stockholm - After Great King Rat disbanded and before he went solo, guitarist Pontus Norgren replaced Pontus af Klintberg in this highly interesting band, also featuring bassist Egberg (ex-Lion’s Share), now in The Poodles and outstanding singer Monica Larsson. The band recorded two excellent demos, but unfortunately nothing more came out of this.

13. STRAITJACKETS Stripped To The Bone (4.27) (Music+Lyrics: Seppenen) Mattias Wellhag: v, Ulrich Seppenen: g, Stefan Karlsson: g, Henrik Lundberg: b, Joakim Sandberg: d Skövde/Trollhättan - The band started out as Glam Slam, who were featured on the Rockbox compilation. They later became Straitjackets and recorded an outstanding, still unreleased, album. After this they became Booster and recorded yet an unreleased album. Lundberg (ex-Masquerade) and Wellhag have also released an album as House Of Heavy, while Seppänen and Karlsson are now souther heavy rockers Rebel Road.


This is the third and, by far, the biggest encyclopedia of Swedish hard rock and heavy metal - ever! You will find information on over 3 600 bands, ranging from the fluffiest AOR to the blackest metal and anything inbetween, starting way back in 1970. Detailed biographies, discographies, line-ups, hometowns, geographical index with a map and a member index including over 11 700 names. All of it topped off with never before published photos and over 4 700 record covers. Also featuring a price indication guide for the rarest and most collectable discs. Hard Rock - Heavy Metal - Death Metal - AOR - Black Metal - FM Rock - Pomp - Melodic Hard Rock - Sleaze - Glam Metal - Heavy Rock - Seventies Hard Rock Stoner - Sludge - Drone - Doom - NWoBHM - NWoSHM - Neoclassical Metal - Power Metal - Speed Metal Thrash Metal - Bay Area Thrash - Progressive Metal - Progressive Rock - Symphonic Rock - Opera Metal - Melodic Death Metal - Progressive Death Metal Symphonic Death Metal - Symphonic Black Metal - Gothenburg Sound - Old-school Death - Old-school Black Metal - Death & Roll - Funk Metal - Folk Metal - Viking Metal - Metalcore - Deathgrind - Goregrind Industrial Metal - Blues Rock - Southern Rock - Grunge Metal - Shredders - Alternative metal - Post grunge - Nu-metal - Rap Metal - Goth - Post Metal Biographies - Discographies - Member information Map - Home towns - Band pictures - Covers - Name index - Town index - Style description - Price indication - Compilation bands - Peripheral bands - Trivia Plus a unique bonus CD featuring hidden gems, only available with this book!

“Really, it’s so much quality from such a small country, which will become all too graphically clear as you stagedive into the moshpit of this book expertly compiled by Janne Stark.” Martin Popoff (Author, journalist and senior editor) “I’m lucky Janne Stark speaks “Blekingska” (strange, rural Swedish idiom), otherwise he would easily have stolen my job, since he knows everything about Swedish hard rock and heavy metal.” Andreas Matz (Swedish radio personality) “Whatever tiny bit of trivia Janne Stark doesn’t know about Swedish metal isn’t worth knowing. For years, he’s researched and documented virtually every single band that ever existed and compiled his discoveries in an impressive encyclopedia in color that leaves all other attempts to shame.” Anders Tengner (Author and journalist) “To fully embrace such a task as writing these books (now a third one) clearly borders on insanity, but that kind of insanity is something to be grateful for.” Teddy Möller (F.K.Ü, Loch Vostock) “In your hand you’re holding an encyclopedia of thousands of metal bands from Sweden, all the fantastic music they have created and all the inspiration they can provide.” Yasin Hillborg (Musician, producer of the documentary Så jävla Metal) For full quotes, and more of them, please see inside.

EXCLUSIVE “UNRELEASED GEMS” BONUS CD! Inside you will find an exclusive bonus CD, which features previously unreleased tracks only! Bands featuring members of bands like HammerFall, 220 Volt, Talisman, Heavy Load, Trash, F.K.Ü, Therion, The Poodles and more.


The Heaviest Encyclopedia of Swedish Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Ever!