Scar Symmetry

Just when you think a genre has exhausted its possibilities, when a certain style of metal has hit the wall of mediocrity, along comes a band to jolt life back into it. Hailing from Sweden a mecca for melodic death…
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Satariel

Formed in Boden back in 1993, Satariel took on primitive black metal as well as technical death metal during their demo years, settling on a contemporary Swedish black/death-metal sound for the first album “Lady Lust Lilith” in 1998. The follow-up…
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Unanimated

UNANIMATED Was brought to life 1988 in Stockholm,Sweden by longtime friends Richard(vocals), Jojje(guitar) and Peter(drums). The goal was (and still is!) to play extreme metal, Lyrically the band was drawn to the dark and occult with satanic philosophies. In early…
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The Haunted

THE HAUNTED’s founding member and guitarist Jensen checked in to comment on the recent developments as follows: “THE HAUNTED went through some difficult times last year. Losing three band members is a pretty huge blow to any band. Jonas and…
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In Flames

Formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1990, In Flames is world-renown as one of the forefathers of Melodic Death Metal. With ten studio albums released, countless successful tours around the globe, millions of records sold and a massive fanbase worldwide, In…
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Dimension Zero

Dimension Zero is a Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic death metal band formed in 1995 as a side project of In Flames former guitarists Jesper Strömblad and Glenn Ljungström. Former Marduk drummer and vocalist Jocke Göthberg would join later on vocals, as…
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Dark Tranquillity

DEATH…IS JUST THE BEGINNING Hard to believe, Dark Tranquillity, one of the originators of the ‘Gothenburg Sound’ (aka The New Wave of Swedish Death Metal), are 27 years old this year. Over the course of 11 full-lengths, two of which,…
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Soilwork

Swedish metal eminence SOILWORK was spawned in Helsingborg, anno 1995 by guitarist Peter Wichers and vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid, immediately turning heads with two highly acclaimed albums on Listenable Records. In 2000, Soilwork joined the Nuclear Blast roster, releasing a…
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In Mourning

Formed in the year of 2000, In Mourning has been active as a band for over 11 years. Over the earlier years of its existence the band released several demos and went through some changes in both lineups and musical…
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Degradead

The Beginning David Szücs, Kenneth Helgesson and Michel Bärzén started thrashing together in 2000. Mikael Sehlin joined the band in September 2003, and the constellation that is today known as Degradead was completed in October 2004 with the addition of…
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Deals Death

DEALS DEATH started in 2007 when guitarist Erik Jacobson began to record metal songs at the music university called “Boomtown” in Borlänge, Sweden. Members of the band Sabaton were a part of the line-up in the beginning. In 2008 the band…
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Arch Enemy

“The greatest challenge for me is to keep improving every aspect of the compositions and arrangements,” says ARCH ENEMY founder/guitarist Michael Amott about new album, War Eternal. “I’m always searching for ‘the perfect ARCH ENEMY song.’ When I started the…
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Hypocrisy

HYPOCRISY was formed in Ludvika, Stockholm by guitarist Peter Tägtgren in October 1991. As well as HYPOCRISY, Tägtgren has carved out a considerable and esteemed catalogue of work with other musical concerns such as the industrial solo concept PAIN, LOCKUP,…
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Amon Amarth

Not many bands can claim their ninth album as the most powerful, dynamic, and downright aggressive of their career, but then Amon Amarth have consistently upped their game with every successive release. Having exploded onto the Swedish melodic death metal scene with…
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Evocation

Silence has, in the past, worked wonders for death metal legends Evocation. See, from 1993 to 2005, a healthy 12 years all told, the Swedes were dormant, non-existent, a pivotal – according to famed producer Tomas Skogsberg – act with…
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At The Gates

At the Gates is a Swedish metal band from Gothenburg, and a major progenitor of the melodic death metal (or Gothenburg death metal) sound. Initially active from 1990 to 1996, the band reformed in 2007 for a reunion tour before…
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