Sunday, 10 June 2018

Heavy Load - Heavy Metal Angels

Sunday, time for a classic.

HEAVY LOAD is a Swedish heavy metal band from Stockholm. The band is often hailed as the first Swedish heavy metal band and were known for their Viking themes. The Wahlquist brothers, who founded the band in 1976 along with Michael Backler, were later producers and owners of Thunderload Records in Sweden, were at one point producing Veni Domine, and also were considering releasing a new album, though that never occurred. Misfortune struck when Thunderload Studios got severely damaged due to a water leakage in the 2000s, which meant a halt to its official existence. After the breakup, the members then went on and performed with other bands.

The band reformed in October 2017 and announced a series of shows for 2018. Sweden Rock Festival was one of them. A Re-released of "Stronger than Evil" was released earlier this year, a plan to Re-released the other two albums are in the pipeline, hopefully, they are done at the end of the year for a release during 2019. A plan to finish off the unreleased album with some new tracks for next year could also be true since the shows so far have been a success for the band.

Today's tune "Heavy Metal Angels (in metal and leather)" is taken from "Stronger than Evil". The video is from 1983.

Guitar and lead vocals: Ragne Wahlquist
Drums and vocals: Styrbjörn Wahlquist
Guitar and vocals: Eddy Malm
Bass guitar: Torbjörn Ragnesjö

Here is the tune live from Keep it True XXI 27-28/04/2018 Lauda-Königshofen (Germany)

More info @

Official Heavy Load Web

Sorry no on Spotify on this tune, will update upon release.

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