Best Scandinavian bands new and old?

I need a list of the best Scandinavian bands.

Although not strictly Scandinavia I am including Finland and Iceland.

I have a few already...

Opeth
The Cardigans
Sigur Ros
Lykke Li
Bjork
Gazpacho
Airbag
In Flames
Peter, Bjorn and John
Kings of Convenience
The Hives

Any genre of music will do. I'm sure I know loads more but have hit a block and need your help.

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lene marlin-amazing voice

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barky;7696842

lene marlin-amazing voice



Thanks.

Any more?

I swear there are loads of up and coming bands from Scandinavia but I cant remember any of them aprt from ones that are already mentioned!

Katatonia

Mercyful Fate and King Diamond for me.

Try some of these:

Amon Amarth
Arthemis
Borknagar
Children of Bodom
Ensiferum
Europe
Evergrey
Evergrey
Finntroll
Korpiklaani
Midnattsol
Morgana Lefay
Nightwish
Sonata Arctica
Therion
Turisas
Twilightning
Wintersun

The Rasmus :P

manticore;7697051

Try some of these:Amon AmarthArthemis BorknagarChildren of Bodom … Try some of these:Amon AmarthArthemis BorknagarChildren of Bodom EnsiferumEuropeEvergreyEvergrey Finntroll Korpiklaani MidnattsolMorgana LefayNightwish Sonata ArcticaTherion Turisas Twilightning Wintersun



Full of win!

Original Poster

libEL;7696887

Katatonia



Thanks

Original Poster

manticore;7697051

Try some of these:Amon AmarthArthemis BorknagarChildren of Bodom … Try some of these:Amon AmarthArthemis BorknagarChildren of Bodom EnsiferumEuropeEvergreyEvergrey Finntroll Korpiklaani MidnattsolMorgana LefayNightwish Sonata ArcticaTherion Turisas Twilightning Wintersun



Thanks. Will give them a listen in a sec. Rep

What about swedens ABBA and Roxette. You never said new bands!

Banned

nickw90;7697064

The Rasmus :P




+1

Backyard Babies

mr.potato_head;7697151

Thanks. Will give them a listen in a sec. Rep



Let me suggest that as you mentioned Opeth in the original post, you should perhaps start the ones on my list with Therion and Evergrey...top quality scandi prog metal. Enjoy!

Fate
Stage Dolls
Europe
Hanoi Rocks
Skew Siskin?
Talisman
Jeff Scott Soto
Tnt
Vagabond
Westworld(not the sonic boom boy sh!t)

Royksopp, how did you all miss that one? Maybe you didnt but I refuse to read through all the suggestions again, and some youtube :

youtube.com/wat…t0o

This kinda music is just right up inside up into my street

And this tune that is used on all the interior design makeover programs

youtube.com/wat…ATs

We all know that one

Don't forget Basshunter

Oh Jesus a-ha - The sun always shines on tv (Chooooooon!!!!!!)

Think both Royksopp and A-Ha are from Norway

youtube.com/wat…f0Y

Banned

You forgot Sugacubes

Take yer pick...

[edit]A
Abhorrence[1]
Ablaze My Sorrow[2]
Aeon[3]
Aeternus[4]
Afflicted[5]
Afgrund[6]
Amon Amarth[7]
Amoral[8]
Amorphis[9][10]
Anata[11]
Arch Enemy[12]
Arise[13]
Armageddon[14]
At the Gates[15]
Autopsy Torment[16]
Autumn Leaves[17][18]
[edit]B
Blinded Colony[19]
Blood Red Throne[20]
Bloodbath[21]
By Night[22]
[edit]C
Cadacross[23][24]
Cadaver[25]
Carbonized[26]
Cardinal Sin[27]
Carnage[28]
Cemetary[29]
Ceremonial Oath[30]
Changer[31]
Children of Bodom[32][33]
Coercion[34]
Coldworker[35]
Comecon[36]
Corpus Mortale[37]
The Crown[38]
[edit]D
Dark Tranquillity[39]
Darkthrone[40]
Death Breath[41]
Death Organ[42]
Deathbound[43]
Deathchain[44]
Decadence[45]
Defleshed[46]
Demigod[47]
Demilich[48]
Demonoid[49]
Despite[50]
Desultory[51]
Deuteronomium[52]
Devian[53]
Diablo[54]
Dimension Zero[55]
Disgrace[56]
Dismember[57]
Dispatched[58]
Dissection[59]
Dominion[60]
Dominus[61]
The Duskfall[62][63][64]
[edit]E
Ebony Tears[65]
Edge of Sanity[66]
Ensiferum[67]
Entombed[68]
Eternal Oath[69]
Eternal Tears of Sorrow[70]
Eucharist[71]
Exmortem[72]
Expulsion[73]
Extol[74]
[edit]F
Face Down[75]
Falchion[76]
Farmakon[77]
Festerday[78]
Fission[79]
Funebre[80]
[edit]G
Gandalf[81]
Gates of Ishtar[82]
Gehenna[83]
General Surgery[84]
Ghost Brigade[85]
God Macabre[86]
Godgory[87]
Gorelord[88]
Grave[89]
Grotesque[90]
[edit]H
Hatesphere[91]
Hearse[92]
Helltrain[82]
Hypocrisy[93]
[edit]I
Illdisposed[94]
Immortal Souls[95]
Impaled Nazarene[96]
Impious[97]
In Battle[98]
In Flames[99]
In Mourning[100]
Inevitable End[101]
Infestdead[102]
Iniquity[103]
Insision[104]
Insomnium[105]
[edit]K
Kaamos[106]
Kalmah[107]
Katatonia[108]
Konkhra[109]
[edit]L
Liers in Wait[110]
[edit]M
Marionette[111]
Mercenary[112]
Meshuggah[113][114]
Mnemic[115]
Mors Principium Est[116]
Murder Squad[117]
Mygrain[118]
Myrkskog[119]
[edit]N
Naildown[120]
Nasum[121]
Necrophobic[122]
Nightrage[123]
Nihilist[124]
Nonexist[125]
Norther[126]
Noumena[127]
[edit]O
October Tide[128]
Old Man's Child[129]
Omnium Gatherum[130]
One Man Army and the Undead Quartet[131]
Opeth[132]
[edit]P
Paganizer[133]
Pantokrator[134]
Panzerchrist[135]
The Project Hate MCMXCIX[136]
[edit]R
Raise Hell[137]
Rapture[138]
Raunchy[139]
Regurgitate[140]
Ribspreader[141]
Rotten Sound[142]
Runemagick[143]
[edit]S
Satariel[144]
Saturnus[145]
Scar Symmetry[146]
Seance[147]
Sentenced[148]
Skyfire[149]
Soils of Fate[150]
Soilwork[151]
Sonic Syndicate[152]
Sotajumala[153]
Soul Reaper[154]
Spawn of Possession[155]
Susperia[156]
Swallow the Sun[157]
[edit]T
Terror 2000[158]
Theory in Practice[159]
Therion[160]
This Ending[161]
Thorr's Hammer[162]
Tiamat[163]
Torso****[164]
Torture Killer[165]
[edit]U
Unanimated[166]
Unleashed[167]
[edit]V
Visceral Bleeding[168]
Vomitory[169]
[edit]X
Xysma[170]
[edit]Z
Zonaria[171]
Zyklon[172]

That's just from memory :roll:

a-ha and aqua

:w00t::thumbsup:

Foxy102;7704851

That's just from memory :roll:



But no A-ha and Royksopp so I am affraid I will have to mark this down as a fail, decent effort though :-D

Edit : A HA i see you slid in A HA after, A HAHA

just to add
HIM
Hanoi rocks
Sacrosancts Bleed
Arcana
ulver
Bjork

List of Danish bands
A
Acoustic Guitars (band)
Æter
Afenginn
The Alligators
Anne Linnet Band
Anubis Gate
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
B
Baby Woodrose
Street Beat
Birmingham 6 (band)
Black Rose (band)
Bliss (Danish band)
Brats (band)
C
C21 (Danish band)
Choir of Young Believers
Claess & Willumsen
Copenhagen Boys Choir
Creamy
D
DeFilm
Dominus (band)
E
18th Dye
F
Fate (band)
Figurines
G
Gangway
Gasolin'
H
Russia Heat
Hit'n'Hide
Hjertestop
Hurdy Gurdy (band)
Húsakórið
I
Ibrahim Electric
J
Janes Rejoice
Psyched Up Janis
K
Kliché
Klutæ
L
Laban (artist)
Labrador (band)
Late Night Venture
Lazyboy
Leæther Strip
M
MC Einar
Malk de Koijn
Menfolk
Mercyful Fate
Mofus (band)
N
De Nattergale
Nekromantix
Nik og Jay
Nobody Beats The Beats
O
Oh No Ono
The Original Danish Polcalypso Orchestra
O cont.
Outlandish
P
Parzival (band)
Pinboys (Danish band)
Press Play on Tape
Pretty Maids
R
Ridin' Thumb
Bikstok Røgsystem
Rollo & King
S
S.O.A.P.
Said the Shark
Shu-Bi-Dua
Swing Sisters
Skyphone
Slesvigske musikkorps
Sort Sol (band)
Sorten Muld
Steppeulvene
Super8 (group)
Svartsot
Swan Lee
T
TV-2 (band)
The Loft (Danish band)
The Naked (band)
The Tolkien Ensemble
U
Los Umbrellos
W
WhoMadeWho

And from Norway...

1
120 Days
A
Accidents Never Happen
The Act
Audrey Horne (band)
B
Babel Fish (band)
Backstreet Girls
Bigbang
Blacksmith Bondage
Bloodlights
C
Clubber Lang Band
The Contenders (band)
D
De Press
DeLillos
DumDum Boys
E
Elektrisk Regn
F
Fra Lippo Lippi (band)
G
Gluecifer
H
Hellbillies
Helldorado (band)
Heroes & Zeros
Howl (band)
Hurra Torpedo
I
The International Tussler Society
Israelvis
J
Jazzy arafat
Jokke & Valentinerne
K
Kaizers Orchestra
Kåre and The Cavemen
L
Lame Ducks
Lonely Crowd
The Low Frequency in Stereo
Lukestar
M
Major Parkinson
Matchstick Sun
The Monroes (Norwegian band)
Mortiis
My Midnight Creeps
N
Noxagt
The Nude Pube Banglers
P
Pearl (band)
Point Reduction
The Pussycats
R
Raga Rockers
Return (band)
S
Salvatore (band)
Sambandet
The September When
Serena Maneesh
The Snakes
Span (band)
Surferosa
T
The Brimstone Solar Radiation Band
Theatre of Tragedy
Thulsa Doom (band)
TNT (band)
Trashcan Darlings
The Tuesdays
V
Vagabond (band)
Violet Scene
W
WE (band)
Wallpaper Silhouettes
Wannskrækk
Wig Wam
Wild Water band
Y
Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson
Z
Zeromancer

List of bands from Iceland
List of Icelanders
H
The Hamrahlid Choir
Hjálmar
I
Icelandic Symphony Orchestra
J
Jagúar (band)
K
Klassart
O
Odin's Raven Magic
Q
Quarashi
S
Ske
V
Voces Thules

Foxy102;7704939

And from Norway...1120 DaysAAccidents Never HappenThe ActAudrey Horne … And from Norway...1120 DaysAAccidents Never HappenThe ActAudrey Horne (band)BBabel Fish (band)Backstreet GirlsBigbangBlacksmith BondageBloodlightsCClubber Lang BandThe Contenders (band)DDe PressDeLillosDumDum BoysEElektrisk RegnFFra Lippo Lippi (band)GGlueciferHHellbilliesHelldorado (band)Heroes & ZerosHowl (band)Hurra TorpedoIThe International Tussler SocietyIsraelvisJJazzy arafatJokke & ValentinerneKKaizers OrchestraKåre and The CavemenLLame DucksLonely CrowdThe Low Frequency in StereoLukestarMMajor ParkinsonMatchstick SunThe Monroes (Norwegian band)MortiisMy Midnight CreepsNNoxagtThe Nude Pube BanglersPPearl (band)Point ReductionThe PussycatsRRaga RockersReturn (band)SSalvatore (band)SambandetThe September WhenSerena ManeeshThe SnakesSpan (band)SurferosaTThe Brimstone Solar Radiation BandTheatre of TragedyThulsa Doom (band)TNT (band)Trashcan DarlingsThe TuesdaysVVagabond (band)Violet SceneWWE (band)Wallpaper SilhouettesWannskrækkWig WamWild Water bandYYouth Pictures of Florence HendersonZZeromancer



To much information, your fired!

Are The Asteroids too popular to count?

As I'm a Norwegian-Swede, I kinda know what you should look. These are at least my favorite bands from Sweden and Norway.

Sweden:

ABBA (some will call them "gay", but they're after all the 4th most selling musicians in history)
Europe (80's hard rock band, known for "Final Countdown")
In Flames (best swedish metal band ever, in my opinion)
Kent (alternative, "emotional" rock, personally my favorite swedish band. check out "VinterNoll2" and "Columbus")
Soundtrack Of Our Lives (my second favorite swedish band. check out "Instant Repeater '99" and "Second Life Replay")
Sahara Hotnights (quite good girl band)
Cardigans (pop rock)
The Hives (really cool rock band)
Swedish House Mafia (Electro House "band", good party music)
the Hellacopters(rock band with punk influences, I'd say)


Norway:

Madrugada (very good rock band. you should check out "Majesty" and "The Kids Are On High Street)
Turbonegro (best norwegian punk rock band ever. they're album "Apocalypse Dudes" from 1998 is known throughout the world of punk music)
A-Ha (most selling norwegian band ever, but not my cup of tea)
Span (really good rock band, check out "Don't Think The Way They Do" and "Peaceful". you should also check out the vocalist Jarle Bernhoft's newer one-man live performances on yt, he's really talented)
Röyksopp (electronic music duo)
Gluecifer (punk rock)
Amulet (punk rock)
BigBang (rock)

I know too little about Finland, Denmark and Iceland to to come up with a list. I have though listened a bit to HIM and Nightwish from Finland, briefly to The Rasmus from Denmark and a little bit of Björk from Iceland.















Aha - Take On Me, one of the best pop songs and videos ever.

Abba kind of own everybody else listed though.

Some of my favourite bands include Kent, The Mary Onettes and Cut City. All Swedish.

jkmlrssn

Kent (alternative, "emotional" rock, personally my favorite swedish band. … Kent (alternative, "emotional" rock, personally my favorite swedish band. check out "VinterNoll2" and "Columbus")



"Sjukhus" from "Röd" is my current favourite track. "Tillbaka till samtiden" was sheer class.

You should give the first two tracks of "Scoundrel Days" by A-ha a whirl. I'm sure you'd approve.

turbonegro!

You're also forgetting a few:
ABBA
Ace of Base
Roxette
A-HA
Dizzy Mizz Lizzie
Fallulah
Einherjer
Bjork
Apocalyptica

Anything current from 'thesongstheyplayed' channel on youtube. Some of the best new Scandinavian music currently emerging on there. And mighty fine videos too!

Why has no-one mentioned LORDI?!?!?!?!?!
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