by Janne Stark
This is the first ever encyclopedia of the Swedish hard rock scene!
The musical categories range from the most fluffy and melodic side of hard rock to the fastest, heaviest and most furious edge of meta. Even fans of early 70's prog, heavy blues and artist in some way related to the hard rock scene, will find facts to digest.
This is a book for you who are a collector, you who want to check out the competition, you who are just a general fan and you who might even be in there.
This book presents in words and pictures all Swedish hard rock bands who made at least one vinyl or CD-recording between 1970 and 1996.
You will find information on the band's hometown, line-up, biography, complete discography with titles, labels, years and catalogue numbers, musical description, all topped with nice photos.
Janne Stark, one of Europe's top journalists in the field, has made a remarkable research effort in assembling this giant brick of hard facts and fun information! He guides you through the jungle and lets you know what jewels there are to be explored!
SPECIAL BONUS CD just for this book is contained inside! It features the very best of rare demos and previously unreleased tracks from Candelmass, Crystal Pride, Electric Boys, Europe, Radioactive (with half of Toto), Spellbound, Talisman, Therion, Trash, Treat, 220 Volt and Zanity. It also contains some extremely rare single tracks from Clawfinger, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Neon Rose and November!
Forword by Leif Edling from Candelmass.