Origin: Sweden
Genres: Doom Metal
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Count Raven  


Of the several Sabbath-inspired bands on the Hellhound label, Sweden's Count Raven was probably the most representative of the classic doom sound for which Hellhound was renowned. The band comes dangerously close to cloning (especially with the vocals being very Ozzy-like) but in general the songs are strong enough to overlook this. After releasing four albums between 1990 and 1996, a deteriorating working relationship between founder Dan Fondelius and the other two members forced the band to fold in March of 1999. Fondelius went on to form a new band by the name of Doomsday Gouvernment, but little was heard from this band apart from the odd compilation appearance. By the spring of 2006 Count Raven was reported as back in action, with touring plans and possible future recording plans in the works, but by early 2006 dissention again caused a split in the band, this time resulting in Fondelius simply hiring two new members and carrying on as Count Raven. Their new album, Mammons War, very much in the mold of their early work, was released in the summer of 2009.

Current Members

Dan Fondelius

vocals/guitars

Fredrik Jansson

bass (Witchcraft)

Jens Bock

drums

Former Members/Guests

Christian Lindersson

vocals (St. Vitus)

Tommy Eriksson

bass

Christer Petersson

drums


Discography



Storm Warning 
1990 Active
  1. Intro: Count Raven
  2. Inam Naudemina
  3. True Revelation
  4. In The Name Of Rock 'N' Roll
  5. Sometimes A Great Nation
  6. Within The Garden Of Mirrors
  7. A Devastating Age
  8. How Can It Be
  9. Social Warfare
  • Christian Lindersson
  • Dan Fondelius
  • Tommy Eriksson
  • Christer Petersson

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Destruction Of The Void 
1992 Hellhound
  1. Until Death Do Us Part
  2. Hippies Triumph
  3. Destruction Of The Void
  4. Let The Dead Bury The Dead
  5. Northern Lights
  6. Leaving The Warzone
  7. Angel Of Death
  8. The Final Journey
  9. No Ones Hero
  10. Europa
  • Dan Fondelius
  • Tommy Eriksson
  • Christer Petersson

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



High On Infinity 
1993 Hellhound
  1. Jen
  2. Children's Holocaust
  3. In Honour
  4. The Madman From Waco
  5. Masters Of All Evil
  6. Ode To Rebecca
  7. High On Infinity
  8. An Ordinary Loser
  9. Traitor
  10. The Dance
  11. The Coming
  12. Lost World
  13. Cosmos
  • Dan Fondelius
  • Tommy Eriksson
  • Christer Petersson




Messiah Of Confusion 
1996 Hellhound
  1. Prediction
  2. Shadow Box
  3. The Loneliest One
  4. Fallen Angels
  5. Mountains Spirit
  6. The Lie Of Life
  7. P.G.I. Power
  8. Shine
  • Dan Fondelius
  • Tommy Eriksson
  • Christer Petersson




Mammons War 
2009 I Hate
  1. The Poltergeist
  2. Scream
  3. Nashira
  4. The Entity
  5. Mammons War
  6. A Lifetime
  7. To Kill a Child
  8. To Love, Wherever You Are
  9. Magic Is...
  10. Seven Days
  11. Increasing Deserts
  • Dan Fondelius
  • Fredrik Jansson
  • Jens Bock


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