Origin: Sweden
Genres: 80's Metal
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Heavy Load  

Heavy Load was one of the early successful Scandinavian metal bands, with a style that might remind one of a primitive Manowar. Their lyrics and image, strongly rooted in Viking/Norse mythology and traditions, might appear a bit dated and over-the-top nowadays, but their hard-hitting brand of anthemic power metal really hit the mark. The Wahlquist brothers are now 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 was several years ago.

Current Members

Ragne Wahlquist


Eddie Malm


Torbjorn Ragnesjo


Styrbjorn Wahlquist


Former Members/Guests

Dan Molen



Full Speed At High Level 
1978 independent
  1. Full Speed At High Level
  2. Midnight Crawler
  3. Moonlight Spell
  4. Storm
  5. In Two Minds
  6. Rock´n Roll Freak
  7. Caroline
  8. Son Of The Northern Light
  • Ragne Wahlquist
  • Dan Molen
  • Styrbjorn Wahlquist

(EP) Metal Conquest 
1981 independent
  1. You´ve Got The Power
  2. Dark Nights
  3. Heavy Metal Heaven
  4. Hey
  5. Heathens From The North
  • Ragne Wahlquist
  • Eddie Malm
  • Torbjorn Ragnesjo
  • Styrbjorn Wahlquist

Death Or Glory 
1982 independent
  1. Heavy Metal Angels (in metal and leather)
  2. Might For Right
  3. Something New
  4. Bleeding Streets
  5. The Guitar Is My Sword
  6. Trespasser
  7. Still There Is Time
  8. Traveller
  9. Little Lies
  10. Daybreak Ecstasy
  • Ragne Wahlquist
  • Eddie Malm
  • Torbjorn Ragnesjo
  • Styrbjorn Wahlquist
1982 BNR Top Ten album

Stronger Than Evil 
1983 independent
  1. Run With The Devil
  2. The King
  3. Singing Swords
  4. Dreaming
  5. Stronger Than Evil
  6. Free
  7. Saturday Night
  8. Roar Of The North
  • Ragne Wahlquist
  • Eddie Malm
  • Torbjorn Ragnesjo
  • Styrbjorn Wahlquist


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