Origin: Sweden
Genres: 80's Metal
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This Swedish band's Merchants In Metal album featured a style bordering on speed/thrash, which for 1986 was inventive and a bit ahead of its time. Noted guitarist Mike Wead (Mercyful Fate, Abstrakt Algebra, among others) was a member before and after (but not during) the recording of Merchants, and after a later lineup dissolved, he and others formed Hexenhaus. Apparently the band is active in one form or another even though there haven't been recordings in years and officially only the one album was put out, the later albums being odds-and-ends compilations.

Current Members

Leif Eriksson

vocals

Nicklas Johansson

guitars (ex-Hexenhaus)

Jerry Rutström

guitars

Jan Lindberg

bass

Andreas Lindmark

drums

Former Members/Guests

Andreas Palm

guitars (ex-Hexenhaus)

Mike Wead (Mikael Wikström)

guitars (ex-Abstrakt Algebra, Hexenhaus, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, ex-Memento Mori)

Jan Blomqvist

bass (ex-Hexenhaus)

Ingemar Lundberg

drums

Johan Henriksson

drums

Nils Brandt

drums

Kenneth Olofsson

drums

Max Piltz

drums


Discography



Merchants In Metal 
1986 Killerwatt
  1. Live Life At Speed
  2. Fireborn
  3. Bearer Of The Ring
  4. Attila The Hun
  5. Raiders
  6. Dance To Evil
  7. No Pax Romana
  8. Nosferatu
  9. A Voyage To Hades
  10. Metal Pride
  • Leif Eriksson
  • Nicklas Johansson
  • Jerry Rutström
  • Jan Blomqvist
  • Ingemar Lundberg




A Demonic Mistress From The Past  COMPILATION
2001 Stormbringer
  1. Incubus
  2. Tribal Warfare
  3. Traveller In Time
  4. Merchants In Metal
  5. Bounty Hunter Eyes
  6. Discipline Of Speed
  7. The Barbarian
  8. Ripper Attack




Undead Unborn Alive  COMPILATION
2006 Marquee
  1. Live Life At Speed
  2. Fireborn
  3. Bearer Of The Ring
  4. Attila The Hun
  5. Raiders
  6. Dance To Evil
  7. No Pax Romana
  8. Nosferatu
  9. A Voyage To Hades
  10. Metal Pride
  11. The Barbarian
  12. Ripper Attack
  13. Discipline Of Speed (Live 2002)
  14. Ripper Attack (Live 2002)
  15. Tribal Warfare (Live 2002)
  16. Incubus
  17. Tribal Warfare
  18. Traveller In Time
  19. Merchants In Metal
  20. Bounty Hunter Eyes
  21. Discipline Of Speed
  22. A Demon Surprise
  23. The Raven
  24. Live Life At Speed (Live 2002)
  25. The Barbarian (Live 2002)
  26. Religion


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