Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Traditional Metal
Last update/review: February 3, 2002

Abstrakt Algebra

Abstrakt Algebra was formed by Leif Edling, following the initial breakup of his former band, Candlemass. Desiring to move somewhat away from the pure doom of Candlemass, the material here is more in the technical power metal mold, along the lines of Nevermore or perhaps Hexenhaus. The album is quite good and received some good reviews but didn't for whatever reason failed to set the world on fire. Work began on a second album with a different lineup, but the Candlemass name still loomed in the background (read: a "new" Candlemass album would sell better than another Abstrakt Algebra record), and so Edling took some of the ideas for that second album, as well as drummer Jejo Perkovic, back to Candlemass, where they materialized on the Dactylis Glomerata album. Thus, Abstrakt Algebra was over.

Last Lineup

Mats Levén

vocals (ex-At Vance, ex-Candlemass, guest for Hollow Haze, Krux, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, guest for Opera Diabolicus)

Mike Wead (Mikael Wikström)

guitars (Hexenhaus, King Diamond, ex-Maninnya Blade, Mercyful Fate, ex-Memento Mori)

Simon Johansson

guitars (ex-Fifth Reason, Memory Garden, Soilwork, ex-Steel Attack, Wolf)

Leif Edling

bass (ex-Avatarium, Candlemass, The Doomsday Kingdom, Krux, ex-Nemesis)

Jejo Perkovic

drums (ex-Candlemass, Mustasch)


Abstrakt Algebra  
1995 Megarock
  1. Stigmata
  2. Shadowplay
  3. Nameless
  4. Abstrakt Algebra
  5. Bitterroot
  6. April Clouds
  7. Vanishing Man
  8. Who What Where When
  • Mats LevĂ©n
  • Mike Wead
  • Simon Johansson
  • Leif Edling
  • Jejo Perkovic

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