Origin: Gothenburg, Sweden  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Ram

Swedish metal from Gothenburg often means melodic death, but here in Ram we have a fine traditional metal band that, with their 2009 album Lightbringer, solidly brings to mind the best aspects of the 80's metal scene while still retaining some freshness and originality. Influences are many, none so evident as the Mercyful Fate worship on "Awakening The Chimaera" (right down to the King Diamond inspired vocals), but for the most part Ram blend and incorporate their influences seemless without sounding like copycats. As metal marches on and explores new boundaries in the new millennium, it's good to hear that some bands keeping the old style in vogue.

Recent album: The Throne Within, released on September 13, 2019.

Current Members

Oscar Carlquist

vocals

Martin Jonsson

guitars

Harry Granroth

guitars

Tobias Petterson

bass

Morgan Petterson

drums

Former Members/Guests

Daniel Johansson

guitars

Leif Larsson

bass

Erik Gustavsson (guest)

bass



Discography


Sudden Impact  EP
2003 self-released
  1. Sudden Impact
  2. Judgement and Punishment
  3. Machine Invaders
  4. Blessed to be Cursed
  5. Infuriator
  6. Black Path
  • Oscar Carlquist
  • Daniel Johansson
  • Harry Granroth
  • Leif Larsson
  • Morgan Petterson



Forced Entry  
2005
  1. Shadowman
  2. Sudden Impact
  3. The Beast Within
  4. Venom in my Veins
  5. Machine Invaders
  6. Forced Entry
  7. Sea of Skulls
  8. Breaking Through
  9. Infuriator
  10. Burning Scars
  • Oscar Carlquist
  • Daniel Johansson
  • Harry Granroth
  • Erik Gustavsson
  • Morgan Petterson



Lightbringer  
2009 AFM
  1. Crushing the Dwarf of Ignorance
  2. Lightbringer
  3. In Victory
  4. Awakening the Chimaera
  5. Ghost Pilot (MI II)
  6. Suomussalmi (The Few of Iron)
  7. Blood God
  8. Titan
  9. The Elixir
  10. Prelude to Death
  • Oscar Carlquist
  • Daniel Johansson
  • Harry Granroth
  • Tobias Petterson
  • Morgan Petterson



Death  
2012 Metal Blade
  1. Death ...
  2. ... Comes from the Mouth Beyond
  3. I Am the End
  4. Release Me
  5. Defiant
  6. Frozen
  7. Under the Scythe
  8. Hypnos
  9. Flame of the Tyrants
  10. 1771
  • Oscar Carlquist
  • Daniel Johansson
  • Harry Granroth
  • Tobias Petterson
  • Morgan Petterson



Svbversvm  
2015 Metal Blade
  1. Return of the Iron Tyrant
  2. Eyes of the Night
  3. The Usurper
  4. Enslaver
  5. Holy Death
  6. Terminus
  7. The Omega Device
  8. Forbidden Zone
  9. Temples of Void
  10. Svbversvm
  • Oscar Carlquist
  • Martin Jonsson
  • Harry Granroth
  • Tobias Petterson
  • Morgan Petterson



Rod  
2017 Metal Blade
  1. Declaration of Independence
  2. On Wings of No Return
  3. Gulag
  4. A Throne at Midnight
  5. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 1: Anno Infinitus
  6. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 2: Ignitor
  7. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 3: The Cease to Be
  8. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 4: Voices of Death
  9. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 5: Incinerating Storms
  10. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 6: Ashes
  • Oscar Carlquist
  • Martin Jonsson
  • Harry Granroth
  • Tobias Petterson
  • Morgan Petterson



The Throne Within  
2019 Metal Blade
  1. The Shadowwork
  2. Blades of Betrayal
  3. Fang and Fur
  4. Violence (Is Golden)
  5. The Trap
  6. No Refuge
  7. Spirit Reaper
  8. You All Leave
  9. Ravnfell
  • Oscar Carlquist
  • Martin Jonsson
  • Harry Granroth
  • Tobias Petterson
  • Morgan Petterson




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