Origin: Sweden  
Genres: 80's Metal
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Silver Mountain

Named for the Rainbow song (a favorite group of founder Jonas Hansson), Silver Mountain showed a strong classical influence and a sound that crossed Rainbow with the heavier NWOBHM style of the day. This was one of the earlier bands for the Johansson brothers (Jens and Anders), both of whom later enjoyed success with several other artists, among them Yngwie Malmsteen, who himself was in an earlier incarnation of this band. The debut, Shakin' Brains, is the BNR favorite, an excellent album. They broke up in the late 80's following their Roses And Champagne effort, with the original lineup later reuniting in 2001 for Breakin' Chains. Hansson has released two albums under the name The Jonas Hansson Band, and also has a band/project called Classica.

Last Lineup

Jonas Hansson

guitars/vocals

Per Stadin

bass

Erik Bjorn Nielsen

keyboards

Mats Bergentz

drums (Syron Vanes)

Former Members/Guests

Christer Mentzer

vocals

Johan Dahlstrom

vocals

Jens Johansson

keyboards (Cain's Offering, ex-Dio, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Mastermind, Stratovarius)

Mats Olausson

keyboards (ex-Ark, ex-Iron Mask, ex-Lion's Share, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) RIP: February 19, 2015, age 54

Anders Johansson

drums (ex-HammerFall, ex-Keegan, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Manowar, ex-Winterlong)

Marten Hedener

drums

Kjell Gustavsson

drums



Discography


Shakin' Brains  
1983 Roadrunner
  1. 1789
  2. Aftermath
  3. Always
  4. Necrosexual Killer
  5. Destruction Song
  6. Vikings
  7. Looking For You
  8. Spring Maiden
  9. King Of The Sea
  • Jonas Hansson
  • Per Stadin
  • Jens Johansson
  • Anders Johansson



Universe  
1984 Roadrunner
  1. Shakin' Brains
  2. Universe
  3. Call Of The Lords
  4. Handled Roughly
  5. Why
  6. Help Me
  7. Walking In The Shadow
  8. Too Late
  9. Niagra
  • Christer Mentzer
  • Jonas Hansson
  • Per Stadin
  • Marten Hedener



Hibiya - Live In Japan  
1985
  • Christer Mentzer
  • Jonas Hansson
  • Per Stadin
  • Mats Olausson
  • Marten Hedener



Roses And Champagne  
1988 Hex
  • Johan Dahlstrom
  • Jonas Hansson
  • Per Stadin
  • Erik Bjorn Nielsen
  • Kjell Gustavsson



Breakin' Chains  
2001 Marquee
  1. Prophet Of Doom
  2. Before The Storm
  3. Felo De Se
  4. Man Of No Present Existence
  5. Scarlet Pimpernel
  6. Maniac
  7. Axeman And The Virgin
  8. Breakin' Chains
  9. Rider Of The Sky
  10. A.S.W.A.S.T.
  11. Butterfly
  12. Dance Around The Fire
  13. Millattack
  14. Resurrection (Japanese bonus song)
  • Jonas Hansson
  • Per Stadin
  • Jens Johansson
  • Anders Johansson



A Reunion Live  VIDEO
2011 self-released




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