Origin: Sweden  
Genres: 80's Metal
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Last update/review: February 16, 2002

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.

Last Lineup

Ragne Wahlquist

vocals/guitars

Eddie Malm

guitars/vocals

Torbjorn Ragnesjo

bass

Styrbjorn Wahlquist

drums/vocals

Former Members/Guests

Dan Molen

bass



Discography


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



Metal Conquest  EP
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




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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