Origin: Umeå, Sweden  
Genres: Power Metal
INACTIVE
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Last update/review: March 25, 2022

Persuader

Persuader's first two albums garnered critical acclaim, jumpstarting the band into conversation as one of Sweden's top power metal exports, a crowded field indeed with bands such as HammerFall (a clear soundalike here), Lost Horizon, Nocturnal Rites, and many others. True to form, they aren't out to stretch genre boundaries, the band delivering exactly the type of quality metal that power metal fans are accustomed to, with enough vigor and songwriting variance to avoid the heard-it-before tag. They have recorded sporadically since those early albums (3 albums over a 14 year span, last recording in 2020), and as of March 2022 they have decided to go on indefinite hiatus.

Last Lineup

Jens Karlsson

vocals (Savage Circus)

Emil Norberg

bass (Savage Circus)

Fredrik Mannberg

guitars (ex-Guillotine, Nocturnal Rites)

Efraim Juntunen

drums (ex-Guillotine, guest for Naglfar)

Former Members/Guests

Pekka Kiviaho

guitars (ex-One Man Army And The Undead Quartet)

Daniel Sundbom

guitars (ex-Guillotine)

Fredrik Hedström

bass



Discography


The Hunter  
2000 Loud'n'Proud
  1. Fire At Will
  2. As You Wish
  3. Cursed
  4. The Hunter
  5. Secrets
  6. Escape
  7. Heart and Steel
  8. And There Was Light
  9. My Life For You
  • Jens Karlsson
  • Pekka Kiviaho
  • Fredrik Hedström
  • Efraim Juntunen



Evolution Purgatory  
2004 Sanctuary
  1. Strike Down
  2. Sanity Soiled
  3. Masquerade
  4. Godfather
  5. Turn To Dust
  6. Passion/Pain
  7. Raise Hell
  8. To The End
  9. Fire At Will
  10. Wipe Out
  • Jens Karlsson
  • Emil Norberg
  • Fredrik Hedström
  • Efraim Juntunen



When Eden Burns  
2006
  1. Twisted Eyes
  2. Slaves Of Labour
  3. Sending You Back
  4. R.S Knights
  5. The Return
  6. When Eden Burns
  7. Judas Immortal
  8. Doomsday News
  9. Zion
  10. Enter Reality
  11. Alight The Heavens (Japanese bonus track)
  • Jens Karlsson
  • Emil Norberg
  • Daniel Sundbom
  • Fredrik Hedström
  • Efraim Juntunen



The Fiction Maze  
2014
  1. One Lifetime
  2. War
  3. The Fiction Maze
  4. Deep in the Dark
  5. InSect
  6. Son of Sodom
  7. Sent to the Grave
  8. Heathen
  9. Dagon Rising
  10. Worlds Collide
  11. Falling Faster
  • Jens Karlsson
  • Emil Norberg
  • Daniel Sundbom
  • Fredrik Hedström
  • Efraim Juntunen
2014 Readers' Album #70




Necromancy  
2020 Frontiers
  1. The Curse Unbound
  2. Scars
  3. Raise the Dead
  4. Reign of Darkness
  5. Hells Command
  6. Gateways
  7. The Infernal Fires
  • Jens Karlsson
  • Emil Norberg
  • Fredrik Mannberg
  • Efraim Juntunen




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