Origin: Gävle, Sweden  
Genres: Power Metal
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Last update/review: March 31, 2015

The Storyteller

The Storyteller was formed in 1995, oddly enough as an acoustic outfit, and went through the usual trials and tribulations of style changes and lineup shifts before finally recording their debut album in 2000, and have followed that with two more releases. Their style is typical of the European "true" metal scene, in this case bouncy melodic speed metal mixed with a bit of Manowar-styled aggression. A plus is their vocalist is a bit more mid-ranged than several of his counterparts and thus less prone to the higher-pitched yelps that many in this field attempt. Truth be told (and it's certainly been said many times on this site and others), there is a boatload of European bands doing one variant or another of this style of metal, and The Storyteller really adds nothing new to the mix. At this point they are fine for the style, and another band to add for those into Euro melodic power metal, but they are not yet ahead of the pack.

Current Members

L.G. Persson


Fredrik Groth


Jacob Wennerqvist


Marcus Backlund


Martin Hjerpe


Former Members/Guests

Erik Gornostajev


Johan Sohlberg

bass (ex-Bloodbound)


The Storyteller  
2000 No Fashion
  1. And the legend begins
  2. Guardians of Kail
  3. Always be there
  4. Sense of steel
  5. Power within
  6. Book of mystery
  7. Like a wind
  8. A test of endurance and strength
  9. Chant of the thieves
  10. The Storyteller
  • L.G. Persson
  • Fredrik Groth
  • Erik Gornostajev
  • Martin Hjerpe

2001 No Fashion
  1. And The Legend Continues
  2. The Unknown
  3. The Secret's Revealed
  4. Eye Of The Storm
  5. A Passage Through The Mountain
  6. Ambush
  7. Loss Of A Friend
  8. Crossroad
  9. Kingdom Above
  10. The Moment Of Truth
  11. Moonchild (Japan bonus track)
  • L.G. Persson
  • Fredrik Groth
  • Jacob Wennerqvist
  • Martin Hjerpe

Tales Of A Holy Quest  
2003 Black Lodge
  1. Voices from the past
  2. Seed of lies
  3. Conviction
  4. A holy quest
  5. Words out of greed
  6. Chamber of torture
  7. The mass
  8. Blinded eyes
  9. When all hope has faded
  10. Trails of blood
  11. ... and still they speak
  • L.G. Persson
  • Fredrik Groth
  • Jacob Wennerqvist
  • Martin Hjerpe

Seed Of Lies  EP
2004 Black Lodge
  1. Seed of Lies
  2. Bark at the Moon
  3. The Secret's Revealed (Live)
  4. Prophets of Liars (Demo)
  • L.G. Persson
  • Fredrik Groth
  • Jacob Wennerqvist
  • Johan Sohlberg
  • Martin Hjerpe

2005 Black Lodge
  1. Changeling
  2. Eyes of the Dead
  3. The Fiddler
  4. Watcher in the Deep
  5. Your time has come
  6. Beauty is the Beast
  7. Underworld
  8. Magic Elements
  9. Shine On
  10. Ace of Spades
  • L.G. Persson
  • Fredrik Groth
  • Jacob Wennerqvist
  • Johan Sohlberg
  • Martin Hjerpe

Dark Legacy  
2013 self-released
  1. Release Me
  2. Strength of Valhalla
  3. Dark Legacy
  4. Uninvited Guest
  5. Forever They Shall Kneel
  6. God of Gods
  7. Upon Your Icy Throne
  8. Sancto Spirito
  9. Break the Bounds
  10. Sands of Time
  11. Battle of Yggdrasil
  • L.G. Persson
  • Jacob Wennerqvist
  • Marcus Backlund
  • Martin Hjerpe

Sacred Fire  
2015 Black Lodge
  1. As I Die
  2. One Last Stand
  3. Sacred Fire
  4. Ferryman
  5. Serpent Eyes
  6. Sons of the North
  7. In Search for Treasures, Stones and Gold
  8. Coming Home
  9. The Army of Southerfell
  10. Curse of the Seven Seas
  11. Let Your Spirit Fly
  12. God of War

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