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Classic Metal Silver Mountain

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Members:
  • Jonas Hansson - Vocals, Guitars
  • Per Stadin - Bass
  • Mats Bergentz - Drums, Backing Vocals
  • Erik Bjorn Nielsen - Keyboards

Albums:
  • Shakin' Brains (1983)
  • Universe (1985)
  • Roses & Champagne (1988)
  • Breakin' Chains (2001)
  • Before The Storm (2015)

While early seventies hard rock acts like November showed that Sweden could rock, they were overshadowed by the pop music in the likes of Abba. Then, in the early 80s, the hard rock movement in this Nordic landscape finally set new traditions and standards. No band defined this clearer than a little Swedish four-piece called Silver Mountain.They quickly became to Sweden what Metallica were to the US, and Iron Maiden were to England. Formed in the late seventies by guitar virtuoso Jonas Hansson, whose influences ranged from Rainbow to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Silver Mountain rapidly scaled the ladder to became the new heroes of the Swedish metal explosion of a decade when heavy metal ruled the planet.
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You will notice on this album that Jonas Hanssen has guitar skills very similar to Yngwie Malmsteen. I believe they both hit the music scene at about the same time, except Yngwie got more publicity. The organ is an extremely nice touch in the album, I gives a darkness to the music.

"1789"

Looking For You

Full Album, Enjoy!
 

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Shakin' Brains = An epic classic!!

Universe

Walking in the Shadow

Full Album, Enjoy!
 

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Before The Storm

Breakin' Chains

Millattack = a testament to how great and underrated Jonas Hanssen is!!!
 

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This album was originally a demo from 1980.

Before the Storm

Axeman and the Virgin