Fjords, Vikings, the midnight sun and a thousand lakes—the perfect breeding ground for the most epic of Heavy Metal! Scandinavia has exported its Rock & Metal to all corners of the globe, ranging from the shred exploits of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, the Operatic pioneers NIGHTWISH, the pomptastic EUROPE, the heavyweight HAMMERFALL to the extremist forms of Black and Death Metal in EMPEROR, MAYHEM, DIMMU BORGIR, MARDUK and BURZUM.
Bands from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark are all covered in depth as are the endless intricacies of Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Folk Metal, Viking Metal, Progressive Metal, Gothic Metal and beyond.
In traditional Rockdetector style executive editor Garry Sharpe–Young, author of 14 Rock & Metal titles to date, exhaustively documents these bands in painstaking detail with extensive historical biographies, line-ups and full discographies including track lists, labels, catalogue numbers and chart positions.
Included: AMON AMARTH, AMORPHIS, APOCALYPTICA, ARCH ENEMY, BATHORY, BORKNAGAR, BURZUM, CANDLEMASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CRASHDIET, D.A.D., DARK FUNERAL, DIMMU BORGIR, EMPEROR, EVERGREY, EUROPE, FINNTROLL, GLUECIFER, HAMMERFALL, HELLACOPTERS, H.I.M., HYPOCRISY, IN FLAMES, JORN LANDE, KATATONIA, KING DIAMOND, LION'S SHARE, LULLACRY, MARDUK, MAYHEM, MERCYFUL FATE, MESHUGGAH, NARNIA, NIGHTWISH, NOCTURNAL RITES, PRETTY MAIDS, SENTENCED, SOILWORK, STRATOVARIUS, TALISMAN, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, THERION, TNT, TO/DIE/FOR, TRISTANIA, UNLEASHED, WALTARI, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ZYKLON and many, many more ...