HEAVY LOAD is widely held as the band that started the whole Swedish Heavy Metal wave with their first album in 1978. In addition, they are regarded as the first Viking Metal band in the world. Heavy Load was founded in the depths of midwinter 1974-75 by the two brothers Ragne Wahlquist (vocals, keyboard and guitar) and Styrbjörn Wahlquist (vocals and drums). The brothers’ vision has always been the core of what Heavy Load was all about. In 1978, HEAVY LOAD released their first album entitled “Full Speed at High Level”, and after expanding the line up with a second guitarist, they founded their own recording facility, the famous Thunderload Studios, along with their own label, Thunderload Records. On their own label, they released timeless HEAVY LOAD classics, such as: “Metal Conquest” (1981), “Death Or Glory “(1982) and “Stronger Than Evil” (1983).
Here we offer “Stronger Than Evil” in deluxe digipack CD!
The reissue contain 6 bonus tracks out of which 4 never have been available publicly before. This CD-version contain very extensive booklet designed by the Wahlquist brothers themselves. The booklet feature previously unpublished photos, as well as the band’s memories and ideas about the songs. In fact, the CD-booklet be in 32-pages!
The reissue is remastered directly from the original analogue tapes by the Wahlquist Brothers!
1. Run with the Devil
2. The King
3. Singing Swords
5. Stronger than Evil
7. Saturday Night
8. Roar of the North
9. I am Me (vocals Ragne Wahlquist, recorded 1983)
10. Air Raid (vocals Eddy Malm, recorded 1983*)
11. Lionheart (vocals Styrbjörn Wahlquist, recorded 1985*)
12. I´m Alive (vocals Eddy Malm, incl. Andreas Fritz on bass guitar, recorded 1985)
13. Day of Dream (vocals Ragne Wahlquist, recorded 1982*)
14. Sleipnir Unleashed (drum solo, recorded 1983*)
*previously unreleased tracks