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List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

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List of Stockholm bands, listed by their level of fame. This Stockholm musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Stockholm bands are included, as well as many Stockholm musicians of underground status. This list of Stockholm musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Stockholm bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

This list has a variety of bands in it, from ABBA to Robyn.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Stockholm?" or "What is a list of Stockholm bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (122 items)
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ABBA is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Fernando, Arrival, Thank You for the Music, Voulez-Vous, Gold: Greatest Hits, + more

Labels: Atlantic Records, Disques Vogue, Epic Records, Universal Music Group, Polydor Records, + more

ABBA (Swedish pronunciation: [²abːa]) are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group's ...more

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Robyn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm
Genre: Hip hop music, Synthpop & Pop music; Nationality: Sweden

Albums: Robyn, Body Talk, Part 3, Robyn Is Here, Body Talk, + more

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Island Records, Konichiwa Records, Cherrytree Records, Jive Records, + more

Robin Miriam Carlsson (born 12 June 1979), known as Robyn (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔbʏn]), is a Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer. She arrived on the music scene with her 1995 ...more

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Opeth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Blackwater Park, Damnation, Ghost Reveries, Watershed, Still Life, + more

Labels: Candlelight Records, Music for Nations, Roadrunner Records, Century Media Records, Peaceville Records, + more

Opeth is a Swedish progressive metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1989. The group has been through several personnel changes, including the replacement of every single original member. Lead ...more

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Roxette is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Tourism, Travelling, Collection 2000, Listen to My Heart, Pearls of Passion, + more

Labels: Ensign Records, EMI, Edel AG, Capitol Records

Roxette are a Swedish soft rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals and keyboards) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar). Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late ...more

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The Hellacopters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: High Visibility, Payin' the Dues, Supershitty to the Max!, By the Grace of God, Grande Rock, + more

Labels: Man's Ruin Records, Universal Records, Psychout Records, Liquor and Poker Music, Gearhead Records, + more

The Hellacopters are a Swedish garage rock band that was formed in 1994 by Nicke Andersson (vocals and guitar), Andreas Tyrone "Dregen" Svensson (guitar), Kenny Håkansson (bass) ...more

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Steve Angello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm
Genre: Progressive House,  Electro House &  Tech House; Nationality: Sweden

Albums: Human, Wild Youth

Labels: Ministry of Sound

Steven Angello Josefsson Fragogiannis (born 22 November 1982) is a Greek-Swedish DJ, record producer, remixer and record label owner. He is a member of Swedish House Mafia, together with Axwell ...more

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Peter Bjorn and John is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Writer’s Block, Peter Bjorn and John, Falling Out, Gimme Some, Seaside Rock, + more

Labels: Wichita Recordings, Parasol Records, Almost Gold Recordings

Peter Bjorn and John are a Swedish indie pop/rock band, formed in Stockholm in 1999 and named after the first names of the band's members: Peter Morén (vocals, guitar and harmonica), ...more

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Candlemass is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Nightfall, Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, From the 13th Sun, Lucifer Rising, King of the Grey Islands, + more

Labels: Restless Records, Napalm Records, Metal Blade Records, Nuclear Blast, Capitol Records

Candlemas is the Christian feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. It can also refer to: Candlemass (band), a Swedish doom metal band of 1984 onwards Candlemass (album), the eighth ...more

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Axwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm
Genre: Progressive House, Electro House & Funky House; Nationality: Sweden

Albums: Feel the Vibe (Til the Morning Comes), Mixmag Terrace, Watch the Sunrise, Pull Over, I Found U, + more

Labels: Soulfuric Recordings, Ministry of Sound

Axel Christofer Hedfors (born 18 December 1977), better known by his stage name Axwell, is a Swedish DJ, record producer, remixer and owner of Axtone Records. He is a member of Swedish House ...more

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Crashdïet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Rest in Sleaze, The Unattractive Revolution, Generation Wild, The Savage Playground, Scandinavian Hell Tour 2013, + more

Labels: Universal Music Group

Crashdïet are a Swedish glam metal band from Stockholm. They have released four albums: 2005's Rest in Sleaze, 2007's The Unattractive Revolution, 2010s Generation Wild and 2013's The ...more

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#1,632 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #14 of 288 The Best Sleaze Rock Bands

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Bathory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Blood Fire Death, The Return......, Under the Sign of the Black Mark, Bathory, Hammerheart, + more

Labels: Noise Records, Black Mark Productions

Bathory was a Swedish extreme metal band formed in Vällingby in 1983 and named after the infamous Hungarian countess, Elizabeth Báthory. The band's frontman and main songwriter was ...more

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Shout Out Louds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Howl Howl Gaff Gaff, Our Ill Wills, Work, Combines, Oh, + more

Labels: Weekender Records, Dew Process, Merge Records

Shout Out Louds is an indie pop band from Stockholm, Sweden. The group has toured with bands such as The Strokes, The Magic Numbers, The Rosebuds, and The Essex Green.

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A-Teens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Super Trouper, New Arrival, Pop ’Til You Drop!, The ABBA Generation, The Abba Generation Remix, + more

Labels: Stockholm Records, MCA Records, Universal Music Group

A-Teens was a Swedish pop music group from Stockholm, Sweden, formed by Niklas Berg in 1998 as an ABBA tribute band called ABBA Teens and later renamed to A-Teens. They were composed of Marie ...more

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Deathstars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Termination Bliss, Night Electric Night, Decade of Debauchery, Synthetic Generation, Syndrome, + more

Labels: IROND Records Ltd., Bieler Bros. Records, Nuclear Blast

Deathstars is a Swedish heavy metal band from Strömstad. Formed in 2000, the group are noted for their dark horror-themed lyrics, pessimistic and misanthropic social commentary, distinctive ...more

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Carola Häggkvist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm
Genre: Pop music, Schlager music & Gospel music; Nationality: Sweden

Albums: Julefrid med Carola, My Show, På egna ben, Främling, Runaway, + more

Labels: Universal Records, Sonet Records

Carola Maria Häggkvist (Swedish pronunciation: [ka²roːla ²hɛɡːkvɪst]; born 8 September 1966), also known as simply Carola, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She has been among ...more

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September is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm
Genre: Synthpop, Disco & Pop music; Nationality: Sweden

Albums: In Orbit, Dancing in Orbit, Until I Die, Dancing Shoes, Cry for You, + more

Labels: Dance Nation, Stockholm Records

Petra Linnea Paula Marklund (Swedish pronunciation: [²peːtra ²marklɵnd]; born 12 September 1984), known also by her previous stage name, September, is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and ...more

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E.M.D. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: A State of Mind, Välkommen hem, All for Love, Jennie, Let Me Love You, + more

Labels: Ariola Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment

E.M.D. was a Swedish boyband consisting of Erik Segerstedt, Mattias Andréasson and Danny Saucedo. All three members had participated on the Swedish version of Idol, with Erik as a ...more
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Dark Funeral is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Vobiscum Satanas, The Secrets of the Black Arts, Diabolis Interium, Attera Totus Sanctus, In the Sign..., + more

Labels: Candlelight Records, Necropolis Records, Century Media Records, Metal Blade Records, Regain Records

Dark Funeral is a Swedish black metal band from Stockholm, founded by guitarists Blackmoon and Lord Ahriman in 1993. They emerged during the second wave of black metal. Their lyrical themes have ...more

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Play is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Play Around The Christmas Tree, Don't Stop the Music, Play, Under My Skin, Playin' Around, + more

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Cosmos Music Group, Columbia

Play was a Swedish pop girl group consisting of, in total, seven young women. Faye Hamlin, Anna Sundstrand, Anaïs Lameche, and Rosie Munter formed Play's original line-up from the band's ...more

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#42 of 143 The Best Europop Bands/Artists #68 of 174 The Best Dance Bands/Artists

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Daniel Saucedo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm
Genre: Disco, Pop music & Europop; Nationality: Sweden

Albums: Heart Beats, Set Your Body Free, If Only You (feat. Therese), Radio, All in My Head, + more

Daniel Gabriel Alessandro Saucedo Grzechowski (born 25 February 1986), known professionally as Danny Saucedo or simply Danny, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. He rose to fame as one of the ...more
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Hypocrisy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Abducted, The Arrival, Osculum Obscenum, A Taste of Extreme Divinity, 10 Years of Chaos and Confusion, + more

Labels: Nuclear Blast

Hypocrisy is a Swedish death metal band formed in October 1991 in Ludvika, Sweden by Peter Tägtgren. Musically, the band started off with a traditional death metal sound on their early ...more

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#20 of 190 The Best Melodic Death Metal Bands #11 of 60 The Best Blackened Death Metal Bands

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Blindside is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Blindside, Silence, With Shivering Hearts We Wait, A Thought Crushed My Mind, About a Burning Fire, + more

Labels: Fair Trade Services, DRT Entertainment, Solid State Records, Elektra Records, Tooth & Nail Records

Blindside is a rock band from Tumba, Sweden. They formed in the Christian metal scene in Stockholm in 1994 as Underfree and released the EP Empty Box with Day-Glo Records before changing their ...more
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Ken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm
Genre: Rap music; Nationality: Sweden

Albums: Inblicken, Dödens gränsland, Äntligen hemma, Hip Hop, Stockholm stad, + more

Labels: Tee Productions

Ken Ring (born January 29, 1979) is a Swedish rap artist.
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Clawfinger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Nigger, A Whole Lot of Nothing, Clawfinger, Zeros & Heroes, Hate Yourself With Style, + more

Labels: Warner Music Group, Nuclear Blast

Clawfinger is a heavy metal band from Sweden. Clawfinger is known for aggressive but melodic music and tackling political and anti-racist themes in their songs.

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Tiamat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Stockholm

Albums: Clouds, Skeleton Skeletron, Judas Christ, The Astral Sleep, Prey, + more

Labels: Century Media Records, Nuclear Blast

Tiamat is a Swedish band that formed in Stockholm in 1987 and led by Johan Edlund. The band went through a number of stylistic changes, usually leaning towards gothic metal.

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