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List of Famous Bands from Sweden

Updated June 8, 2017 156.2k views600 items

List of Sweden bands, listed by their level of fame. This Sweden musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Sweden bands are included, as well as many Sweden musicians of underground status. This list of Sweden 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 Sweden 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.

List ranges from ABBA to Agnetha Fältskog and more.

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    ABBA

    Synthpop, Disco
    ABBA (Swedish pronunciation: [²abːa]) are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by...  more

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    Agnetha Fältskog

    Disco, Pop music
    Åse Agneta Fältskog (born 5 April 1950), better known as Agnetha Fältskog (Swedish...  more

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    Robyn

    Hip hop music, Synthpop
    Robin Miriam Carlsson (born 12 June 1979), known as Robyn (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔbʏn]),...  more

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    Europe

    Glam metal, Blues-rock
    Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby in 1979, by vocalist Joey Tempest,...  more

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    Opeth

    Doom metal, Thrash metal
    Opeth is a Swedish progressive metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1989. The group has been...  more

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    In Flames

    Nu metal, Melodic death metal
    In Flames are a Swedish heavy metal band, which was formed by guitarist Jesper Strömblad in...  more

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    The Hives

    Rock music, Garage punk
    The Hives are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the...  more

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    Amon Amarth

    Melodic death metal, Viking metal
    Amon Amarth () is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band...  more

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    Meshuggah

    Progressive metal, Mathcore
    Meshuggah is a Swedish extreme metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. Meshuggah's line-up has...  more

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    Ace of Base

    Adult contemporary music, Dancehall
    Ace of Base was a Swedish pop group, originally consisting of Ulf Ekberg and three siblings,...  more

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    Refused

    Heavy metal, Melodic hardcore
    Refused (also known as The Refused) is a Swedish punk rock band originating from Umeå and...  more

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    Arch Enemy

    Thrash metal, Melodic death metal
    Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad,...  more

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    Roxette

    Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock
    Roxette are a Swedish soft rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals and keyboards)...  more

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    Dada Life

    Electro House, House Music
    Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom are a Swedish DJ duo from Stockholm, known by the collective...  more

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    Sebastian Ingrosso

    Progressive House, Electro House
    Sebastian Carmine Ingrosso (born 20 April 1983) is a Swedish DJ, actor and record producer. He...  more

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    The Cardigans

    Indie pop, Rock music
    The Cardigans are a Swedish rock band formed in Jönköping, Sweden, in 1992, by guitarist Peter...  more

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    The Hellacopters

    Rock music, Garage punk
    The Hellacopters are a Swedish garage rock band that was formed in 1994 by Nicke Andersson...  more

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    José González

    Folk music, Indie folk
    José González or Jose Gonzalez may refer to:...  more

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    Steve Angello

    Progressive House,  Electro House
    Steven Angello Josefsson Fragogiannis (born 22 November 1982) is a Greek-Swedish DJ, record...  more

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    Entombed

    Death 'n' roll, Heavy metal
    Entombed is a Swedish death metal band formed in 1987 under the name of Nihilist. Entombed...  more

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    Mikkey Dee

    Black metal, Heavy metal
    Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou (born 31 October 1963), known by his stage name Mikkey Dee, is a...  more

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    Peter Bjorn and John

    Indie pop, Synthpop
    Peter Bjorn and John are a Swedish indie pop/rock band, formed in Stockholm in 1999 and named...  more

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    Candlemass

    Doom metal, Heavy metal
    Candlemas is the Christian feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. It can also refer...  more

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    The Knife

    Minimal techno, Dark ambient
    The Knife was a Swedish electronic music duo from Gothenburg formed in 1999. The group...  more

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    Dark Tranquillity

    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal
    Dark Tranquillity is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg. They are considered...  more