Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Sweden

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Synthpop, Disco, Pop music ABBA was a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972, comprising Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. ABBA is an acronym of the first letters ...more

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Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Disco, Pop music, Rock music Agnetha Fältskog is a Swedish recording artist. She achieved success in Sweden after the release of her debut album Agnetha Fältskog in 1968, and reached international stardom as a ...more

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Robyn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music Robin Miriam Carlsson, better known by her stage name Robyn, is a Swedish recording artist. Robyn became known in the late nineties for her worldwide dance-pop hit "Do You Know" from ...more

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Europe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music Europe is a Swedish hard rock/heavy metal band formed in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and ...more

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Opeth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal Opeth is a Swedish heavy metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. Though the group has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has ...more

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In Flames is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Nu metal, Melodic death metal, Metalcore In Flames is a Swedish heavy metal band from Gothenburg, formed in 1990. Since the band's inception, they have released eleven studio albums, three EPs, and one live DVD. As of 2008, In Flames ...more

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The Hives is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock The Hives are a Swedish rock band from Fagersta that first garnered attention in the early 2000s as a prominent group of the garage rock revival. Their mainstream success came with the release ...more

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Amon Amarth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Technical death metal Amon Amarth is a melodic death metal band from Tumba, Sweden, founded in 1992. It takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom, a volcano in J. R. R. Tolkien′s Middle-earth. Their lyrics ...more

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Meshuggah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Progressive metal, Mathcore, Technical death metal Meshuggah is a Swedish extreme metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. Meshuggah's line-up has primarily consisted of founding members vocalist Jens Kidman and lead guitarist Fredrik ...more

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Ace of Base is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Adult contemporary music, Dancehall, Pop music Ace of Base is a Swedish pop group, originally consisting of Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg and three siblings, Jonas "Joker" Berggren, Malin "Linn" Berggren and Jenny ...more

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Refused is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Heavy metal, Melodic hardcore, Screamo Refused is a Swedish hardcore punk band originating from Umeå, formed in 1991. In total the band released five EPs and three full-length albums before originally splitting up in 1998. ...more

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Arch Enemy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual ...more

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Roxette is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music Roxette is a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough ...more

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Dada Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Electro house, House music, Progressive house music Dada Life is a Swedish DJ duo from Stockholm. The duo consists of Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom and was formed in 2006.

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Sebastian Ingrosso is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
House music, Progressive house music Sebastian Carmine Ingrosso is a Swedish DJ and electronic dance music producer. He was also former member of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia, together with friends Axwell and Steve ...more

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The Cardigans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Indie pop, Rock music, Industrial rock The Cardigans are a Swedish rock band formed in Jönköping, Sweden, in 1992, by guitarist Peter Svensson, bassist Magnus Sveningsson, drummer Bengt Lagerberg, keyboardist Lars-Olof ...more

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The Hellacopters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock The Hellacopters were a Swedish garage rock band that was formed in 1994 by Nicke Andersson, Dregen, Kenny Håkansson and Robert Eriksson. Andersson had been the drummer for death metal ...more

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José González is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Folk music, Indie folk, Indie rock José Gabriel González is a Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from Gothenburg, Sweden. González is also a member of the Swedish band Junip, along with Tobias

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Steve Angello is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Tech house, Electro house, House music Steve Angello is a Greek-Swedish disc jockey, record producer and record label owner. Angello was a member of Swedish House Mafia, together with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso.

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Entombed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Death 'n' roll, Heavy metal, Death metal Entombed is a Swedish death metal band which formed in 1987 under the name of Nihilist. Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal which initially differed from ...more

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Mikkey Dee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Black metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou in Gothenburg, Sweden. Known better as Mikkey Dee, he is known as a precision speed and power drummer for King Diamond, Don Dokken and Motörhead.

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Peter Bjorn and John is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Indie pop, Synthpop, Experimental rock Peter Bjorn and John are a Swedish Indie pop band, formed in Stockholm in 1999 and named after the first names of the band's members: Peter Morén, Björn Yttling and John Eriksson, ...more

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Candlemass is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Doom metal, Heavy metal Candlemass is an influential Swedish epic doom metal band established in Stockholm 1984 by bassist, songwriter and bandleader Leif Edling and drummer Matz Ekström. After releasing five ...more

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The Knife is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Minimal techno, Dark ambient, New Wave The Knife were a Swedish electronic music duo from Gothenburg formed in 1999. The group consisted of siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer, who together also run their own record ...more

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Dark Tranquillity is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal Dark Tranquillity is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg. They are one of the longest-standing bands from the original Gothenburg metal scene.

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Axwell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Acid house, Deep house, Electro house Sven Axel Christofer Hedfors, better known under his stage name Axwell, is a Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer and record label owner. He is one third of what once was the Swedish House Mafia ...more

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The Soundtrack of Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Rock music, Alternative rock, Psychedelic rock The Soundtrack of Our Lives, often abbreviated T.S.O.O.L., was a Swedish rock band that was formed in Gothenburg in 1995 and disbanded in 2012. All lyrics are sung in English. The band's style ...more

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Crashdïet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock 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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HammerFall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal HammerFall is a Swedish heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was formed in 1993 by ex-Ceremonial Oath guitarist Oscar Dronjak.

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Bathory is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Thrash metal, Viking metal, Black metal 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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At the Gates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal At the Gates is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, and a major progenitor of the melodic death metal sound. Initially active from 1990 to 1996, the band reformed in 2007 for a ...more

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Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Christian rock, Christian metal Jerusalem is a Swedish Christian rock band, founded in 1975 by Ulf Christiansson. It was one of the first bands to combine Christian lyrics with a hard rock and heavy metal sound.

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Dungen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Folk music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion Dungen is a Swedish rock band based in Stockholm. Often classified as progg or psychedelic rock, Dungen is also influenced by Swedish folk music, classic rock, progressive rock, garage rock and ...more

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Sabaton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Sabaton is a heavy metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles. This is heard in the albums Primo Victoria, Attero ...more

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Cult of Luna is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal Cult Of Luna is a Swedish post-metal band from Umeå. They formed from the remnants of a Umeå hardcore punk band called Eclipse in 1998. They slowly garnered critical appreciation and ...more

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Shout Out Louds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Indie pop, Indie rock Shout Out Louds are 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) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Pop music, Eurodance, Europop 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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Jesper Strömblad is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal Clas Håkan Jesper Strömblad is a Swedish musician who is the guitarist for the bands Dimension Zero and The Resistance. He is best known as founder and former ...more

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Hardcore Superstar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock Hardcore Superstar is a hard rock band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was formed in 1997 and continue on today. Hardcore Superstar have had several #1 hit singles, and Grammy wins in Sweden.

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Millencolin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Pop punk, Ska punk, Skate punk Millencolin is a punk rock band that was formed in October 1992 by Nikola Sarcevic, Mathias Färm, and Erik Ohlsson in Örebro, Sweden. In early 1993, drummer Fredrik Larzon joined the ...more

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Christopher Amott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal Christopher Amott is a Swedish guitarist and vocalist, younger brother of Michael Amott and founding member of the Swedish metal bands Arch Enemy and Armageddon.

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Shotgun Messiah is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Glam metal, Industrial rock, Heavy metal Shotgun Messiah were a glam metal band originally from Sweden; they crossed over to industrial rock music during the early 1990s. In 2012, Zinny J. Zan and Stixx reunited as Shotgun to celebrate ...more

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I'm From Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop I'm from Barcelona is a pop group from Jönköping, Sweden, best known for its 28 band members and eclectic mix of instruments such as clarinets, saxophones, flutes, trumpets, banjos, ...more

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Carl Johan Grimmark is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Christian music, Progressive metal, Power metal Carl Johan Grimmark is a Christian guitarist born in Gothenburg, Sweden October 14, 1977. He has appeared with several influential Christian metal bands including Narnia, Saviour Machine, and ...more

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Deathstars is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Glam metal, Industrial metal, Gothic metal Deathstars are a Swedish gothic metal band from Strömstad. Formed in 2000, the group are noted for their dark horror-themed lyrics, pessimistic and misanthropic social commentary, ...more

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John Zwetsloot is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Black metal, Classical music, Blackened death metal John Zwetsloot is a Swedish guitarist who previously played with black metal band Dissection.

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Faith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Doom metal, Heavy metal Faith was founded in 1984 by Roger Johansson, Christer Nilsson and Peter Svensson, who had always been the stable part of the line-up ever since. But in the beginning the band was a four-piece: ...more

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Carola Häggkvist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Pop music, Schlager music, Gospel music Carola Maria Häggkvist, better known as simply Carola, is a Swedish singer and occasional songwriter. She has been among Sweden's most popular performers since the early 1980s, and has ...more

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Crazy Frog is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Electronic dance music, Dance music, Trance music Crazy Frog, originally known as The Annoying Thing, is a computer-animated character created in 2003 by Swedish actor and playwright Erik Wernquist. Marketed by the ringtone provider Jamba!, the ...more

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September is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Synthpop, Disco, Pop music Petra Linnea Paula Marklund, better known as her stage name September, is a Swedish singer-songwriter. When September was younger, she started recording in professional studios around the age of ...more