Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll: Maximum Metal's Guide Through Sweden's "Stockholm Strip"
12/17/2012 4:56:24 PM by Frank

"Stockholm is the new Sunset Strip!" --attributed to Chris Laney of Zan Clan.

It's no secret that Sweden has been vigorously grinding the hard rock wheel. A quarter of a century has passed since Southern California ruled the glam/sleeze scene of late 80s hair metal. Since then the Sunset Strip movement has been transplanted and the sex, drugs and rock 'n roll has come back to claim a new generation. At this point, casual listeners and even hardcore fans like us are starting to become confused. Every week a new band surfaces and at this point it can become very dense foliage in search for that ripe banana. We wanted to take you all on a guided tour of some of our favorite bands to look for on Sweden's "Stockholm Strip".

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Solemnity Cradle of Filth
Skullview Seven Witches
Majesty Godflesh
Ravage Late Nite Romeo
Godiva Sevendust
Rage Windseeker
Out of the Lair Iron Savior
Node Scala Mercalli
Ebony Ark Bang The Union
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Jamie. St. James Throcult
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Quiet Riot Shatterpoint
Heartcry Carina Alfie
Ravensthorn John Sykes
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Chaoswave Oathean
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Sothis God Among Insects
Communic Darkane
Dark Funeral Kult ov Azazel
Leaves Eyes Alice Cooper
Thor Devil Lee Rot
Clutch A Lower Deep
Warchild Pagan's Mind
Evergrey ASG
Ignarus Barcode
Arthemis Ghost Machinery
Crystal Ball Asrai
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Taunusheim Early Man
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Pyramaze Ampast
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Incrave Passion
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Architect Glenn Hughes
Deceiver Jesus Martyr
Straight Line Stitch Uriah Heep
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