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Leviticus

Current line-up
Björn Stigsson - Guitars, Background Vocals (XT)
Peo Pettersson - Lead Vocals
Niklas Edberger - Keyboards
Niklas Franklin - Bass, Vocals
Kjell Andersson - Drums

Former/past member(s)
Håkan Andersson - lead vocals, bass
Terje" Terry H" Hjortander - lead vocals (Jet Circus)
Sven "Ez" Gomer - bass, backing vocals (Jet Circus)
Sonny Larsson (Motherlode, XT)

Bio from official website:

The band was founded by Björn Stigsson, Håkan Andersson and Kjell Andersson in the early 80′s. The band’s first record was released as a Maxi EP back in 1982, it included four tracks, and was titled ”Stå och titta på”, all lyrics in Swedish.

The first album released by Leviticus, the last recording with Swedish lyrics, was released in 1983, and was titled ”Jag skall segra!”.

During the year 1984, things really started to take off. Leviticus released an English version of the album ”Jag skall segra!”, it was titled ”I shall conquer”. The band also got a contract with an american record label, and from now on, all Leviticus albums were released world-wide.

In 1985, Leviticus had a huge success with their new album ”The Strongest Power”. According to the american metal magazine ”Kerrang”, the album was ”one of the best records this year…”, and a lot of superlatives were written about the band. This year, Leviticus had their breakthrough worldwide.

In 1987, Leviticus released the album ”Setting fire to the earth”, which became a best-seller around the world, and which got lots of great reviews in many different music magazines. Before this recording, Håkan Andersson left the band and Ez Gomér replaced Håkan on the bass guitar, and Terry H. became the band’s lead singer.

In 1989, Leviticus released the album ”Knights of heaven”. This album was recorded and produced in the U.S.A. This album also got some great reviews in a lot of magazines worldwide. The Swedish newspaper ”Göteborgs-Posten” wrote ”Leviticus takes the top position in Swedish hardrock, together with Europe.

On this album, Peo Pettersson replaced Terry H. on lead vocals and Niklas Franklin replaced Ez Gomér on the bass guitar. This album was produced by the famous Elefante brothers, John and Dino.

In 1993, Leviticus released the album , ”The best of Leviticus”, a collection of the best, and the most known songs released by the band.

After 13 years of silence, Leviticus got together again and started playing. The band released the album, ”Live at Bobfest 2003″. The line-up on this reunion was: Peo Pettersson on lead vocals, Björn Stigsson on guitars, Kjell Andersson on drums, Niklas Edberger on keyboards, and Niklas Franklin on bass guitar.

In 2011, Leviticus celebrate their 30 years anniversary. This celebration will result in an anniversary concert, on May 7, 2011, at Valhall in Skövde, Sweden. The line-up is the same as on Bobfest, 2003, with only one exception, Håkan Andersson is back again, on the bass guitar and on vocals.

Genres:
80's metal, heavy metal
From:
Skovde, Sweden
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Overall Rating computed from Album Ratings
Year Title Rating Views
2016 In His Service (Box Set) 265
2003 Live at Bobfest 2003 1066
2003 Live at Bobfest 2003 (DVD) 241
2000 The Strongest Power (M8) 1534
2000 I Shall Conquer (M8) 449
1994 The Best Of Leviticus 996
1989 Knights of Heaven 1693
1989 Born Again 327
1989 Isn't It Love 284
1987 Setting Fire To The Earth 1568
1987 Love Is Love 385
1986 The Strongest Power (World) 398
1985 The Strongest Power 3147
1984 I Shall Conquer 1521
1984 Let Me Fight 472
1983 Jag Skall Segra! 913
1982 Stå och titta på 923

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