Heavy Load Band
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Heavy Load Band
Heavy Load
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Heavy metal
1976-1985, 2017-present
Members Styrbjrn Wahlquist
Ragne Wahlquist
Torbjrn Ragnesj
Eddy Malm
Michael Backler
Dan Mole;n
Eero Koivisto
Leif Liljegren
Andreas Fritz

Heavy Load is a Swedish heavy metal band from Stockholm. The band is often hailed as the first Swedish heavy metal band,[1] and were known for their Viking themes. The Wahlquist brothers, who founded the band in 1976 along with Michael Backler, were later producers and owners of Thunderload Records in Sweden, were at one point producing Veni Domine, and also were considering releasing a new album, though that never occurred. Misfortune struck when Thunderload Studios got severely damaged due to a water leakage in the 2000s, which meant a halt to its official existence. After the breakup, the members then went on and performed with other bands.

The band reformed in October 2017 and announced a series of shows for 2018.[2]



  • Full Speed at High Level (full-length, 1978)
  • Metal Conquest (EP, 1981)
  • Death or Glory (full-length, 1982)
  • Stronger Than Evil (full-length, 1983) (Phil Lynott playing bass guitar on the track "Free")[3]


  • "Take Me Away" (single, 1982)
  • Live (VHS, 1983)
  • "Free" (single, 1983) (Phil Lynott playing bass guitar on the track "Free")[4]
  • "Monsters of the Night" (single, 1985)

Band members

Current members

  • Styrbjrn Wahlquist - drums, vocals, percussion (1976-1985, 2017-present)
  • Ragne Wahlquist - guitars, vocals, keyboards (1976-1985, 2017-present)
  • Eddy Malm - guitar, vocals (1979-1985, 2017-present)
  • Torbjrn Ragnesj - bass guitar (1979-1984, 2017-present)

Former members

  • Andreas Fritz - bass guitar (1984-1985)
  • Leif Liljegren - guitar (1979)
  • Eero Koivisto - bass guitar (1979)
  • Dan Mole;n - bass guitar (1978-1979)
  • Michael Backler - bass guitar (1976-1977)


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