Dead Man

“The Swedes in DEAD MAN hover nebulously in a quadrant between Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Captain Beyond’s underrated ‘Sufficiently Breathless’ masterpiece, Aphrodite’s Child, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pure Prairie League and Witchcraft but with a unique atmosphere filled with lush, folkinspired instrumentation that gives them their own special touch when compared to their influences. Stunning…simply stunning.” – HELLRIDE MUSIC

It all started as an experiment in 2003. Four musicians from Örebro, Sweden decided to pool their talents and it didn’t take long before a new band was formed. Soon after, the moniker DEAD MAN was chosen and the band sprung to life. With each member possessing a wealth of musical experience derived from time spent in various Swedish acts (including the hard rock band NORRSKEN, which featured in its ranks current WITCHCRAFT front man Magnus Pelander, GRAVEYARD members Joakim Nilsson and bassist Rikard Edlund and DEAD MAN’s Kristoffer Sjödahl), the band put their psychedelic, folk and hard rock influences into a pot and began to stir. Within a few weeks of forming, the quartet’s intense songwriting chemistry generated a psychedelic folk-rock trip brewed together with the essence of darker and heavier sounds.