Meshuggah formed in the late 1980s in Umea, Sweden. After releasing their debut EP in 1989 the band signed to Nuclear Blast and released their full length debut album, 'Contradictions Collapse', in 1991. Now on their seventh studio album, the band are an established live draw, having played numerous festivals worldwide, including Ozzfest, and toured the USA with Tool on two separate occasions.
Internationally renowned Swedish band The Haunted who formed in the mid 90s and began their journey to becoming one of the biggest bands to come out of Sweden, and to enter the UK and North American metal scenes. There have been some line-up changes along the way, with the current group consisting Marco Aro - vocals, Jensen - guitars, Ola Englund - guitars, Jonas Björler - bass and Adrian Erlandsson - drums.
Hailed as "...the single greatest exponents of balls-out metal in the world" by Kerrang! Magazine, their brand of thrash and melodic death metal has gained them a place as one of the alternative scene's most important bands.