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Formed: 2001
From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active


Axenstar evolved out of the 1998 metal cover band Powerage formed by guitarist Peter Johanson and bassist Magnus Ek. Since 2001, the band has had a multitude of face changes, and both founding members Johanson and Ek have left the band. Axenstar has released four albums, and once replacement members are found, plan to play live shows again.

Latest Axenstar News

Below is our complete Axenstar news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Axenstar Signs With Inner Wound Recordings

Swedish power metal act Axenstar, featuring Skyfire guitarist Joakim Jonsson, has signed on with Sweden's Inner Wound Recordings. The band's sixth studio release will be entitled "Where Dreams Are Forgotten," and is targeted for release later this year, with more information and samples expected in late summer.

The band commented: "This is an album we're extremely proud of! The whole band have contributed to the songwriting and we have really taken the time to make sure every song has gotten the attention it deserves. We have gone back to the roots of the Axenstar sound and mixed it with all the new influences we got over the years and it has turned into this great and exciting new album. As always we have recorded the album at Studio Underground with Pelle Saether in charge of the mixing and producing. And of course we're really excited to have been signed to Inner Wound Recordings and to work with them on this release! Make sure to check out our new album "Where Dreams Are Forgotten" later this year!"

Axenstar was formed in 1998 and has released five albums: "Perpetual Twilight" (2002), "Far From Heaven" (2003), "The Inquisition" (2005), "The Final Requiem" (2006) and "Aftermath" (2011). More...

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Dakesis Announces Tour Dates With Axenstar

U.K. act Dakesis has issued the following announcement about upcoming live shows with Axenstar:

"We are very pleased to announce that we will be supporting Swedish power metallers Axenstar on their upcoming UK tour, alongside Ascension! Details for tickets will be available soon...as well as what we are up to on the 8th!"

05/09/12 - Glasgow - Nice N Sleazy
06/09/12 - Birmingham - Roadhouse
07/09/12 - Cockpit 3 - Leeds
08/09/12 - Ragefest - Leicester (Axenstar/Ascension only)
09/09/12 - Macclesfield - The Swan with Two Necks More...

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Axenstar Posts New Music Video Online

Sweden's Axenstar has posted its new music video "Aftermath," which is the title track off the band's upcoming album. The video clip can be viewed below. "Aftermath" is currently set for release on January 7th, 2011.

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Axenstar Posts "Aftermath" Trailer

Sweden's Axenstar has posted a teaser trailer online for the new video "Aftermath," which is the title track off the band's upcoming album. The video clip can be viewed below. "Aftermath" is currently set for release on January 7th, 2011.

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Axenstar Signs To IceWarrior Records

Swedish melodic power metal band AXENSTAR will release their fifth studio album, "Aftermath," around Christmas via IceWarrior Records/Rock It Up Records. The limited first edition of the CD will include one bonus track and a video clip. A video for the song "Tears Of The Sun", which was directed by Dino Medanhodzic and will appear on "Aftermath," can be viewed below:

AXENSTAR current lineup is as follows:

Jens KlovegÄrd - Guitar (LIQUID SUICIDE)
Joakim Jonsson - Guitar
Magnus Winterwild - Vocals and Bass
Adam Lindberg - Drums (INTRIVE)

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Axenstar Sign With Massacre Records

Swedish power metallers AXENSTAR have inked a long-term deal with Massacre Records. The grup recently parted ways with guitarist Peter Johansson and Thomas Eriksson due to "personal reasons." The three remaining members will continue with the help of new lead guitarist Joakim Jonsson (SKYFIRE, THE MIST OF AVALON).

AXENSTAR will enter the studio in April to record their fourth album, tentatively due in late 2006. The band were previously signed to the Arise label.

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