VON PANZER

VON PANZER

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Biography

VON PANZER

The band Von Panzer was formed in October 2005 by writer of all music/drummer/band leader Niclas "Klajja" Kleist. The idea was to play heavy/hard rock both live and in the studio, without any restraints and rules.

The first member Klajja recruited was bass player Marko Lehto. Shortly after Marko joined, lead guitar player Olof Sundfeldt was found. Marko's time in the band was proven to be short when he in spring 2006 left. Before he quit, the band recorded demos to the songs Bullet, Working Man and Trenches at the end of 2005.

A period of songwriting now followed for mr Kleist, and at the same time he searched for fitting musicians to join the band. In October 2006 rythm guitar player Jimmy "Jimbo" Petersson joined the ranks, and the band, now a trio again, recorded demos for the songs Loaded and The Maginot line. The bass playing was divided between Jimbo and Olof. November 2006 Roger Svensson from Last Temptation joined as new bass player, and only days later the singer Andreas "KP" Johansson got the handshake to nail his position in the band. Shortly after this, Roger Svensson's and Von Panzer's ways have parted.

In April 2008 the debut cd named simply VON PANZER was released. It recieved very good reviews in e.g Sweden Rock Magazine. Fall 2008 Von Panzer found the permanent bass player in Gabriel "Gabbe" Ă–sterlund.

As the year shifted 2008 to 2009, the album was announced as one of the years best Heavy Metal releases in NT, the local newspaper.

In may 2010 the band released their second album. Titled VON PANZER II.

Discography

VON PANZER cd (2008):

Green mist (4.27)
The Maginot line (6.18)
Working man (3.44)
617th sqdr (6.01)
Heavy artillery (6.23)
Bullet (6.21)
Loaded (3.57)
Trenches (9.33)

VON PANZER II cd (2010)

Schwerer Gustaf (5.15)
Flames (5.04)
Fire walk with me (5.12)
Still alive (6.17)
The shores of Normandie (5.12)
Edward Hyde (4.49)
Below (4.59)
Hogleg (4.22)
Bazooka (6.21)
Hordes at horse (4.54)