HEAVY LOAD - Death Or Glory (12" Gatefold Black LP with CD)
Sweden | Heavy/Power
Heavy Load was a Swedish heavy metal band from Stockholm. The band is often hailed as the first'swedish heavy metal band and were known for their Viking themes. They formed in 1976, as a trio, by the two brothers Wahlquist (guitar, vocals and drums), together with bassist Michael Backlund. 1977 Heavy Load recorded their debut-album "Full Speed At High Level" (released 1978), now with Dan Molen handeling the bass playing. The record company, Heavy Sound Records, went bankrupt after a while (not because of Heavy Load I hope!) and the Wahlquist Bros. formed their own label, Thunderload Records, and recorded this follow up 'Death Or Glory' album. It's an early heavy metal classic from 1982.