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Stockholm, Sweden (1989 – 2013)

Clawfinger is a or band from Stockholm, Sweden formed in 1989 and was one of the earliest bands to adopt this sound. Clawfinger is known for aggressive but melodic music and tackling political and anti-racist themes in their songs. As good friends of Rammstein, they often toured together during their careers. In the Rammstein Mutter tour they performed the Ramones classic Pet Sematary together at a few dates, dedicating it to Joey Ramone. One of these performances was released on the Ich Will single. Both bands also share the same producer for their albums, Swedish producer Jacob Hellner

The band’s origin dates back to the summer of 1989 when Zak Tell and Jocke Skog met while working together at the Rosenlund Hospital somewhere in the vicinity of Stockholm. In 1990 they were joined by the Norwegian guitarists Bård Torstensen and Erlend Ottem who were also working at the same hospital. Soon the four realized their similar interests in music. Bård and Erlend previously played in a band called Theo in their hometown Arendal back in Norway. Their free time was invested in exploring the musical world, composing and writing songs while evolving into a band.

Their original demo comprising three tracks (Waste of Time, Nigger and Profit Preacher) quickly secured them local radio airplay and consequently brought them to the attention of the MVG label. “Nigger” is an anti-racism statement that caused quite a stir and was a massive success; it was also released as a single. By the beginning of the 1990s, Clawfinger self-released their debut Deaf Dumb Blind. This sold in over 600,000 copies worldwide and was critically acclaimed in Swedish press.

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  • Satan1st

    все альбомы охуенны, как и сама банда

    22 May 3:29pm Reply
  • Evil_Deed

    А как же альбом 97? Да и 95 тоже хорош

    1 May 9:05pm Reply
  • Collector97

    2001-ый альбом тащит.

    29 Apr 8:31pm Reply
  • Wurzel362

    wishing for a new strong album or even a single. :]

    25 Apr 5:06pm Reply
  • brclmu

    Corny lyrics but that really is part of the charm of this refreshingly original, fun band.

    4 Apr 1:13am Reply
  • AkvarT

    Крутые ребята, мне тоже альбом 2001 года доставляет.

    30 Mar 7:58am Reply
  • alien_two

    да збс валят!альбом 2001 нравится

    10 Mar 6:41pm Reply
  • Satan1st

    Legend

    30 Jan 9:04pm Reply
  • serega_ozz_deat

    Зачётно

    11 Jan 3:59pm Reply
  • eddyswan

    Самая худшая мазафака что я когда либо слышал

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Harry_147

    Хохлам охуеннно повезло сходить на их самый последний концерт эвэр. Жаль шо я москаль.

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Sofia_ZARAZA

    For fans who want more new songs checkout "Deafer, Dumber, Blinder" album, there is nice amount of unreleased songs !!

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Clawfinger

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • metall_c_sharp

    И почему я их первый раз услышал только га ZAXID Fest'e? Это же как глоток свежего воздуха

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • pokemoto

    концерт на ЗахідФесті був ахірєнним!!!

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • grisha_leps

    никогда абсолютно даже близко ничего вменяемого и адекватного не играли, и выезжали исключительно за счет текстов

    1 Aug 2014 Reply
  • steve__

    The truth motherfucker

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
  • KawaiiJigoku

    сука, дождалась новый альбом блять [2]

    3 Jun 2014 Reply
  • alwiatmaardhana

    nigger! nigger! nigger! nigger!

    25 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Dr_Octotron

    such a wonderful band.

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
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