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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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  • stupidPity


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  • Airex111167

    Oh... I literally shed a tear when heard the news... Well, in all honesty their latest albums weren't on par with previous', so really if anything they burnt out in early 00s. Maybe it was for the best... But damn, they were one of the first metal bands I ever heard in my life when I was like under 10 still. Damn shame.

    24 Jan 3:28pm Reply
  • Harry_147

    До сих пор не знал, что распались. Всё ждал след. альбом. Очень жаль, чо. Хоть и обычный рэпкор, но всё же в школе угарали под него с ребятами. Было весело. Ещё потанцуем под них.

    18 Jan 6:11am Reply
  • StaphRightThere

    Хорошие ребята были. R.I.P. :с

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • larissapalmieri

    I just discovered this band today and they disbanded few months ago, fuck my life ps. the dude's voice reminds me SO MUCH MIKE PATTON

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • kleimoment

    сука, дождался новый альбом блять

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • kingcrabbie

    Shame grew up listening to these :(

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Ondrew

    What? WTF? It's really a truth? I can't get it. Their songs are marvellous.... The song "God Is Dead" is an anthem for me. Damn... It was a beautiful combination between something like "rapcore" and "industrial metal". This is one of the most sad news I've heard this year :( Why so many bands are closing their "doors"??? I don't get it, sorry :( Btw, Clawfinger made a years ago a "sample song" for the music concernet sofware called "Reason". That song was really cool and dudes from the Clawfinger did say, so everyone can use the samples used in the song. Damn... why, why, why so many bands are quitting their way? Shit :(. "Gooooood is deeeeeeeeead, it's just a voice inside your head! Goooooooood is deeeeeeaad, it's just a monster under you bed......... Gooooood is deeeeead, it's just a ghost under your bed!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • rei5en

    very sad. I've just found them due to this news...

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • SirSinnlos

    Why dudes?! Why!

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • OptimusDan


    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • VM93

    I'cant belive it...

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Stormehange

    R.I.P (1992 - 2013)

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Forced_Life1983

    R.I.P thank for your music

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • MurderCapital

    Clawfinger just announced on their Facebook that they are calling the quits. :(

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • FallenKnight13

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Edelce

    hold your head up todo un himno

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • alfred129

    My rating 7.3 out of 10

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • cauldronborn86

    Deaf Dumb Blind !

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
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