'Til Death Do Us Party

Crucified Barbara
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Background information
OriginStockholm, Sweden
GenresHard rock, heavy metal
Years active1998–2016
Websitecrucifiedbarbara.com
Past membersMia Karlsson
Klara Rönnqvist Fors
Ida Stenbacka
Jannicke Lindström
Joey Nine

Crucified Barbara were an all-female Swedish hard rock and heavy metal band, formed in Stockholm in 1998.

Background[]

Crucified Barbara started out in 1998 as a punk rock band, but soon they changed their primary style to hard rock. They signed in 2003 with GMR Music Group of Stockholm. Recordings took place in Kristianopel, Sweden at Pama Studios/Blakk Records with producer-engineer Mankan Sedenberg during the spring of 2004. Their advance debut single from their first album In Distortion We Trust, was "Losing the Game". It was released on 8 December 2005 and went straight to No. 8 on the Swedish music charts. The video to accompany it was recorded and produced by M Industries. The album was released in Sweden on 19 January and is available outside Sweden in several countries including the UK, the US, France, Germany, and Benelux. In 2006, they contributed two songs, "Killed by Death" and "Please Don't Touch", to St. Valentines Day Massacre, a tribute album to Motörhead.

Crucified Barbara's second album, Til Death Do Us Party, was released in Scandinavia on 11 February 2009 and in the rest of Europe on 27 February.[1] It was produced in part by Mats Levén (known for producing albums by Yngwie Malmsteen, Krux, and Therion, among other bands within that genre.[2] Mats also sang vocals on the song "Jennyfer".

In November 2009, Crucified Barbara went out on a six weeks European tour to promote the new album Til Death Do Us Party. They played in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Sweden. A documentary film was made about the tour by film-maker Mats Lundberg from Doom Films. The documentary was released in 2010.

The Band competed in Melodifestivalen 2010 with the song "Heaven or Hell", They made it to the Second Chance from their semifinal in Gothenburg but lost out to Pernilla Wahlgren in the deciding round after beating out Pauline Kamusewu in the first round.

The band announced their split in June 2016.[3]

A few days later, Karlsson announced her solo project under her real name.

In April 2017, Fors, Stenbacka and Lindström announced their new band, The Heard, on Facebook.

Final lineup[]

Former members[]

Timeline[]

Discography[]

Album[]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
SWE
[4][5]
JPN
[6]
In Distortion We Trust
  • Released: May 30, 2005
  • Label: GMR Music Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download[7]
47
'Til Death Do Us Party
  • Released: February 27, 2009
  • Label: GMR Music Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download[8]
53 274
The Midnight Chase
  • Released: May 28, 2012
  • Label: Verycords
  • Formats: CD, digital download[9]
51
In The Red
  • Released: September 10, 2014
  • Label: Despotz Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download[10]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[4]
Losing the Game 2005 8 In Distortion We Trust
Rock'n'Roll Bachelor
Play Me Hard 2006
Sex Action 2008 Til Death Do Us Party
Jennyfer 2009
Fire 2009 non-album single
Heaven or Hell[11] 2010 31 non-album single
Into the Fire 2012 The Midnight Chase
To Kill a Man[12] 2014 In the Red
Electric Sky[13]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Tours[]

In November 2006, they supported Motörhead along with Clutch.[14] They played at the heavy metal festival Sweden Rock in June, 2006 and again in 2009,[15] with bands such as Heaven & Hell, In Flames and Dream Theater. In 2010 they played at Wacken Open Air. In 2013 they played at Graspop Metal Meeting and Metalfest in Czech Republic.

In 2015, Crucified Barbara joined Girlschool on the North America 'Guilty As Sin' tour.

References[]

  1. ^ Til Death Do Us Party New Album Out In February! Archived 2009-02-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Blabbermouth.net Crucified Barbara: 'Nyhetsmorgon' Performance, Interview[permanent dead link] Apr. 7, 2009
  3. ^ "CRUCIFIED BARBARA Calls It Quits: 'The Joy Of Playing Together Got Lost'". Blabbermouth.net. June 14, 2016. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "swedishcharts.com - Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "swedishcharts.com - Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  6. ^ "ベルフェゴールのアルバム売上ランキング – ORICON STYLE". oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  7. ^ "In Distortion We Trust by Crucified Barbara on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. 30 May 2006. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  8. ^ "'Til Death Do Us Party by Crucified Barbara on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. 29 December 2008. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  9. ^ "The Midnight Chase by Crucified Barbara on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  10. ^ "In the Red by Crucified Barbara on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  11. ^ "Heaven or Hell - Single by Crucified Barbara on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  12. ^ "To Kill a Man - Single by Crucified Barbara on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  13. ^ "Electric Sky - Single by Crucified Barbara on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  14. ^ Kiss Of DeafBy Andrew Woodger (2008-04-23). "Suffolk - Entertainment - Kiss Of Deaf". BBC. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  15. ^ "Sweden Rock Festival" (in Swedish). Swedenrock.com. Retrieved 2010-06-23.

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