Morgana Lefay

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Morgana Lefay
Origin Sweden
Genres Progressive metal, heavy metal, thrash metal, power metal
Years active 1989–1997, 1999–2001, 2004–2007, 2012-
Labels Black Mark Records
Noise Records

Morgana Lefay (known as Damage from 1986 until 1989) is a power[1]/thrash metal band from the town Bollnäs in Sweden. It is named after Morgan Le Fay of the Arthurian cycle. They independently released their first album, Symphony of the Damned, in 1990. The success of Damned allowed the band to tour and eventually landed them with Black Mark records.[2] In May 2006, drummer Robin Engström left the band because of 'personal differences'. Later that month, Pelle Åkerlind became the new permanent drummer. In late August 2006 the band went into Studio Soundcreation to record a new album (titled Aberrations of the Mind), it was released on March 19, 2007. It was the first album with Åkerlind on drums.

In 1997, Morgana Lefay split up. Persson, Heder and Söderlind kept the name. Meantime, Rytkönen and Eriksson were joined by drummer Robin Engström (formerly of M.I.D., Dark Tranquillity, and Fantasmagoria), and continued under the name Lefay, changing record their label to Noise Records. After releasing three albums, they got back the name Morgana Lefay when they returned to Black Mark Records. The albums The Seventh Seal, Symphony Of The Damned, re-symphonised and S.O.S were made when the band was called Lefay. In 1999, a self-titled album was made with Thomas Persson on guitar. The band is currently booked for a reunion on The Sweden Rock Cruise on the 4–5 October 2012 and they are also booked for a gig on Sweden Rock Festival taking place between the 5–8 June 2013

Current line-up[edit]

  • Charles Rytkönen - Vocals (1989 -)
  • Tony Eriksson - Guitars (1989 -)
  • Peter Grehn - Guitars & Backing vocals (1998 -)
  • Fredrik Lundberg - Bass & Backing vocals (2003 -)
  • Pelle Åkerlind - Drums & Backing vocals (2006 -)

Former members[edit]

  • Stefan Jonsson - Guitars (1986–1989)
  • Tommi Karppanen - Guitars (1989–1994)
  • Daniel Persson - Guitars (1994–1997)
  • Joakim Lundberg - Bass (1986–1991)
  • Joakim Heder - Bass (1991–1997)
  • Micke Åsentorp - Bass [The Lefay-years] (1997–2003)
  • Jonas Söderlind - Drums (1986–1997)
  • Robin Engström - Drums (1998–2006)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Released Label
Symphony of the Damned 1990 Self Released
Knowing Just as I 1993 Black Mark Records
The Secret Doctrine 1993 Black Mark Records
Sanctified 1995 Black Mark Records
Maleficium 1996 Black Mark Records
The Seventh Seal 1999 Noise Records
Symphony of the Damned, re-symphonised 1999 Noise Records
S.O.S. 2000 Noise Records
Grand Materia 2005 Black Mark Records
Aberrations of the Mind 2007 Black Mark Records

Singles & Demos[edit]

Title Released Label
Rumors of Rain (Demo) 1992 Self Released
Over and Over Again 2007 Black Mark Records

Compilations[edit]

Title Released Label
Past, Present, Future 1995 Black Mark Records
Fata Morgana 1998 Black Mark Records

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