Dionysus (band)

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Origin Sweden
Genres Power metal
Heavy metal
Years active 1999–2008
Labels AFM
Associated acts HammerFall, Sinergy
Website Official Homepage
Members Olaf Hayer
Johnny Öhlin
Nobby Noberg
Johannes Berg
Joakim Floke
Past members Ronny Milianowicz
Kaspar Dahlqvist

Dionysus was a Swedish/German power metal band formed in 1999 by Sinergy drummer Ronny Milianowicz and disbanded in 2008. In the vein of Dionysus, Ronny and Kaspar have once again joined forces in new band ShadowQuest. The debut album will be released in January 2015.


Dionysus debut album "Sign of Truth" was recorded at the Rhön Studio in Fulda, Germany in 2002, which is best known for its productions with Edguy and Avantasia. The album was produced by Tobias Sammet and mixed by Tommy Newton (Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part 1 & 2). Dionysus second album, Anima Mundi ("the soul of the world" in Latin), was released in 2004.

Dionysus also works closely with HammerFall singer Joacim Cans. Ronny Milianowicz did the backing vocals on Legacy of Kings, and Joacim wrote the lyrics in "Bringer of Salvation" on the Sign of Truth album and "Bringer of War" on the Anima Mundi album. Ronny and Joacim also work together on a number of different projects, including the musical “The Conspiracy”.

Dionysus' third album, Fairytales and Reality was released August 23, 2006.

In January 2007 co-founder, songwriter and drummer Ronny Milianowicz suddenly decided to quit the band for other engagements, though promising Dionysus support for all live activities of 2007. While on February 20 keyboardist Kaspar Dahlqvist announced that he was leaving due to personal conflicts and he would not be participating in the upcoming tour.

On their MySpace page, bassist Nobby Noberg revealed that Dionysus had found a new drummer, Johannes Berg (Castillion) and a new keyboardist, Joakim Floke, which both went on Dionysus' 2007 European tour, supporting Jon Oliva's Pain.

In 2008, bassist Nobby Noberg and former drummer Ronny Milianowicz had their first release with their new band Saint Deamon, including singer Jan Thore Grefstad.

Ronny Milianowicz left the band in 2007 and was later followed by Kaspar Dahlqvist. Dionysus recruited new members but split up in 2008 anyway.


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