Morifade

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Morifade
OriginLinköping, Sweden
GenresPower metal
Years active1992–2015
LabelsLoud N' Proud Records
Hammerheart Records
Karmageddon Media
IceWarrior Records/Alive
Candlelight Records
Associated actsHypocrisy, Pain, Tad Morose
Websitemorifade.com
Past membersKristian Wallin
Robin Arnell
Mathias Kamijo
Henrik Weimedal
Kim Arnell
Fredrik Eriksson
Stefan Petersson
Jesper Johansson
Fredrik Johansson
Adrian Kanebäck
Christian Stinga-Borg

Morifade was a power metal band formed in 1992 in Linköping, Sweden.[1]

Biography[edit]

The band was first formed under the name Gothic by Jesper Johansson (lead vocals and guitar), Fredrik Johansson (guitar) and Kim Arnell (drums). Soon after, they were joined by Henrik Weimedal (bass). In late 1996, Christian Stinga-Borg joined the band as lead vocalist and Johansson became a full-time guitarist.[2] They then changed their name to Morifade and released the EP Across the Starlit Sky in 1998.[3]

Shortly after the EP was released, Stinga-Borg departed and was replaced by Stefan Petersson. This lineup released the full-length album Possession of Power in 1999.[4] Later that year, Fredrik Johansson departed and was replaced by ex-Nephenzy guitarist Adrian Kanebäck, and the band added keyboardist Fredrik Eriksson.[2] The EP Cast a Spell was released in 2000.[5] Kanebäck then left the band and was replaced by Robin Arnell (Kim Arnell's younger brother).[6]

Morifade signed to Hammerheart Records and released the album Imagainarium in 2002.[7] The band then moved to Candlelight Records and released Domi<>Nation in 2004. This was a loose concept album based on Brave New World and 1984. AllMusic called the album "the sort of grandiose, overblown power metal offering that most rock critics -- not all, but most -- loved to hate back in the '70s and '80s."[8]

In 2004, Petersson left and was replaced by Kristian Wallin. Jesper Johansson also quit the band and was replaced by former Pain and Hypocrisy guitarist Mathias Kamijo.[9] After a seven-year hiatus, Morifade released the album Empire of Souls in 2011.[10] The band broke up in 2015, with Robin Arnell, Mathias Kamijo, and Kim Arnell forming the new band Prime Creation in 2017.[11]

Discography[edit]

  • The Hourglass (1995)
  • Across the Starlit Sky (1998)
  • Possession of Power (1999)
  • Cast a Spell (2000)
  • Imaginarium (2002)
  • Domi<>Nation (2004)
  • Empire of Souls (2011)

Members[edit]

  • Kim Arnell, drums (1992–2015)
  • Henrik Weimedal, bass (1992–2015)
  • Fredrik "Frippe" Eriksson, keyboards (1999–2015)
  • Robin Arnell, guitars (2001–2015)
  • Kristian Wallin, vocals (2004–2015)
  • Mathias Kamijo, guitars (2005–2015)

Former members

  • Christian Stinga-Borg, vocals (1992–1998)
  • Fredrik Johansson, vocals, guitars (1992–1999)
  • Jesper Johansson, guitars (1992–2005)
  • Adrian Kanebäck, guitars (1999–2001)
  • Stefan Petersson, vocals (1998–2004)

Timeline[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ B., Peter. "Morifade: Interview". Lords of Metal. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Morifade: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Across the Starlit Sky". Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  4. ^ Dragonchaser, Bruce (21 November 2008). "Possession of Power: Review". The Metal Crypt. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Cast a Spell: Review". Metal Reviews. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  6. ^ Lindgren, Peter (30 January 2004). "Robin Arnell - Morifade". Metal Central. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Imaginarium: Review". Metal Reviews. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  8. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Domi<>Nation: Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  9. ^ "MORIFADE - Jesper Johansson Explains Departure from Band". Brave Words. 11 October 2005. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Morifade: 'Empire Of Souls' Details Revealed". Blabbernouth. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Prime Creation Featuring Former MORIFADE Members Release "War Is Coming" Music Video". Brave Words. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2019.

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