Magnus Rosén

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Klas Magnus Rosén is a Swedish musician, born 1963 in Gothenburg, and is best known for being the bassist of the Swedish band HammerFall during the years 1997-2007.[1][2]

Magnus Rosén started to play bass when he was 15 years old. When he had played bass for three years he went on his first tour with the band Kung Sune. After the tour he moved to Los Angeles, there he played in many bands, like Billionaires Boys Club where future Hammerfall-bandmate Anders Johansson played drums. He became a member of the Swedish heavy metal band Hammerfall in 1997. Magnus is also a jazz bassist, having recorded several albums of solo material. He occasionally does solo tours in South America, where he donates the profits to charity.[3] On 7 March 2007 Magnus left Hammerfall to focus on his own projects.

On 1 November 2009 Magnus joined ex-Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki's new band Revolution Renaissance.

Rosén has recently become involved in former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin's live band, Tony Martin's Headless Cross. The band played their debut show on 27 July 2012 at The Asylum in Birmingham, UK.[4] The show was filmed for a live DVD, and is intended as a warm-up for a full tour in 2013.

In 2015, Magnus was announced as the new bassist for Brazilian heavy metal band Shadowside.[5] In 2017, he also joined Spanish band Avalanch.[6]



  • Imagine a Place (2001)
  • Reminiscence (2002)
  • Empty Room (2003)
  • Arose (2006)
  • Set Me Free (2007)
  • Past Future (2010)
  • Empower Duo (2012)
  • Art With Bass (2013)
  • Bass For Relax (2013)



  • El Ángel Caído 2017 (2017)


  • Shades of Humanity (2017)



  1. ^ Encyclopaedia Metallum: Magnus Rosén, accessed 2011-07-28
  2. ^ Hammerfall-basist bakom nytt musikhus i Göteborg, 2009-12-09 (in Swedish)
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  4. ^ Warrell, Richard (July 27, 2012). "Tony Martin's Headless Cross concert review". Born Music Online. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Magnus Rosén Joins SHADOWSIDE". Rockn Growl. October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Avalanch anuncia nueva formación y gira mundial". Avalanch Net. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 

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