Raised Fist

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This article is about the Swedish band. For the salute, see Raised fist.
Raised Fist
Raised Fist 01 by notwist.jpg
Live at Sticky Fingers
Background information
Also known as RF
Origin Luleå, Norrbotten, Sweden
Genres Hardcore punk, crust punk
Years active 1993–present
Labels Burning Heart/Epitaph Records
Associated acts Dark Funeral, Defleshed
Website www.raisedfist.com
Members Jimmy Tikkanen
Daniel Holmgren
Andreas Johansson
Alexander Hagman
Matte Modin
Past members see former members section

Raised Fist is a Swedish hardcore punk band, formed in 1993.


The name "Raised Fist" came as an idea from the Rage Against the Machine song "Know Your Enemy", where part of the lyrics are as follows: "Born with an insight and a raised fist..." The band has become more successful over the years, with its aggressive music and vocals today considered as one of the most energetic live acts to be found. As an example of their rise, the band played at the large Scandinavian Roskilde Festival in 2004. Burning Heart Records, the band's former record label, houses many other Swedish punk and hardcore bands. The band currently consists of five members, where the latest newcomer is the drummer Matte Modin (formerly of Dark Funeral).

Raised Fist recently signed a two album contract with Epitaph Records[1] and started working on the first of these in November 2013.[2]


Vocalist Alexander appeared in an interview on Swedish television TV4 where he criticizes the EU Directive on the enforcement of intellectual property rights in EU countries.[3]


Current members[edit]

  • Alexander "Alle" Hagman – Vocals
  • Jimmy Tikkanen – Guitar
  • Daniel Holmgren – Guitar
  • Matte Modin – Drums
  • Andreas "Josse" Johansson – Bass

Former members[edit]

  • Marco Eronen - Guitars
  • Oskar Karlsson – Drums
  • Peter "Pita" Karlsson - Drums
  • Petri "Pecka" Rönnberg - Guitars
  • "Peson" - Guitars


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
1998 Fuel  –
2000 Ignoring the Guidelines  –
2002 Dedication  –
2006 Sound of the Republic  –
2009 Veil of Ignorance 22
2015 From the North 6




  1. ^ "Timeline Photos - Raised Fist - Official Bandpage". Facebook. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Timeline Photos - Raised Fist - Official Bandpage". Facebook. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Raised Fist Alexander Hagman om IPRED-lagen". YouTube. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Raised Fist discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 

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