Raised Fist

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Raised Fist
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Live at Sticky Fingers
Background information
Also known asRF
OriginLuleå, Norrbotten, Sweden
GenresHardcore punk
Years active1993–present
LabelsBurning Heart/Epitaph
MembersJimmy Tikkanen
Daniel Holmgren
Andreas Johansson
Alexander Hagman
Robert Wiiand
Past membersSee members section

Raised Fist is a Swedish hardcore punk band formed in 1993 in Luleå. It currently consists of guitarists Jimmy Tikkanen and Daniel Holmgren, bassist Andreas Johansson, vocalist Alexander Hagman and drummer Robert Wiiand.


Raised Fist was formed in 1993 in the Swedish city Luleå, with Alexander Hagman as the lead singer.[1] The name "Raised Fist" refers to the Rage Against the Machine song "Know Your Enemy", which include the lyrics: "Born with an insight and a raised fist..."

The band played at the Scandinavian Roskilde Festival in 2004. At one time they were signed to Burning Heart Records, which houses a number of Swedish punk rock and hardcore punk bands.

In 2010 Hagman received a serious electrical shock during a concert in Sundsvall when he touched a power cable which had been punctured by a riot fence. He collapsed on the stage.[2]

The band's album Veil of Ignorance, released in 2009, placed on the Swedish charts[3] and was nominated for a Swedish Grammy Award.[4] Many of the songs on this album were written by Hagman.

In 2013 Raised Fist signed a two-album contract with Epitaph Records. In 2015, after working on the songs for five years, Raised Fist released an album From the North.[5]


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.[6]




Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
1998 Fuel  –
2000 Ignoring the Guidelines  –
2002 Dedication  –
2006 Sound of the Republic[8]  –
2009 Veil of Ignorance[9] 22
2015 From the North 6
2019 Anthems 13




  1. ^ "Raised Fist From The North Epitaph" Archived 17 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Rolling Stone, by Simon Jones | 14 January 2015.
  2. ^ "'Rockstjärnan kollapsade av elchock – på scenen". Expressen, 6 September 2010. Article in Expressen about Alexander Hagman collapsing of an electric shock
  3. ^ Raised Fists "Veil of Ignorance" enters at nr: 22 on the Swedish albumchart
  4. ^ Raised Fist nominated for a Swedish Grammy award
  5. ^ "Album Review: Raised Fist – ‘From The North’". SoundSphere By Danielle Barge– 19 January 2015
  6. ^ "Raised Fist Alexander Hagman om IPRED-lagen". YouTube. 14 April 2009. Archived from the original on 13 December 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Raised Fist discography". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  8. ^ Raised Fist – Sound of the Republic Faster Louder. Jade Matheson 7 April 2006
  9. ^ Raised Fist – Veil of Ignorance | Punktastic
  10. ^ "Veckolista Album, vecka 47". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 23 November 2019.

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