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Axenstar was formed by Peter Johansson (guitar) and Magnus Ek (bass) as a 
Metal-cover band 1998 under the name Powerage, after several member changes the 
line up that took the name Axenstar in 2001 was Magnus Eriksson (Vocals & 
Keyboards), Thomas Eriksson (Lead & Rhythm Guitar), Peter Johansson (Rhythm & 
Lead Guitar), Magnus Ek (Bass) and Pontus Jansson (Drums).

In October 2002 Axenstar released their debut album [
/wiki/Axenstar_-_Perpetual_Twilight Perpetual Twilight] on the Spanish label 
Arise Records. The album got really good reviews all over the world and Axenstar 
got the chance to play at Motala Metal Festival, the biggest gig so far in their 

The second album [ 
Far From Heaven] was recorded during May of 2003 and just about a week after 
the recordings were done Axenstar played at the mighty Sweden Rock Festival, 
which was a great experience for the band. In January 2004 the opportunity 
was given to go ahead on their first European Tour as the opening act to
Falconer, unfortunately Magnus Ek was unable to go on the tour and 
Joakim Jonsson (Skyfire, The Mist of Avalon) was found to be the stand-in 
bassplayer on the tour, which turned out great.

The third album [ 
The Inquisition] saw the light of day in 2005, but during this time and the time 
after the release there were some problems within the band and in late summer 
2005 guitarists Peter Johansson and Thomas Eriksson left the band, not because of
disagreements or anything like that but just personal reasons.

After that third release the contract with Arise Records was over and Axenstar 
started looking for a new deal, now joining forces with Joakim Jonsson on lead
guitar. In the autumn of 2005 a new deal was signed with German label Massacre 
Records and in the spring of 2006 the fourth album [
/wiki/Axenstar_-_The_Final_Requiem The Final Requiem] was recorded as usual in 
Studio Underground..
After the release of the fourth album there were more changes to come within the 
band and bassplayer Magnus Ek and drummer Pontus Jansson soon left the band due 
to lack of time.
But already within a few months after the setback the two remaining members 
Magnus Winterwild and Joakim Jonsson found a new drummer by the name of Thomas 
Ohlsson. The search for a bassplayer started and Thomas contacted Henrik Sedell 
with whom Thomas had played together with previously. The chemistry with the two 
new members was great and everything was going well on both a personal and 
professional level.

In June 2007 Axenstar did three shows in Sweden together with Nocturnal Rites 
that went really well.
Then once again Magnus and Joakim were back to being the only members in 
Axenstar since both Henrik and Thomas left the band.
The writing process then started with focus on a new album that were scheduled 
to be recorded in May of 2008. About 13 songs were written and 11 of them 
survived the cut and were recorded.

In 2008 Magnus and Joakim recorded a new yet untitled album and in december 2008
drummer Adam Lindberg (Intrive) joined the band. A few months later guitarist 
Jens Klovegård (Liquid Suicide) also joined the band.

In June 2010 a new deal is signed with German Rock It Up Records. The new album 
"Aftermath" was 
to be released in January 2011.

Line Up:Edit

Magnus Winterwild - vocals / keyboards / bass
Joakim Johnsson - guitars
Jens Klovegard - guitars
Adam Lindberg - drums


Perpetual Twilight (2002)
Far from Heaven (2003)
The Inquisition (2005)
The Final Requiem (2006)
Aftermath (2011)

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