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Hard rockers Crucified Barbara hail from Stockholm, Sweden, where bassist Ida Evileye and guitarist Klara Force had played with several informal bands for years before hooking up with drummer Nicki Wicked in 1998, then vocalist and lead guitarist Mia Coldheart in 2001. By then, the group's original fixation on punk rock had given way to a more muscular hard rock approach, and after frequent gigging led to their signing with GMR Records, Crucified Barbara's debut single, "Losing the Game," was released in 2005, eventually climbing to number eight on the Swedish pop charts. A full album entitled In Distortion We Trust followed shortly thereafter, and Crucified Barbara set out on the road to support it, performing across Europe and earning a prestigious slot alongside Black Sabbath, Velvet Revolver, System of a Down, and others on the U.K.'s Download Festival. 2006 saw their album released in America by Liquor and Poker.
Crucified Barbara is a Swedish hard rock and heavy metal band, formed in Stockholm in 1998.
Crucified Barbara started out in 1998 as a punk rock band, but soon they changed their primary style to hard rock . They signed in 2003 with GMR Music Group of Stockholm. Recordings took place in Kristianopel, Sweden at Pama Studios/Blakk Records with producer-engineer Mankan Sedenberg during the spring of 2004. Their advance debut single from their first album In Distortion We Trust, was "Losing the Game". It was released on 8 December 2005 and went straight to No. 8 on the Swedish music charts. The video to accompany it was recorded and produced by M Industries. The album was released in Sweden on 19 January and is available outside Sweden in several countries including the U.K, the U.S.A, France, Germany, and Benelux. In 2006, they contributed two songs, "Killed by Death" and "Please Don't Touch", to St. Valentines Day Massacre, a tribute album to Motörhead.
Crucified Barbara's second album, Til Death Do Us Party, was released in Scandinavia on 11 February 2009 and in the rest of Europe on February 27. It was produced in part by Mats Levén (known for producing albums by Yngwie Malmsteen, Krux, and Therion, among other bands within that genre. Mats also sang vocals on the song "Jennyfer".
In November 2009 Crucified Barbara went out on a six weeks European tour to promote the new album Til Death Do Us Party. They played in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Sweden. A documentary film was made about the tour by film-maker Mats Lundberg from Doom Films. The documentary was released in 2010Til Death Do Us Party New Album Out In February! Blabbermouth.net Crucified Barbara: 'Nyhetsmorgon' Performance, Interview Apr. 7, 2009
The current lineup is:Mia Coldheart (Mia Karlsson) – Vocals, GuitarKlara Force (Klara Rönnqvist Fors) – Guitar, Backing vocalsIda Evileye (Ida Stenbacka) – Bass guitar, Backing vocalsNicki Wicked (Jannicke Lindström) – Drums, Backing vocals
In November 2006, they supported Motörhead along with Clutch. They played at the heavy metal festival Sweden Rock in June, 2006 and again in 2009, with bands such as Heaven & Hell, In Flames and Dream Theater. In 2010 they played at Wacken Open Air. In 2013 they played at Graspop Metal Meeting and Metalfest in Czech Republic.Kiss Of DeafBy Andrew Woodger (2008-04-23). "Suffolk - Entertainment - Kiss Of Deaf". BBC. Retrieved 2010-06-23. "Sweden Rock Festival" (in Swedish). Swedenrock.com. Retrieved 2010-06-23.