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Agents of Mercy

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Led by Roine Stolt and Nad Sylvan, Agents of Mercy music also feature Jonas Reingold and Lalle Larsson from Karmakanic.

Founded: 2009

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: Agents of Mercy

Änglagård

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Almost single-handedly, Anglagard reinvigorated the prog rock genre with their 1992 debut Hybris.

Founded: 1991

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: Anglagard.net - Änglagård: A Swedish prog rock band

Hansson & Karlsson

Organ/drum duo from Sweden, Hansson & Karlsson were early jazz-rock pioneers. Despite having Jimi Hendrix as fan and jam partner, recordings were near-impossible to find outside their native country. Hansson would later achieve international success as a solo artist.

Founded: 1966

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Hansson, Bo

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Known for his musical interpretations of classic fiction works, Bo Hansson was an early virtuoso on the Hammond organ.

Founded: 1943

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: B O H A N S S O N

Kaipa

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Named after a Swedish stone age chieftain, Kaipa were founded by keyboardist Hans Lundsun and bassit Tomas Eriksson in 1973. Guitarist Roine Stolt, though only a teenager at the time, was an original member.

Founded: 1973

Location: Uppsala, Sweden

Website: Kaipa

Samla Mammas Manna

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Zappa-influenced band from Sweden were leading component of the Rock In Opposition movement. Samla's albums were a mix of fusion, musicianship and humor.

Founded: 1969

Location: Uppsala, Sweden

Unifaun

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Named after the portmanteau in Genesis' "Dancing in the Moonlight Knight, Unifaun began as "musical time travelling" between multi-instrumentalist Nad Sylvan and keyboardist Bonamici (Christian Thordin) to "write the songs Genesis never did". On every level, they succeded.

Founded: 2003

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: Unifaun - Genesis soundscape project 2003-2008, formerly known as Sylvan & Bonamici

von Zamla

Yet another morph of Samla Mammas Manna, this one led by Lars Hollmer and guitarist Eino Haapala.

Founded: 1981

Location: Uppsala, Sweden

Zamla Mammaz Manna

Samla Mammas Manna reformed in 1977 to release a few albums.

Founded: 1977

Location: Uppsala, Sweden