Band Profile


Hometown: Gothenburg, Sweden Current Label: Metal Blade Records Websites: MySpace Profile
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Band Members: Oscar Carlquist - Vocals
Morgan Pettersson - Drums
Harry Granroth - Guitar
Daniel Johansson - Guitar
Tobias Petterson - Bass

RAM Bio:

RAM was created back in '99 by Harry Granroth who wanted to form a real Heavy Metal band, he was sick of the missinterpretation of metal that ruled the scene back then and had a pile of material that he wanted to bring to life. He soon found Daniel Johansson, a young but experienced and very talented metal guitar player with a traditional metal guitarstyle. The two started working on some of Harry's earlier material and started writing new songs. After a long and tiresome search Harry then found Oscar Carlquist a powerful Heavy Metal vocalist with a mutual hatred for the current metal scene. Oscar quickly became involved in the songwriting process and started writing interesting lyrics. The backbone of RAM was formed. Oscar brought in drummer Morgan Pettersson, one of the few drummers left who still played the 70/80's hard and heavy drumstyle. They then recruited the legendary Leif Larsson, an icon in Gothenburg metal as he had previously been a member of "Frozen Eyes".
The 5 started to rehearse and write new songs and in 2003 they released their first E.P "Sudden Impact" through partly their own label "Black Path Metal Recordings". The EP truly created a sudden impact on the Underground metal scene, the first 1000 copies were sold out in a few mounths. RAM hit the road and played a number of festivals in Europe and went on tour as support for Sebastian Bach. The band was also recognised by German Rock Hard magazine as one of the best newcommers of the year in 2004.
RAM kept on playing live through out most of 05 and started working on their full-length debut album "Forced Entry", which was released in late 2005. Forced Entry brought the entire Old School Heavy Metal community to its knees. The album is a pure sonic attack of real and innovative heavy metal. Great reviews followed and the band grew even bigger. In December 05 RAM hit the road with Dark Tranquillity and in Jan 06 they did some scandinavian shows with Gamma Ray.
Playing live is what RAM does best and in 2006/07 the band delivered a devastating metal crusade over Europe. Reaching places such as Greece for the first time and Spain for the second time, the Teutonic hordes went wild as always. In the summer of 2007 bassplayer Leif Larsson was asked to leave the band due to personal differences and Tyrant of the Black Metal ultra cult act Nifelheim answered the call and joined RAM as a session bassplayer.
In 2008 the band returned to the studio with producer Johan Reivén to record the album "Lightbringer”. This time they really took the time to explore the true heavy metal sound. The recording of the album took 10 months of nothing but strife for pure Heavy Metal perfection.
In 2009 RAM signed a deal with AFM records. And released lightbringer which recived very, very good reviews. The band also headed out on headline european tour to promote the album. This year bassplayer Tobbe Peterson joined the band and through his amazing band skills making this the strongest RAM lineup ever. The world is once again screaming out for old-school Heavy Metal and RAM are ready to deliver. As one of the pioneers of the “New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal” RAM are a relentless force to be reckoned with in the future!


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