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Tainted Black

All from heavy and groovy riffs to melodic and swelling melodies. Tainted Black is a five piece band from Stockholm, Sweden, that like to take chances and explore the lore of true hard rock and is inspired by classic acts such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC just to name a few. Originally founded in 2011 in the suburban town of Tumba, which is located south of Stockholm. The guys played their first live shows in 2017 and were getting great feedback from audience and other bands as well. They recorded a cover of Foo Fighters "The Sky Is A Neighborhood" together with the band Carpet Dime. It was a great collaboration and spawned new creative energy. They signed on to participate in Emergenza festival, which is a contest for unsigned bands. By a total of more than 40 bands, Tainted Black went on to come 3rd place in the finals. After the contest the band found new energy to take what had been done on stage to the studio, and they were ready to record their debut album. They decided to record in their rehearsal room. The road was long and hard but through blood, sweat and tears they finally finished the 9 original songs in the summer of 2019. "We are very proud of this album, it feels like it became the perfect statement of what this band is all about. It is dynamic, heavy and have enough diversity to show our creative side." - Alexander


Their debut album ”Tainted Black” was released 20th september 2019
Tainted Black - Out now on Spotify, iTunes, Google play music and Amazon music

The Band

Jesper Hember - Vocals
Jesper Hember - Vocals
Alexander Karlsson - Drums
Alexander Karlsson - Drums
Johan Hörnquist - Guitar
Johan Hörnquist - Guitar
Johan Ohlson - Guitar
Johan Ohlson - Guitar
Fredrik Lundqvist - Bass
Fredrik Lundqvist - Bass