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Mando Diao


Genres: Alternative / Rock / Folk Rock

Location: Sweden

Stats: 407 fans / 13,136 plays / 12 plays today





4 tracks

Members: Bjorn Dixgard (g, voc) / Gustaf Noren (g, voc) / Carl-Johan Fogelklou (bass) / Samuel Giers (dr) / Mats Bjorke (key)

The roots of Mando Diao date back to 1995 when Bjorn Dixgard was a member of a band called Butler. Band members came and went and four years later the rest of the current line-up decided to take that project more seriously. Bjorn Dixgard and Gustaf Noren locked themselves up in a summer house and spent six months writing songs. The now-renamed band made their first public performances in the clubs of their hometown Borlnge in 1999. A local writer described them in an article as the best unsigned band he had ever seen. This was soon followed by a record deal with EMI Sweden. In 2002 their first album Bring 'Em In was released in Sweden. It contains early demo versions of their songs, partly recorded in the basement of keyboardist Daniel Haglund who left the band later in 2003. In 2003 the album was released internationally, along with their debut single "Sheepdog." As of 2004, the band is hailed enthusiastically by the music press as one of the most sanguine newcomer bands of the year. The album Hurricane Bar was released in 2005.

The band supported The Bravery on their most recent tour in 2005, along with Los Angeles band The Colour. Their song "Down in the Past" was featured on the game NHL 2006 by EA Sports. The song "God Knows" was featured on FIFA 06 by EA Sports.


  • nawa said:
    awesome!!!!... Nov 16
  • Xavier ☮ (@Xaviercamejo) said:
    This is amazing music Dec 29
  • (ba)nana said:
    love your music ^-^ Aug 03
  • Ron Stopable said:
    Hey Guys Check out Mando Diao live in NYC back in '07 http://www.baeblemusic.com/concertvideo/TheBoweryBallroom/MandoDiao.html Jun 24
  • keough06 said:
    you guys are intenseeeeeee never cease to amaze me keep it up Oct 11
  • DAZED&DAFT said:
    I think you guys are great! I love the sound of your music - it makes me feel so many different emotions and can connect with me in any situation I may be going through in my life! Feb 15
  • Aivi said:
    Nov 26
  • icehorizon27 said:
    the wildfire video rocks, was that really filmed in Sweden? It looks just like Oregon, USA! I sincerely wish you would put Wildfire and Down in the Past on here. Thank you for being so unbelievably rad!!!!! :D Sep 05
  • McDoosh said:
    Seriously, you guys ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!! Pretty much my favorite band! I hadnt heard of you guys till about a month ago! I live in California USA, you guys should totally come some time! Jul 04
  • black_sky said:
    i love mando diao!!!!!! Apr 16
  • said:
    hey guys!!!! how are you? just wanted to say, that your shows are awesome and you guys kick ass!!!!! keep on making such great music!!!! you\'re the best!!! :) Mar 21
  • facumomo said:
    Hi, from Argentina! i like your music, too much, really... Salud!!! Facu Rey Momo Nov 23
  • choclat-vow215 said:
    Ive seen their show yesterday. theyre soooooo good Nov 11
  • swept_by_rain said:
    hello! how are u guys? xx Oct 27
  • swept_by_rain said:
    I love all your music u should come to america!! Oct 03

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