Already a world renown producer, Fredrik Nordstrom (which as worked with bands such as Opeth, In Flames, Soilwork, At The Gates, Arch Enemy, and Dark Tranquility) decided to further his career and create his own heavy metal band. After difficulty finding others who share his musical interests, he finally formed Dream Evil in the fall of 1999. Calling upon Gus G.(guitars), Snowy Shaw(drums), Niklas Ilsfeldt(vocals), and Peter Stalfors(bass), he finally had his band. Up until their first promotional photos, they had not even seen each other. Dream Evil released their debut album, Dragonslayer in April of 2002. After much success and an international tour, they threw together their second album on the flight back to Europe. They finished recording it only 2 weeks after, entitling it Evilized and releasing in January of 2003. Despite it's quick creation, it enjoyed much success. After extensive touring, they hit the studios once again, and this time spending 2 months fine tuning their third and most popular album yet, The Book of Heavy Metal. They released it to the masses in May of 2004. It sold 10,000 copies in 5 days in Japan alone. Throughout the next couple of years, Gus G and Snowy Shaw left the band, and were replaced by Mark Black and Pat Power, respectively. Their latest album, which was also the first with the new lineup, was United which they finished in October of 2006.
With an experienced and famous producer as their founding father (Fredrik Nordstrom), Dream Evil was a guaranteed success before they even played together for the first time. With talent implanted in their genes, Dream Evil is very flexible and experiments with many musical ideas. Whether playing traditional hark rock, melodic heavy metal, or bombastic power metal, Dream Evil will leave nobody disappointed. Their four albums and extensive touring did much to prove themselves, and they're not done yet!