From Karlstad, Sweden Despotz Records Since 11/2013

Lykantropi from Karlstad, Sweden

In today’s society, old folk tales can be thought to belong to the delusions of the past. With their groovy riffs and beautiful melodies, LYKANTROPI takes its listeners back to the rock and folk music of the early ‘70s. Sweet harmonies reminiscent of The Mamas & The Papas are layered with electric guitars and flutes and swirled into a smokey witch’s brew reminiscent of bands like Fleetwood Mac, Coven, and Blue Öyster Cult.


The mysterious, inexplicable, and obscure have always been what primarily defines LYKANTROPI -- rock music that comes from the Scandinavian forest and wilderness; deforestation and mire, bottomed within its folklore, myths, and legends. We cannot see or touch it, but we can feel it, experience it, and pass it on. That kind of art is more difficult to define and master, but it is probably what has made the sextet from Karlstad one of the most promising new additions to enter Sweden's rock scene in many years. - Earsplit PR

  • Martin Östlund
    Vocals & Guitar
  • My Shaolin
  • Ia Öberg
  • Tomas Eriksson
  • Elias Håkansson
  • Ola Rui Nygard
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