Ola Lindgren / Grave
Considered by many to be one of the most influential bands in metal history, Swedish death metal pioneers Grave have been led by frontman Ola Lindgren since he was 16 years old. From their humble beginnings as a group of seventh-grade friends, Lindgren and Grave have consistently delivered unrelenting and ruthless music for more than 20 years.
The Beginning:“Me and Jorgen, we listened to a lot of the same kind of music and wanted to start a band of course but we didn’t know anything really. We went to this rehearsal place at our school, you could go there and learn stuff from an older guy, and that’s basically how we started everything.” – Lindgren to Metal-Rules.com
Did You Know?Grave is considered one of the “big four” of Swedish death metal alongside Dismember, Entombed and Unleashed.
Guitar Influences:Dismember, Nihilist, Kreator, Slayer, Exodus, Testament
In the News:“Built on solid death metal foundation, Grave’s new album Out of Respect for the Dead pummels, punishes, and putrefies, with tracks such as ‘Mass Grave Mass,’ ‘Flesh Before My Eye,’ and ‘Trail of Ungodly Trades’ feeling freshly peeled off the skin of a recently-dead corpse.” – Chris Dick Decibel
Has Toured With:Morbid Angel, Dismember, Cryptopsy, Vital Remains, Demiricous, Withered
Fun Fact:Lindgren refers to his Jackson USA Select Warrior™ WR1 as his “first wife.”
USA Select Warrior™ WR1, Ebony Fingerboard, Snow WhiteView