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Blindside Biography

The Alternative-Metal act Blindside was formed in 1994, in Stockholm, SWEDEN, by vocalist Christian Lindskog, guitarist Simon Grenehed, bassist Tomas Näslund and drummer Marcus Dahlström. Growing up in the Swedish Christian heavy-Rock scene as Underfree, the quartet eventually changed their name to Blindside in 1996.

The band released their self-titled debut album, a year later, on the American label Tooth & Nail.

In early 2000 was released the band's second effort, "A Thought Crushed My Mind"; the record failed to chart and marked the end of the group's contract with Tooth & Nail Records.

During 2002 Blindside signed with Elektra Records who issued their third LP, "Silence"; the band supported it with an ambitious round of touring, including dates with the like-minded NuMetal unit P.O.D., as well as opening for such acclaimed acts as Hoobastank and Disturbed. The record eventually made a mid-chart appearance on The Billboard 200 on the back of the first single "Pitiful", which peaked at #18 on The Mainstream Rock chart and their second Active Rock top 40 hit, "Sleepwalking".

Nearly one and a half year later, they delivered their fourth album, "About A Burning Fire"; it featured a guest appearance from Billy Corgan and reached the #39 slot on The Billboard Top 200 chart. The lead-off single, "All Of Us", failed to chart in America and the band was subsequently dropped from Elektra Records.

Blindside's next studio album, "The Great Depression", arrived in August 2005 via DRT Entertainment; the 14-song set hit #8 on the U.S. Top Independent Albums chart and reached #89 on the all-genre Billboard 200 listing. It included two singles "Fell In Love With The Game" and "When I Remember".

Following a six years of absence, the Swedish rockers prepares for the release of their come back album, "With Shivering Hearts We Wait". The CD will receive an “underground release” on May 6, 2011, with a “worldwide release” to follow on June 7. The CD was recorded at Bay 7 studios in Valley Village, California and Stockholm; it includes the single "Monster On The Radio".


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    Group shot 2002