Clawfinger

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Metal band from Stockholm, Sweden.

Formed in 1990 by four co-workers at the Rosenlund hospital, Clawfinger comprised of Jocke Skog (b. 3 June 1969, Stockholm, Sweden; programming, vocals), Zak Tell (b. 16 November 1970, Stockholm, Sweden; vocals), Erlend Ottem (b. 13 December 1968, Molde, Norway; guitar) and Bård Torstensen (b. 13 September 1961, Arendal, Norway; guitar). They immediately received international praise for their fluid but powerful alternative rock sound. Their debut single, 1993's "Nigger", also provoked great controversy. Although the subject matter was profoundly anti-racist, many critics wondered as to the wisdom of its title. The media quickly categorized Clawfinger alongside American outfits such as Rage Against The Machine, who similarly combined political activism with a musical scope that ranged from hardcore rap to metal. The band's debut album, Deaf Dumb Blind, expanded their repertoire to encompass funk and even jazz flourishes. It was promoted in the USA on tours with Anthrax and Alice In Chains, while Clawfinger remained rooted in their national charts with a joint EP with Swedish rappers Just D. In 1995 the band, now expanded to a six-piece with the addition of André Skaug (b. Sunndalsøra, Norway; bass) and Ottar Vigerstøl (drums), launched their "Back To The Basic" European tour, which saw them play in 12 European countries within a few weeks.

The band took a break before starting work on their self-titled third album, which featured session drummer Henka Johansson (b. Karlskoga, Sweden). Johansson was later added to the line-up as the band embarked on an extensive tour. Their fourth album, A Whole Lot Of Nothing, was released in 2001 followed by Zeroes & Heros in 2003.
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Albums

Clawfinger - Deaf Dumb Blind album art Clawfinger Deaf Dumb Blind (Album) MVG Records, MVG Records Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Use Your Brain album art Clawfinger Use Your Brain (Album) MVG Records Poland 1995 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Clawfinger album art Clawfinger Clawfinger (Album) WEA Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - A Whole Lot Of Nothing album art Clawfinger A Whole Lot Of Nothing (Album) Supersonic Records (2), Supersonic Records (2) Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Zeros & Heroes album art Clawfinger Zeros & Heroes (Album) Supersonic Records (2), GUN Records (2) Russia 2003 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Hate Yourself With Style album art Clawfinger Hate Yourself With Style (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Life Will Kill You album art Clawfinger Life Will Kill You (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FKL2 Clawfinger - Klåfinger album art Just D och Klåfinger* Just D och Klåfinger* - Klåfinger(CD, Ltd, Num, Promo) Stövelben Records 2 FKL2 Sweden 1992 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Nigger album art Clawfinger Nigger (Single, Maxi) MVG Records Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - The Truth album art Clawfinger The Truth (Maxi, Single) WEA Norway 1993 Sell This Version
MVGCDS 9 Clawfinger - Rosegrove album art Clawfinger Rosegrove(CD, Single) MVG Records MVGCDS 9 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
SAM 1262 Clawfinger - Suckerpunch / Warfair album art The Wildhearts / Clawfinger The Wildhearts / Clawfinger - Suckerpunch / Warfair(7", Promo) EastWest SAM 1262 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Warfair album art Clawfinger Warfair (Maxi, Single) MVG Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Do What I Say album art Clawfinger Do What I Say (Maxi, Single) MVG Records Scandinavia 1995 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Tomorrow album art Clawfinger Tomorrow (Maxi, Single) MVG Records Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Pin Me Down album art Clawfinger Pin Me Down (Maxi, Single) MVG Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Clawfinger - Clawfinger album art Clawfinger Clawfinger(Cass, S/Sided, Single, Promo) EastWest none Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Biggest & The Best album art Clawfinger Biggest & The Best (Maxi, Single) MVG Records Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Two Sides album art Clawfinger Two Sides (Maxi, Single, EP) MVG Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
MVGCDS 54 Clawfinger - Don't Wake Me Up album art Clawfinger Don't Wake Me Up(CD, Maxi) MVG Records MVGCDS 54 Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Out To Get Me album art Clawfinger Out To Get Me (Maxi, Single) Supersonic Records (2) Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Nothing Going On album art Clawfinger Nothing Going On (Maxi, Single) Supersonic Records (2) Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Clawfinger - Recipe For Hate album art Clawfinger Recipe For Hate (Maxi, Single) Supersonic Records (2) Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Supersonic 137 Clawfinger - Bitch album art Clawfinger Bitch(CD, Single, Copy Prot., Promo) BMG Berlin Musik GmbH Supersonic 137 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
NB 1578-2 Clawfinger - Dirty Lies / The Faggot In You album art Clawfinger Dirty Lies / The Faggot In You(CD, Single, Promo) Nuclear Blast NB 1578-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version