When you mention Civil War, the first thing that comes to mind is the American internal struggle during the late 1800’s. But now that name is linked to heavy metal too, all because a handful of brave Swedish warriors decided to combine their talents and create a dangerous metal formula
Created by the former Sabaton members Rikard Sundén (guitar), Daniel Mullback (drums), Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) and Oskar Montelius (guitar) with the addition of bassist Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson (Volturyon), and the powerful voice of Patrik Johansson (ex-Astral Doors). Civil War can be described as a mixture of DIO, a sprinkle of Sabaton & Astral Doors, some Jorn & Heaven’s Gate on the side, and lots of bad ass guitar riffs. Their début album The Killer Angels was released on June 11th via Despot Records, and the band had their first gig at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 8th with an amazing response from the crowd.
The Age Of Metal spoke with Daniel Mÿhr of Civil War days before their gig at the Sweden Rock Festival. We talked about their new album, the band, their sound, and what is next for Civil War