is a stoner rock
band from Stockholm
Abramis Brama (Latin for carp bream
) formed in 1997 when Dennis Berg and Fredrik Jansson got together to start a band. Jansson was originally slated to play bass in the new band but shifted to drums when a drummer could not be found. The band solidified by 1998 when they recorded their first demo. The band recorded their first album later that year. Dansa Tokjävelns Vals
(Dance the Mad Devil's Waltz) was released the following year. All the lyrics for this album are written in Swedish. Following the release of this album original vocalist Christian Anderson left the band and was replaced by Ulf Torkelsson. A second demo, Mamma Talar
, was recorded in late 1999 and was not widely distributed.
The band's second album, När Tystnaden Lagt Sig... (When Silence Is Here...), was released in early 2001. During the recording of this album the band recorded three covers, all in their native language. The Pretty Things "Cold Stone" ("Kall Som Sten") made it onto the album while November's "Men Mitt Hjärta Ska Vara Gjort Av Sten" and Captain Beyond's "Mezmerasation Eclipse" ("Förtrollande Förmörkelse") were saved for a split single and a tribute compilation respectively.
Later that same year the band recorded their third album, Nothing Changes. They reused music from previously released songs but added completely new lyrics, this time in English. All the songs on this album except "All Is Black" have entirely new lyrics. The lyrics to "All Is Black" are a straight translation from the song "Svart".
In early 2005 the band released their fourth album, Rubicon. The release party performance saw the first appearance of live guitarist Robert "Rabbi Rob" Johansson. Shortly afterwards Jansson left the band and was replaced by former Grand Magus drummer Trisse.
In 2007 the band released a live album simply entitled Live! on Transubstans Records.
- Dansa Tokjavelns Vals CD (1999 Record Heaven)
- Nar Tystnaden Lagt Sig CD (2001 Record Heaven)
- Nothing Changes CD (2003 Record Heaven/Sweden Rock)
- Rubicon CD/2LP (2005 Sweden Rock/Nasoni Records)
- Live! CD (2007 Transubstans Records)
- Split 7" with Svarte Pan (both bands cover November) (2003)
- "Säljer Din Själ" CD (2004 Sweden Rock)
- Dansa Tokjavelns Vals CD (2006 Transubstans Records)
- Nar Tystnaden Lagt Sig CD (2007 Transubstans Records)
- "Förtrollande Förmörkelse" on Thousand Days of Yesterdays - A Tribute to Captain Beyond CD (1999 Record Heaven)
- "100 Dagar" on Sweden Rock Festival 2007 DigiCD (2007 Sweden Rock)