Mando Diao

Mando Diao

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Mando Diao are a rock band from Borlänge, Sweden. According to the band, the name Mando Diao has no meaning at all, but rather appeared to band member Björn Dixgård in a dream. Their sound is influenced by The Animals and Oasis. The roots of Mando Diao date back to 1995 when Björn Dixgård was a member of a band called Butler. Band members came and went; four years later, the remaining line-up chose to proceed more seriously in their musical efforts. Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén locked themselves up in a summer house and spent six months writing songs. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Give Me Fire
    Give Me Fire
  • Hurricane Bar
    Hurricane Bar
  • Ode To Ochrasy
    Ode To Ochrasy
  • Bring 'Em In
    Bring 'Em In
  • Infruset
    Infruset
  • Dance With Somebody
    Dance With Somebody
  • Strövtåg i hembygden
    Strövtåg i hembygden
  • Never Seen The Light Of Day
    Never Seen The Light Of Day
  • Greatest Hits Volume 1
    Greatest Hits Volume 1
  • MTV Unplugged - Above And Beyond
    MTV Unplugged - Above And Beyond
  • Bring Em In
    Bring Em In
  • The Malevolence Of Mando Diao
    The Malevolence Of Mando Diao
  • I ungdomen
    I ungdomen
  • Gloria
    Gloria
  • Christmas Could Have Been Good
    Christmas Could Have Been Good
  • Absolute Music 56
    Absolute Music 56
  • Down In The Past
    Down In The Past
  • Paralyzed
    Paralyzed
  • God Knows
    God Knows
  • Nothing Without You
    Nothing Without You
  • The Quarry
    The Quarry
  • The Wildfire EP
    The Wildfire EP
  • TV & Me
    TV & Me
  • Long Before Rock'n'roll
    Long Before Rock'n'roll
  • Paralyzed EP
    Paralyzed EP
  • Ode to Ochrasy (UK only)
    Ode to Ochrasy (UK only)
  • You Can't Steal My Love
    You Can't Steal My Love
  • Wildfire (If It Was True)
    Wildfire (If It Was True)
  • If I Don't Live Today, Then I Might Be Here Tomorrow
    If I Don't Live Today, Then I Might Be Here Tomorrow
  • Sheepdog
    Sheepdog
  • Clean Town
    Clean Town
  • Motown Blood
    Motown Blood
  • The Band
    The Band
  • Down In The Past (Moonbootica Remix)
    Down In The Past (Moonbootica Remix)
  • Mean Street
    Mean Street
  • Give Me Fire (Digital Version)
    Give Me Fire (Digital Version)
  • Sweet Ride
    Sweet Ride
  • You Can't Steal My Love (video edit)
    You Can't Steal My Love (video edit)
  • Motown Blood EP
    Motown Blood EP
  • Mean Street EP
    Mean Street EP
  • Long Before Rock 'N' Roll - EP
    Long Before Rock 'N' Roll - EP
  • Good Morning, Herr Horst - German Tour EP
    Good Morning, Herr Horst - German Tour EP
  • Dance With Somebody (Fight With Somebody)
    Dance With Somebody (Fight With Somebody)
  • Good Morning, Herr Horst
    Good Morning, Herr Horst
  • Long Before Rock N Roll
    Long Before Rock N Roll
  • Train On Fire (Edited)
    Train On Fire (Edited)
  • Ochrasy
    Ochrasy
  • The Shining
    The Shining

Mando Diao. Artist Bio

Mando Diao are a rock band from Borlänge, Sweden. According to the band, the name Mando Diao has no meaning at all, but rather appeared to band member Björn Dixgård in a dream. Their sound is influenced by The Animals and Oasis.

The roots of Mando Diao date back to 1995 when Björn Dixgård was a member of a band called Butler. Band members came and went; four years later, the remaining line-up chose to proceed more seriously in their musical efforts. Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén locked themselves up in a summer house and spent six months writing songs. The now-renamed band, along with Samuel Giers and Carl-Johan Fogelklou, made their first public performances in the clubs of their hometown Borlänge in 1999. A local writer described them in an article as the best unsigned band he had ever seen. This was soon followed by a record deal with EMI Sweden. In 2002 their first album Bring 'Em In was released in Sweden. It contains early demo versions of their songs, partly recorded in the basement of keyboarder Daniel Haglund who left the band later in 2003. In 2003 the album was released internationally, along with their debut single Sheepdog. In 2004, Mats Bjorke officially joined the band to replace Haglund's departure. In the same year, the band is hailed enthusiastically by the music press as one of the most sanguine newcomer bands of the year. The album Hurricane Bar was released in 2005. Their third album, released in Europe and Japan in September, 2006 is called Ode To Ochrasy, which the band say has a "darker" feel, and features the single Long Before Rock 'n' Roll. To promote the release of the album, the band toured Germany, supported by Razorlight and Johnossi. They also supported Dirty Pretty Things on their tour in England. The album was a big success and they won many prizes in their home country Sweden. Ode To Ochrasy was released in spring 2007 in US and Mando Diao toured the US to promote it.

The band released a new album titled "Never Seen The Light Of Day" on October 24th 2007.

The band supported The Bravery on their 2005 tour, along with Los Angeles band The Colour.

Their songs Down In The Past and The Wildfire (If It Was True) feature on the EA Sports games NHL 2006 and NHL 08 respectively, whilst God Knows features on FIFA 06.

www.mandodiao.com


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