Members of Soilwork, Candlemass, King Diamond and More Team Up for Swedish Football Anthem


Members of Soilwork, Candlemass, King Diamond, ex-Entombed, Pretty Maids and more have teamed up on a new anthem for the Swedish national football team (that’s soccer to us Americans) titled “Nu jävlar!” The song, which is sung in Swedish, was commissioned by Sweden Rock Magazine for their country’s use in the UEFA European Football Championship this coming summer.

Vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid of Soilwork and The Night Flight Orchestra explains to MetalSucks that the phrase “Nu jävlar!” is “almost impossible to translate, but is almost like ‘Here we go goddamnit!’” I can get down with that! Google Translate says it literally means “Now fucking!” which makes sense with context.

The song is naturally super catchy given the cast of characters involved. Here’s the full lineup on this one:

Björn Strid (Soilwork, Night Flight Orchestra)
Jörgen ”Schweden-Bomber” Pettersson
Ian Haugland (Europe)
Liv Jagrell (Liv Sin)
Jörgen Sandström (Domedagen, ex-Entombed)
Mike Wead (King Diamond)
Lars Johansson (Candlemass)
Simon Johansson (Wolf)
Niklas Stålvind (Wolf)
Chris Laney (Pretty Maids)
Martin Carlsson (Sweden Rock Magazine)

Have a listen to “Nu jävlar!” below. I have no dogs in this particular fight, so may as well root for the most metal country of all this summer: Go Sweden!

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