The legendary Doom Metal band Stillborn dates back to 1984.
In 1994, the band dissolved, but from 2017 they are together again.
It all started in Gothenburg when Kari Hokkanen (vocal and bass) and Petter Bryneson (drums) met Ingemar Henning (guitar) in 1984. The three Swedish boys played a single concert called The Cranium, after which they hired a second guitarist, Erik Sandqvist who they met for a concert with Einstürzende Neubauten. The four-man high band now played a number of concerts the following year and released a rarely cassette tape titled "Tounge The Tong". The sound was tough and satanic, and the band drew inspiration sources to their Swedish doom metal from as different places as Ennio Morricone, Lee Hazlewood, John Wayne, and Black Sabbath.
In 1986, Petter Bryneson left the band and was replaced by Peter Asp. In 1989, Stillborn released their legendary album "Necrospirituals".
Shortly after, Kari Hokkanen left the band and was replaced by Henke Karlsson (vocal) and Sami Miari (bass). Erik Sandquist also left the band and was replaced by Kim Sandström. In 1991 and 1992, Stillborn released the two albums"The Permanent Solution" and "State Of Disconnection". Afterwards, Stillborn toured Europe and performed at Roskilde Festival in 1992. In 1994, Henke Karlsson left the band. The three remaining members teamed up with Candlemass vocalist Messiah Marcolin and changed their name from Stillborn to Colossus.