Comprising Ubbe Rydeslätt (vocals), Anton Solli (guitar), Kricke Zetterqvist (guitar), Lasse Lekberg (bass) and Mats Rydeslätt (drums), Swedish heavy metal act the Snakepit Rebels formed in 1987. From their visual appearance to their music the group owe a debt to Guns N’Roses, most readily detectable in Ubbe Rydeslätt’s tortured vocals (his ‘day job’ is that of owner of a tattoo parlour). The group’s musical power base is Solli, who before the formation of the Snakepit Rebels had worked widely in Europe as a session guitarist. The group’s self-titled 1990 debut album was given a full European as well as a Japanese release, where the group have consistently proved highly popular. The follow-up, 1993’s Dustsucker, was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios in England and included a dubious cover version of David Bowie’s ‘Life On Mars’.
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