Debut album certified ‘Gold’ in Sweden 

SWEDEN – Civil War, the new symphonic power metal band from ex-Sabaton members, Rikard Sundén, Oskar Montelius, Daniel Mullback and Daniel Myhr, along with frontman, Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors), and bass player, Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson (Volturyon), is proud to announce that its debut album The Killer Angels has been certified ‘Gold’ in the band’s home country of Sweden, selling more than 20,000 copies. The members of Civil War were presented with their ‘Gold’ plaques before headlining the Metal War festival in Budapest last weekend.

Commented the band, “Selling 20,000-plus in our home country is something none of us could ever imagine when getting into the sessions leading up to the album. Even though we felt we made a solid record, getting these numbers was still something we couldn’t predict upon our wildest imagination.”

“We at Despotz are incredibly proud to have reached ‘Gold’ status in Sweden with the band Civil War,” added Despotz Records founder, Ömer Akay. “The band has received great international support from their fans, and it shows with growing sales and upcoming tours as a result. This is just the beginning of a brilliant career. We Will Rule The Universe.”



(Photo Credit: Michael Asplund)

The Killer Angels released June 11, 2013 via Despotz Records.

The new record can be purchased on iTunes at: or via at:


1. King of the Sun

2. First to Fight

3. Saint Patrick’s Day

4. Rome is Falling

5. Sons of Avalon

6. I Will Rule the Universe

7. Lucifer’s Court

8. Brother Judas

9. My Own Worst Enemy

10. Gettysburg

11. March across the Belt **vinyl bonus track

11. Children of the Grave **CD bonus track

Borrowing its name from the novel by Michael Shaara about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels was recorded by Jonas Kjellgren at Studio Myhrer (which is actually the bed and living room of keyboard player, Myhr), Black Lounge Studio and Peter Tägtgren’s, The Abyss, in Pärlby, Sweden.


Artwork comes courtesy of Polish artist, Lukasz Jaszak.


Stay tuned for more information on Civil War and The Killer Angels.

Civil War is…


Nils Patrik Johansson – Vocals

Rikard Sunden – Guitars

Oskar Montelius – Guitars

Daniel Myhr – Keyboard

Daniel Mullback – Drums

Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson – Bass



Civil War online…



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