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    Ultima Thule

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    Albums:1
    Songs:107

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    Fäderneslandet lyrics
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    Uti Vår Hage lyrics
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    Stolt Och Stark lyrics
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    En Skägglös Dundergud lyrics
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    Ragnarök lyrics
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    Sista Brevet Hem lyrics
    7Änglamark lyrics
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    Fäderslandet lyrics
    9När Vindarna Viskar Mitt Namn lyrics
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    Den Vilda Jakten lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

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    För Fäderneslandet [1992]

    Biography

    Ultima Thule (Latin for "Farthest North") is a Swedish rock band. Their style is based on what they call Vikingarock ("Viking rock"), which combines occasional folk melodies with rock, mixed with Oi!, street punk and Teddy Boy. Some of their lyrics are versions of poems and traditional songs by Evert Taube, such as "Änglamark". They have also released a version of Sweden's national anthem, "Du gamla, Du fria'". They have been described as a white power band, though ethnomusicologist Benjamin Teitelbaum disputes this classification.

    För Fäderneslandet is Ultima Thule's most popular album, selling more than 100,000 copies. Vikingabalk, their second best selling album, went gold with more than 80,000 copies sold.

    Ultima Thule was founded in early 1984 in Nyköping, Sweden. Band members have cited the Sex Pistols and late seventies punk rock as their main inspiration. Their songs were a mixture of Nordic folk music, rock and punk. The group has described this particular style of music as Vikingarock.

    After a few years as an underground band, the band entered the mainstream in the early 1990s when they signed a record deal with Mariann Grammofon. Following media controversies,[citation needed] Mariann Grammofon quickly cancelled their record deal with Ultima Thule. After that, the band created their own record label, named Ultima Thule Records.

    Ultima Thule has sold one certified platinum and three gold albums in Sweden, and managed to have three singles on the 20th-best hits list at the same time. Their lyrics are mostly in Swedish, with only a few songs in English, including covers of bands such as Sham 69 and Ronettes.

    Members
    Jan Thörnblom - guitar, vocals
    Niklas Adolfsson - guitar
    Thomas Krohn - bass
    Ulf Hansen - drums

    Past members
    Bruno Hansen - guitar, vocals

    Years active
    1984–1987
    1990–2012

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