Asta Kask

Asta Kask is a Swedish punk band from Töreboda,[4][5][6][7] Sweden. It was founded as "X-tas" in 1978,[8][9][10][11] but changed to Asta Kask in 1980.[12] In 1984 the band started working with Rosa Honung Records. After the 1986 release of the "Aldrig en LP" the band split up.[2][3] In 1989 the band was reunited and played a few gigs, but then went dormant until 1992 when they played at Rosa Honung's tenth anniversary. Then the band went quiet again until 2003 when they started touring again as a "revenge" for all the unfairness they've been put through. The drummer, Bjurre, quit the band in late 2004, and was replaced by Dadde (of Wolfbrigade). During 2005 a conflict with Rosa Honung that had been growing for many years reached a point where the band could no longer work with the label so they signed a deal with Burning Heart Records. In April 2006, Asta Kask recorded their first new album in 20 years. In 2013, the band released the album Handen På Hjärtat on their new record label.

Asta Kask
Asta Kask playing at Pretzeltown festival in Södertälje.2009
Asta Kask playing at Pretzeltown festival in Södertälje.2009
Background information
Also known asX-tas
OriginTöreboda, Sweden[1]
GenresPunk, Trallpunk
Years active1978–1989, 1992, 2003–present[2]
LabelsRosa Honung, Burning Heart Records,[3] Kloakens Alternativa Anti Produktion
Associated actsWolfbrigade
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersBonni Pontén
Micke Blomqvist
Magnus Hörnell
David Stark
Past membersMagnus Bjurén
Ulf Karlsson
Per Karlsson
Stefan Hovbjer
Steve Aktiv

Despite the fact that they sing in Swedish the band have gained international reputation and their songs have been covered by bands from three continents. The German punk rock band Rasta Knast started as a tribute band to Asta Kask.[13]

MembersEdit

  • Micke- Vocals & Guitar
  • Ernie - Bass
  • Dadde - Drums (since 2004)
  • Bonta - Vocals & Guitar
  • Bjurre - Drums

DiscographyEdit

EPsEdit

  • 1981 - För kung och fosterland
  • 1983 - En tyst minut
  • 1984 - Plikten framför allt
  • 1986 - Än finns det hopp
  • 2000 - Till sista droppen
  • 2006 - Precis som far / Lilla Frida

LPsEdit

  • 1985 - Med is i magen
  • 1986 - Live
  • 1986 - Aldrig en lp
  • 1990 - Sista dansen (Live)
  • 2000 - Rock mot svinen
  • 2007 - En för alla ingen för nån
  • 2013 - Handen på hjärtat

CDEdit

  • 1991 - Med is i magen
  • 1991 - Aldrig en CD
  • 1993 - Från andra sidan
  • 1995 - Sista dansen
  • 2003 - Kravallsymfonier 78-86
  • 2006 - En för alla ingen för nån
  • 2013 - Handen På Hjärtat

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Skövde Nyheter: Asta Kask till Töreboda". Skovdenyheter.se. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b Segerpalm, Erik (11 November 2016). "Asta Kask vågar vägra nostalgi". Vf.se. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b Blekinge Läns Tidning: Asta Kask har väckt ett monster till liv
  4. ^ "Asta Kask om nya skivan: "Handen på hjärtat är politiskt färgad". Sverigesradio.se. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  5. ^ Pihlblad, Micke (26 February 2018). ""Är fortfarande lika förbannade" – Corren". Corren.se. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Asta Kask firar 40 med ny ep – kommer till Malmö i vår". Sydsvenskan.se. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Asta Kask lever vidare". Svd.se. 14 November 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Proletären: Folkets punkband rödare än någonsin – backstage med Asta Kask". Proletaren.se. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Metro Mode – Mode, skönhet, hälsa och inredning". Metromode.se. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Asta Kask firar 40 år med ny ep". Svt.se. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Asta Kask - Inga ålderskrämpor för jubilarerna". Nwt.se. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Asta Kask på scen igen - på punkgala". Expressen.se. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Rasta Knast - official profile". Rasta-knast.de. Retrieved 28 September 2020.

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