It all started back in 1979 when Magnus (guitar) first met Anders (vocals) and Tommy (bass) at the local music store where Magnus worked at the time. These 3 rockers formed a band called HAZY and together with drummer Rolf Holmström they began playing mostly covers by RUSH, JUDAS PRIEST and UFO along with the first batch of original tunes. They spent most of the time in their rehearsal studio until the band called it quits in 1980.
While Anders kept the name HAZY and continued with a new lineup, Magnus and Tommy decided to stay together and start out anew under the the banner of IRON HAZE an outfit which later evolved into BLACK STONE. They tried their luck with several musicians, but failed to find the ultimate match they were looking for.
Meanwhile Anders got to meet Michael (guitar) and Mats (drums) again in the music store. The agreed on joining forces with HAZY and where quickly seen playing gigs around their hometown. HAZY, however , went nowhere fast. These three men took the next obvious step and formed a new band luring Tommy into their ranks during the process. Both Anders and Michael were strutting their guitars at the time and in early 1981 they convinced Magnus into becoming a member of the new troop as well. Upon his arrival Anders only took over lead vocalist duties and AXEWITCH was officially born...