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Formed in 1987 in Niagara Falls and Hamilton, Sven Gali brought the 80’s and 90’s hard rock/metal wave to Canada. They delivered their high-energy live show from coast to coast, and across the US and Europe for the next 9 years.
Twenty-five years after their debut album went Gold in Canada, in 2018 they came back with a monster new song called “Kill The Lies” recorded with legendary producer David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Bring Me The Horizon) that reached nr 3 on Top Rock Streams in Canada on the CBC.
In 2019 they released a follow up track, “You Won’t Break Me” also produced by David Bendeth.
Their debut self-titled album released in 1992 included singles and videos for "Under The Influence", "Tie Dyed Skies", "In My Garden", and the ballad, "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" (#6 CanCon song of 1993). It included a cover of Teenage Head’s "Disgusteen" featuring guest vocals by Frankie Venom. The video for "Under the Influence" won the MuchMusic Best Metal Video award in 1993. The band was nominated for Hard Rock Album of the Year and Most Promising Band at the Junos. Sven Gali went gold in Canada that year.
Sven Gali toured extensively in the 90’s throughout Canada and the USA, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and the UK, headlining and on the bill with acts including April Wine, Foreigner, Candlebox, Pearl Jam and Def Leppard. They were a stable on MTV’s HeadBanger’s Ball in the UK and Europe.
Their follow up album, Inwire (1995), recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, was produced by Kelly Grey (Candlebox, Brother Kane, Dokken) and featured guest musicians Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon, and Candlebox's Kevin Martin and Scott Mercado.
In 2020 the band is putting out 2 albums of unreleased material from 1987 to 1995.