Crucified Barbara was an all-female Swedish hard rock and heavy metal band, formed in Stockholm in 1998.
Crucified Barbara started out in 1998 as a punk rock band, but soon they changed their primary style to hard rock. They signed in 2003 with GMR Music Group of Stockholm. Recordings took place in Kristianopel, Sweden at Pama Studios/Blakk Records with producer-engineer Mankan Sedenberg during the spring of 2004. Their advance debut single from their first album In Distortion We Trust, was “Losing the Game”. It was released on 8 December 2005 and went straight to No. 8 on the Swedish music charts. The video to accompany it was recorded and produced by M Industries. The album was released in Sweden on 19 January and is available outside Sweden in several countries including the UK, the US, France, Germany, and Benelux. In 2006, they contributed two songs, “Killed by Death” and “Please Don’t Touch”, to St. Valentines Day Massacre, a tribute album to Motörhead.
Crucified Barbara’s second album, Til Death Do Us Party, was released in Scandinavia on 11 February 2009 and in the rest of Europe on 27 February.It was produced in part by Mats Levén (known for producing albums by Yngwie Malmsteen, Krux, and Therion, among other bands within that genre.Mats also sang vocals on the song “Jennyfer”.
In November 2009, Crucified Barbara went out on a six weeks European tour to promote the new album Til Death Do Us Party. They played in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Sweden. A documentary film was made about the tour by film-maker Mats Lundberg from Doom Films. The documentary was released in 2010.
The band announced their split in June 2016.
Mia announced her solo project under her new name Mia Karlsson a few days later.
In April 2017 Nicki, Ida and Klara announced their new band The Heard on Facebook.
2005 – Crucified Barbara – In Distortion We Trust (Special Edition in 2006)
2009 – Crucified Barbara – ‘Til Death Do Us Party
2012 – Crucified Barbara – The Midnight Chase
2014 – Crucified Barbara – In The Red