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Also known as X-tas

Origin: Töreboda, Sweden

Genres: Punk

Years active: 1978–1989, 1992, 2003-Present

Members:
Bonni Pontén
Micke Blomqvist
Magnus Hörnell
David Stark

Website: www.astakask.com

Discography:
EPs
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

LPs
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

CD
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

Biography:

Asta Kask is a punk band from Töreboda, Sweden. It was founded as “X-tas” in 1978, but changed to Asta Kask in 1980. In 1984 the band started working with Rosa Honung Records. After the 1986 release of the “Aldrig en LP” the band split up. 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.

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.

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