In April 2012, guitarists Oskar Montelius and Rikard Sundén, drummer Daniel Mullback and keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr left the band Sabaton, of which they had been the founding members. They soon teamed up with Astral Doors vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson to form a new band. Bassist Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson was recruited to complete the Civil War lineup.
Initially signed to Despotz Records, the band released a self-titled EP in October 2012, and then immediately began working on their full-length debut album. The Killer Angels was released in June 2013 and reached the Gold status in Sweden only two months later. At the same time, the band began playing live shows at various festivals in Sweden and went on their first tour of Europe in February 2014. Guitarist Petrus Granar was added to the lineup as a seventh full-time member.
The band then signed a deal with Napalm Records and began working on their sophomore studio album, titled Gods and Generals, which was released in May 2015. Shortly before the release of the first single from the album, “Bay of Pigs”, the band announced that Oskar Montelius and Stefan Eriksson had both left Civil War. Rather than search for replacements, the band decided to continue as a five-piece. (from Wikipedia)
Beware the hail of bombs! Fear an eruption of Sweden’s landmass. Fear the fire, creaking steel and scattered mud. Civil War are back and shoot martial anthems into the darkened sky. In four years the proud Heavy Metal-hitmakers are releasing their third epos The Last Full Measure. The quintet with former Sabaton members presents twin guitars, keyboard-fanfares, and double bass-marches. Full of honor they are flying the flag as high as possible. Astral Doors-singer Nils Patrik Johansson proves that his powerful voice was marked by destiny. It offers guts for more. It’s the call of duty. “Heaven can wait ’cause we have so many more battles to win”, shouts the opener “Road To Victory”. Their debut album The Killer Angels was purified with gold already – their triumph is inevitable. If you hear the bloodcurdling barking of the dogs from Civil War you will wish that you are not standing on the other side of the battlefield. (from Amazon)