The Swedish all-female band Crucified Barbara has announced the end of their partnership via their Facebook page and website. The band founded in 1998, released four stellar albums during their tenure. Crucified Barbara consisted of Mia Coldheart (Vocals, guitar), Klara Force (Guitar, backing vocals), Ida Evileye (Bass) and Nicki Wicked (Drums, backing vocals). The band’s statement appears below:
Today we are sad to say that a long journey has come to an end. Crucified Barbara were our dream and you all, made it come true!
The times we’ve had together as a band and shared on (and off) stage with you guys, leaves memories that no time can kill.
Our lives have parted and we need to move on. The last years have taken its toll on all of us and the joy of playing together got lost somewhere along the way.
But we are musicians at heart and the last chord is not taken for any of us, so we will probably see each other again, under different circumstances and in other variations.
Thanks to everyone we worked with during the years who believed in us when no one else did.
But without you, our fans, we wouldn’t have seen the beauty and the strength of what rock music can do.
Thank you again for making our dream come true!
All the best and biggest respect!
Mia, Klara, Nicki, Ida“
The Meister wrote the following of Crucified Barbara and their set in Toronto opening for Crashdiet in 2013:
“The ladies commanded the crowd’s attention straight away with their awesome stage energy and presence. I was again reminded of a conversation from my recent voyage aboard the Monsters of Rock Cruise in which someone had said to me the words “chicks just don’t rock as hard as guys do.” and how wrong that person was yet again! By the third song, an overwhelming thought had crept into my mind and was taking over……”must purchase merchandise immediately!”, I was hooked. These Swedish babes had some venom to them as they rolled through their no-holds-barred rockin’ set list. Including “The Crucifier”, “Shut Your Mouth”, “Rock Me Like The Devil”, “If I Hide” and “Into The Fire” from their latest CD, The Midnight Chase, which I purchased at the show. They also played some of their earlier material like “Losing The Game”, “In Distortion We Trust”, “Sex Action” and “Motorfucker”.
I was not the only person that night with that hope as after Crucified Barbara’s set I sauntered off to the bar, engaging in idle chatter with some other concert goers hearing things like “F**k, they rock!” and “I certainly didn’t expect that shit!” as everyone agreed that we just got our ass kicked by a bunch of girls!
Feeding the newly purchased and autographed CD into my computer and jumping on the internet as soon as I got home. I visited their website and their Facebook page, purchasing their other recordings and learning the story behind their name. It seems that the band had been attending the Denmark Roskilde Festival. They happened upon a blow-up doll (generically referred to as a “Barbara” in Sweden) attached to a cross in a nearby forest. Described as The Runaways meets Motorhead, this is their first trip to Canada. I certainly hope they will make a return engagement sooner rather than later.”