Left to Right: Pelle Eliasson (Foto by Victoriah), Micke Rosengren, Diddi Kastenholt (photo by Camilla Frohm), Christian Lindberg, Pete Maroni (photo by Micke Petersson).
A driving force in the Swedish rock scene of the 2000’s, Bai Bang hails from Helsingborg, Sweden. The Glam Rock band’s music ranges from classic raunchy sleaze rock to melodic hardrock. Founding member Diddi Kastenholt writes the music and feels the best writing has been on the last 4 albums Rock of Life, All Around The World, Livin’ My Dream and Are You Ready. The latest album ‘Best of Four’ was released on May 31, 2019 via Lion’s Pride Music.
Bai Bang’s early years were formed from their own listening tastes of bands such as T-Rex, Sweet and Kiss. They got their first major tour with Scotland’s Nazareth and have since toured with Alice Cooper, Pretty Maids, Dio, Ratt, Union, L.A. Guns and many other throughout the years. Since their tour with Nazareth, Bai Bang have toured Europe, Canada, Japan and the USA.
The band has been featured at festivals like: Wacken Open Air (returning for their 6th year this August), Sweden Rock Festival, Rocklahoma, Hard Rock Hell Sleaze, Hard Rock Hell AOR and H.E.A.T. Festival.
Diddi Kastenholt is currently writing the next album with a hopeful release in 2020. The band is also planning to tour while the new album is being written so expect to see Bai Bang in a city near you.
Bai Bang has vowed to bring back the big songs and big shows of Rock N Roll.
The best Melodic Rock you can get this month! – Dave Ling, LouderSound.com
Expect highly-melodic rock from these guys, the sort that keeps spinning in your head for days or even weeks! Well done and it’s about time to force a breakthrough! – Rockreport.be
Catchy as hell and well-crafted tunes with plenty of melodies to die for, crunchy guitars and choruses to sing-a-long for days. That’s what “Rock Of Life” is all about. – Heavy Paradise
The title track bursts out of life from your speakers and you can’t help but rock along with an air guitar solo midway through for the listener. – Get Ready to Rock Me UK
Current Band Members:
Diddi Kastenholt – Vocals
Pelle Eliasson – Guitar
Christian Lindberg – Guitar
Pete Maroni – Bass
Micke Rosengren – Drums
Oskar Wennberg – Drums
Best of Four – 2019
Rock of Life – 2017
All Around The World – 2013
Livin’ My Dream – 2011
Are You Ready – 2009
Best Of – 2005
Attitude – 2000
Ridin High – 1996
Cop to Con – 1991
Behind Enemy Lines – 1988