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Charizma

Heavy Metal
Oskarshamn, Sweden

Charizma is a rock band formed in Oskarshamn, Sweden, where they are still based. Founded by the three brothers Bo, Jan and Göran Nikolausson, the band now also includes Johan Mauritzson and Thomas Karlsson.

Starting out as a hard rock trio, Charizma is now a radio-friendly rock band focusing on melodies and strong vocal elements.

The band is primarily known for its songs “Waiting (Here for You),” “Run to God,” and “Join Hands”.

Discography

1985 Rock the World United Rock Records
1986 Turn Me On (EP) United Rock Records
1987 Rock the World (Polish release) Tonpress
1988 Swedish Invasion
1988 Demo
1989 Demo Tape II 1988-1989
1990 Rockin’ the World Together Melodiya
1990 Join Hands (maxi single) United Rock Records
1992 Heaven Can't Wait PLC Recording Studio Hultsfred
1993 The Ultimate Call United Rock Records
1997 To Be Continued… Asaph Musik
1999 The Basics of Life Asaph Musik
2003 Life in 3D Asaph Musik / PAMA Records / Talking Music
2004 I Give You a Mountain (single) Talking Music
2007 Emily (single) Pama Records

Rock The World

1985 United Rock Records (URR 8508)

Bo Nikolausson – Bass guitar, lead vocals
Göran Nikolausson – Guitars, backing vocals
Jan Nikolausson - Drums, percussion

  1. The Knights (4:44)
  2. Free From the World (4:54)
  3. Make Up Your Mind (5:04)
  4. Rock the World (4:45)
  5. God Bless Rock'N'Roll (3:07)
  6. Try It (Feel the Love) (4:20)
  7. On Your Own (4:25)
  8. Won't Let Me Down (4:12)
  9. Where Do You Stand (5:02)
Polish Version 1987
  1. The Knights (4:44)
  2. Turn Me On (4:12)
  3. Free From the World (4:54)
  4. Make Up Your Mind (5:04)
  5. Rock the World (4:45)
  6. God Bless Rock'N'Roll (3:07)
  7. Try It (Feel the Love) (4:20)
  8. On Your Own (4:25)
  9. The Light (4:13)
  10. Where Do You Stand (5:02)

Turn Me On

1986 United Rock Records (URR 8604)

Bo Nikolausson – Bass guitar, lead vocals
Göran Nikolausson – Guitars, backing vocals
Jan Nikolausson - Drums, percussion

  1. Turn Me On (4:11)
  2. Try It (Feel The Love) (4:20)

Swedish Invasion

1988 Independent

Bo Nikolausson – Bass guitar, lead vocals
Göran Nikolausson – Guitars, backing vocals
Jan Nikolausson - Drums, percussion

  1. Stranger
  2. Don't Look Back
  3. Hold On
  4. Dance Away
  5. Take a Fall
  6. One Life to Life
  7. Guardian Angel
  8. Lost in the Night
  9. Lay Down Your Life
  10. Turn Me On

Demo

1988 Independent

Bo Nikolausson – Bass guitar, lead vocals
Göran Nikolausson – Guitars, backing vocals
Jan Nikolausson - Drums, percussion

  1. Lost in the Night
  2. Need Your Love
  3. One Life to Live
  4. Turn Me On
  5. Lay Down Your Life
  6. Try It (Feel the Love)

Another version has this track list:

  1. Turn Me On
  2. Stranger
  3. Don't Look Back
  4. Hold On
  5. Dance Away (In the Night)
  6. Take a Fall
  7. One Life to Live

Demo Tape II 1988-1989

1989 Independent

  1. Guardian Angel
  2. Lay Down Your Life
  3. Lost in the Night
  4. One Life to Live

Rockin’ the World Together

1990 Independent

Bo Nikolausson – Bass guitar, lead vocals
Göran Nikolausson – Guitars, backing vocals
Jan Nikolausson - Drums, percussion

  1. Turn Me On
  2. Take You High
  3. Join Hands
  4. Try It (Feel the Love)
  5. God Bless Rock'n Roll
  6. Won't Let Me Down
  7. On Your Own
  8. Where Do You Stand

Join Hands

1990 United Rock Records (URR 8910)

Bo Nikolausson – Bass guitar, lead vocals
Göran Nikolausson – Guitars, background vocals
Jan Nikolausson - Drums, percussion

  1. Join Hands (4:57)
  2. Take You High (4:46)
  3. Turn Me On (4:11)
  4. Where Do You Stand (5:02)

Heaven Can't Wait

1992 PLC Recording Studio Hultsfred (PLC9203-03)

Bo Nikolausson – Bass guitar, lead vocals
Göran Nikolausson – Guitars, background vocals
Jan Nikolausson - Drums, percussion

  1. No Way Out
  2. Longin' for Heaven
  3. Goin' Home
  4. Runnin'
  5. Last Train
  6. Take You High
  7. Turn Me On
  8. Feels Like I'm in Heaven
  9. In Love With You

The Ultimate Call

1993 United Rock Records ‎(CHMA 9310)

Bo Nikolausson – Bass guitar, lead vocals
Göran Nikolausson – Guitars, backing vocals
Jan Nikolausson - Drums, percussion

Johan Mauritzon - Backing vocals
Mick Nordström - Backing vocals
Tomas Karlsson - Backing vocals
Hasse Engström - Keyboards
Johan Alkenäs - Keyboards
Mats Tärnfors - Keyboards
Morgan Norell - Keyboards

  1. No Way Out
  2. Heart of the Wild
  3. Turn Me On
  4. Coming Home
  5. Last Train
  6. One Life to Live
  7. Garden of Eden Part 1
  8. Running
  9. Garden of Eden Part 2
  10. Take You High
  11. Longing for Heaven
  12. Always the Same
  13. Feels Like I'm in Heaven
  14. In Love With You
  15. Where Do You Stand (New Version)

To Be Continued...

1996 Asaph Musik ‎(6900004)

Bo Nikolausson – Bass guitar, lead and background vocals
Göran Nikolausson – Electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Jan Nikolausson - Drums, percussion
Johan Mauritzson - Lead and backing vocals, keyboards
Thomas Karlsson - Lead and backing vocals, keyboards
Stig Lindell - Keyboards

  1. Mrs. Ashley (4:12)
  2. Alice Lost in Wonderland (3:50)
  3. Heavy Rain (3:41)
  4. Don't Feel Any Fear (4:39)
  5. My God (5:50)
  6. Million Roads (3:32)
  7. Do They Know (4:25)
  8. The Son's Shinning Down on Me (3:28)
  9. Just How Long (4:08)
  10. Now and Beyond (3:50)
  11. Changing World (4:20)
  12. Higher Than the Heavens (3:45)

The Basics of Life

1999 Asaph Musik (6900017)

Bo Nikolausson – Bass guitar, vocals
Göran Nikolausson – Electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Jan Nikolausson - Drums, percussion
Thomas Karlsson - Lead vocals, guitar
Johan Mauritzson - Lead vocals, keyboards

  1. Round and Round (4:24)
  2. Basics of Life (3:40)
  3. Free to Follow (3:22)
  4. One Day (I'll See You There) (4:11)
  5. Lifeline (3:21)
  6. Run to God (3:51)
  7. Kyrie Interlude (0:45)
  8. History of Man (4:16)
  9. Believe (Secrets of Faith) (4:11)
  10. Be Ready (4:28)
  11. What? (0:05)
  12. Blind (4:58)
  13. Complex (4:07)
  14. Find Me Here (4:49)
  15. Kyrie (2:05)

Life in 3D

2003 Talking Music (TALKCD1031)

Johan Mauritzson - Lead vocals, keyboards
Göran Nikolausson – Electric guitars, backing vocals
Thomas Karlsson - Electric guitars, backing vocals
Bo Nikolausson – Bass guitar, backing vocals
Jan Nikolausson - Drums, backing vocals

  1. Waiting (Here For You) (3:22)
  2. Mercy (3:34)
  3. Shout It Out (3:54)
  4. One Step Away (2:56)
  5. Everything's Gonna Be Alright (3:00)
  6. Here and Now (3:11)
  7. Where Do You Go? (3:57)
  8. Leaving It All Behind (3:48)
  9. New Day Coming (3:24)
  10. Out of the Shadows (4:09)
  11. Thank God (4:05)
  12. Made to Last (3:55)