Armadillo King is a songwriter from Sweden who has been releasing original music in his native Swedish for many years, more recently writing and recording in English, channelling his own heroes Dylan, Petty, Bowie, Young etc.

Armadillo Kings songs come from a third persons perspective and narrative—he was once told he had been a bandit in a past life —so he often calls upon this previous existence. It’s a narrative of a man, trying to get through a regular life, but somehow being roped into some parallel, precarious scenario. Each song is carefully crafted to reflect his own experience and to reflect the lives of others as seen through his lens.

A drifter’s tale (album out now)

Our debut album A drifter’s tale is released on May 12, 2022. It has been recorded late 2021 and early 2022 and consists of 10 strong songs. There is a theme through out the whole album where we get to follow a character, a drifter… my alter ego. He’s a good but slightly rootless man who often end up in the wrong places. He has to move on, trying hard to believe there’s something better down the road.

A drifter’s tale reviewed by rockfarbror.se (12 May 2022):

The first song to be released off the album – Cold clay:

Armadillo King - A drifter's tale (CD)

September 2021 update

As of today I can proudly present Armadillo King as a band. We will do our premiere gig at the legendary Stampen in Gamla stan (Stockholm) on November 2nd. Very much looking forward to this!

We are currently preparing for gigs and we also have our minds set on an album in the near future.

Rehearsals playlist on Youtube


Deadwood rye (release 15/7)

The new single “Deadwood rye” contains two different takes. One stripped down version with just me and my guitar as well as a band version recorded during a rehearsal in early June. On this version my new and very talented band is introduced. We will be ready for some shows later on this year. To promote and accompany the song a moodful music video has been made.


Deadwood rye (release 15/7-2021)

Media mentions:

Nordic Music Review: https://www.nordicmusicreview.com/post/armadillo-king-sweden-borrowed-time-single

Crannk.com: Maybe not metal, but excellent music from Armadillo King! It speaks to me! From the small town of Nyköping in Sweden. Check it out!

Find Armadillo King on Youtube (previous releases):


Grave of fools (debut single released 8/1-2021)
Borrowed time (released 15/3-2021)

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Contact: armadillokng@gmail.com (note: no i in king)