The original band formed in 1987, and almost from the beginning Lars-Göran Petrov was a member, joining in 1988. Now Petrov is fronting this new band, formed in 2014, having split from the original band over internal issues to form this new one.
Under the name A.D they took a while to release their first album, Back to the front, almost certainly as a result of legal problems and permissions, rather than alleged technical problems in its production. With a title that makes their intentions very clear, this album features songs that show the hard work they put into making this record.
Now they have released Dead Dawn (2016) with The Winner has lost being one of the main songs. For the band it's business as usual, and they were quick to confirm their presence at a number of festivals this summer, so that their fans can enjoy their music performed live. They will also be touring with Grave, a legendary Swedish death metal band