Persuader is a Swedish power metal band from Umeå in the Swedish lappland Norrland. The band was formed in 1997, and they have since released three full length albums: The Hunter, Evolution Purgatory, and When Eden Burns. They have a sound similar to bands including early Blind Guardian, Iron Savior, and Nocturnal Rites, although Persuader includes influences of thrash metal also.
Members Jens & Emil joined a band called Savage Circus in 2005, started by Thomen Stauch after he left Blind Guardian.
A follow-up to the 2006 album When Eden Burns is being written, and is scheduled to be released in 2010.