the codex

There are Two Bands with the name "The Codex".

The first one is a power metal project by Magnus Karlsson with Mark Boals on vocals.

1.) THE CODEX is a project which marks the return to recording – after a 3 years hiatus - for Mark Boals, known as one of the best singers ever to work with Yngwie Malmsteen and first class vocalist, awarded in 1999 by BURRN! Magazine readers in Japan as Best Overall singer of the year.
Mark also released 3 successful solo albums and fronted the Power-Prog Metal band Ring Of Fire (which such musical giants as Virgil Donati, Tony MacAlpine and Vitalij Kuprij), with whom he released another 3 studio albums and one live cd / dvd.
THE CODEX is the start of Boals’ collaboration with another Swedish guitar-wizard, Magnus Karlsson, a super-talented and busy guy actually, since he is the mastermind behind Starbreaker (with Tony Harnell) and the recent very successful Allen / Lande collaboration.
Completing the line-up are Linus Abrahamson on bass and Daniel Flores (Mind’s Eye) on drums.
The second band comes out of suburban Chicago.
The band released their first Album under a self titled name. The Album came out October 5th 2009, online on By the end of 2009, The band had broken up for many reasons. Guitarist Rob, And Drummer Seb went on to form a new band: Cadence Fox.