I started playing drums around 1992 or so. Before that I had been playing guitar in a band and also the piano for about five years. I’m self-taught but I had influences from drummers such as Adrian Erlandsson from At The Gates, Nicke Andersson from Entombed to name a few. In 1993 my band ”A Canorous Quintet” recorded a 4 song demo called ”As Tears” which landed us a record deal on No Fashion Records. The demo was released as an Ep in ’95 through the sub-label Chaos Records. I recorded two full lenght albums after that with the band, ”Silence of the World Beyond” in 1995 and ”The Only Pure Hate” in 1997. In 1998 A Canorous Quintet split up and in October that same year I was approached by Amon Amarth.
Early 1999 I recorded the first album with Amon Amarth called ”The Avenger”. The same year I also recorded an album for the band ”Guidance Of Sin”; a project with some members from A Canorous Quintet which was released under Mighty Music Records. Up until 2015 I have recorded seven more albums with Amon Amarth; ”The Crusher” in 2001, ”Versus the World” in 2002, ”Fate of Norns” in 2004, ”With Oden on Our Side” in 2006, ”Twilight of the Thunder God” 2008, "Surtur Rising” in 2011 and ”Deceiver of the gods” in 2013. All albums released through Metal Blade Records. In 2015 I parted ways with Amon Amarth.
In 2005 I started up a new project with all the members from A Canorous Quintet, but instead of taking the same name and calling it a reunion we chose the name ”This Ending”. We recorded one self produced demo which landed us a record deal on Metal Blade and in 2006 the debut ”Inside the Machine” was released. In early 2008 the follow-up was recorded, called ”Dead Harvest”. Dead Harvest saw a release in 2009.
For various reasons things were moving slowly in the THIS ENDING camp and it wasn’t until 2012 an EP titled ”Systematic Worship” was released and it would take until early 2015 to finish a follow-up full length CD. The as-yet-untitled album will be released during the year.
DISCOGRAPHY W/ AMON AMARTH
DISCOGRAPHY W/ A CANOROUS QUINTET
DISCOGRAPHY W/ THIS ENDING W/ GUIDANCE OF SIN