I started playing guitar when I was 14, trying to play Iron Maiden and Metallica songs. I eventually got better and joined some local bands playing hard rock and metal. I actually played in a few bands with Fredrik in the early days. Then I got into shredding and guitar hero stuff for a while, Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen etc. But I always wanted to write my own songs, that’s how Fredrik and I got together and formed Bloodbound.
I really had to fight for that, because it was my own dog and I was just on TV on General Hospital and I told the record company I wanted to put my dog on the frontcover of WORKING CLASS DOG, but they were like… what a stupid idea as they wanted to put my face on the cover, so I really fought for that
We are so tired about the crap that you have on TV every day. Most of it is pure garbage and it fools the people. My opinion: If the world is as stupid as TV we should stop living…
just released a single called “Stupid Boy”, it was the very first track we wrote! To celebrate a successful year as well as 5 years Scarlet Anger, we rerecorded it and it is now available for free download! On this occasion we want to thank everyone who supported us during the last 5 years filled with fun, shows, hard work, which all hadn’t been possible without our fans
Obsession has always been such a big part of my life. I always missed it and thought that I would someday resurrect it. While touring with Yngiwe/Loudness, I would get asked about Obsession and if we would do a re-union record or tour. Bruce and I got back together for the re-issues of “Scarred” and “Methods”. At that point (I think around 2001) we stared discussing recording a new Obsession CD
Pretty much right then and there. I was singing in a buddy’s cover band; I mean I was TRYING to sing lol, but I knew it was something special, and when I began taking vocal lessons it was all over – I knew that this was my purpose in life.
Exclusive Interview with front man Erik Martensson from the Swedish Melodic Hard Rock band ECLIPSE’s. Tune in as he checks in and talks to Myglobalmind Magazine about the new record “Bleed and Scream” and all things Hard Rock. Enjoy!!!
we finished recording “Rebirth” we were pretty sure we had something really good on our hands. As such we sent a copy of our CD to a few record labels, Massacre Records included. We immediately had a few proposals back to study. All things considered, Massacre Records was the best deal
Pete and I worship Criss Oliva’s (Savatage) playing. Criss had a huge influence on my playing, he was a supremely underrated guitarist and I hope you can hear some of his style in both of our playing and hopefully a little bit of Randy Rhoads too.
I don’t think there will be any glory days exactly like that again; if it does come back it will be in a different form or vehicle or blend. The business model keeps changing with labels and independent recordings so the landscape has changed.