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.
In The Name of Metal tries to carry the metal torch while yielding onto itself traits of old school epic bands like Manowar, Stratovarius, Dream Evil etc the difference being here is that they sound energetic, and it shows in their music. There’s nothing wrong with keeping things METAL after all sometimes you have to get in tune with what makes a genre so great and define it again and again