October 6

Travel Day:



This day we got proper sleep again !
Some of the others went for sightseeing, but I woke up too late for that….
I´d rather have that real proper sleep, cause I don´t even very often get it when I´m at home….
I just spent my time taking it easy. Wrote about Linnéa here on my blogg and some other stuff….

We met up at 6pm to take the flight to Irkutsk.
I sat with Anton, the tourmanager of Arkona and we had some good and fun talk.
We arrived to the hotel around midnight.

Irkutsk. The shops beside the hotel.


October 7

This morning, a bus was booked for those who wanted to go and have a visit at the Baikal Lake. But I had such a f*ckin pain in my back because of all the travelling. So instead of going there I stayed at the hotel and had a time booked for a physio-therapist….. But later on there was no time for going there and I recovered later on in the evening and everything was ok.

There were some technical problems again at the soundcheck so we sort of had to do it twice.
But it worked out fine in the end also this time of course.

The gig was really good ! Not crowded, but Therion is not the biggest band here in Russia. We´re here to ”cut new ground” so to speak. But to see the enthusiasm of them who are coming to the gigs really shows that it´s  something really good going on ! Today we heard that the presales of tickets in Moscow has reached over a 1000. So that´s pretty good ! Masha sang the growl-parts in Typhon with us again ! A guy and a girl who had won a Meet & Greet with the band were there with us taking photos and so on….

Back to the hotel. Me and Thomas were sharing room and Thomas fell asleep immediately in his bed with the laptop on his chest ! Looked very funny ! I filmed him and took some pictures !! 😀



October 8

Me and Thomas had breakfast. Then we met in the lobby to leave, first for lunch and then to the railwaystation.
BUT – Sandra could not be found !!!
We waited for her a long time…..but she wasn´t at the hotel and she couldn´t be reached on her phone…..
First you get irritated…..but then, of course – you start to get worried…!

We had to leave without her !
When we got to the restaurant I finally catched her on What´s App.
She hadn´t got the message that the time for departure was changed……so she was out somewhere shopping…..
But it was like – ”Now we at least know she´s ok ! She can speak russian, she has her russian creditcard and so on, so she went to the station by taxi.

The we got on the train towards Krasnoyarsk: 18 hours by train and the TransSibirian-Railway !
It was a pleasant trip actually, watching the landscapes and just took it easy getting along with each other. I shared train compartment with Christofer, Christian & Thomas.

I was awake all night reading my book ”Black Knight” about Ritchie Blackmore.

Arrival to Krasnoyarsk !

10 År utan alkohol !

I samma stund som jag tog första steget ut från Capio Maria, Stockholm den 2:a Februari 2011 så föll den slutgiltiga poletten ner……. Det var inte en tanke, utan mer som någon slags uppenbarelse som bara ”slog till” och plötsligt så visste jag: ”Det är slut nu” – ”Jag kommer aldrig mer att dricka alkohol

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9 År som Nykter !

Då har det gått 1 år till och jag är ”uppe på nio”…. Och står där, fortfarande stadigt ! Så har det varit sen den 2:a februari 2011. Och Nej – Jag är inte ”duktig” eller ”stark”. Jag skryter inte heller om det ! – Det var ett BESLUT jag tog, och jag är tacksam

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9 Years of sobriety !

One more year has passed …. And I´m still here – sober ! This has been the case since February 2nd, 2011. But No – I’m not ” that fantastic” or ”strong”. I’m not boasting about it either! – It was a DECISION I made, and I am grateful that I finally got the insight

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My Last Live Performance with THERION

I did my last live performance with Therion at Brutal Assault Festival, Czech Republic August 7th 2019. I made the final decision a couple of months ago, so everybody in the band and the crew knew this was gonna be my last appearance on stage with them. The reason is that the long touring is

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8 År som ”Spik-Nykter” ! Hur blev det efteråt ?

8 År ! Tiden går fort ! Och den går ännu fortare när man trivs och har kul, säger man. Och jag har det faktiskt kul och trivsamt – även om livet förstås går lite ”upp-å-ner” ibland, eller ganska ofta. Men så är det att vara människa och leva i verkligheten. Inget konstigt med det.

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