Canada-USA Tour 2015 – September 17th

Wednesday-Thursday September 16-17

The day started at 08:30 am with Janne Mattsson from Sweden Rock Magazine calling me to do an interview about the release of my album Royal Mess. We had a nice chat for about 30 minutes. Guess it will be published in the next issue (?) Ola Gränshagen will probably do the review of the album in Sweden Rock Magazine.

Martina Edoff and Band at Café Opera, Stockholm.


Looking back at the last week:

Rehearsals with Martina Edoff and preparation for the tour in Canada and USA.

Rehearsals at Satelliten, Sollentuna, Stockholm Stefan, Me, Martina, Björn, Jocke and Martinas Manager (far right) Robban Jansson


I´ve also been recording for the forthcoming album with Last Autumn´s Dream (L.A.D.) that will be released in Japan in the middle of december. I layed down the last bass tracks in the last minute…

My album Royal Mess will be released on september 25th on Melodic Rock Records in two versions; one ”ordinary” and one ”Special Edition” with one bonus track, and now the album will even have a Japan release on Marquee Records before christmas ! It´s gonna be released at the same time as the new L.A.D. Album. They wanted another bonus track so then we had to make a third version of the booklet !

Front and back of the Royal Mess booklet


One more dream has come true for me with the japanese release ! For many years I´ve been collecting japanese versions of the albums that I´ve played on, and now to have my own album with that ”Obi” and the japanese characters is absolutely fantastic to me !

Things like this really brings out the little boy in me ! 🙂 I´m so happy about it ! 🙂

The gig at the release party at Café Opera, Stockholm, for Martina Edoffs new album was great !

Many friends and people from the music business were there spreading a lot of good vibrations enjoying the evening. !

Live at Café Opera, Stockholm


Off to Arlanda Airport Stockholm ! Me, Stefan Bergström and Jocke Niehoff took a common cab out there. First we flew to Reykjavik, Iceland for the connect flight to Canada. First to Edmonton and then we had to wait there for 3 hours for the last connect flight to Saskatoon.

When we finally reached Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon I had been awake for about 24 hours…. I just can´t sleep on airplanes……… I watched the movie ”JFK” about the murder of John F Kennedy and wrote for my blogg, listened to music and just relaxed……

Björn & Ernie waiting for the last connect flight from Edmonton to Saskatoon


Me and soundengineer & good friend Göran ”Ernie” Ernlund shared room.

This is gonna be so much fun !




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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