Members

Thord

Thord Klarström - Vocals & Guitar

Date of birth/location:
Feb 11th 1976, Arvika

Other bands: ---

Personal bio:
Born and raised in a small village just outside of Arvika in western Sweden. I got my first electric guitar at the age of seven and started messing around with it. But it wasn’t until a few years later things got a bit more serious. I joined my first band at the age of fourteen, and have been playing in different bands since. During my musical journey, i’ve been playing just about anything that ends with metal. In the summer of 2007 i decided to return to my first found love in music, Heavy Metal with Gallows End.

Gallows End was originally intended as a one-man studio project, a three song EP named Kingdom of the Damned was recorded in the fall of 2007 and encouraged by the increasing interest from record labels i decided to complete the line-up and form a real band, and at that time Gallows End was born.


Gear used:
ESP guitars, ENGL amps, RODE & EV microphones.







Peter

Peter Samuelsson - Bass

Date of birth/location:
Nov 19th 1968, Skoghall Sweden

Other bands: Atomic Love Reactor

Personal bio:
I started to play the guitar at the age of seven, when i got my first acoustic guitar, and my older stepbrother taught me some rock’n’roll riffs. Since then i've been playing guitar almost every day of my life. I didn’t really start to practice before i was all grown up... When i was around twelve or thirteen i got my first electric guitar, a Duke, and an old amp that was probably manufactured in the fifties, at least it looked that old. i only played chords, goofed around trying to make strange sounds, and played the rock’n’roll riffs taught earlier (driving my family nuts) up until i was around sixteen. At that age i started to explore the lead guitar world. I've been active in bands since the early eighties. Mostly power metal, heavy metal, thrash, speed and hardrock bands. But also pop, folk and experimental music.

I also started with the bass in 93, when a friend's band needed help to rehearse, and their bass player had just left. At first this wasn't a instrument i had any plans to continue with, but i fell more and more in love with it. And from 95-07 i played the bass exclusively in a few bands, and the bassplaying really grew on me. The funny thing is that during the first four years in Gallows End, i played lead guitar, but switched to bass at the beginning of 2012.

Gear used:
Fender basses, Peavey & Hartke amps, Boss & Dunlop effects, Shure wireless systems.



Peter

Mika Varis - Guitar

Date of birth/location:
Nov 24th 1978, Grums Sweden

Other bands: ---

Personal bio:
Born in Karlstad, raised in Grums . I got my first electric guitar at age of thirteen and started taking lessons at the age of fourteen, that’s when I first started to play in a band with some local kids from school. I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of music such as jazz and fusion but always fell back to heavy metal and hard rock, that is where my home and comfort zone is. My interest in music started much earlier than that. I wanted to become a drummer at age six (I think) after my older brother bought Piece of mind by Iron Maiden, that’s when my love for hard rock and heavy metal began. I remember when I heard the intro to Where eagles dare the first time, it just blew my mind.

Gear used:
Jackson and Schecter guitars, ENGL amplification, Shure microphones











Drummer - Vacant


We also have new session drummer in Jolene Fredrickson. You can visit www.jolene.se for more info.
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Past Members

Mikael Karlsson - Drums
Niklas Nord - Bass
Emil Andersson - Drums
Björn Hamberg - Bass
Henrik Jägergren - Drums