Thord KlarstrŲm - Guitar & Vocals

Date of birth:

February 11th, 1976

Gear:

ESP Guitars equiped with EMG PU's, Admira Acoustic Guitars, ENGL Amps, Harley Benton Vintage 30 Cabinets, TC Electronic Effects, Thon Power Conditioner, Line 6 Wireless Systems, Korg Tuners, Dean Markley Strings, Jim Dunlop Picks, EV & RÝde Vocal Microphones, dB In-Ear Systems.
Born and raised in a small village just outside of Arvika in western Sweden.  He got his first electric guitar at the age of seven and started messing around with it. His newfound joy quickly turned to misery after watching a W.A.S.P. video when he decided it would be a good idea to modify the guitar to look like Blackie's Warlock guitar (Dad! Whereís the saw?)...  He wouldnít be playing guitar any time soon after that... After years of nagging his parents he finally got a new one at the age of eleven and he started to play more seriously. He joined his first band at the age of fourteen, and have been playing in different bands since. During his musical journey Thord have played just about anything that ends with metal. In the summer of 2007 he decided to return to his roots and write some classic heavy metal tunes just for the fun of it. And after trying out different singers for some months without finding what he wanted, he decided to handle the vocals on his own. The songs turned out pretty good and the quest for a complete line-up took itís start... At that point Gallows End was born!
Peter Samuelsson - Bass & Backing Vocals

Date of birth:

November 19th, 1968

Gear:

Fender Deluxe Jazz Basses, Peavey Tour Series Amps, Hartke Cabinets, Boss Effect Pedals, Dunlop CryBaby 95Q, Shure Wireless Systems, Planet Waves Cables, Dean Markley Strings, Jim Dunlop Picks, RÝde Vocal Microphones.
Peter is born in Karlstad, Sweden. He started to play the guitar at the age of seven, when he got his first acoustic guitar, and his older stepbrother taught him some rockíníroll riffs. Since then he have been playing guitar almost every day of his life, but he didnít really start to practice before he was all grown up... When he was around twelve or thirteen he got his first electric guitar, a Duke, and an old amp that was probably manufactured in the fifties, at least it looked that old. He only played chords, goofed around trying to make strange sounds, and played the rockíníroll riffs he was taught earlier (driving his family nuts) up until he was around sixteen. At that age he started to explore the lead guitar world. He have 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.

He 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 he had any plans to continue with, but he fell more and more in love with it. And from 95-07 he had been playing the bass exclusively in a few bands, and the bass had grown on him, and during this time he became a very talented bass player. The funny thing here is that during the first four years in Gallows End, Peter played lead guitar. But he switched to bass at the beginning of 2012.