EMAIL mikael@crystaleyes.net

Defenders Of The Faith

BORN 1973 in Borås.

EQUIPMENT Gibson Explorer Tremolo, Ibanez S540, Seymour Duncan Custom 5, Marshall JMP-1, Marshall EL34 50/50, Kemper, Marshall 1960AX 4x12, Marshall The Guv'nor and Behringer midi-pedal.

VOCALISTS I'M INFLUENCED BY Rob Halford, Tony Martin, Ralf Sheepers, Ronnie James Dio, Thomas Rettke, Geoff Tate, Eric Adams, Michael Kiske, Bruce Dickinson, Midnight, Ray Gillen, David Coverdale, Mark Boals, Jörn Lande, Todd La Torre, Carl Albert and Jeff Scott Soto.

GUITARISTS I'M INFLUENCED BY Wolf Hoffmann, Michael Schenker, Vinnie Moore, Randy Rhoads, Gary Moore, Vito Bratta, Mattias Dieth, Akira Takasaki, Joe Satriani and George Lynch.

FAVOURITE RECORDS Judas Priest: Sad Wings Of Destiny onto Painkiller, Iron Maiden: The Number Of The Beast onto Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, Helloween: Walls Of Jericho and Keeper Of The Seven Keys, Gamma Ray: Heading For Tomorrow and Land Of The Free, Queensrÿche: Operation: Mindcrime, Accept: Breaker onto Russian Roulette, Black Sabbath: Heaven And Hell, Headless Cross and Tyr, Manowar: Into Glory Ride onto Kings Of Metal, Dio: Holy Diver onto Dream Evil, Saxon: Innocence Is No Excuse, Crimson Glory: Crimson Glory and Transcendence, Running Wild: Port Royal, Death Or Glory, Pile Of Skulls and Black Hand Inn, Heavens Gate: In Control and Living In Hysteria, Blind Guardian: Tales From The Twilight World, Somewhere Far Beyond and Nightfall In Middle-Earth, Yngwie Malmsteen: Marching Out, Trilogy and Odyssey, Rainbow: Rising and Long Live Rock 'n' Roll, U.D.O.: Animal House onto Timebomb and Holy, Ozzy Osbourne: Blizzard Of Ozz onto No More Tears, Savatage: Hall Of The Mountain King and Edge Of Thorns, Scorpions: Blackout onto Savage Amusement, Gary Moore: We Want Moore and Wild Frontier, Deep Purple: Made In Japan and Perfect Strangers, Vicious Rumors: Vicious Rumors and Welcome To The Ball, Riot: Thundersteel and The Privilege Of Power, White Lion: Fight To Survive and Pride, Scanner: Hyper Trace and Terminal Earth, Rage: The Missing Link, Black In Mind and Unity, AC/DC: Back In Black, Def Leppard: Pyromania and Hysteria, Chroming Rose: Louis XIV and Garden Of Eden, Mötley Crüe: Shout At The Devil onto Dr. Feelgood, Whitesnake: Slide It In and 1987.

THE BEST CONCERT I'VE SEEN Gamma Ray (Gothenburg 1990) & Crimson Glory (Essen, Germany 2011)

MY DREAM IS To make a living out of my music.