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Treat - Germany 1992

posted in June 19th 2019
This was my first real tour outside of Sweden, we did about 3 weeks in december 1992 co-headlining with Chroming Rose all over Germany. Erotic Jesus opened the night, they crashed with their bus though and had to cancel some of the last shows.

I remember we played a city called Kamp Lintfort, never been there again ha ha...
In general, it was probably weird for some fans who expected the old-style Treat while we mentally were heading in a different direction. "World of Promises" was one of the bigger old hits but I refused to play it, during the last show in Hamburg we did it though - our TM Frank Süpfle liked it ha ha...I gave him my Stiga Hockey game as well that I'd brought for the tour.

The days of grunge had arrived and Anders (guitar) and I liked a lot of the new stuff coming, we actually wanted to start fresh with a new band name before that Treat album came out in 1992.
Wasn't very popular with the management & record company though...

After the tour, Joe wanted to quit and Treat was soon put to rest.
We did our last show at Dixie Queen in Stockholm in early 1993.


Krux 2012 - House of Metal

posted in June 11th 2019
House of Metal in Umeå was one of the two last shows we did with Krux in march 2012.
(the other one was the Sweden Rock cruise)

Fredrik Åkesson couldn't do them so Marcus Jidell helped us out.
Marcus had played with Krux before as well, at 013 in Tilburg one time when actually
Mappe from Candlemass played the other guitar instead of Jörgen Sandström.

One odd thing happened in Umeå, at the end of 'The Hades Assembly' I suddenly realized I had to do Jörgen's growl vocals since he didn't have a microphone...did he have a soar throat? I don't remember...
I've never really growled before and I didn't know the lyrics either, felt like an idiot but did some fake lyrics and sounds ha ha...

Of all the stuff I've recorded and played with since the mid-80's, Krux is the favorite.
Great bunch of guys and great music.

/Mats

Yngwie 1998 - Brazil

posted in June 4th 2019
We did two shows here for the live album.
For some reason the venue was half full both nights...

I remember that all our backline was ’stuck at customs’...someone eventually paid the ransom and we had a late soundcheck.

We had someone from Brazil providing the pyro, Y of course wanted
the video to look cool. Well, when the pyro went off we had a true
Spinal Tap moment ha ha...the pyro went ’poof’ a couple of feet above the floor and that was it.
Y was pissed off to say the least.

The 2nd night was better, still - check out the end of Rising Force and you’ll see that the smoke shot is actually from some other song.
Not much good pyro shots to choose from ha ha!

Dr Sin (from Brazil) opened for us both shows and in Rio, fun guys. 
Jeff Glixman brought some hard drive system to record
it all, pretty hi-tech at the time.

I have some special release of the live vhs with the live cd
and a Dr Sin cd.
I think Y’s manager Jim Lewis also managed Dr Sin...


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