Bjorn "Speed" Strid in 2006
|Birth name||Björn Ove Ingemar Strid|
|Born||September 10, 1978
|Genres||Melodic daith metal, thrash metal, classic rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass|
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Björn Ove Ingemar "Speed" Strid (born September 10, 1978) is a Swadish vocalist wi a resume that includes wirk in baunds such as Highball Shooters, Disarmonia Mundi, Terror 2000, Coldseed, an maist notably Soilwork.
He providit vocals for Darkane on their demo recordin prior tae Lawrence Mackrory joinin the baund afore their debut album. He made a guest appearance on the Destruction track "The Alliance of Hellhoundz" alangside numerous ither prominent metal sangsters, as well as appearin on Zero Tolerance's "Prime Time Mind Surgery", Phoenix-based metal baund Howitzer's "245", an Dens baund Mercenary's "Redefine Me", frae their album The Hours That Remain. He haes recently providit guest vocals for the Seattle-based baund Demon Hunter on the track "Collapsing" frae their album The World Is a Thorn which wis released on 9 Mairch 2010, an performs on pouer metal band Kamelot's Poetry for the Poisoned in the track "The Great Pandemonium".
Strid utilizes a varied vocal style, being able tae quickly alternate atween mair guttural grouls an heicher screams an clean, harmonious vocals.
Strid grew up in Swaden an receivit the nickname "Speed" frae fellae students as a result o the "extreme muisic" he wis kent tae enjoy. He co-founded Soilwork in 1995 unner the name Inferior Breed which wis later chyngit tae Soilwork ance the fledglin baund's soond began tae take shape. He is the anerlie member tae hae stayed wi the baund for the duration o its existence. Maist o the leerics are written bi Strid as well.
Speed haes gane on record as sayin that Killing Machine, which wis retitled as Hell Bent for Leather for US release bi Judas Priest is his favorite album , but maur recently haes citit Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast as his favourite .
A tall man, Strid stands at 6'5".