Bjorn "Speed" Strid in 2006
|Birth name||Björn Ove Ingemar Strid|
|Forby kent as||Speed|
September 10, 1978 |
|Genres||Melodic daith metal, thrash metal, classic rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass|
The Night Flight Orchestra
Blinded In Bliss 
Björn Ove Ingemar "Speed" Strid (born September 10, 1978) is a Swadish vocalist wi a resume that includes wirk in baunds sic as Highball Shooters, Disarmonia Mundi, Terror 2000, Coldseed, an maist notably Soilwork.
He providit vocals for Darkane on thair demo recordin prior tae Lawrence Mackrory joinin the baund afore thair 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 thair album The Hours That Remain. He haes recently providit guest vocals for the Seattle-based baund Demon Hunter on the track "Collapsing" frae thair album The World Is a Thorn which wis released on 9 Mairch 2010, an performs on pouer metal baund Kamelot's Poetry for the Poisoned in the track "The Great Pandemonium".
Strid utilizes a varied vocal style, bein 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-foondit Soilwork in 1995 unner the name Inferior Breed which wis later chyngit tae Soilwork ance the fledglin baund's soond began tae tak 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 taw man, Strid stands at 6'5".