When did you decide that a career in music was for you?
When I was about 14 years old and discovered Courtney Love. I wanted to be as cool as she.
Who are your musical inspirations and why?
Pantera, cuz I love the guitar riffs and the rawness, Rob Halford cuz his voice is amazing, and Dee Snider, cuz he’s a true entertainer on stage and one of the best you can see live
Can you tell me 3 things about yourself that people might not already know?
I work in a animal hospital, I love good red wines and I think Sweden is too cold
What song of yours best describes you and why?
*Might just be “Fight song” with Sister Sin, that song says it all.
What has been the best gig you have done to date and why?
• Sweden Rock Festival with Sister Sin......
If you could perform a gig at any venue where would it be and why?
One of the mainstages at Wacken or the 70 000 Tons of Metal cruise would indeed be a memory for life.
What has been your best achievement to date and what would like to achieve in the future?
Just starting up a band again after being part of Sister Sin is a big achievement and now we would of course like to take Liv Sin to the big stages of the world!
Tell me a story from backstage or after a gig?
In all honesty, backstage is not usually a partying place and after a gig we are often quite stressed packing up everything and loading the van again. But of course there has been fun moments, like when Lemmy suddenly was standing in Sister Sin dressing room when we supported them I the states a couple of years ago. I’m really happy I got to meet him!
What do you like best about being a musician and why?
The creative output, performing on stage, being out on the road and meeting people. It’s a way of life that is dictated by passion, it can never work without having that drive.
If you were not in the job you are now what would you be doing?
I have no idea haha
What would your ideal festival line-up be and why?
Liv: Arch Enemy and Nightrage Patrick: Misfits and The Haxans Tommie: Judas Priest and Down Chris: Watain and Crazy Lixx
What would you say is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Don’t listen to much to nay sayers
What things make you happy and what things annoy you?
Love and understanding makes me happy, animals makes my happy. War, big egos and greed annoys me very much.
What things do you like to do when you are away from music?
I like meeting my friends over a glass of wine, spend time with my boyfriend and cat, and travel.
Do you think social media and the internet are a good thing in the music industry?
In a lot of ways, it has opened up a lot of opportunities for bands and fans. It has also killed a lot of the charm and mystery of rock musicianship. But in overall, you can’t stand still and be displeased of the technological development, you adapt and evolve in how you want to be perceived.
How important do you think you look and image is when it comes to being in the music industry?
It is extremely important. With the right image you can even compensate lacking musicianship, but it usually evens out in some way. But yes, how you look and what your image is, is very important. It says something about how you want to be identified as a band. Just read a bit of music history and it is very clear.
Can you tell us about any tattoos have and the significance of them to you?
I have three tattoos dedicated to the ancient Egypt, I’m very fascinating by the culture and how high developed they were so early.
If you run the country for a day what would you change about it and why?
It would need more than a day to change a country, hard to say where to start!
What would your ideal day consist of?
Songwriting, yoga, cat petting and red wine drinking.
Can you tell me one thing about each member that people might not already know?
Patrick used to play standing bass in a rockabilly band, years back. Tommie works as a tour manager and stage tech for Swedish rockers Hardcore Superstar. Chris might seem like he only listens to black metal but he’s a sucker for 80’s rock and synthwave.
Can you tell us about any new releases gigs or anything else coming up in the future?
Currently we are soon finished with this summer’s festival season, then we have one tour in Spain to do in October.
If you could say one thing to your fans what would it be and why?
It has been said before, but it requires to be mentioned again: without you sinners, what we do could not be possible. If no one buys our records, merch or tickets, we couldn’t do what we love. We appreciate your support deeply!
How would you answer the question....... Who are Liv Sin ?
Liv Sin is four individuals who love to play heavy metal. Simple as that. Our mission is to get people to bang their head and join our ranks of sinners.
What was the first record or song you purchased and why?
It was a Lenny Kravitz record when I was 13, I really loved his music and still do.
What would say to someone thinking about becoming a musician and getting into the music industry?
Read up on how the business aspect works. The same rule that has been around since punk rock got around still applies DIY – do it yourself. ‘Cause the competition is brutal and it is easy to get discouraged.
If you could collaborate with any other band/singer or musician who would you choose and why?
Rob Halford, Mike Amott and Maria Brink would be fun to do something with.
What things make you uncomfortable?
Angry people, airplanes and guns.
What has the rest of the year go in store for you?
Album release for “Burning Sermons” the 6th of September and then tour in October!