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BIG SWEDE is all over the place musically, running his recording studio, music production company and record label in Los Angeles. He brings his experience and energy to bear on every project. Moreover, he insists on a casual and comfortable environment where creativity can flow, a bubble of calm amidst the bustle of downtown LA. Rock project "Refurbished" coming soon, with an album release in September 2014.

Credits include: Mercedes "Super Service" SLS AMG Roadster Commercial - NCIS - The Mentalist - ALPHAS - NCIS:Los Angeles - CSI:Miami - Lie To Me - 90210 - Christmas Cupid - MTV Video Music Awards Pre Show - VMAs Revealed - Real World: San Diego - Keeping Up With The Kardashians - Kourtney & Kim Take Miami - Basketball Wives LA - Wild 'n Out: Wildest Moments - Wait 'Til Next Year - Hollywood Exes - Best Ink - Tough Love: Co-Ed - City Girl Diaries - World Of Jenks - Model Employee - Mac Miller And The Most Dope Family - Cuff'd - Bad Girls Club - Khloe & Lamar - When I Was 17 - Punk'd - Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too - Making Menudo - Everwood - One Life To Live - Real World: St. Thomas - 10 On Top - Girlfriend Confidential: LA - The Challenge: Battle Of The Exes - The Challenge: Battle Of The Seasons - Making Mr. Right - I'm Married To A - The Hook Up - Van Halen: Concert Intro & Programming (07-08 Reunion Tour) - Tommy Bolin "Whips & Roses 1&2" Mixing - Mix Language Reviewer: "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - Samples for Brent Fitz (Slash's 2010-2011 World Tour, 2012 & 2013) - RazorBall - X-World/5 - 3 Of A Different Kind - Protecto - Programming/Samples: Eric Singer (Kiss 2012 Tour) - Nelson: Concert Intro - Alcatrazz: Concert Intro - John Christ (Danzig): Drums on "FleshCaffeine" - The New Czars: "Brush With The Devil" remix - 2 Grammy Nominations - 5 Solo Records: "Electronic Core District Pt.1" (2013), "Electronic Core District Pt.2" (2013), "Electronic Core District Pt.3" (2013), "BS In Da Club" (2010), "Time Machine" (2007) - "Rock Star" (2014) - Prune Bros "Hi Five-0" (Remake of "Hawaii Five-0" Theme Feat. Papa Dee) (2011) - "Feel It" (Feat. Nina Henderson) (2011) - "Take U Higher" (Feat. Papa Dee) (2012) - Big Swede Meets Haakon Graf: "There Is Still Time" (2013) - Tweek Show: "Dirt Ta Dust" (2014) - Refurbished: "Show Up For The Showdown" (2014) - Refurbished: "Only Want The Best" (2014). BS catalog includes 700 broadcast ready tracks. READ MORE
 

Insane line-up on Refurbished album!

Insane line-up on Refurbished album!

The album will be available on all music sites on Tuesday Sept 23rd - I'm thrilled to have this line-up on it - It's an insane group of talent!!!   PREVIEW ITUNES:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/only-want-the-best/id913897788GOOGLE PLAY:https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Refurbished_Only_Want_the_Best?id=Bwapufwdc4apaccbo23f2rvt2vmAMAZON:http://www.amazon.com/Only-Want-Best-Refurbished/dp/B00N6I2FOW/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1411067115&sr=1-1&keywords=RefurbishedStream "SHOW UP FOR THE SHOWDOWN":http://youtu.be/Ge5TBZpc8tkStream "ONLY WANT THE BEST":http://youtu.be/atSBWOS9aBA   Members/guests on the release are as follows: Big Swede Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie) Howie Simon (Alcatrazz, Talisman) Rod Jackson (Slash's Snakepit) Johnny Griparic (Slash's Snakepit, Richie Kotzen) Mark Boals (Dio Disciples, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio Disciples) Michael Devin (Whitesnake, Lynch Mob, Kenny Wayne Shepherd) Paul Ill (Pink, James Blunt, Christina Aguilera) Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) Mats Leven (Yngwie Malmsteen, Therion) Laura V Bustillos (LA Velvet) Chris Hollywood (The Paramedic, In...

21 Sep 2014

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Refurbished record is up on Itunes preview!

Refurbished record is up on Itunes preview!

I used to live behind these things - Every once in a while I get back there again - The "REFURBISHED - ONLY WANT THE BEST" album is up for preview on Itunes ( full release Sept 23rd) - Back to basics & ROCK!! Photo by Sami Rusani.   https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/only-want-the-best/id913897788Stream "Show Up For The Showdown" (feat. Rod Jackson):http://youtu.be/Ge5TBZpc8tkStream "Only Want The Best" (feat. Mark Boals):http://youtu.be/atSBWOS9aBA    

16 Sep 2014

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Mark Boals (Dio Disciples, Yngwie Malmsteen) on "Only Want The Best" track!

Mark Boals (Dio Disciples, Yngwie Malmsteen) on

One of the best voices in rock and super cool hang Mark Boals (Dio Disciples, Yngwie Malmsteen, Soul Sign) is on two tracks on the upcoming "Refurbished - Only Want The Best" album (Sept 23rd) - Check out the streaming of the track "Only Want The Best" which also features Howie Simon (Alcatrazz, Talisman) and Johnny Griparic (Slash's Snakepit, Richie Kotzen, Nina Hagen) together with Big Swede:   ONLY WANT THE BEST: http://youtu.be/atSBWOS9aBA   SHOW UP FOR THE SHOWDOWN (feat. Rod Jackson ex-Slash's Snakepit): http://youtu.be/Ge5TBZpc8tk  

11 Sep 2014

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Single Out Today: "Refurbished - Only Want The Best"

Single Out Today:

New "REFURBISHED" track up as a stream on YouTube today (link below - only on YouTube): "Refurbished - Only Want The Best". It features Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio Disciples), Howie Simon (Alcatrazz, Nelson), Johnny Griparic (Slash's Snakepit, Richie Kotzen) and Big Swede. Photo by Markus Henttonen - Model: Linda Willjamy B - Photo edit: Ian Christy - Mastering: Dragan Tanascovic - Special thanx: Sami Rusani & Jonas Gudmundhs. Album: "Refurbished - Only Want The Best" coming September 23rd!   YOUTUBE: http://youtu.be/atSBWOS9aBA    

04 Sep 2014

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Out today: Refurbished - Show Up For The Showdown

Out today: Refurbished - Show Up For The Showdown

Out today: "Refurbished - Show Up For The Showdown" - Big Swede does rock with an awesome group of guests! Check out the press release and track on Spotify, YouTube etc. via links below! On this single: Rod Jackson (Slash's Snakepit), Howie Simon (Alcatrazz) & Johnny Griparic (Slash's Snakepit) together with Big Swede - Mastering: Dragan Tanascovic. Photo edit: Ian Christy - Full album "Only Want The Best" coming Sept 23rd.   PRESS RELEASE:http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=189802#.U_O6ZIUyB_nSPOTIFY:https://play.spotify.com/album/7yqWcFFxxIzms49kYIKuJv?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=openYOUTUBE:http://youtu.be/Ge5TBZpc8tkITUNES:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/show-up-for-showdown-feat./id905757999GOOGLE PLAY:https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Refurbished_Show_up_for_the_Showdown?id=Bvzjm6ubveojgivitani4nz2gtq&hl=enAMAZON:http://www.amazon.com/Show-up-Showdown-Refurbished/dp/B00MERYLS4/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1408433914&sr=1-1&keywords=Refurbished  

19 Aug 2014

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"Refurbished - Show Up For The Showdown" is up on YouTube today!

Big Swede does rock with some great friends! Check out the first track: "Show Up For The Showdown", from the upcoming album: "Refurbished - Only Want The Best". The track features Rod Jackson (Slash's Snakepit), Howie Simon (Alcatrazz) and Johnny Griparic (Slash's Snakepit), together with Big Swede. The single will be available in all online stores August 19th. The full album will be out September 23rd. Check out the single: "Refurbished - Show Up For The Showdown" on YouTube:   http://youtu.be/Ge5TBZpc8tk   Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/RefurbishedTheBand  

19 Aug 2014

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Slash France talking about Refurbished!!

Slash France talking about Refurbished!!

Thanx to Slash France for mentioning the REFURBISHED project today - The first single: "Refurbished - Show Up For The Showdown" (coming Aug 19th) features both Rod Jackson and Johnny Griparic from Slash's Snakepit, together with Howie Simon and Big Swede.   The full album will be released September 23rd: "Refurbished - Only Want he Best"   Members/guests on the release are as follows: Big Swede, Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, Tin Machine), Howie Simon (Alcatrazz, Talisman), Rod Jackson (Slash's Snakepit), Johnny Griparic (Slash's Snakepit, Richie Kotzen), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth), Michael Devin (Whitesnake, Lynch Mob, Kenny Wayne...

14 Aug 2014

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Killer write-up about the REFURBISHED project today on Bravewords.com!!!

Killer write-up about the REFURBISHED project today on Bravewords.com!!!

Great write-up about the REFURBISHED project today on Bravewords.com!!!:   http://bravewords.com/news/big-swedes-refurbished-to-release-only-want-the-best-album-guest-include-mark-boals-jeff-scott-soto-members-of-slashs-snakepit-alcatrazz-therion-whitesnake-and-more   Single: "Refurbished - Show Up For The Showdown" coming August 19th - Full album: "Refurbished - Only Want The Best" coming September 23rd!   Preview Itunes:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/show-up-for-showdown-feat./id905757999   Members/guests on the release are as follows: Big Swede, Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, Tin Machine), Howie Simon (Alcatrazz, Talisman), Rod Jackson (Slash's Snakepit), Johnny Griparic (Slash's Snakepit, Richie Kotzen), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth), Michael Devin (Whitesnake, Lynch Mob, Kenny Wayne Shepherd), Paul Ill (Pink, James Blunt, Christina Aguilera), Goran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum), Mats Leven (Yngwie Malmsteen, Therion), Laura V Bustillos (LA Velvet), Chris Hollywood...

08 Aug 2014

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Refurbished single "Show Up For The Showdown" coming Aug 19th - Press Release today!

Refurbished single

First Refurbished track coming August 19th: "Show Up For The Showdown". The Single features Rod Jackson & Johnny Griparic (both from Slash's Snakepit), Howie Simon (Alcatrazz) and Big Swede - Album being released Sept 23rd: "Only Want The Best". Members/guests on the release are as follows: Big Swede, Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, Tin Machine), Howie Simon (Alcatrazz, Talisman), Rod Jackson (Slash’s Snakepit), Johnny Griparic (Slash’s Snakepit, Richie Kotzen), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth), Michael Devin (Whitesnake, Lynch Mob, Kenny Wayne Shepherd), Paul Ill (Pink, James Blunt, Christina Aguilera), Goran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum), Mats Leven (Yngwie Malmsteen,...

08 Aug 2014

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Magnus Rosen & Big Swede in Gothenburg!

Magnus Rosen & Big Swede in Gothenburg!

Nice to see my old friend Magnus Rosen (ex-Hammerfall) while in Gothenburg - Check out our project "X-World/5 - New Universal Order" from a few years back - Also part of this record were Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, Tin Machine), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) and Nils K. Ruhe (Pagan's Mind) - The record was made 50% at Sonic Train Studios and 50% at Big Swede Studios - Metal with a futuristic vibe:   SPOTIFY: https://play.spotify.com/album/4d3GAIGnJvGih04t8UsQrr?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=openITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-universal-order/id450748096 AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/New-Universal-Order-X-World-5/dp/B005CW1KMI/ref=ntt_mus_dp_dpt_1 EMUSIC: http://www.emusic.com/album/x-world5/new-universal-order/14895724/ GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/X_World_5_New_Universal_Order?id=B5tzlhpush3jjdzc7whgtqs5zqy        

26 Jul 2014

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