Mile: Working to keep the Swedish tradition in metal. The Swedish band Mile appeared on the scene recent with a modern sound mixing heavy metal and hard rock., combining heavy riffs and melodies. Created 2012 by former members of Cabinett - Marcus ”Masken” Karlsson (Vocals), Fredrik Palm (Guitar) and Marcus ”Folke” Bass - The line-up was completed by drummer Dennis Kjellgren and guitarist David ”Dave” Wallberg. The New Project was named Mile.
”I´ve been asked if the name had to do with the leader of Kreator but, although we like the sound of the German legend, it´s not about him. It´s an easy name to remember; we´re not added to a specific label of music and can represent the distance that music can take you, ”explains vocalist Masken. Before debuting on stage, the musicians remained rehearsing and composing their songs for a whole year. ”We were aware that with the immediacy of the times we live in and with the huge amount of metal bands that appear daily, the quality had to come first”.
The band has played festivals where giants like Twisted Sister and Europe have been present and also been support for Implode, Ammotrack and Mean Streak. In 2015, Niklas ”Nike” Tidaholm replaces one of the founders, bassist Marcus Folke. In the same year the debut album, ”Lost”, was released in December and heard have been streamed more than 1 million times. Helped by the music video for ”Dressed in Black”, the band has been able to keep its name current while preparing the second album.
In 2019 the band joined forces with Kingart Music Management to reach new heights.
MARCUS "MASKEN" KARLSSON
Hey! My name is Masken, a proud member of Mile! Doing the vocals for Mile is a tough job but maybe the most important thing in my life. Even though I listen to a lot of music, my two biggest heroes within music are Iron Maiden and Queen. There is nothing better for your body and mind than to unleash your inner hard rocker; and to be able to do it from the stage together with you guys are the best feeling in the world! See you around!
FREDRIK "FREDDYAWESOME" PALM
Fredrik "Freddyawesome" Palm. One of the founders of Mile that loves to write music, travel and drink Coca cola. Fredrik spends most of his time in the studio, writing music for Mile and other projects. Fredrik also work as a radiographer at the hospital. His favorite bands are Engel, Bring me the Horizon and In Flames.
DAVID "DAVE" WALLBERG
ARE YOU PRESS?
I'm Dave and I listen to Metallica all the time. Played the guitar since I was 14 years old. Still loving it! Well I'm in charge of the bands stringed instruments guitar/ base technician. And I'm a crazy motherfucker I tell you!
NIKLAS "NIKE" TIDHOLM
Hi! My name is Niklas ”Nike” Tidholm, and I, I play the bass. Well, play is such a hard word I think so it’s more fitting to say that I punch the strings in hope that I time it right with the drums. I’m gonna be frank here, I’m a bit of a jokster so some things may seem stupid and farfetched but hey a laugh is a laugh. So I began my journey in Mile in May 2015 when the guys were searching for a new bass player. I myself did not contact the band because I honestly didn’t think I had what it takes. But, turns out I did! I had played earlier with my former band “Profane Mind” from 2009-2013 so it was over 2 years that I hadn’t played the bass. But back on the horse they said and here I am riding. And boy oh boy do I love riding.
I always give it all live and it’s on the stage I feel most alive. It’s where I feel most as home and what I enjoy most with the band, to meet the audience and the fans.
On my spare time I enjoy to workout, skull some beers and taking it chillax yeah. Well, I guess that’s me. Thank you for tuning in all; you have been a wonderful audience thanks and goodbye!
DENNIS KJELLGREN - DRUMS
Heya! My name is Dennis, as you can see above, duuh! And i play the drums in the band. Other than music i love to wourkout and eat and sit around the computer (perfect combo, i know!). Hope to see you around, and don't be afraid to give me a hug, i LOVE them hugs! Hugs and kisses!