MILE is a melodic metal band from Sweden that has a modern sound mixing heavy metal and hard rock, combining heavy riffs and attractive melodies. The band started to take form in 2013 through Marcus “Masken” Karlsson (vocals), Fredrik Palm (guitar) and Marcus Folke (bass) when their old band “Cabinett” broke up. Dennis Kjellgren (drums) and David “Dave” Wallberg (guitar) were soon to follow and join this new project that was to be called “MILE”. A name that is simple to remember, does not put the band in any specific category of music and can represent the distance the music can take you. They rehearsed and wrote songs for a whole year before they started playing live, because they knew what quality they wanted to show right from the start. In 2015 one of the founding members, bass player Marcus Folke, left the band and the group was complemented by Niklas “Nike” Tidholm, who added an extra dimension to their live performance.
Their debut album “Lost” was released in December 2015 and was streamed over 1 000 000 times during its first year. In September 2016 the band released their first music video together with the single “Dressed in Black”. Their second album “The World in Focus” was released in January 2018 and had, just as its predecessor, been streamed over 1 000 000 times long before its anniversary. It also contained the hit single "Crying in Your Sleep" which ended up on several major playlists on Spotify. The album was followed by a release tour in Brazil before the band got back home for the Swedish festival summer. The band always gives 110% on stage and never leaves the crowd unaffected. They are ready to keep on growing and show the world that MILE is a force to be reckoned with.
The band has played festivals where giants like Twisted Sister and Europe has been present but MILE has also been support for Dynazty, Cyhra and Smash into Pieces. In 2019 they went on a successful European tour as support for Corroded right before the pandemic struck. Today MILE is closing in on 10 000 000 streams on Spotify and has through hard work been able to keep the steam up while preparing the upcoming third 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!