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Pär Sundström
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Birth Name

Pär Sundström

Birthday

June 8, 1981 (age 38)

Birthplace

Falun, Sweden

Years Active

1999-present

Time in Sabaton

1999-present

Pär Sundström (born 6.8.1981, Sweden) is bass player of the Sabaton. He has been in band since it was formed in 1999.

Biography

Before starting the band, he was a lot into computers. He used to follow the development of the Internet and the new technologies. At the age of 13 he was able to build servers and connect them to the Internet. With the passing of time he could also design his own software[1].

In the meantime, Pär was introduced to the bass guitar. It was the first instrument he learned to play. It can be assumed that the choice was accidental and the story behind it starts in Pär's school years. One of his schoolmates offered himself as a bass teacher and this is where Pär's passion for playing bass has it's roots[2]. He never played any other instrument.

In his youth, Sundström played in black and death metal bands[3].

Trademarks

He has Van Halen logo tattooed on his left calf. Even though he finds the band great, it wasn't the result of his admiration towards them - it was the result of a lost bet[4]. He had this tatoo done in Greece, 2017, during The Last Tour.

Career

Pär Sundström formed Sabaton with Joakim Brodén in 1999. Initially the band was found as Aeon, but was soon renamed. He and Brodén are the only two remaining founding members still in the band.

Before Sabaton became a professional band, Sundström had a well-paid job as manager of a large company[5]. He gave it up for the dream of becoming a professional musician.

Pär's job has not only been to play bass. He is also the manager and author of many of the group's lyrics. He commented on his role for Sabaton: "I do not practice a lot. I make sure I know all the Sabaton tunes but thats about it. My job is not just to play bass. I do a lot of stuff that is necessary for the band as manager."[6] His management office for Sabaton is located in his hometown, Falun.

Appearances

References

  1. YouTube
  2. YouTube
  3. distortedsoundmag.com
  4. YouTube
  5. darkscene.at
  6. metalheadspotted.com
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