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Björn Ove Ingemar Strid


Member

1995- Soilwork - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
1999- Terror 2000 - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2005-2006 Coldseed - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2006 Dog Faced Gods - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2007- The Night Flight Orchestra - vocals (as Björn Strid)  
2011- Blinded In Bliss - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2012- I Legion - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2016- Nemesis Alpha - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2018- Omethi - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2020- Act Of Denial - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  

Studio musician

1998 Darkane - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2004- Disarmonia Mundi - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 ILLT - vocals (as Speed Strid)  

Guest musician

2003 Construcdead - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2005 Destruction - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2006 Mercenary - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2007 Nuclear Blast Allstars - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2009 Construcdead - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2010 ReVamp - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2010 Demon Hunter - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2010 Scarpoint - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2010 Kamelot - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2011 Shadowside - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2012 Motionless In White - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2012 Fall (USA) - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2012 Sarah Jezebel Deva - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2013 Bewized - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2014 Endast - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2014 Exes For Eyes - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2014 I Killed The Prom Queen - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2014 Mellevon - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2014 The Moor - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2014 Sonic Syndicate - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 The Neologist - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 ACOD - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 Dawn Of Destiny - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 Dormin - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 Earthside - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 Caelestia - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 T.A.N.K - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 Phear - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 Reduced To Ash - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 Rifftera - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 Scarnival - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 Silenmara - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015 Undawn - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2015-2019 Plaguestorm - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2016 Misteyes - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2016 Allegaeon - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2016 Divinity - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2016 Mindshift - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2016 Narcotic Self - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2016 Thrown Into Exile - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2016 ETHS - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2016-2017 Xandria - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2017 Cline's Mind - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2017 Dark Tone Company - additional vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2017 Jotnar - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2017 Lavidius - additional vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2017 Nino Helfrich - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2017 Silent Descent - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2017-2018 Forces United - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2018 Entering Polaris - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2018 Dyecrest - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2018 Lost Domain - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2018 Society's Plague - additional vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2018 The Absence - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2018 The Moor - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2018 Tragedy Of Mine - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2019 Elusion - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2019 InXight - additional vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2019 Liv Sin - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2019 Tarja - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2019 Constantine - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2019 Wirbelwind - additional vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2020 Bestiarum - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2020 Drops Of Heart - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2020 False Shadows - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2020 Forces United - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2020 Lunarsea - additional vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2020 Perfect Nme - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 Apostisy - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 Diatryma - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 Enigmatic Entrance - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 Hatecraft - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 Obscura - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 Leach - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 Powerwolf - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 Silver Lake - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 Neonfly - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 Sense Of Noise - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 Tonic Breed - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 Eminence - vocals (as Björn Strid)  
2021 Thor - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2021 World Of Damage - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2022 Deficiency - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  
2022 Jani Liimatainen - vocals (as Björn "Speed" Strid)  

Personal information

Also known as: Björn "Speed" Strid
Born on: 10.09.1978
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Björn Ove Ingemar "Speed" Strid (born September 10, 1978) is a vocalist with a resume that includes work in bands such as Highball Shooters, Disarmonia Mundi, Terror 2000, Coldseed, and most notably Soilwork. He also provided vocals for Darkane on their demo recording prior to Lawrence Mackrory joining the band before their debut album. He made a guest appearance on the Destruction track "The Alliance of Hellhoundz" alongside numerous other prominent metal singers, as well as appearing on Zero Tolerance's "Prime Time Mind Surgery", Phoenix-based metal band Howitzer's "245", and Danish band Mercenary's "Redefine Me", from their album The Hours That Remain. He has also recently provided guest vocals for the Seattle, WA-based band Demon Hunter on the track "Collapsing" from their album The World Is a Thorn which was released on March 9, 2010, and also performs on power metal band Kamelot's Poetry for the Poisoned in the track "The Great Pandemonium".

Strid utilizes a varied vocal style, being able to quickly alternate between more guttural growls and higher screams and clean, harmonious vocals.

Strid grew up in Sweden and received the nickname "Speed" from fellow students as a result of the "extreme music" he was known to enjoy. He co-founded Soilwork in 1995 under the name Inferior Breed which was later changed to Soilwork once the fledgling band's sound began to take shape. He is the only member to have stayed with the band for the duration of its existence, and for a 3 year period was the only original member present before Peter Wichers' return in 2008. Most of the lyrics are written by Strid as well.
Speed has gone on record as saying that Killing Machine, which was retitled as Hell Bent for Leather for US release by Judas Priest is his favorite album, but more recently has cited Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast as his favourite.