MindCrime in 1998. This band was originally formed back in 1987, but after some years of retirement, it was decided to start up again. I was taking care of the vocals, but also some guitars. MindCrime recorded a demo back in 2003, with 7 songs. MindCrime is still active, and has been playing a lot of concerts and festivals for the last 2 decades.
Approximately at the same time as I joined MindCrime, I joined the band that later on became Pictures of Pain, but then with other band members, except of the drummer Frode.
I also worked as drum teacher for some years at the beginning of 2000s.