In 2001 Thobbe got a record deal with a Finnish label focusing on guitar oriented metal. The debut album with his band at the time ”Winterlong” sold splendid in Japan, a country who early on learned to appreciate guitar heroes.
In 2008 Thobbe was hungry for something new and joined the Swedish band Raubtier and went on a tour with the trio. As things evolved he didn’t feel bass, which he played in Raubtier, was expressive enough so in 2012 when Sabaton called it was a no brainer to join in.
Many albums, live dvd’s and almost 500 Sabaton shows later all over the world, headlining the biggest festivals such as Wacken, Woodstock and Sweden Rock Festival, Thobbe is now going back to the roots of heavy metal.
It’s time to brush off the old school riffing and the shredding skills that Malmsteen once taught him.