|Birth name||Lars Åke Mathias Färm|
September 9, 1974 |
|Genres||Punk rock, Pop punk|
|Occupation(s)||Guitarist, Backing vocalist|
|Instruments||Guitar, drums, vocals|
|Labels||Burning Heart Records, Epitaph Records|
|Associated acts||Millencolin, Franky Lee|
|Gibson Les Paul|
Mathias Färm (born September 9, 1974, in Örebro, Sweden) is a guitar player, best known as a member of the Swedish skate punk band Millencolin. He is also the frontman of a punk band named Franky Lee, a side-project of Millencolin.
He started skating in 1987 and started listening to Operation Ivy, Mc Rad, The Descendents & Odd Man Out because of the skate videos. Early in 1992 he and Nikola Sarcevic were members of a band named Seigmen, which was a punk rock band singing in Swedish. Färm runs a studio named Soundlab Studios, which he started with the help of Mieszko Talarczyk the former lead singer of Swedish grindcore band Nasum.
He was the inaugural drummer for Millencolin but soon switched to guitar when Millencolin's current drummer Fredrik Larzon joined the band in 1993. This change was made because most of Millencolin's songs required two guitars on stage to duplicate the studio recorded sounds. Färm was also a more proficient guitarist than drummer. Currently, he lives in Örebro, Sweden. He's a vegetarian. Mathias plays most rhythm guitars in the first albums three of Millencolin, but in the more recent albums, he performs most of the lead guitars, notably octave-style riffs and some solos.
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