Skid Row’s new vocalist Erik Gronwall covered Judas Priest’s classic song ”Painkiller”. The song features Love Magnusson on lead guitar and Erik Modin on drums, and produced, mixed, and mastered by Jona Tee.
Below you can watch Gronwall performing and covering ”Painkiller”.
In a recent interview with Australia’s Metal-Roos, Skid Row’s new singer Erik Grönwall said that he thinks he’s ”sacred” before joining and performing with Skid Row.
“I think Skid Row was a way for me to really get back. I was telling myself when I was at the hospital… ‘Cause I was kind of heading towards another lifestyle in many ways. I left my former band H.E.A.T. and I wanted to do other things in life. But I realized, when I was at the hospital, that the moments I valued the most were being onstage, being on tour, being in the studio, being creative. So I told myself that if I can make it out of here alive, I will sing for the rest of my life.
So Skid Row was a way for me to get back on stage, definitely, but also mentally and physically. Because my goal was to be back June this year, when this year started, so I had four months to recover, ’cause I had another show booked. But Skid Row gave me one month. So I just started rehearsing. The goal was to be able to perform in [Las] Vegas [as the support act for Scorpions at their residency] at the end of March. This was the end of February.
”And I went to my vocal coach, I did all these things that I had to do in order to get back in shape. And I feel great now, but I was definitely, I think ”scared” is the right word, in the beginning. Being on stage for the first time in two years, including having gone through the treatments.
”And I was just trying to figure out how my body would react and also the mental aspect of everything, just processing this whole story. Coming from leukemia to Skid Row, it’s so much to take in and to process. I’m still doing it, to be honest.”