Short Bio

Born 27 July, 1978 in Eskilstuna, Sweden, Gildenlöw is best known for his eleven year career (1995-2006) as bass guitarist for world-renowned Swedish band, Pain of Salvation (PoS). His skill as a bass guitarist granted him the well -earned 2014 worldwide ranking of ‘8th Best Bass Player in Progressive Rock, and endorsement by Mayones guitars for more than a decade.

In addition to bass guitar, Gildenlöw studied and mastered piano, drums, double bass, guitar, classical vocals and music design; all of which have served the artist well in his transition to a solo career.

In 2003 Kristoffer moved to The Netherlands but remained very active in the music scene working as a session musician in live performances, touring, and recording. Kristoffer has been working as a session musician since 2005, recording and touring with with international bands and artists such as; Neal Morse (US) DIAL (NL) Lana Lane (US) Dark Suns (D) Bert Heerink (NL) Omnia (NL/GB) Kingfisher Sky (NL) Renaissance of Fools (S) Mr. Fastfinger (FIN) Amadeus Awad (LB) For All We Know (NL) Niels Veilyt (DK) Erik Norlander (US) Rocket Scientists (US) Damian Wilson (UK) Skytah (NL) Damian Wilson Band (UK) Ian Parry’s Consortium Project (NL).

In 2011 Gildenlöw felt it was time to spread his wings and begin work on his first solo album “Rust” which was released on vinyl in 2012 followed by the CD in 2013. “Rust” was a concept album that dealt with the life cycle from the wonder of birth to the sadness of loneliness, aging and dying. Rust featured a wide range of music styles and offered a little something for every type of music lover. The album flew slightly under the radar but was highly regarded by both fans and critics alike.

Gildenlöw’s latest single single, Pass the Torch was released in 2015 which was written, composed, and arranged, produced, mixed and mastered exclusively by Gildenlöw for the DSWT Wildlife Trust Fund. Gildenlöw continues his session work while working on his second solo album which again will be a concept album to be released in 2016. Whether performing with guest musicians, touring with his 4-piece band, as a duo, or as a solo artist, Gildenlöw delivers!

Complete Discography

Kristoffer Gildenlöw – New Album (2016)
Kristoffer Gildenlöw – Pass The Torch – Single (2015)
Renaicansse of Fools – Spring (2015)
Mr. Fastfinger – Spirit Rising (2015)
Kristoffer Gildenlöw – Rust (2012/2013)
Consortium Project – V: Species (2011)
Niels Vejlyt – Sthenic (2011)
Epysode – Obsessions (2011)
Omnia – Wolf Love (2010)
The Shadow Theory – Behind the Black Veil (2010)
Lana Lane – Best of Lana Lane 2000-2008 (2008)
Skytah – Breathe (2008)
Dark Suns – Grave Human Genuine (2008)
Harmony – Chapter II: Aftermath (2008) 
Harmony – End of My Road – EP (2008)
DIAL – Synchronized (2007)
Lana Lane – Lady MacBeth (2005)
Pain of Salvation – BE – Live (2004)
Pain of Salvation – BE (2004)
Pain of Salvation – 12:5 (2003)
Pain of Salvation – Remedy Lane (2002)
Pain of Salvation – The Perfect Element, Part I (2000)
Cirrha Niva – Liaison de la Morte (2001)
Pain of Salvation – The Perfect Element, Part I (2000)
Pain of Salvation – One Hour by the Concrete Lake (1998)
Pain of Salvation – Entropia (1997)
Arcana – Dark Age of Reason (1996)
Arcana – …And Even Wolves Hid Their Teeth And Tongue Wherever Shelter Was Given (compilation) (1995)


Damian Wilson Band – Cheers Lads – 20 Years of Avoiding a Job (2011)
Pain of Salvation – Ending theme (On the Two Deaths of Pain of Salvation) (2009)
Lana Lane 10th Year Anniversary Concert (Live in Tokyo) (2006)
Pain of Salvation – BE (2004)

Kristoffer Gildenlöw

Kristoffer Gildenlöw – Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Bass Guitars, Double Bass & Glockenspiel

The Rain Line-up

Lars Erik Asp – Drums and Percussion
Paul Coenradie – Electric Guitar
Fredrik Hermansson – Piano & Electric Piano
Anne Bakker – Violin, Viola & Vocals
Maaike – Cello
Norman Ebicilio
Cees Pouw – Accordeon
Popkoor Zuilen & Norman Ebicilio – Vocals
Conductor Popkoor Zuilen


The Rain (April 7th 2016)
Live DVD (2016)


Official Website
My Music Matters-MT



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