Where Are They Now

Have you ever wondered what ever the former DESTINY members are doing today? Well, here is your chance to find out!

Birger Löfman Drums 2000-2011

Birger Löfman joined Destiny in 2000 and stayed on until he took a “time out” from Destiny in early 2011. He’s fantastic drummer and plays on two Destiny albums, “Future of the Past” and “Beyond All Sense 2005”. Today he runs a drum school. Birger Löfman Trumstudio http://www.birgerlofman.com/

Recordings with Destiny:
- Future Of The Past, 2004
- Beyond All Sense 2005, 2005

Kristoffer Göbel – Vocals 2001 – 2006

Kristoffer joined Destiny in the fall of 2001 and recorded two albums with the band before he left Destiny in the fall 2005 even though he stayed over the Tony Martin tour and a Gothenburg Metal Festival gig in 2006. Kristiffer was also a member of Falconer and recorded two albums with them. Today he plays in a cover band called Rock Circus.

Recordings with Destiny:
- Future Of The Past, 2004
- Beyond All Sense 2005, 2005

Janne Ekberg Guitar 2000 – 2006

Janne, a wonderful person as well as an excellent guitarist, joined Destiny in the fall of 2000. He recorded two albums, “Future of the Past” and “Beyond All Sense 2005”, with Destiny. Unfortunately Janne had to leave the band in the fall of 2005 to concentrate on his company.  Only plays at home for fun these days.

Recordings with Destiny:
- Future Of The Past, 2004
- Beyond All Sense 2005, 2005

Fredrik Olsson Guitar 2004

Fredrik was never a member of Destiny but as he was an old friend of Janne Ekberg who agreed to help out in live situations after Niclas had left Destiny. Fredrik also play guitars as a special guest of Destiny on Beyond All Sense 2005. Stefan had met Fredrik for the first time way back in 1994 when he was a member of Ruin. After he left Lost Horizon he formed a new band called The Heed that also featured former Lost Horizon and Destiny singer Daniel Heyman.Recordings with Destiny
- Beyond All Sense 2005, 2005

Niclas Granath Guitar 2000 – 2004
Niclas joined Destiny in the spring of 2000. He only recorded one album for Destiny, “Future of the Past”,before he left Destiny due to personal problems. He now lives in his old home town, Kristinehamn, where first joined Sabtail and later Abacorn.Recordings with Destiny:
- Future Of The Past, 2004

Zenny Gram Vocals 1986, 1993 – 1995 – 2001

Zenny Gram, then called Hanson, joined Destiny in 1986. He left Destiny for the first time in 1993 to play in a cover band called Lazy Babes, featuring Magnus Rosén of Hammerfall. He was replaced by Daniel Heyman who in turn only stayed for a couple of months before rejoining his former band Ruin.Destiny never found another singer good enough to replace Zenny and when Stefan played the demos for The Undiscovered Country to Zenny he agreed to rejoin the band. After the album was recorded it took some time for Destiny to secure a record deal and during this period Zenny got an offer to sing for Treasure Land on their debut album ”Questions”. Zenny talked to Stefan about this and they both agreed that as Destiny wasn’t doing anything at the moment he might as well accept the offer. Still a member of Destiny Zenny recorded with Treasure Land and played some gigs with them before he was asked to leave the band. This was not a problem for Zenny as Destiny by this time was ready to release The Undiscovered Country and was once again in need of Zenny’s services.In the summer of 2000 Destiny had recorded the backing tracks for the next album Future of the Past and Zenny was about to start working on the lyrics when he realized that had problems with his inspiration. He worked on the lyrics for more than six months before he decided that he couldn’t do it. He had a serious case of writing cramp. He decided to leave Destiny once again as he felt that he was holding the band back. Almost a year after Zenny quit Destiny finally found a good enough replacement in Kristoffer Göbel.Today Zenny plays in a cover band called Double Troble. Zenny was a very important part of Destiny for fifteen years, so don’t be too surprised if he will pop up on stage as a guest for a couple of songs if he and Destiny happens to be in the same town at the same time…Recordings with Destiny:
- Demo, 1986
- Atomic Winter, 1988
- Nothing Left To Fear, 1991
- The Undiscovered Country, 1998
- A Guitar Odyssey: A Tribute to Yngvie Malmsteen, 1999
- Day Of The Demon: A Tribute To Demon, 1999

Anders Fagerstrand Guitar 1999 – 2000

In 1998 Anders, then in Pagan, and Stefan got together to build Destiny Recording Studio, DRS. When Knut left Destiny six days before an important gig with In Flames Anders was the logical first choice as replacement.Unfortunately Fagge (Anders nickname) couldn’t stay for long in the band since he had to move from Gothenburg to Stockholm due to a new job. Before he left Destiny, as well as DRS, in 2000 he and Stefan managed to demo the songs for Future of the Past as well as playing rhythm guitar on the actual album.Today Fagge works at Luthman Scandinavia in Stockholm. Some time in the future when time allows it Fagge and Stefan will probably work together on some kind of studio music side project…Recordings with Destiny:
- A Guitar Odyssey: A Tribute to Yngvie Malmsteen, 1999
- Day Of The Demon: A Tribute To Demon, 1999
- Future Of The Past, 2004

Tomas Fredén Drums 1998 – 1999

Tomas joined Destiny in 1998 replacing Björn Öhrfeldt, who was on loan from Pagan. A very talented drummer that unfortunately only stayed in the band less than a year before returning to his former band, Twilight, now called Beyond Twilight.He recommended Niclas Granath as guitarist for Destiny when Gunnar Kindberg left the band.Recordings with Destiny:
- A Guitar Odyssey: A Tribute to Yngvie Malmsteen, 1999
- Day Of The Demon: A Tribute To Demon, 1999

Gunnar Kindberg Guitar 1985 – 1986, 1988 – 1991, 1995, 1998

Replaced John Prodén late 1985 but soon left when he got an offer to join Von Rosen (featuring bassist Magnus Rosén later in Hammerfall). When that band split up Gunnar joined a cover band featuring former EF Band bassist and vocalist Per Eriksson.When he got an offer to rejoin Destiny in 1988 he didn’t hesitate. Although he left Destiny as a permanent member in 1991, to concentrate on his work and family, Gunnar has several times rejoined the band as a live guitarist. In 1998 he once again became a permanent member of Destiny only to leave for the final time in 2000.Recordings with Destiny:
- Nothing Left To Fear, 1991
- A Guitar Odyssey: A Tribute to Yngvie Malmsteen, 1999
- Day Of The Demon: A Tribute To Demon, 1999

Knut Hassel Guitar 1989 – 1995, 1998 – 1999

Knut joined the Destiny in 1989 just prior to the recording of “Nothing Left To Fear”. Unfortunately, he doesn’t appear on the album. After the recording of “The Undiscovered Country” in 1995 Knut got an offer from Peter Lundgren to join his new project 7:th Planet, which he took.However when “The Undiscovered Country” was finally released in 1991 Knut once again reappeared in Destiny playing a couple of shows with the band. Later the same year he moved to the north of Sweden, more than a 1000 km away from Gothenburg.The band tried to go on but in the early part of 1999 it was clear that this was sadly not going to work out and unfortunately Knut left Destiny being replaced by Anders ”Fagge” Fagerstrand. Today Knut plays in a band called Gudars Skymning who has released several albums.Recordings with Destiny:
- The Undiscovered Country, 1998

Björn Ohrfeldt Drums 1998

Björn was never a member of Destiny. Actually Stefan asked him to join way back in 1983 but he declined. When ”The Undiscovered Country” was going to be released Destiny still hadn’t found a replacement for Håkan Svantesson so Stefan asked Björn to help out and he agreed.He did a bunch of gigs and was again offered the position as drummer in Destiny but he once again declined as his premier band Pagan was finally starting to complete their third album, which by the way still is not finished. As far as we know Björn is no longer playing the drums.

Håkan ”Kane” Svantesson Drums 1994 – 1995

Håkan replaced Peter Lundgren as the drummer in Destiny in 1994. He was also responsible for getting Daniel Heyman into Destiny. He recorded the drums for ”The Undiscovered Country” but quit the drums after the recording of the album. Today Håkan is once again an active drummer and plays with the band Evil’s Eve.Recordings with Destiny:
- The Undiscovered Country, 1998

Daniel Heiman Vocals 1994

Joined the band in 1994 replacing Zenny Gram. Unfortunately he only stayed for a couple of months before rejoining his former band Ruin. He still managed to play three gigs with Destiny. One was at Magasinet in Gothenburg and this was according to Stefan still one of the bands best gig ever, at least so far. Daniel also introduced Christian Silver, then drummer in Ruin and owner and engineer of then brand new studio ”StudiOmega”, to Destiny. Christian has since recorded both the demo as well as the actual album, ”The Undiscovered Country”. He mixed the fifth album FOTP as well, but that’s another story.Anyway when Ruin broke up Daniel joined Conviction before ending up in Lost Horizon where he gets lots of well deserved praise. After leaving Lost Horizon he teamed up with Fredrik Olsson in The Heed and when that ban folded he Daniel joind Christinan Silver in his new band Lavett. Daniel never recorded lead vocals for Destiny but he does sing backing vocals as well as harmony vocals along with Zenny on ”The Undiscovered Country”. Recordings with Destiny:
(The Undiscovered Country)

Bengt Olsson Guitar 1991, 1993 – 1994

Bengt replaced Gunnar Kindberg in 1991 but stayed only for a couple of months. Rejoined the band in 1993 but quit once again in 1994 to study computer programming. These days he only plays for his own amusement at home.

Peter Lundgren Drums 1984-1990, 1991-1993

Peter joined Destiny in 1984 just prior to the recording of the debut album “Beyond All Sense”. He left the band during the recording of ”Nothing Left To Fear” but rejoined in 1991 again. He left once again in 1993 to play in a cover band. He then started his own project 7:the Planet in 1995. They released a non metal album in 1996 which also featured Knut Hassel on guitar. These days he is the drummer in Francie Conway’s band.

Recordings with Destiny:
- Beyond All Sense, 1985
- Demo, 1986
- Atomic Winter, 1988
- Nothing Left To Fear, 1991

Stefan Svensson Drums 1990 – 1991

Stefan Svensson joined Destiny in 1990 and left the band in the spring of 1991. Stefan was an amazing drummer that unfortunately never recorded or performed with Destiny. Today Stefan lives in the US where he runs a very successful recording studio, music production company and record label in Los Angeles.
Big Swede Studios. http://www.bigswedestudios.com/

Jörgen Pettersson Guitar 1985, 1985-1986, 1986-1988

Jörgen replaced Magnus Österman in 1985 but only stayed on for a couple of months. He rejoined the Destiny twice before his final departure in 1988. Jörgen wrote lots of good riff’s for “Atomic Winter” album which is his only album with Destiny. .After Destiny Jörgen took singing lessons and formed a duo with former Madison guitarist Danne Stomberg. They recorded some non metal material but nothing ever happened. Today he is a guitar dealer in Gothenburg.Recordings with Destiny:
- Demo, 1986
- Atomic Winter, 1988

Floyd Constantin Guitar 1986 – 1988

Floyd joined Destiny in the spring of 1986 just after leaving King Diamond. Floyd wrote lots of good riff’s for “Atomic Winter” which is his only album with Destiny. No one knows what happened to him after he left the band in 1988. He did however rejoin Destiny as an extra live guitarist for the Tony Martin Band tour of Sweden in 2006. After the tour he formed a new metal band in Jönköping.

Recordings with Destiny:
- Demo, 1986
- Atomic Winter, 1988

Håkan Ring Vocals 1983 – 1986

Håkan Ring replaced Theres Hanserot as the lead singer of Destiny in the fall of 1983. He wrote most of the lyrics for “Beyond All Sense”. Håkan left Destiny and the music industry in the spring of 1986. Today he works as a property Host.

Recordings with Destiny:
- Beyond All Sense, 1985

John Prodén Guitar 1982 – 1985

John joined Hexagon in the fall of 1982 just before the band changed its name to Destiny. John wrote a lot of the music for the debut album “Beyond All Sense”. He left Destiny in 1985 and formed a band with drummer Snowy Shaw. Nothing ever happened to the band and they soon split up. John then joined Overland Stage Riders before they too split up. After that he left the music business altogether for a while but in1998 he formed a new band called DUST. They had a female singer and played a mix of melodic contemporary metal and early eighties hard rock. Unfortunately the band split and John once more left the music business. However in 2011 John once again picked up his guitar and started to write music.
In 2013 John recorded some guitars for a guest appearance on Destiny’s not yet released 30th anniversary album ”The Incompatibility of Philosophical Terminology”.

Recordings with Destiny:
- Demo, 1983
- Beyond All Sense, 1985

Magnus Österman Guitar 1982 -1985

Magnus was together with Stefan the co founder of Destiny. Magnus wrote a lot of the music for the debut album “Beyond All Sense”. He left Destiny in the spring of 1985 just after the release of the debut album to study economics. For a while he performed as a troubadour and almost recorded a troubadour like album. Some years ago he gave up his music career and became a business man. He is still a very good friend and supporter of the band.

Recordings with Destiny:
- Demo, 1983
- Beyond All Sense, 1985

Björn Centergran Drums 1982 – 1983

Björn joined Hexagon in the fall of 1982 a couple of months before the name change to Destiny. He left Destiny in the fall of 1983 and later rejoined his original (punk rock) band, Slobobands Undergång. He has been playing in less successful cover bands of and on. He also got involved with an American Football team. These days he’s the drummer of the cover band Hell Muppers.

Recordings with Destiny:
- Demo, 1983

Therese Hanserot Vocals 1982 – 1983

Therese joined Hexagon in the fall of 1982 just before the band changed its name to Destiny. Before she left Destiny in the summer of 1983 she sung on the first legendary 6 track demo as well as performing with the band on Destinys first ever live gig. She made a brief musical come back in a cover band in 1990 but soon left the music business altogether.
In 2010 Therese and Stefan where engaged to be married. In 2011 they started to plan a new musical side project of original music where Therese would sing and play keyboards. Therese was also going to make a guest appearance on Destiny 30th anniversary album, ”The Incompatibility of Philosophical Terminology”.
All the plans came to a sad stop when on January 17 2012 Therese suddenly passed away… In Memory Of Therese Hanserot

Recordings with Destiny:
- Demo, 1983

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