Band history

Energy is the word most people associate Carpet Dime with. As an independent band, they have created most of it themselves since the start in 2014. The vision is to be able to play at established festivals such as Sweden Rock (swe) and Wacken Open Air (ger) in Europe.



  • The band was started by Linn Harstäde (vocals) and soon thereafter, Michalis Kyrlis (guitar) joined. They found each other through an online add and immediately started to work together.

  • The first song to be completed was Scars Devoted.

    – It was written in 15 minutes, it all just fell into place and since then we knew how to work together, Linn says.


  • After months of searching, Tobias Friberg was recruited as the band’s drummer and the trio started writing songs together.


  • Daniel Karlsson joined as the bass player and the band started doing live gigs around Stockholm.

  • The band is featured on the national radio for the first time, in a swedish program called “Pira and Bråding” on P3. Vocalist Linn Harstäde is interviewed and plays a demo of Scars Devoted.s




  • Together with Tainted Black, the band release a cover of The Sky Is A Neighborhood by Foo Fighters. They also release a music video, entirely self produced.


  • Carpet Dime travels to London and Birmingham for a couple of gigs in support of Nocean on their Diamond Experience tour. This is the first time the band plays outside of Sweden.


  • Max Bäck and Moncho Echiburu joins the band on guitar and bass respectively.


  • Magpies is released as a single. The track was recorded at Durango Studio with engineer Andreas Dahlbäck and assisting engineer David Karlsson. The track was mixed by Lennart Östlund, who has worked with Led Zeppelin, Abba and many more.


  • The self-titled EP Carpet Dime is released. The EP was recorded at Durango Studio with engineer Andreas Dahlbäck and assisting engineer David Karlsson. The EP was mixed by Ronny Lahti, who has worked with Backyard Babies, Mustasch, Corroded, among others.


  • Micke Hasselqvist and Robert Thor joins the band, replacing Max Bäck and Moncho Echiburu on guitar and bass.



  • Linn and Micke focuses the year on running auditions for new members and writing new songs.


  • Micke Hasselqvists quits the band, wanting to stop playing music completely to focus on other things.

  • Johan Tjerneng (bass), Johan Hörnquist (guitar) and Åke Lithner (drums) joins the band.

  • Carpet Dime enters the stage for the first time since the pandemic started, playing at Forever Rock Festival in Stockholm.

    A few months later, they also play at Brother Tuck in central Stockholm.


  • Robert Thor (bass) and Fredrick Pedro Mobacker (guitar) joins the band.