Full Name: Stefan Helleblad
Date of birth: 12-11-1978
Band member since: 2011
Hobbies: Watching Tv-shows, Gaming, Discovering new music
Favorite music: Metal, hard rock, pop…
Favorite movies: The Game, Forgetting Sarah marshall, Ghostbusters, Donnie Darko, Alien, The Thing, The sixth sense, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, The shawshank redemption, Raiders of the lost ark, Twelve Monkeys, Forrest Gump, The Ring.
Stefan Helleblad was born on November 12th in Gotland, Sweden.
Stefan got his first AC/DC album at the age of six has and been playing guitar since he was nine. He then started his first band when he was fourteen, which was a trio playing instrumental versions of mostly Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Helloween and Megadeth songs.
Next to making music, Stefan has always been interested in recording music as well. In 2000 he started as an apprentice at Sandkvi Studio in Visby, Gotland where he was employed later on.
In 2004 he quit his job to become a freelance recording engineer/producer/mixer. Over the years, Stefan has been involved behind the scenes in producing several Within Temptation albums. In September 2011 he joined Within Temptation on stage as a guitar player after Robert decided to take a step back from live performing to focus on producing and writing.