Swedish drummer Magnus Öström became known worldwide as one of the members of e.s.t., probably the most influential jazz band of the last decade. Esbjörn Svensson (piano) and Dan Berglund (bass) were his congenial partners in this trio of equals, that changed the way jazz is listened to and played today.
After the untimely and tragic death of Esbjörn Svensson in 2008 Magnus Öström took a two year break from music to redefine himself and in summer 2010 formed his own band, with Andreas Hourdakis (guitars), Gustav Karlöf (piano) and Thobias Gabrielsson (bass).
Magnus Öström composed, arranged and produced all the music for the debut album of the band "Thread of Life" (ACT) which was released in February 2011 and won critical acclaim. Besides his new band it features Pat Metheny and Dan Berglund on the song "Ballad for E".