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|Tomas 'Elof' Elofsson|
|Born||August 18, 1977|
|Genres||Death metal, melodic death metal|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, guitarist, songwriter|
|Associated acts|| Sanctification |
Tomas 'Elof' Elofsson, is guitarist/songwriter who was born on August 18, 1977 in Östersund, Sweden. He founded the Death Metal band Sanctification in 2001. In 2003 he joined the Death Metal band 'God Among Insects' playing bass for them until 2008. In 2004 he joined the Death Metal band 'In Battle' as guitarist, playing for them until 2007. In 2010 he joined the Melodic Death Metal band Hypocrisy as the touring second guitarist, playing his first show with them on January 24, 2010 in Hamburg, Germany. Tomas continues on with his work for his band Sanctification, writing and recording new material. Tomas is an ATV enthusiast, enjoying Snowmobile's and Dirt Bikes when writing, recording and touring permit him to do so.
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