Karl got his first drums at the age of eight, and soon thereafter he started a Kiss tribute band with a one song set. The band ripped off the neighborhood kids by charging 5 Finnish marks each to sit through the three minute live set. The hard earned money was returned to the angry mothers the same day.
After ninth grade Karl took a year off to study percussion and piano at a local music conservatory in Finland.
At the age of 16 Karl moved to Sweden where he played in numerous local bands for a few years until he decided to pack his bags and move to Los Angeles.
Over the past twelve years of living in LA (shedding buckets of blood, sweat and tears) Karl has played, recorded, and toured with several bands and artists such as Danzig, The Chelsea Smiles, Steel Prophet, Dizzy Reed, and Joan Osborne to name a few. Karl joined Michael Monroe band in 2010.