Famous Bassists from Sweden

List of notable or famous bassists from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top bassists born in Sweden and even some popular bassists who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish bassists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bassists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known bassist from Sweden is included when available.

List people include Stefan Olsdal, Palle Danielsson and more.

This historic bassists from Sweden list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swedish bassists of note?" and "Who are the most famous bassists from Sweden?" These prominent bassists of Sweden may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swedish bassists.

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  • Carl Dalemo

    Razorlight are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 by lead singer and guitarist Johnny Borrell. The band are primarily known in the UK, having topped the charts with the 2006 single "America" and its parent self-titled album, their second. Along with Borrell, the current lineup of the band consists of drummer David Sullivan Kaplan, guitarist Dave Ellis and bassist Harry Deacon.
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Lidköping, Sweden
  • Christian Älvestam
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    Gunnar Christian Älvestam (Born 14 April 1976 in Sweden) is a vocalist, lyricist, guitarist, bassist and drummer for several bands from Sweden. He is, however, best known as the former vocalist for the Swedish metal band Scar Symmetry. He currently performs with several bands, including Solution .45 and Miseration, and has made several guest appearances for other music bands. He is most known in the metal community for possessing both an extreme clean singing range and an ability to make powerful growls.
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Sweden
  • John Gunnar Levén (born 25 October 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish bassist in the Swedish rock band Europe. Levén and vocalist Joey Tempest are the only band members who have performed on all of Europe's studio albums.
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Leif Edling (born 6 August 1963) is a Swedish musician, best known as the main songwriter, bass player and one of the founding members of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. He's the only constant member of the band since its inception to the present day. Nevertheless, since band's second reunion in 2002 Edling has been backed up again by founding rhythm guitarist Mats Björkman, who had been absent from 1997 to 2002 and was replaced by Michael Amott. Edling started his musical career in the band Trilogy, then under the name of Toxic, as a singer together with Ian Haugland (later the drummer of Europe) in 1979. He then played in a band named Witchcraft but left in 1981 and formed Nemesis in 1982. Before the Candlemass official releases, Edling also handled vocal duties in addition to playing bass. After the departure of Messiah Marcolin, Candlemass became his solo project, until the band reformed in 2002. In 1994, when Candlemass fell apart, Leif had started the band Abstrakt Algebra with Mats Levén on vocals and Mike Wead on guitar. The band met with limited success and split up after one album. In 2002 he founded another doom metal band, named Krux, also with Mats Levén on vocals, and in 2013 founded Avatarium with Marcus Jidell on guitar and Jidell's wife, Jennie-Ann Smith on vocals. Since early 2014 Edling had been unable to tour with either Candlemass or Avatarium due to unspecified health problems, though believed to be chronic fatigue syndrome. Candlemass have either been using former Grave/Entombed bassist Jörgen Sandström, or keyboard player Per Wiberg has been switching to bass, while Anders Iwers of Tiamat has been filling in with Avatarium. He has returned to performing with the band as of 2019.
    • Age: 60
  • Magnus Rosén
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    Magnus Rosén

    Klas Magnus Rosén is a Swedish musician, born 1963 in Gothenburg, and is best known for being the bassist of the Swedish band HammerFall during the years 1997-2007.Magnus Rosén started to play bass when he was 15 years old. When he had played bass for three years he went on his first tour with the band Kung Sune. After the tour he moved to Los Angeles, there he played in many bands, like Billionaires Boys Club where future HammerFall-bandmate Anders Johansson played drums. He became a member of the Swedish heavy metal band HammerFall in 1997. Magnus is also a jazz bassist, having recorded several albums of solo material. He occasionally does solo tours in South America, where he donates the profits to charity. On 7 March 2007 Magnus, Stefan Elmgren, Anders Johansson and Patrik Räfling left Hammerfall to focus on their own projects.In 2008 Rosén was a member of the X-World 5. The group consisted of Big Swede, Andy LaRocque, Reeves Gabrels and Nils K. Rue. Together they did one experimental album called New Universal Order.On 1 November 2009 Magnus joined ex-Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki's new band Revolution Renaissance.Rosén has recently become involved in former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin's live band, Tony Martin's Headless Cross. The band played their debut show on 27 July 2012 at The Asylum in Birmingham, UK. The show was filmed for a live DVD, and is intended as a warm-up for a full tour in 2013. In 2015, Rosén was announced as the new bassist for Brazilian heavy metal band Shadowside. In 2017, he also joined Spanish band AvalanchRosén also played with Joe Lynn Turner 2017 on a Scandinavium tour.Rosén joined another band called The Senior Management, also featuring Göran Edman, Henrik Zetterlund and Dennis Heltorp.
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden