Famous Drummers from Sweden

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

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

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  • Anders Johansson
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    Anders Johansson may refer to: Anders Johansson (drummer), Swedish musician, drummer of bands HammerFall and Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force Anders Johansson (football manager), Swedish football manager Anders Johansson (table tennis) Swedish table tennis Anders Johansson (singer), winner of series Fame Factory
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Gothenburg, 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: 46
    • Birthplace: Sweden
  • Daniel Svensson (born 20 November 1977) was the drummer and youngest member of the Swedish band In Flames, and drummer / vocalist for the band Sacrilege GBG. He was also in Diabolique before he joined in Flames in 1998 to fill the position created when Björn Gelotte moved from drums to guitars. In Flames' first album with him as drummer along with Peter Iwers was Colony, and it was released the following year. He rejoined Sacrilege GBG in 2006. He is also a supporter of the Swedish football team IFK Göteborg. Daniel decided to leave In Flames after finishing up the Europe tour on 20 November 2015. He now brews beer at his brewery outside Gothenburg, Odd Island Brewing.
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Fredrik Larzon
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    Fredrik Larzon is the drummer of the Swedish skate-punk band Millencolin. He currently lives in Örebro, Sweden. He runs another project named Kvoteringen. Before joining Millencolin in 1993, Larzon was a member of the band Kung Pung. He replaced Mathias on drums, who was better on guitar. His first recording with the band was their 1993 demo tape titled Melack. Larzon has the most interaction with fans as he is in charge of the Millencolin newsletter and responds to most of the fanmail. He is also an active member in some Millencolin fan forums. Is a vegetarian.
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Örebro, Sweden
  • Jan-Håkan "Ian" Haugland (born 13 August 1964 in Nordreisa, Norway) is the drummer in the Swedish rock band Europe. When he was eight months old, he and his family moved to the Stockholm suburb of Märsta, Sweden. He joined Europe in the summer of 1984, replacing Tony Reno. Previously Haugland had played in a number of bands, including Trilogy, where Candlemass bassist Leif Edling sang, and Yngwie J. Malmsteen's band Rising Force. After Europe went on hiatus in 1992, Haugland recorded and toured with bands like Brazen Abbot, Clockwise, Last Autumn's Dream, Europe colleague John Norum and former Black Sabbath / Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes. In 1998 Haugland recorded a cover version of ...more
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Storslett, Nordreisa, Norway
  • Jani Stefanovic (born 23 May 1979) is a Swedish multi-instrumentalist that primarily plays Swedish death metal. Jani started playing around the age of 13–14 years old.
    • Age: 43