Anders Fridén

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Anders Fridén
Fridén at Sonisphere 2011
Background information
Birth namePär Anders Fridén[1]
Born (1973-03-25) 25 Mairch 1973 (age 51)
OreiginGothenburg, Swaden
GenresMelodic daith metal, alternative metal
ThriftMuisicker, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, drums
Years active1989–present
LabelsNuclear Blast
Ferret Music
Associate actsIn Flames
Dark Tranquillity
Ceremonial Oath

Anders Fridén (born 25 Mairch 1973) is the vocalist/leericist o the Swadish baund In Flames, as well as the side-project, Passenger.[2]

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Early career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fridén wis oreeginally the vocalist for Dark Tranquillity. He performit on thair debut album, Skydancer, but left the baund suin efter.[3] Twa years later he jynt In Flames. Coincidentally Mikael Stanne haed left In Flames (bein anerlie a session player) an switched ftae rhythm guitar tae lead vocals in Dark Tranquillity, sae the twa effectively tradit places. Anders wis the lead vocalist for anither baund kent as Ceremonial Oath an aw wi In Flames foonder Jesper Strömblad.

1995-present: In Flames[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fridén stairtit wi In Flames on the 1995 album The Jester Race. On the album Whoracle, Niklas Sundin (o Dark Tranquillity) wrote the leerics follaein the oreeginal synopsis bi Fridén. On the 1999 album Colony, Fridén componed the leerics hissel, tho Sundin still assistit bi translatin his leerics frae Swadish tae Inglis. His leerics hae evolvit frae abstract themes sic as astrology an fantasy, tae mair personal endeavours sic as depression an inner struggles.

He is the vocalist for the baund Passenger as a side project an aw, but haes statit recently that he nou haes vera little time for the project, an it is on hauld.

Fridén haes done guest vocals on the album The Phantom Novels an aw, bi the metal baund Grievance. He is the lead vocalist on the tracks Atrocity Upon Deceptions, A Devil's Rhyme an The Mask of Sin.

In 2007 Fridén appeared as a guest vocalist on the Japanese bonus track "See the Falling Sky" on Caliban's 2007 album "The Awakening". As well as providin vocals for the track "Dysfunctional Hours" for the 20t anniversary Nuclear Blast Allstars compilation album, Out of the Dark.

His leuk chyngit dramatically follaein the release o In Flames 2002 release Reroute to Remain. His previously clean-shaven leuk wis replacit wi a beard, an his lang hair wis put intae dreadlocks. His vocal style haes chyngit an aw, especially on the past three records. His law-tone, hairsk daith groul haes evolvit intae a heicher pitched scream (done in the fry scream technique), which is nou supplementit bi clean vocals an layers o backing vocals.

In addition tae bein a vocalist, Fridén is a producer an aw, wi his maist recent efforts bein the albums: The Undying Darkness bi Caliban in 2006 an Absolute Design bi the baund Engel in 2007.

He co-wrote an performit scream vocals on the sang "Self Versus Self" an aw, which appears on the third album o UK/Australie drum an bass baund Pendulum alangside his baundmates Björn Gelotte an Peter Iwers.

Mair recently in the Simmer o 2010, Fridén chyngit his appearance again bi makkin the decision tae cut aff his dreadlocks which he haed grown syne the release o Reroute to Remain.

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Family life[eedit | eedit soorce]

He haes a dochter namit Agnes an a son namit Edwin wi his wife Helena Lindsjö. He haes a younger brither namit Magnus an aw who is seen in "The Quiet Place" studio recordin session.

Hobbies an interests[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fridén haes an extensively lairge DVD collection. His favorite quote is, "The ane wi the most DVDs when you dee, wins."

Fridén is a fan o alcohol an collects whisky an aw. In an interview wi Metal Hammer, he spoke aboot hou ower the years he haes acquired a taste for fine whiskey, an hou "it's stupid tae get drunk on fine whiskey, there's ither stuff for that."

He is a supporter o the Swadish fitbaa club IFK Göteborg.

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Anders Fridén is the vocalist on aw o the albums leetit unless itherwise statit.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 18 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 6 Julie 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. DaRonco, Mike. "Biography: In Flames". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 Julie 2010.
  3. Huey, Steve. "Biography: Dark Tranquillity". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 Julie 2010.

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