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Jesper Strömblad

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Jesper Strömblad
Birth nameClas Håkan Jesper Strömblad[1]
Born (1972-11-28) 28 November 1972 (age 51)
Gothenburg, Swaden
GenresMelodic daith metal, daith metal,
thrash metal, pouer metal,
Hivy metal, alternative metal
ThriftMuisicker, sangwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, drums, keyboards,
bass, Hammond organ
Years active1989–present
LabelsNuclear Blast, Ferret Music,
Wrong Again, Regain
Associate actsIn Flames, Dimension Zero,
HammerFall, Sinergy,
Ceremonial Oath, All Ends
Notable instruments
Gibson Explorer

Clas Håkan Jesper Strömblad (born 28 November 1972) is a Swadish muisicker who is currently the guitarist for the baunds Dimension Zero & The Resistance. He is maist kent as foonder an umwhile guitarist/drummer/keybuirdist o the Swadish melodic daith metal baund In Flames, guitarist o the band Sinergy, bassist o Ceremonial Oath an drummer o HammerFall.

In Mairch 2004, Jesper (alang wi Björn Gelotte) wur baith ranked #70 oot o 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists o aw time bi Guitar World.[2]

Backgrund[eedit | eedit soorce]

Strömblad began playin muisic at age 4, wi a violin he played until age 12,[3] when he nae langer considered the violin a 'ceul' instrument tae play an began playin guitar instead.[3]

He is kent tae be an avid World of Warcraft player, even wearin a "WoW" t-shirt on stage at times. He an aw plays a guitar imprintit wi the logo for the Horde faction frae World of Warcraft as can be seen in this pictur: Jesper Strömblad's WoW guitar Archived 2008-10-30 at the Wayback Machine

On 3 February 2009, the band's website inflames.com announced that Jesper would not be participating in the Australia/South America/Japan tour in order to get treatment for his alcohol abuse problems. Niklas Engelin was announced as his replacement for the tour.

On Februar 12, 2010, Jesper announced that he wis leavin In Flames permanently for personal problems an health issues.

Side projects[eedit | eedit soorce]

Strömblad is kent for haein played in an been a foondin member o a series o baunds an side projects. Strömblad is currently the guitarist (umwhile bassist) o Dimension Zero, a side project which he stairtit wi umwhile In Flames guitarist Glenn Ljungström. Strömblad is an aw currently a member o anither side project he stairtit cried All Ends, for which he an his In Flames bandmate Björn Gelotte baith write the muisic. Neither plans tae play in the side project due tae In Flames' demandin schedule, but they continue tae aid in writin sangs for the baund tae play. He is an aw wirkin on a side project thegither wi Roland Johansson, umwhile sangster o the Swadish metal baund Sonic Syndicate although as o Januar 2011 there has been no sign o ony offeecial release frae the twa.[4]

He haes formit a new baund cried The Resistance alang side wi fellae umwhile In Flames guitarist Glenn Ljungström, umwhile vocalist for The Haunted Marco Aro, Alex Losbäck Holstad of Despite, an Chris Barkensjö o Carnal Forge.

Umwhile baunds[eedit | eedit soorce]

Guest appearances[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1997 - Withering Surface - "Scarlet Silhouettes": Guitar Solo at "Scarlet Silhouettes"
  • 1997 - Misanthrope - "Visionnaire": Guitar solo at "Hypochondrium Forces"
  • 1998 - Exhumation - "Dance Across the Past": Guitar Solo at "Images of Our Extinction"
  • 1999 - Grievance - "The Phantom Novels"
  • 2007 - Annihilator - "Metal": Guitar Solo at "Haunted"

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

With In Flames

With Dimension Zero

With Ceremonial Oath

With Sinergy

Equipment[eedit | eedit soorce]

Strömblad currently uises Gibson guitars. Afore the release o Reroute to Remain, he wis an endorser o ESP uisin his signatur variant o the EX series till he switched tae Gibson guitars wi his fellae baundmate Björn Gelotte. He switched tae Gibson for the release o Reroute To Remain, but returned tae ESP for the recordin o Soundtrack To Your Escape. Strömblad haes nou returned tae Gibson syne the release o Come Clarity. He uises the Gibson Flying V an Explorer Voodoo models, as well as some Gibson Gothic Explorer II's.

Jesper is kent for uisin the Peavey 5150/6505 amp.[5] Strömblad an aw uises a Line 6 rack-muntit POD juist like Gelotte.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Ratsit - Gratis upplysning pĺ företag och privatpersoner". Ratsit.se. 28 November 1972. Archived frae the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  2. "GUITAR WORLD's 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Of All Time". Archived frae the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  3. a b Lady Enslain (1999). "Interview with Jesper Strömblad". Enslain. Archived frae the original on 26 December 2002. Retrieved 23 Juin 2007.
  4. "Roland Johansson's interview with Heavyhell". Archived frae the original on 10 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  5. a b Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named MP

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