Jens Johansson

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Jens Johansson
Background information
Born November 2, 1963 (1963-11-02) (age 50)
Origin Sweden
Genres Neo-classical metal
Jazz fusion
Progressive metal
Power metal
Instruments Keyboards
Synthesizers
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Stratovarius
Johansson (The Johansson Brothers)
Website www.panix.com/~jens

Jens Johansson (born November 2, 1963 in Stockholm) is a world-renowned Swedish power metal keyboardist and pianist. He is noted as one of the first and most influential "shred" keyboardists, for his high-speed neoclassical and fusion style.

Studio albums[change | change source]

Títle Label Year
Silver Mountain: Shakin' Brains 1983
Rising Force Polydor 1984
Marching Out Polydor 1985
Trilogy (Yngwie Malmsteen album) Polydor 1986
Erik Borelius: Fantasy 1988
Odyssey (album) Polydor 1988
¨Trial By Fire (album) Polydor 1989
Dio: Lock Up The Wolves 1990
Deadline: Dissident 1991
Stephen Ross: Midnight Drive 1991
Anders Johansson: Shu-Tka 1992
Ginger Baker: Unseen Rain 1992
RAF: Ode To A Tractor 1992
Shining Path: No Other World 1992
Jonas Hellborg Group: E 1993
Snake Charmer: Smoke And Mirrors 1993
Dave Nerge's Bulldog: The Return Of Mr. Nasty 1994
Robert Blennerhed: Seven 1994
Smoke On The Water - A Tribute 1994
The Johansson Brothers 1994
Tony MacAlpine: Premonition 1994
Anders Johansson, Jens Johansson and Allan Holdsworth: Heavy Machinery 1996
Yngwie Malmsteen: Inspiration 1996
Anders Johansson: Red Shift 1997
Johansson: Sonic Winter 1997
Itä-Saksa: Let's Kompromise 1998
Snake Charmer: Backyard Boogaloo 1998
Benny Jansson: Flume Ride 1999
Johansson: The Last Viking 1999
Mastermind: Excelsior 1999
Mastermind: Angels Of The Apocalypse 2000
instein: Einstein Too 2001
La Leyenda Continua - Tributo A Rata Blanca 2001
Silver Mountain: Breakin' Chains 2001
Andy West With Rama: Rama 1 2002
Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Star One: Space Metal 2002
Benny Jansson: Save The World 2002
Aina: Days Of Rising Doom 2003
Barilari 2003
Sonata Arctica: Winterheart's Guild 2003
Mastermind: To The World Beyond 2004
Spastic Ink: Ink Compatible 2004
Kamelot: The Black Halo 2005
Episode Noise Records 1996
Visions Noise Records 1997
Destiny Noise Records 1998
Infinite Nuclear Blast 2000
Elements, Pt. 1 Nuclear Blast 2003
Elements, Pt. 2 Nuclear Blast 2003
Stratovarius (2005) Sanctuary 2005

Related links[change | change source]

References[change | change source]


[1] Jens interview in 2001.

Some text taken from the 'Heavy Machinery' album booklet and Jens Homepage.