Jens Johansson

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Jens Johansson
Background information
Born November 2, 1963 (1963-11-02) (age 52)
Origin Sweden
Genres Neo-classical metal
Jazz fusion
Progressive metal
Power metal
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Johansson (The Johansson Brothers)

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.