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Björn Gelotte

Björn Gelotte

Björn Gelotte


Björn Ingvar Gelotte (born August 27, 1975 in Gothenburg) is a songwriter and guitarist for the Swedish band In Flames. He joined the band as the drummer in 1995 and continued his position as drummer during The Jester Race and Whoracle. Gelotte switched to his current position on guitars after Niklas Engelin left the band, sharing lead/rhythm guitar work with former In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad. As of February 28th, 2011, Engelin has rejoined In Flames. Read more on Last.fm
Björn Ingvar Gelotte (born August 27, 1975 in Gothenburg) is a songwriter and guitarist for the Swedish band In Flames. He joined the band as the drummer in 1995 and continued his position as drummer during The Jester Race and Whoracle. Gelotte switched to his current position on guitars after Niklas Engelin left the band, sharing lead/rhythm guitar work with former In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad. As of February 28th, 2011, Engelin has rejoined In Flames. In 2009 Björn Gelotte recorded an acoustic song called ”New Beginnings” as a part of a Swedish Charity campaign. In March 2004, Björn (along with Jesper Strömblad) was ranked #70 out of 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of all time by Guitar World. Other projects Before joining In Flames, Björn Gelotte was a member of Sights. He is currently involved in a side project called All Ends, which he and his former In Flames bandmate Jesper Strömblad write the songs for.

Björn's sister is one of the singers for All Ends. Neither of them plan to play in the side project live due to In Flames' demanding schedule. He also played guitar on the track "Self Versus Self" by UK/Australian drum and bass act Pendulum, along with his bandmates Anders Fridén and Peter Iwers. Equipment Björn Gelotte uses a Gibson Les Paul Custom and a custom shop Les Paul, both with double EMG 85 active pickups. The custom shop les paul has a few changes to the stock model, such as similar inlay blocks as in the Les Paul supreme.

He uses a POD XT and other Line 6 equipment, Elixir custom strings, and Dunlop .88 MM Tortex picks. On the older In Flames records, both Björn and co-guitarist Jesper Strömblad tuned their guitars C,F,A#,D#,G,C. On the new records they use this same tuning with the lowest string dropped to A#, on some of the tracks. Guitars: Gibson Les Paul custom ESP Eclipse Amps: Peavey 5150 Previous amps: Marshall JVM 210h FX: Line 6 Pod XT Misc: Dunlop strings Custom wound .68-.13 strings (With a coating over them, because he's allergic to nickel) Dunlop .88 MM Tortex picks Trivia Björn's favourite thing to do on tours when not playing is playing video games & beer drinking. He is an avid Star Trek: TOS fan.

He's also a big fan of the American rock band CKY. His favourite food is mainly pizzas and his favourite drink is ofcourse - beer. He prefers action movies and listens to all kinds of music, except opera. And the most important think, his motto is: “Why do today what you could do tomorrow?“ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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