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Dan Swanö

Dan Swanö

Dan Swanö


Dan Swanö, (born on the March 10, 1973, in Finspång, Östergötland, Sweden), is a Swedish music producer, vocalist, guitarist, bassist, drummer and keyboardist, regarded as influential in the underground death metal, progressive metal, and progressive rock communities, with a small but devoted cult following for his numerous works. Swanö has fronted a huge number of bands, most notably Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, Brejn Dedd, Unicorn, Infestdead and Route Nine. Read more on Last.fm
Dan Swanö, (born on the March 10, 1973, in Finspång, Östergötland, Sweden), is a Swedish music producer, vocalist, guitarist, bassist, drummer and keyboardist, regarded as influential in the underground death metal, progressive metal, and progressive rock communities, with a small but devoted cult following for his numerous works. Swanö has fronted a huge number of bands, most notably Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, Brejn Dedd, Unicorn, Infestdead and Route Nine. He has also been a member of Pan.Thy.Monium, Katatonia (for whom he played the drums), Ribspreader, lead guitars and drums and most recently a member of Bloodbath, playing drums on their first EP Breeding Death and debut album Resurrection Through Carnage. He moved to guitar for the release of Nightmares Made Flesh, which occurred when vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) left and was replaced by Hypocrisy's Peter Tägtgren. Upon the completion of Nightmares Made Flesh, Tägtgren left and the vocalist position was once again vacant.

Dan is no longer in Bloodbath as his "services are no longer needed" because he cannot tour with the group. In the two man band 'Sörskogen', he was playing drums, keyboard and bass, while Åkerfeldt took care of vocals and guitar. Since the project was "just for fun", they never got serious about working on a release and officially only wrote one song, 'Mordet i Grottan', which was published on the internet with Åkerfeldts permission. Swanö also has contributed his vocal talents to Arjen Lucassen's Star One project. The two musicians are good friends, with Lucassen contributing guitar parts to Swanö's Nightingale project. He can also be heard on the albums Theli and A'arab Zaraq - Lucid Dreaming by the symphonic metal band, Therion.

He was also producer and contributing writer of the band Diabolical Masquerade, the now defunct solo avant-garde black metal band of Anders Nyström aka Blakkheim (Katatonia, Bloodbath, ex-Bewitched). He also contributed some guitar solos, backing vocals on various Diabolical Masquerade albums, and played the drums on the album Nightwork. He also produced and played the keyboards on the Memories from Nothing album by Swedish progressive rockers Another Life, released on Vic Records. Besides all these bands, Swanö has also released a solo progressive death metal album entitled Moontower, on which he showcases his multi-instrumental talent, playing all instruments (guitar, bass, drums, keyboard) and providing all the vocal work. Swanö has a diverse vocal register, encompassing many styles, which include death grunts, clean, melodic singing with a warm rich tone, deep, dark, gothic vocals, and thrash shouting. Musical projects involved with and/or is still involved with This list is incomplete Aeon - Production on Rise to Dominate Altar - Keyboards, backing vocals As Light Dies - Producer Ars Suptilior from within the cage Attention Another Life - Drums, Keyboards, guitar solo Battlelore - Mix and Mastering on the album The last alliance Bloodbath - Drums (1998-2004), Guitar (2004-2006) Brejn Dedd - Drums, vocals Canopy - Guest vocals, guitar Coldworker - Producer Cronian - Mastering on the album Terra Dan Swanö - Vocals, all instruments Darkcide - Guitar, Bass, Vocals Demiurg - Lead Guitar Diabolical Masquerade - Drums (on Nightwork), guest guitar solos, producer Dissection - Engineered The Somberlain Edge of Sanity - Vocals, guitar, Keyboards (old), all instruments (current) Evocation - Guest Vocals on album Dead Calm Chaos Evoke - Producer (Dreaming The Reality) Fall Of Serenity - Production on The Crossfire Frameshift - Vocals Godsend - Vocals, Keyboards Gorath - Mastering on the album "Misotheism" Ghostorm - Vocals on song "Legend" Hail of Bullets - Producer, Guest Vocals on album "....Of Frost and War" Incision Infestdead - Guitars, bass, drum programming Karaboudjan - Vocals, all instruments Katatonia - Drums, Keyboards, Vocals Laodicea Maceration - Vocals, Keyboards, Piano (under the alias "Day Disyraah") Mahlstrøm - Guest vocals Manfred Villes Marduk - Producer Masticate - Guitar, bass, vocals Millencolin - Production on For Monkeys Moredhel - Production on Metamorphose Mork Gryning - Producer Nasum - Producer, mastering Necrony - Guest Vocals, Guitars, Composer (under the alias "Day Disyraah") Nightingale - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards Novembre - Producer Novembers Doom - Mixed The Pale Haunt Departure and The Novella Reservoir, and contributed a guitar solo on the song "Dark World Burden" on the album The Pale Haunt Departure O (The Circle) Odyssey - Vocals, Drums, Keyboards Omnium Gatherum - Producer Opeth - Producer Outcome Overflash - Drums Pain - Additional Engineering on Nothing Remains The Same Pan.Thy.Monium - Bass, Keyboards, effects (under the alias "Day Disyraah") Ribspreader - Guitar, Drums Route Nine - Vocals, guitar, bass, Keyboards Second Sky Schecht + Akerfeldt + Swanö '98 Sörskogen - Drums, bass, Keyboards Star One - Guest vocals Steel - vocals Stygg Dödd Subway Mirror The Lucky Seven The Project Hate MCMXCIX - Producer Theatre of Tragedy - Producer Therion - Guest Vocals Threshold - Guest vocals Total Terror - Guitar, vocals Torture Division - Producer Ulan Bator Uncanny - Engineered Under Black Clouds Unicorn - Vocals, Drums, Session Bass, Session Saxophone Vinterland - Producer, Keyboards Winds - Guest Vocals (Prominence and Demise, 2007) Wounded Knee - Producer 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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