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Patrick Johansson
Patrick Johansson
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Artist Biography

Everything you need to know in one spot.

  • Band/Affiliation: Yngwie Malmsteen / Rising Force / Kinlin
  • Country: Sweden

Born in Falun, Sweden in 1976, started to play drums at the age of 5 after seeing KISS on TV…Started to take lessons in 1985 from the local drum legend Hans Erik “Hepen” Grandin…

Years of practice, recording and performing live finally led up to signing a record contract with Danish label Serious Entertainment in 1995 with the band Without Grief…

After 3 years and two album releases, Patrick teamed up with Stockholm based band Stormwind…

He toured and recorded 3 albums with Stormwind before he crossed the Atlantic to join the Rising Forces of another fellow Swede, Yngwie Malmsteen in 2001

Since then Patrick has been the Drummer for Yngwie’s band Rising Force touring all around the world…

In 2003 he was apart of the G3 tour, he can be seen on the Live in Denver DVD.

Between the busy touring and recording schedule with the “Viking” Patrick had the great opportunity to tour with W.A.S.P. in early 2006 and also played some shows with George Lynch in 2007…

2010 Patrick is still the current drummer for the Yngwie Malmsteen band and his drumming can be heard on the last 4 Rising Force albums - Attack! (2002), Unleash the Fury (2005), Perpetual Flame (2008), and Relentless (2010).

Patrick never stops drumming, constantly working, recording sessions, lessons, clinics, workshops and with his local Florida band Kinlin…

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