Daniel Erlandsson

Arch Enemy

Daniel Erlandsson

Bandname Arch Enemy
Country Sweden
Genre Metal

Pearl Products

Masterworks - custom drums
Vision Maple VML
Product Configuration
  • a Bass Drum 24"x18" Carbonply Masterworks
  • b Tom 10"x8" Carbonply Masterworks
  • c Tom 12"x9" Carbonply Masterworks
  • d Tom 13"x10" Carbonply Masterworks
  • e Floor Tom 16"x14" Carbonply Masterworks
  • f Floor Tom 18"x16" Carbonply Masterworks
  • g Snare Drum 14"x6.5" Carbonply Masterworks

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Daniel Erlandsson is a drummer of the Metal titans ARCH ENEMY - whose dynamic cocktail of melody and aggression has earned them massive critical acclaim, a rabid worldwide fanbase and a slot on Ozzfest in the US. He is also a Pearl Drums artist and plays Pearl Masterworks custom drum set.

Daniel first started drumming at a young age. His older brother - Adrian Erlandsson used to jam on a little kit in their parents basement and join bands during the teenage years. Daniel saw his brother play and admired that lifestyle, but they never really played together back then because of the age difference (6 years). Daniel started drumming seriously around the age of 12, but by that time his brother was already preparing to move out of the house. Adrian Erlandsson was also the one who introduced Daniel to metal.

"He started first and after some years I started too... He’s been a great influence over the years, and if it wasn't for him I probably wouldn’t be playing today." - Daniel

Influencers: Bill Cobham, Clive Burr, Vinny Appice, Dave Lombardo, Scott Travis and many more

About the band: 

Formed by guitarist Michael Amott after his departure from the now legendary Carcass, ARCH ENEMY first garnered praise with the metal milestones Black Earth (1997), Stigmata (1998) and Burning Bridges (1999). These albums were propelled by flawlessly technical dual guitars and a previously unheard of mixture of melody and aggression, which helped them to quickly solidify their reputation as one of the genre’s elite. 

ARCH ENEMY really began to develop their true potential once outstanding new vocalist Angela Gossow joined the fold on 2001/2002’s critically acclaimed Wages of Sin album (produced by Fredrik Nordström and mixed by Andy Sneap), marking the first time a band of this calibre and ferocity was fronted by a woman. The album was showered with universal praise, from front cover press in worldwide metal magazines to national daily newspapers alike. Naturally, Wages Of Sin proudly claimed a position in all the end-of-the-year “Best Of...” lists, whilst the metal underground had found a new band to champion, and one that would soon show on the live stage that it had even more to offer with Angela bringing a hitherto unseen level of growling and glamour to extreme metal. 

It began with a sold-out UK-tour with Opeth and festival appearances across Europe. They then headed over to North America for a 6 week tour supporting Nile, followed 2 months later by another tour in the US, this time headlining with amongst others God Forbid supporting. By the end of 2002, ARCH ENEMY were back in Europe playing their first headlining club shows in several countries before heading back to Japan to take a major slot at the Beast Feast festival with Slayer and Motorhead. On the way back from Japan they briefly stopped on US soil for a number of West Coast headline shows before Christmas, and then took to the road once again for their debut headline shows in Scandinavia at the end of January 2003.