Jonas Ekdahl

Evergrey, DeathDestruction

Jonas Ekdahl

Bandname Evergrey, DeathDestruction
Country Sweden
Genre Metal

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Masterworks - custom drums
Product Configuration
  • a Bass Drum 22”x18”
  • b Tom 10”x9”
  • c Tom 12”x10”
  • d Floor Tom 16”x14”
  • e Floor Tom 18”x15”
  • f Snare Drum 14”x5.5”



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In a restless world which demands permanent innovation and at the same time the preservation of tried and tested ideals, Evergrey are among the few bands who have succeeded in performing this difficult balancing act in artistic terms. 
Their intelligent dark melodic metal is marked by high compositional skill, their very own signature and a diversity which never ceases to amaze their audience.

The songs by the band from Sweden are never one-dimensional or indeed predictable, but always accessible and based on clear concepts. As confident as we have known Evergrey for more than ten years, as convincing do the band present themselves on their latest album, Torn: dynamic, powerful, and always haunting. 
Evergrey: “It has exactly the sound that our fans expect from us.”… “This is 100% the music which we wanted to play.”… “The sound is clearly heavier and more dynamic than on our previous releases.” The tracks on Torn were self-produced by Englund together with drummer Jonas Ekdahl.

This new album sees Evergrey continue a career which has been on the ascent for more than ten years. Since the band arrived on the scene in 1998, Evergrey have brought out six studio albums and one live cut. All of them made the top 20 in their native Sweden and the last two made the top 10 (no. 6 and 3, respectively). On top of that, their DVD was number 1 for four weeks and nominated for a Grammy in Sweden. The band has toured around the globe several times, together with In Flames, Nevermore, Throwdown, Arch Enemy, Children of Bodom and Iced Earth, among others.

Not only is Jonas drumming in Evergrey, he’s also one of the founding members of a new and fast rising metal band called DeathDestruction from Gothenburg, Sweden.
When founded in late 2003 by Jonas Ekdahl (Evergrey) and Henrik Danhage (Evergrey), DeathDestruction wasn't supposed to be nothing more than a simple side project. But when they were joined by bass player Fredrik “Loppan” Larsson (Hammerfall) and singer Jimmie Strimell (Dead by April), they all felt this was more than just another side project.

At the moment, DD is writing new material and preparing to enter the studio in February for their debut album.
Combining all the different styles of extreme metal with elements from Meshuggah, Lamb of God and Pantera amongst many others, DeathDestruction delivers the most ground shaking metal your eyes have ever heard – presented with an in-your-face-attitude that will leave no one untouched.

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