Carl Johan Grimmark

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Carl Johan Grimmark
Born October 14, 1977
Origin Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Heavy metal
Progressive metal
Power metal
Neo-classical metal
Christian metal
Instruments Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Years active 1993–present
Associated acts Narnia
Saviour Machine
Rob Rock
Beautiful Sin
Website Official Website
Official Myspace
Notable instruments
Peavey EVH Wolfgang. Recently switched back to Caparison guitars.

Carl Johan Grimmark is a Christian guitarist born in Gothenburg, Sweden October 14, 1977. He has appeared with several influential Christian metal bands including Narnia, Saviour Machine, and Rob Rock. He recently joined the band Beautiful Sin in 2006. He also has been a special guest guitarist on fellow Narnia bandmate Christian Liljegren's side projects Divinefire and Audiovision. He recently recorded his debut solo album that is set to be titled Grimmark, where he also handles the lead vocals. Grimmark's style of playing, especially on Narnia's earlier work, is often compared to the neo-classical metal stylings of Yngwie Malmsteen[1], or under a more broad genre, neo-classicism.

Grimmark is the main composer in Narnia, and on their album The Great Fall most of the lyrics were written by him. On their other albums the lyrics have been written by their vocalist Christian Liljegren. Grimmark is also given credits as a producer on several of Narnia's albums.

Grimmark has become a highly acclaimed guitarist in the Christian hard rock music genre as more people are exposed to his solid technical abilities, which can be exemplified by the fact that he is credited for playing every instrument on Narnia's first album, Awakening, and his unique approach towards incorporating a neo-classical sound into his music.


German Pascual[edit]

  • The New Beginning (2012)


  • One (2011)


Saviour Machine[edit]

  • Legend Part III:I (2001)
  • Live in Deutschland (2002)
  • Rarities/Revelations (2006)
  • Legend Part III:II (TBA)


  • Guitar Odyssey: Tribute to Yngwie Malmsteen (2001)
  • Return to Fantasy: A Tribute to Uriah Heep (2003)


Rob Rock[edit]

Locomotive Breath[edit]

  • Train of Events (2003)

System Breakdown[edit]

  • 102 (2003)



  • The Calling (2005)


  • Maiden Voyage (2005)

Planet Alliance[edit]

  • Planet Alliance (2006)

Deep Effect[edit]

  • Deep Effect


  • Grimmark (2007)


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