|Birth name||Peter Joakim Svalberg|
22 February 1969 |
|Genres||Progressive rock, jazz fusion, progressive metal, progressive death metal, folk rock, neo-classical metal, heavy metal, hard rock, AOR, funk, southern rock, rock and roll, psychedelic rock, space rock, jam rock, stoner rock|
|Instruments||Keyboards, backing vocals, mellotron, bongos, clarinette|
|Associated acts||Opeth, Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force, HTP - Hughes & Turner project, Qoph, elGamo|
Joakim Svalberg is a Swedish musician best known as the current keyboard player for the Swedish heavy metal band Opeth, which he joined in late 2011 just after the recording of the album Heritage. Svalberg is also involved in a band named elGamo with which he is currently working on their first record.
Svalberg according to opeth.com names his primary influences are: Gentle Giant, Edgar Winter, Buddy Miles, Yes, King's X, Pink Floyd, Genesis (with Peter Gabriel), The Beatles, Be-Bop Deluxe, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Deep Purple, Faces, National Health, UK, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Robert Fripp, Wool, Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares.
with Yngwie J. Malmsteen
- TBA (2012)