Jonas Ekdahl

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Jonas Ekdahl
Birth name Jonas Mauritz Ekdahl
Also known as Jonas Ekdahl
Born (1983-05-30) 30 May 1983 (age 31)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Origin Sweden
Genres Progressive metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments drums
Years active 2003–present
Labels Sony Music Sweden
Associated acts Evergrey, DeathDestruction, Dead by April, In Flames

Jonas Ekdahl is a Swedish drummer. He is best known as the drummer of the heavy metal band Evergrey. He was previously the drum tech of Evergrey's former drummer Patrick Carlsson. He was born in Gothenburg in May, 1983. Ekdahl started playing drums when he was 10 years old, started working for Evergrey as their drumtech at age 17, and in 2003 joined the band as a full-time member at age 19. In May 2010, it was announced that he had left Evergrey due to internal issues with the band, and to not hurt the friendships he had developed with the other band members.[1] Ekdahl is now playing with his band DeathDestruction, who has recently signed with Sony Music Sweden.[2] Ekdahl has during 2010, done session work for Dead by April, as well as for In Flames during June 2011.


Studio albums with Evergrey[edit]

Studio albums with DeathDestruction[edit]


Ekdahl uses the following equipment:[5]

Pearl Masterworks with "Bubinga" finish and chrome hardware[edit]

  • 22×18 kick drums x2
  • 10×9 tom
  • 12×10 tom
  • 16×14 floor tom
  • 18×15 floor tom
  • DR-503 drum racks
  • Pearl Demon Drive pedals
  • PC-50 rack holders
  • 14×5,5 Buzin Copper snare


  • 18" Sabian AAX Stage crash
  • 19" Sabian HHXtreme crash
  • 19" Sabian AAXplosion crash
  • 12" Sabian AAX splash
  • 22" Sabian HH Power Bell Ride
  • 14" Sabian AAX mini china
  • 14" Sabian HHX Evolution mini china
  • 14" Sabian AA metal-x hi-hat
  • 14" Sabian AAX Stage hi-hat
  • 10" Sabian AAX splash
  • 8" Sabian AAX splash
  • 6" Sabian AAX splash
  • 20" Sabian AAX china
  • 19" Sabian AAXtreme Chinese

Other Equipment[edit]

  • Remo "Powerstroke 3" (on Bassdrums)
  • Remo "Emperor X" (on snare)
  • Remo "Pinstripe" (on toms)
  • Wincent "5B" drumsticks
  • Roch 'n Soc drum throne