Anders Björler

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Anders Björler
Anders Björler, Stockholm 2011.jpg
Anders Björler, Stockholm 2011
Background information
Birth name Anders Martin Björler[1]
Born (1973-02-26) 26 February 1973 (age 44)
Genres Melodic Death Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Groove Metal, Jazz Fusion, Instrumental, Progressive Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Composer, Film Director, Film Editor
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Century Media, Earache, Peaceville, Dolores Records, Razzia Notes Records (Sony)
Associated acts At the Gates, The Haunted, Anders Bjorler Instrumental Project,

Anders Björler (born February 26, 1973) is a musician and a songwriter from Sweden. He is best known as the former guitar player in The Haunted and At The Gates. Anders also has a twin brother; Jonas Björler, whom he have played together with in both At The Gates and The Haunted. Anders also released an instrumental solo album in November, 2013, entitled 'Antikythera', which was inspired by progressive rock, postrock, jazz and Italian film soundtracks.[2]

Apart from being a musician, he is also a film director and editor, and has been directing and editing music promo videos, documentaries & in-the-studio features for bands like Meshuggah, In Flames, At The Gates, The Haunted & Dark Tranquillity.

Music biography[edit]

At the Gates (1990–1996, 2007–2017)[edit]

Anders is the founding member of the melodic death metal band At The Gates with his twin brother Jonas Björler, Tomas Lindberg, Alf Svensson, and Adrian Erlandsson. In July 1996, at the end of the touring cycle for their critically acclaimed 1995 album Slaughter of the Soul, Anders left the band and At the Gates consequently split up. In October 2007, At the Gates announced a final reunion for 2008, playing major European music festivals along with US, Japanese and Swedish tours. However, in 2011, they reunited a second time to play more shows. The band also released a comeback album, entitled At War with Reality, in late 2014. Björler departed the band in March 2017, with the band set to continue on with a new album following his departure from the band.[3]

The Haunted (1996–2001, 2002–2012)[edit]

In September 1996, a few months after the break up of At The Gates, Björler joined The Haunted as the lead guitarist. He remained in the band until 2001 when deciding to focus on university film studies. Björler returned to the band in 2002, but once again departed from the band in October 2012.[4]

Instrumental Project (Solo) (2013–)[edit]

Focuses around his love for Italian movie soundtracks from the 60s–80s and adds a healthy dose of English prog rock, jazz, post-rock and a pinch of Swedish folk music. The debut album 'Antikythera' was released by Anders Fridén (In Flames) on his label Razzia Notes Records in November 2013.[5]

Discography[edit]

At the Gates (Studio Albums)[edit]

  • Gardens of Grief (EP) – 1991
  • The Red in the Sky Is Ours – 1992
  • With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness – 1993
  • Terminal Spirit Disease – 1994
  • Slaughter of the Soul – 1995
  • At War with Reality – 2014

The Haunted (Studio Albums)[edit]

  • The Haunted – 1998
  • The Haunted Made Me Do It – 2000
  • One Kill Wonder – 2003
  • rEVOLVEr – 2004
  • The Dead Eye – 2006
  • Versus – 2008
  • Unseen – 2011

Anders Björler (solo)[edit]

  • Antikythera – November 6, 2013 (Razzia Notes / Sony Records)
  • Dreaming of Insomnia– 2-track digital single – August, 2015

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