Dan Swanö live at Nosturi
|Also known as||Day DiSyraah|
|Born||10 March 1973|
|Genres||Progressive metal, death metal, progressive rock, power metal, avant-garde metal, gothic rock, melodic death metal, black metal, doom metal|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion, saxophone, cello, programming|
|Associated acts||Therion, Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath, Katatonia, Nightingale, Opeth, Ribspreader, Millencolin, Witherscape, Marduk, Threshold|
Dan-Erland Swanö (born 10 March 1973) is a Swedish musician and record producer who is currently the vocalist, guitarist, ex-bassist and ex-drummer for the band Nightingale, lately vocalist, keyboardist and drummer for the band Witherscape, as well as the owner of Unisound, but he achieved fame as the vocalist and songwriter of progressive death metal band Edge of Sanity.
As a multi-instrumentalist he is regarded as influential in the underground melodic death metal, black metal, progressive metal, death metal, progressive rock, power metal communities. He is known for his progressive rock-influenced songwriting style and his frequent use of both clean and growled vocals.
Swanö has fronted a number of bands, including Edge of Sanity, Brejn Dedd, Unicorn, Infestdead and Route Nine. He has also been a member of Katatonia and Ribspreader, as well as playing drums and lead guitar in death metal band Bloodbath.
He has also contributed his vocal talents to Arjen Lucassen's Star One project. The two musicians are good friends, with Lucassen contributing guitar parts to Swanö's Nightingale project. He can also be heard on the albums Theli and A'arab Zaraq – Lucid Dreaming by the symphonic opera metal band Therion. He was also producer and contributing writer of the band Diabolical Masquerade, the now-defunct solo avant-garde black metal band of Anders Nyström aka Blakkheim (Katatonia, Bloodbath, ex-Bewitched). He also contributed some guitar solos, backing vocals on various Diabolical Masquerade albums, and played the drums on the album Nightwork. He also produced and played the keyboards on the Memories from Nothing album by Swedish progressive rockers Another Life, released on Vic Records.
Swanö has also released a solo progressive death metal album entitled Moontower, on which he showcases his multi-instrumental talent, playing all instruments (guitar, bass, drums, keyboard) as well as providing all the vocal work.
During 2009 Swanö re-activated Odyssey, this time performing all instruments by himself. Swanö recorded 7 of his all-time favourite songs which was released in November 2010 on the album 'Reinventing The Past', together with the three 1999 tracks as a bonus on Dutch based Vic Records. His brother Dag played guest lead guitar on the song 'Gypsy' (Uriah Heep cover).
In 2013, Swanö released with his new project Witherscape the full studio album The Inheritance, with Ragnar Widerberg as co-member, and the collaboration of, amongst other guest musicians, Novembers Doom's founder Paul Kuhr. It was followed a year after by the EP The New Tomorrow. In 2016, the full studio album The Northern Sanctuary was released, via Century Media Records like its predecessors, featuring once again Paul Kuhr.  
Dan Swanö has a diverse vocal register, encompassing many styles, which include death growls; clean, melodic singing with a warm rich tone; deep, dark, gothic vocals and thrash shouting. As a peculiarity, he is a left-handed guitarist, but plays on right-handed guitars without reversing the strings (highest strings up), which is quite unusual.
Family and work
Despite the large amount of releases to his name, Swanö up until recently worked full-time in a music store (Musikbörsen) in Örebro, near his home in Sweden, rarely doing live performances with any of his bands. He had played bass in his elder brother Dag Swanö's band Pan.Thy.Monium with Dan using Day DiSyraah, and Dag using Äag as pseudonyms. Dag also plays guitar in Nightingale, formerly under the name of Tom Nouga.
|1988||Brejn Dedd||First Demo||Backing vocals||Drums||Demo|
|1988||Brejn Dedd||Ugly Tapez||Backing vocals||Drums||Demo|
|1989||Brejn Dedd||Born Ugly||Backing vocals||Drums||Demo|
|1989||Unicorn||A Collection of Worlds, Part I||Vocals||Drums||Demo|
|1989||Unicorn||A Collection of Worlds, Part II||Vocals||Drums||Demo|
|1990||Stygg Död||Välkommen till Helvetet||Vocals||Bass||Demo|
|1990||Ulan Bator||Gummicancer||Backing vocals||Drums||Demo|
|1990||Deppdöden||Titta först på när jag dansar||Drums||EP|
|1990||Wounded Knee||Searching||Backing vocals||Drums||EP|
|1990||Ulan Bator||På Rätt Spår||Backing vocals||Drums||EP|
|1990||Subway Mirror/O(:the circle)||Prime||Vocals||Guitars|
|1991||Incision||Infest Incest||Vocals||Drums||EP, Unreleased|
|1991||Edge of Sanity||Nothing But Death Remains||Vocals||Add. Guitar||Keyboards|
|1991||Subway Mirror/O(:the circle)||Golliwog||Vocals||Guitars|
|1991||Unicorn||The Weirdest of Tales||Vocals||Drums||Demo|
|1991||Wounded Knee||Feelings||Backing vocals||Drums|
|1992||Edge of Sanity||Unorthodox||Vocals||Add. Guitar||Keyboards|
|1992||Pan.Thy.Monium||Dawn of Dreams||Bass||Keyboards|
|1992||Maceration||A serenade of agony||Vocals|
|1992||Route Nine||Disrupted Vacancy||Vocals||Bass||Drums||Keyboards||Demo|
|1992||Subway Mirror/O(:the circle)||RaQ||Vocals||Guitars|
|1993||Edge of Sanity||The Spectral Sorrows||Vocals||Add. Guitar||Keyboards|
|1993||Route Nine||Before I Close My Eyes Forever||Vocals||Bass||Drums||Keyboards||EP|
|1993||Subway Mirror/O(:the circle)||Jpp||Vocals||Guitars|
|1994||Edge of Sanity||Until Eternity Ends||Vocals||Add. Guitar||Keyboards||EP|
|1994||Edge of Sanity||Purgatory Afterglow||Vocals||Add. Guitar||Keyboards|
|1994||Subway Mirror/O(:the circle)||Unreleased album||Vocals||Guitars|
|1995||Nightingale||The Breathing Shadow||Vocals||All Instruments|
|1996||Edge of Sanity||Crimson||Vocals||Add. Guitar||Keyboards|
|1996||Nightingale||The Closing Chronicles||Vocals||Guitars||Drums||Keyboards|
|1996||Pan.Thy.Monium||Khaooohs and Kon-Fus-Ion||Bass|
|1997||Edge of Sanity||Infernal||Vocals||Add. Guitar||Keyboards|
|1998||Subway Mirror/O(:the circle)||Wisepope||Vocals||Guitars|
|1998||Steel||Heavy Metal Machine||Vocals||EP|
|1998||Dan Swanö||Moontower||Vocals||All Instruments|
|1999||Edge of Sanity||Evolution||Vocals||Add. Guitar||Keyboards||Compilation|
|1999||Katatonia||Tonight's Decision||Session drums|
|2000||Bloodbath||Breeding Death||Backing vocals||Drums||EP|
|2001||Route Nine||The Works||Vocals||Guitars||Bass||Drums||Keyboards||Compilation|
|2002||Bloodbath||Resurrection Through Carnage||Drums|
|2002||Star One||Space Metal||Vocals|
|2003||Edge of Sanity||Crimson II||Vocals||All Instruments|
|2004||Bloodbath||Nightmares Made Flesh||Backing vocals||Guitars||Bass|
|2006||Edge of Sanity||When All Is Said||Vocals||Add. Guitar||Keyboards||Compilation|
|2007||Darkcide||Split EP with Infestdead||Vocals||All Instruments|
|2008||Bloodbath||The Wacken Carnage||Backing vocals||Guitar||Live|
|2008||Total Terror||Total Terror||Vocals||Guitar|
|2008||Nightingale||Box of Rock||Vocals||Guitar||Keyboards||Compilation|
|2010||Odyssey||Reinventing the Past||Vocals||All Instruments|
|2010||Star One||Victims of the Modern Age||Vocals|
|2012||Edge of Sanity||Kur-Nu-Gi-A||Vocals||Add. Guitar||Keyboards||EP|
|2014||Witherscape||The New Tomorrow||Vocals||Guitars||Keyboards||EP|
|2015||Unicorn||A Collection of Worlds Resurrection||Vocals||Drums||Compilation|
|2016||Witherscape||The Northern Sanctuary||Vocals||Guitars||Keyboards|
|2017||Nightingale||Rock Hard Live||Vocals||Guitars||Keyboards||Live|
- Manfred Villes
- Necrony – guest vocals, guitars, compositions (under the alias "Day Disyraah")
- Second Sky
- Schecht + Akerfeldt + Swanö '98
- The Lucky Seven
- The Project Hate MCMXCIX – producer on Cybersonic Superchrist. Mixing and Mastering on Deadmarch: Initiation of Blasphemy, Armageddon March Eternal – Symphonies of Slit Wrists, In Hora Mortis Nostræ, and The Lustrate Process
- Ulan Bator
- "Ratsit – Gratis upplysning pĺ företag och privatpersoner". Ratsit.se. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
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- "Witherscape: Releases". witherscape.com. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
- "Century Media Records: Witherscape". Century Media Records. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
- "Dan Swanö comments on the next album release". Ultimate Metal Forums. 31 February 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2012. Check date values in:
- Bleeding the False
- "Aeon: New Album Title Announced". Blabbermouth. 17 February 2010. Archived from the original on 19 February 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=175101">ANCIENT ASCENDANT To Release 'Into The Dark' In August – 7 June 2012, Retrieved 12 May 2013
- The Last Alliance
- The Last Alliance
- Street Art Gallery (Album, 1996)
- Duh (EP)
- "Unisound Recordings – 2015".
- A Dance on the Grave (1995)
- "Unisound Recordings – 2012".
- Breath of the Demiurg (Album, 2007), The Hate Chamber (Album, 2008) & Slakthus Gamleby (Album, 2010)
- Catacombs of the Grotesque (Album)
- Death's Design
- The Phantom Lodge
- Coma Ghosts
- Glorious Collision
- "Evocation Prepares To Record New Album". Blabbermouth. 24 January 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- On The Song "Fraud of Dark" from The Album, Frozen in Fire
- Frozen in Fire
- On The Song "Legend", from The Album, "Black Box"
- In the Electric Mist (Album, 1995) & A Wayfarers Tears (Album, 1997)
- As The Shadows Fall (Album, 1993)
- "Gorath Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement". Blabbermouth. 27 December 2009. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Misotheism (Album)
- MXCII (Album)
- "Hail of Bullets Putting Finishing Touches on New Album". Blabbermouth. 13 March 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- ....Of Frost and War (Album)
- World of Ruin (Album)
- In These Veins
- "http://www.centurymedia.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=17018&IdCompany=3">INSOMNIUM: NEW ALBUM AND BOOK "WINTER'S GATE" TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2016
- Veni Vidi Vomui
- Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival & Dance of December Souls
- Tonight's Decision
- Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival & Dance of December Souls
- Weekend Ritual Massacre (Album)
- Weekend Ritual Massacre
- "Mechanization – Discography".
- For Monkeys
- Metamorphose (Album)
- "MOTOROWL: NEW ALBUM "OM GENERATOR"". Century Media Records. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
- "Novembers Doom: A Eulogy For The Living Lost Video Released". Blabbermouth. 16 February 2010. Archived from the original on 18 February 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- The Pale Haunt Departure
- The Novella Reservoir
- Into Night's Requiem Infernal
- Guitar solo on the song "Dark World Burden" on the album The Pale Haunt Departure
- Wish I Could Dream it Again (Album, 1994) & Arte Novecento (Album, 1996)
- Rain Without End
- "Odyssey: Reinventing The Past Artwork Unveiled". Blabbermouth. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Odyssey (EP, 1999) & Reinventing the Past (Album, 2010)
- Odyssey & Reinventing the Past
- The Redshift
- The Redshift
- Nothing Remains The Same
- "About Proserpine". Proserpine. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Human Machine (Album)
- Kans Mama Da Shraaph (EP)
- "Albumit | Rytmihäiriö". Surmacore.com. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
- Surmantuoja (Album)
- "Легенды большого города" (Russian spelling for "Legends of a big city")
- Forever More (EP)"Dan Swanö Mastering Somnae Forevermore E.P." Somnae.
- Victims of the Modern Age
- Space Metal
- "The official The Foreshadowing releases page".
- Theatre of Tragedy
- Theli and A'arab Zaraq – Lucid Dreaming
- Dead Reckoning
- "Torture Division: Evighetens Dårar II Demo Details Revealed". Blabbermouth. 2 March 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Sorrowful And Immaculate Heart
- Sorrowful And Immaculate Heart
- "Dan Swanö Issues Update on Second Sky Project". Blabbermouth. 4 February 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "The Project Hate MCMXCIX Announces Lineup Changes". Blabbermouth. 5 January 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
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