Hans Nilsson (musician)

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Hans Nilsson
Birth name Hans Nilsson
Born (1972-12-22) 22 December 1972 (age 44)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Death metal, gothic metal
Instruments Drums, guitar
Years active 1988 - Present
Associated acts Dimension Zero
Liers in Wait
Crystal Age
The Great Deceiver
The Motherfucker Machine
Website http://www.dimensionzero.se

Hans "Hasse" Nilsson (22 December 1972 is a Swedish current drummer for the band Dimension Zero.

His experience within the Swedish metal scene goes back 17 years, and has included many of its luminaries; Liers in Wait, with Kristian Wåhlin; Luciferion, an early band of Dark Tranquillity's Michael Nicklasson;[1] and Crystal Age, consisting of Oscar Dronjak (HammerFall, ex-Ceremonial Oath) and Fredrik Larsson (ex-HammerFall).[2]

Dimension Zero features former In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad, also formerly of Ceremonial Oath and HammerFall.

Nilsson's style generally sways within the "blastbeat/double bass" tempo that is typical of death metal. However, one exception can be seen in Diabolique, which takes strong influence from gothic metal.

Nilsson started as a guitarist in his early days but switched to play the drums. He still plays guitar and wrote one of the songs on Dimension Zero's debut album Silent Night Fever. He also wrote a lot of the music in the band Crystal Age.


Crystal Age[edit]

  • Far Beyond Divine Horizons (Vic Records,1995)


  • The Diabolique (EP, 1996)
  • Wedding The Grotesque (1997)
  • The Black Flower (1999)
  • Butterflies (EP, 2000)
  • The Green Goddess (2001)

Dimension Zero[edit]

  • Penetrations from the Lost World (1997)
  • Silent Night Fever (2002)
  • This Is Hell (2003)
  • He Who Shall Not Bleed (2007)

Liers in Wait[edit]


  • The Apostate (2003)

The Great Deceiver[edit]

  • Cave-In (1999)
  • Jet Black Art (2000)
  • A Venom Well Designed (2002)