Inge Johansson

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Inge Johansson
Inge Johansson, TINC, Sonisphere 2009 2.jpg
Johansson in 2009.
Background information
Birth name Inge Rolf Johansson
Born (1977-05-10) May 10, 1977 (age 39)
Skellefteå, Sweden
Genres Punk rock, rock, hardcore punk
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals
Years active 1997–present
Labels Ny Våg
American Recordings
Associated acts The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Knugen Faller, Refused, Totalt Jävla Mörker, Alonzo & Fas 3, Adiam Dymott, CSS, Imperial State Electric, The Lost Patrol Band, The Most, Stilett, Against Me!
Notable instruments
Rickenbacker 4003

Inge Johansson (born May 10, 1977) is the bass player of the Florida-based punk band Against Me!. He was previously the bass player of the politically charged punk/rock band The (International) Noise Conspiracy, formed in Umeå, Sweden in 1998 with Dennis Lyxzén, Sara Almgren, Ludwig Dahlberg and Lars Strömberg. Before forming The (International) Noise Conspiracy,[1] Johansson was one of the many bass players that played in the straight edge hardcore band Refused. The (International) Noise Conspiracy recorded and played more than 700 shows worldwide as an active band between 1998 and 2009, and recorded two of their albums with producer Rick Rubin for Rubins label American Recordings.[2][3]

Johansson was also the singer of the hardcore band Totalt Jävla Mörker (a band heavily influenced by Discharge, Norwegian Black Metal and Industrial Music), which he formed in his hometown Skellefteå in 1997. Johansson recorded and toured as an active member with both Totalt Jävla Mörker and The (International) Noise Conspiracy until 2005 when he left Totalt Jävla Mörker due to lack of time and internal disagreement about the band's future musical direction. In 2003 he formed Knugen Faller, a punk band where he played guitar and worked as the main songwriter. Knugen Faller split up in 2005 after two EPs, one LP and a bunch of tours around Scandinavia.

When not playing with his original bands, Johansson was a stand-in and studio bass player for various others, including; The Lost Patrol Band and Imperial State Electric and has also worked as a record producer. In 2005, Johansson started the label Ny Våg together with his good friend Dennis Lyxzén, and toured as a DJ on a regular basis. Between 2009 and 2010, he played in Swedish soul/rock/hiphop-artist Adiam Dymotts back up band with Thomas Rusiak, among various others.

In 2011, Johansson teamed up with ex Hellacopters-frontman Nicke Andersson to form a band called Alonzo & Fas 3. [4] During the same year Johansson started to work as a touring member of Brazilian electro outfit CSS. Johansson played bass for CSS until the end of 2012.

In 2012, Johansson played bass in English/German power pop band "Cryssis", featuring Vom Ritchie (drummer of Die Toten Hosen) and the same year, he was also in a Swedish street punk band called "Stilett".

On the 29th of August 2013, Johansson was announced as the new bass player for Against Me!

Band History[edit]

2007-2013 The Most

1998-2009 The (International) Noise Conspiracy

1997-2005 Totalt Jävla Mörker

2003-2005 Knugen Faller

2011 Alonzo & Fas 3

2011- 2012 CSS

2012 "Cryssis", "Stilett"

2013- present Against Me!