Joakim Svalberg

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Joakim Svalberg
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Background information
Birth namePeter Joakim Svalberg
Born (1969-02-22) 22 February 1969 (age 53)[1]
Stockholm, Sweden
GenresProgressive rock, jazz fusion, progressive metal, progressive death metal, folk rock, neo-classical metal, heavy metal, hard rock, AOR, funk, southern rock, rock and roll, psychedelic rock, space rock, jam rock, stoner rock
Instrument(s)Keyboards, vocals
Years active1997–present

Joakim Svalberg is a Swedish musician best known as the current keyboard player for the Swedish progressive metal band Opeth, which he joined in late 2011 just after the recording of the album Heritage.[2] Svalberg is also involved with a band named elGamo, whose first record he is currently working on.[citation needed]


According to, Svalberg's primary influences are: Gentle Giant, Edgar Winter, Buddy Miles, Yes, King's X, Pink Floyd, Genesis (with Peter Gabriel), The Beatles, Be-Bop Deluxe, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Deep Purple, Faces, National Health, U.K., David Bowie, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Robert Fripp, Wool, Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares.[2]


with Qoph[edit]

with Yngwie J. Malmsteen[edit]

with Opeth[edit]

with elGamo[edit]

  • TBA (2012)

with Berggren/Kerslake Band[edit]

  • The Sun Has Gone Hazy (2014)


  1. ^ "Peter Joakim Svalberg Bellmansgatan 26 A lgh 1301 Stockholm – Ratsit". 22 February 1969. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Joakim Svalberg". Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.

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