Joakim Svalberg

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Joakim Svalberg
14-06-08 RiP Opeth Joakim Svalberg.JPG
Background information
Birth name Peter Joakim Svalberg
Born (1969-02-22) 22 February 1969 (age 48)[1]
Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Progressive 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
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Keyboards, backing vocals, mellotron, bongos, clarinette
Years active 1997–present
Labels Roadrunner
Associated acts Opeth, Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force, HTP – Hughes & Turner project, Qoph, elGamo

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, UK, 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 2014-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Joakim Svalberg". Retrieved 2014-07-17. 

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