Jonas Ekdahl

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Jonas Ekdahl
Birth nameJonas Mauritz Ekdahl
Also known asJonas Ekdahl
Born (1983-05-30) 30 May 1983 (age 36)
Gothenburg, Sweden
GenresProgressive metal, heavy metal
Years active2003–present
LabelsSony Music Sweden
Associated actsEvergrey, DeathDestruction, Dead by April, In Flames

Jonas Ekdahl (born 30 May 1983) is a Swedish drummer. He is best known as the drummer of the heavy metal band Evergrey. He was previously the drum tech of Evergrey's former drummer Patrick Carlsson. He was born in Gothenburg in May, 1983. Ekdahl started playing drums when he was 10 years old, started working for Evergrey as their drumtech at age 17, and in 2003 joined the band as a full-time member at age 19. In May 2010, it was announced that he had left Evergrey due to internal issues with the band, and to not hurt the friendships he had developed with the other band members.[1] Ekdahl went on to play with his band DeathDestruction, who signed with Sony Music Sweden.[2] During 2010, he did session work for Dead by April, as well as for In Flames during June 2011.

In 2014 he rejoined Evergrey.


Studio albums with Evergrey[edit]

Studio albums with DeathDestruction[edit]


Ekdahl uses the following equipment:[5]

Pearl Masterworks with "Bubinga" finish and chrome hardware[edit]

  • 22×18 kick drums x2
  • 10×9 tom
  • 12×10 tom
  • 16×14 floor tom
  • 18×15 floor tom
  • DR-503 drum racks
  • Pearl Demon Drive pedals
  • PC-50 rack holders
  • 14×5,5 Buzin Copper snare


  • 18" Sabian AAX Stage crash
  • 19" Sabian HHXtreme crash
  • 19" Sabian AAXplosion crash
  • 12" Sabian AAX splash
  • 22" Sabian HH Power Bell Ride
  • 14" Sabian AAX mini china
  • 14" Sabian HHX Evolution mini china
  • 14" Sabian AA metal-x hi-hat
  • 14" Sabian AAX Stage hi-hat
  • 10" Sabian AAX splash
  • 8" Sabian AAX splash
  • 6" Sabian AAX splash
  • 20" Sabian AAX china
  • 19" Sabian AAXtreme Chinese

Other Equipment[edit]

  • Remo "Powerstroke 3" (on Bassdrums)
  • Remo "Emperor X" (on snare)
  • Remo "Pinstripe" (on toms)
  • Wincent "5B" drumsticks
  • Roch 'n Soc drum throne


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2008-09-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2008-09-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "EVERGREY: 'King Of Errors' Video Released; New Lineup Unveiled". 14 August 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  5. ^ Europe, Pearl. "Website – Pearl Drums Europe". Retrieved 20 December 2016.[permanent dead link][permanent dead link]