Kristian Niemann

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Kristian Niemann, 2015
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Background information
Also known as The Beard
Born (1971-10-26) 26 October 1971 (age 46)
Genres Heavy metal, Symphonic metal, Death metal, Thrash metal, Black metal, Extreme metal
Instruments guitar, mandolin
Years active 1996–present
Labels Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Therion, Demonoid

Kristian Niemann is a guitarist and is or has been in bands such as Therion,[1] Lithium and Demonoid. He studied jazz at Musicians Institute. His style of playing mostly centers on legato, sweep picking, and he sometimes uses two-handed tapping to play extremely fast shreds. In 1996 his song "Industrial Type Thang" was featured in JSR Records' compilation Hottest Unknown Guitarists. He is also brother of Johan Niemann. Nowadays, Kristian is involved in a few musical projects and he's working as a Guitar, Bass and drum teacher in Sweden, Åkersberga.


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Therion". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 May 2010.