Ola Englund

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Ola Englund
Englund in 2016
Englund in 2016
Background information
Born (1981-09-27) 27 September 1981 (age 42)
Stockholm, Sweden
GenresDeath metal, groove metal, thrash metal, melodic death metal, progressive metal
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer, songwriter, YouTuber
Instrument(s)Guitar, bass
Years active1994–present
Member of
Formerly ofSix Feet Under
Spouse(s)Louise Englund

Ola "The Swede" Englund (born 27 September 1981) is a Swedish guitarist, record producer, YouTuber, and the owner of Solar guitars. He is a founding-member of the band Feared,[1][2][3] plays lead guitar in the Swedish metal band The Haunted, and is a former member of the band Six Feet Under. He has also been a part of Scarpoint, Facing Death, Subcyde and Sorcerer.[4][5]

In 2018 and 2019, Total Guitar magazine awarded him as Best Internet Personality. In 2019, he released his first solo-album Master of the Universe. His second solo-album, Starzinger, was released on 26 April 2021.

Englund has a YouTube-channel under his own name where he makes videos about metal-related topics such as gear-demos, news, artist-interviews, Q&A, and behind-the-scenes-footage of his band-gigs and business. As of July 2023, his channel has 819,000 subscribers.


Englund cites his biggest influences as Pantera, Dream Theater, Nevermore, Sepultura, Testament, Bolt Thrower, Entombed, and Opeth. He is a big fan of former Pantera-guitarist Dimebag Darrell.


Year Band Album Notes
2005 Facing Death Facing Death Demo
2007 Subcyde Subcyde
Feared Feared
2008 Feared (EP) EP
2011 Rejects
Scarpoint Mask of Sanity
2012 Feared Refeared
2013 Furor Incarnatus
Six Feet Under Unborn
2014 Feared Elemental Nightmares - II Split with Montecharge, Dead River Runs Dry, and Satyros
The Haunted Eye of the Storm EP
Exit Wounds
2015 Feared Synder
2016 Reborn compilation
2017 Svart
The Haunted Strength in Numbers
2019 Ola Englund Master of the Universe
2021 Starzinger
2023 The Chug Project Volume 1 Songs are based on "Sunday with Ola" riffs
Volume 2


  • "Pizza Hawaii" (2019)
  • "Cerberus" (2019)
  • "Solar Pt. 1" (2019)
  • "The Sun & the Moon" (2020)
  • "Stars & Ponies" (2020)
  • "Cringy AF" (2021)
  • "Demon(etized)" (2021)
  • "The First of its Kind" (2023)
  • "Live In You" (2023)


Englund has had signature-guitar-lines from Strictly 7[6] (2011–2013) and Washburn[7] (2013–2017), as well as a signature amplifier from Randall[8] known as the Randall Satan (2014-2019). In November 2017, he announced the launch of his own guitar-brand called Solar Guitars.[9]


  1. ^ "Feared – Discography – Metal Storm". Metalstorm.net. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  2. ^ Hutscal, Luke. "Beathound". Beathound.com. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Feared – Store". Fearedband.com. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Voices of Metal – Ola Englund | Seymour Duncan Blog". Seymourduncan.com. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Ola Englund". Metal Insider. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  6. ^ "No renewal of my S7G contract". Ola Englund. Archived from the original on 11 July 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Washburn – Ola Englund". Olaenglund.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Ola Englund Satan – Randall Amplifiers". Randallamplifiers.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  9. ^ [1] GuitarWorld.com, entry: The Haunted, Feared Guitarist Ola Englund launches Solar Guitars Brand