Ola Englund

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Ola Englund
Ola 2017
Ola 2017
Background information
Born (1981-09-27) 27 September 1981 (age 39)
Stockholm, Sweden
GenresDeath metal, groove metal, thrash metal, melodic death metal, metalcore
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer, YouTuber, DJ, Guitarist
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1994–present
Associated actsFeared, Jeff Loomis, Six Feet Under, The Haunted, Subcyde, Scarpoint, Facing Death,
Websitewww.olaenglund.com www.fearedband.com

Ola “the Swede” Englund (born 27 September 1981) is a Swedish musician, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, businessman, and YouTuber. He is a founding member of the band Feared,[1][2][3] performs lead guitar duties in the Swedish metal act 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 2017 he launched his own guitar brand, Solar Guitars. On 24 March 2019, he released his first solo album Master Of The Universe.

In 2018 & 2019, Total Guitar magazine awarded him as Best Internet Personality.

His second solo album Starzinger has was released on 26 April, 2021.

Influences[edit]

Ola cites his biggest influences as Pantera, Dream Theater, Nevermore, Sepultura, Testament, Bolt Thrower, Entombed, and Opeth.

Discography[edit]

Year Band Album Notes
2005 Facing Death Facing Death Demo
2007 Subcyde Subcyde
2007 Feared Feared
2008 Feared (EP)
2011 Rejects
2011 Scarpoint Mask of Sanity
2012 Feared Refeared
2013 Furor Incarnatus
2013 Vinter
2013 Six Feet Under Unborn
2014 Feared Elemental Nightmares II
2014 The Haunted Eye of the Storm (EP)
2014 Exit Wounds
2015 Feared Synder
2016 Reborn
2017 Svart
2017 The Haunted Strength in Numbers
2019 Ola Englund Master of the Universe
2021 Starzinger

Singles[edit]

  • Pizza Hawaii (2019)
  • Cerberus (2019)
  • Solar Pt. 1 (2019)
  • The Sun & The Moon (2020)
  • Stars & Ponies (2020)
  • Cringy AF (2021)
  • Demon(etized) (2021)

Gear[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  5. ^ "Ola Englund". Metal Insider. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  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