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Björn Gelotte

Björn Gelotte

Real/full name:
Björn Gelotte
43 (born Aug 27th, 1975)
Place of origin:
Sweden (Gothenburg)


Gelotte is a songwriter and guitarist for the Swedish band In Flames. Before joining them, he was a member of the band Flesh of Sights. In 1995, he joined In Flames as drummer and continued his position as drummer during The Jester Race and Whoracle. Gelotte switched to his current position on guitars after Niclas Engelin left the band in 1998, sharing lead/rhythm guitar work with former In ...


In March 2004, Gelotte and Strömblad were both ranked #70 out of 100 greatest heavy metal guitarists of all times by Guitar World.

He is an avid Star Trek: TOS fan. He's also a big fan of the American rock band CKY.

Along with Peter Iwers, Gelotte owns the 2112 restaurant in Gothenburg, named after the Rush album.

In Flames

Guitars (1995-present), Drums, Percussion (1995-1998)

1996 The Jester Race Drums, Guitars (lead)
1997 Live & Plugged (Split video) Drums
1997 Black-Ash Inheritance (EP) Drums, Percussion
1997 Whoracle Drums, Percussion, Guitars (additional lead)
1997 Whoracle / The Jester Race (Compilation) Drums, Percussion, Guitars (additional lead)
1999 Colony Guitars, Songwriting
2000 Bullet Ride (Single) Guitars (tracks 1, 2), Drums (track 3)
2000 Clayman Guitars, Songwriting
2001 The Tokyo Showdown - Live in Japan 2000 (Live album) Guitars
2002 Nothing / Reroute to Remain (Split) Guitars
2002 Reroute to Remain Guitars
2002 Cloud Connected (Single) Guitars
2003 Trigger (Single) Guitars
2004 The Quiet Place (Single) Guitars
2004 Soundtrack to Your Escape Guitars
2005 Used & Abused - In Live We Trust (Video) Guitars
2006 Come Clarity Guitars
2006 Come Clarity (Single) Guitars
2008 The Mirror's Truth (EP) Guitars
2008 A Sense of Purpose Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2009 Delight and Angers (Single) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2011 8 Songs (Compilation) Guitars
2011 Sounds of a Playground Fading Guitars, Lyrics
2011 Where the Dead Ships Dwell (Single) Guitars
2014 Rusted Nail (Single) Guitars
2014 Everything's Gone (Single) Guitars
2014 Siren Charms Guitars
2016 The End (Single) Guitars
2016 The Truth (Single) Guitars
2016 Sounds from the Heart of Gothenburg (Live album) Guitars
2016 Battles Guitars, Lyrics, Songwriting
2017 Down, Wicked & No Good (EP) Guitars
2019 I, the Mask Guitars
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All Ends


Flesh of Sights


1993 Sights (Demo) Drums


2007 Schlacht Guitar solo (track 12)

Dark Tranquillity

2016 Atoma Guitars (lead) (track 5)


2016 Built to Last Vocals (gang)


2008 Til Death Do Us Apart Engineering, Mixing

In Flames

2006 Come Clarity Producer, Engineering
2008 The Mirror's Truth (EP) Engineering
2008 A Sense of Purpose Engineering, Composing
Added by: ShadowOfGod Modified by: Krister Jensen
Added on: 2011-04-09 21:11:47 Last modified on: 2019-03-05 12:49:20
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