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Björn Gelotte

Björn Gelotte

Real/full name:
Björn Ingvar Gelotte
48 (born Aug 27th, 1975)
Place of birth:
Sweden (Gothenburg, Västra Götaland)


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.

All Ends was a short-lived side-project, featuring Bjorn, Jesper ...

In Flames

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

1996 The Jester Race Drums, Songwriting (tracks 3, 5, 9), Guitars (lead)
1997 My Kantele / Black-Ash Inheritance (Split) Drums, Guitars
1997 Live & Plugged (Split video) Drums
1997 Black-Ash Inheritance (EP) Drums, Percussion
1997 Whoracle Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7), Drums, Percussion, Guitars (lead (additional), acoustic)
1997 Whoracle / The Jester Race (Compilation) Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7), Drums, Percussion, Guitars (lead (additional), acoustic)
1999 Colony Guitars, Songwriting
2000 Bullet Ride (Single) Guitars, 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, Songwriting
2002 Cloud Connected (Single) Guitars
2003 Figure Number Five (Split) Guitars
2003 Trigger (EP) Guitars
2004 The Quiet Place (Single) Guitars
2004 Soundtrack to Your Escape Guitars, Lyrics, Songwriting
2005 Used & Abused - In Live We Trust (Video) Guitars
2006 Sounds of the Underground Tour 2006: Live & Rare (Split) Guitars
2006 The Unholy Alliance (Split video) Guitars
2006 Come Clarity Guitars
2006 Come Clarity - EP (EP) Guitars
2008 Alias (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 Deliver Us (Single) Guitars
2011 8 Songs (Compilation) Guitars, Drums (track 5)
2011 Sounds of a Playground Fading Guitars, Lyrics
2011 Where the Dead Ships Dwell (Single) Guitars
2014 Through Oblivion (Single) Guitars
2014 Rusted Nail (Single) Guitars
2014 Everything's Gone (Single) Guitars
2014 Siren Charms Guitars
2015 Paralyzed (Single) Guitars
2016 The End (Single) Guitars
2016 The Truth (Single) Guitars
2016 Sounds from the Heart of Gothenburg (Live album) Guitars
2016 The End / The Truth (Single) Guitars
2016 Battles Guitars, Lyrics, Songwriting
2017 Down, Wicked & No Good (EP) Guitars
2018 I Am Above (Single) Guitars (lead)
2018 (This Is Our) House (Single) Guitars (lead)
2019 I, the Mask Guitars (lead)
2020 Clayman (Single) Guitars, Songwriting
2020 Clayman 2020 (EP) Guitars, Songwriting
2022 State of Slow Decay (Single) Guitars
2022 The Great Deceiver (Single) Guitars
2022 Foregone Pt. 1 (Single) Guitars, Songwriting
2023 Hell Is Overcrowded and Heaven's Full of Sinners (EP) Guitars
2023 Meet Your Maker (Single) Guitars
2023 Foregone Songwriting, Guitars, Lyrics
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The Tuboyz


All Ends


Flesh of Sights


1993 Sights (Demo) Drums


2007 Schlacht Guitar solo (track 12)

Dark Tranquillity

2016 Atoma Guitars (lead) (track 5)


2014 (r)Evolution Vocals (choirs)
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
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