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Johan Liiva

Johan Liiva

Real/full name:
Johan Patrik Mattias Liiva
53 (born Nov 18th, 1970)
Place of birth:
Sweden (Helsingborg, Skåne)


Formerly called: Johan Patrik Mattias Axelsson.

Johan's name first was "Johan Patrik Mattias Liiva" as his parents weren't married. They got married before he was 18, so his last name had to be changed to Axelsson. When his parents divorced, he changed his last name back to Liiva (people can legally change their last name a couple of times in Sweden).

The surname Liiva is after his maternal ...


Not to be confused with:
Johan Axelsson (Guitarist of Sarea)
Johan Axelsson (Guitarist for Deranged, Murder Corporation, Thorium)

Black Earth

Vocals (2016-present)

2017 20 Years of Dark Insanity: Japan Tour 2016 (Live album) Vocals
2019 Path of the Immortal (Compilation) Vocals

Arch Enemy

Vocals (1995-2000)

1996 Demo 1996 (Demo) Vocals
1996 Black Earth Lyrics (tracks 2, 4, 9, 10), Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 2, 4)
1998 Stigmata Lyrics (tracks 5, 6, 10), Songwriting (track 10), Vocals
1999 Burning Bridges Lyrics (track 1), Vocals
2000 Burning Japan Live 1999 (Live album) Vocals
2002 Wages of Sin Vocals (tracks 2:1-2:6)
2002 Wages of Sin Vocals (tracks 2:1-2:6)
2002 Wages of Sin Vocals (tracks 2:1-2:6)
2002 Wages of Sin Vocals (tracks 2:1-2:6)
2002 Wages of Sin Vocals (tracks 2:1-2:6)
2004 Wages of Sin Vocals (tracks 2:1-2:6)
2007 Wages of Sin Vocals (tracks 2:1-2:6)
2009 Wages of Sin Vocals (tracks 2:1-2:6)
2019 Covered in Blood (Compilation) Vocals (tracks 14, 21-24)
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Vocals (1988-1990), Bass (1989)

1989 The Day Man Lost... (Demo) Bass, Vocals (as "Johan Axelsson")
1989 Infestation of Evil (Demo) Vocals (as "Johan (Liiva) Axelsson")
1991 Live Stockholm Sweden 4.11.89. (Live album) Vocals (as "Johan")
2000 Dark Recollections Bass (tracks 11-16), Vocals (tracks 11-18) (as "Johan Axelsson")


Vocals, Bass (1990-1991)

2007 Shallow Grave (EP) Vocals, Bass (as "Johan Axelsson / Liiva")


As Johan Axelsson:
Vocals, Guitars, Bass (1991-1994)

1991 The Nightfall of Your Heart (Demo) Vocals, Guitars, Bass
1992 Demo II (Demo) Vocals, Guitars
1992 Those Shredded Dreams Guitars, Bass, Vocals
1993 Extraslim (Demo) Vocals, Guitars
1993 Rehearsal / demo (Demo) Vocals, Guitars
1994 The Autumn Years Vocals, Bass
1995 The Masters of Darkness (Split) Vocals, Guitars
2023 The Forgotten Tapes (Compilation) Vocals, Bass


Vocals (2001-?)

2001 Hearse (Demo) Vocals
2002 Dominion Reptilian Vocals
2002 Torch (Single) Vocals
2004 Armageddon, mon amour Vocals
2005 Cambodia (Compilation) Vocals
2005 The Last Ordeal Vocals
2006 In These Veins Vocals
2009 Single Ticket to Paradise Vocals

Hydr Hydr


1990 When Johan Was in Norway (Demo) Vocals (as "Johan")

Mortal Abuse

As Johan Liiva Axelsson:
Drums (1987-1988)


Vocals (lead) (2001-2004, 2011-2015)

2002 Deus Deceptor Songwriting (track 3), Lyrics, Vocals
2012 From My Cold Dead Hands Vocals (lead)
2015 Throne of Scars Vocals (lead), Lyrics (tracks 1, 3, 6), Songwriting (track 6)

Arch Enemy

Vocals (2015)

Arch Enemy

2002 Wages of Sin Vocals (tracks 2:1-2:6)


2013 Too Loud Vocals on 'In my heart'


2001 Alive Autopsy Vocals (lead) (track 8)

Legen Beltza

2006 Dimension of Pain Vocals (track 9)


As Johan Axelsson:

1993 Pathological Performances Vocals

Oceans of Sadness

2008 The Arrogance of Ignorance Vocals (additional) (track 3)


2008 Blind Eyes Bleed Vocals (track 9)


2010 Shallow Grave (EP) Producer, Artwork, Logo

Withering Surface

2001 Walking on Phantom Ice Producer, Engineering
Added by: _Vorst_ Modified by: Kennermahn
Added on: 2011-04-09 11:49:09 Last modified on: 2023-11-06 16:03:13
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