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Johan Liiva

Johan Liiva

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


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)

Not to be confused with:
Johan Axelsson ...

Black Earth

Vocals (2016-present)

Arch Enemy

Vocals (1995-2000)

1996 Demo (Demo) Vocals
1996 Black Earth Vocals
1998 Stigmata Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 5, 6)
1999 Burning Bridges Vocals
2000 Burning Japan Live 1999 (Live album) Vocals
2001 Wages of Sin Vocals (disc 2)
2002 Burning Angel (EP) Vocals
2019 Covered in Blood (Compilation) Vocals (tracks 14, 21-24)


Vocals, Bass (1988-1990)

1989 The Day Man Lost… (Demo) Vocals, Bass (as "Johan (Liiva) Axelsson")
1989 Infestation of Evil (Demo) Vocals (as "Johan (Liiva) Axelsson")
2000 Dark Recollections Bass (tracks 11-16), Vocals (tracks 11-18) (as "Johan Axelsson")


Vocals, Bass (1990-1991)


Vocals, Guitars (1991-1994)

1991 The Nightfall of Your Heart (Demo) Vocals, Guitars, Bass
1992 Demo II (Demo) Vocals, Guitars
1992 Those Shredded Dreams Vocals, Bass, Guitars
1993 Extraslim (Demo) Vocals, Guitars
1993 Rehearsal / demo (Demo) Vocals, Guitars
1994 The Autumn Years 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 Vocals
2012 From My Cold Dead Hands Vocals (lead)
2015 Throne of Scars Vocals (lead)



Arch Enemy

Vocals (2015)


2013 Too Loud Vocals


2001 Alive Autopsy Vocals (lead) (track 8)


As Johan Axelsson / Liiva:

2007 Shallow Grave (EP) Vocals, Bass

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)


2015 Throne of Scars Lyrics (tracks 1, 3, 6), Songwriting (track 6)

Withering Surface

2001 Walking on Phantom Ice Producer, Engineering
Added by: _Vorst_ Modified by: thetruechaby
Added on: 2011-04-09 11:49:09 Last modified on: 2018-12-29 10:57:59
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