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Oscar Dronjak

Oscar Dronjak

Real/full name:
Oscar Fredrick Dronjak
50 (born Jan 20th, 1972)
Place of birth:
Sweden (Mölndal, Västra Götaland)


Dronjak was born in the Swedish town of Mölndal to a Serbian father and a Swedish mother. His first instrument was the recorder; he then played trombone for a few years until, at the age of fourteen, he settled on guitar. Soon after, he started his first band, called The Hippie Killers.

In 1989 he started a death metal band called Desecrator, which was later renamed Ceremonial Oath. But just ...


Oscar uses Jackson guitars, most notably the Jackson Randy Rhoads. In 2011 he signed a contract with ESP Guitars.

He is the only member aside from Joacim Cans to appear on all of HammerFall's albums.

Ceremonial Oath

Guitars, Vocals (1991-1993, 2012-present)

1991 Promo 1991 (Demo) Guitars (lead), Vocals
1992 Lost Name of God (EP) Guitars, Vocals
1993 The Book of Truth Guitars (lead), Vocals, Keyboard effects, Lyrics, Songwriting (tracks 1, 3-11)


Guitars (1993-present)

1997 Glory to the Brave (Single) Guitars
1997 Glory to the Brave Guitars, Vocals (backing), Songwriting (tracks 1-3, 6-9)
1998 Heeding the Call (Single) Guitars
1998 Legacy of Kings Guitars, Vocals (backing), Songwriting (tracks 1-6, 8-10)
1999 On Tour (Split) Guitars
1999 The First Crusade (Video) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1999 I Want Out (Single) Guitars
2000 I Want Out / Hunting High and Low (Split) Guitars
2000 Renegade (Single) Guitars
2000 Renegade Vocals (backing), Keyboards, Songwriting (tracks 1-10), Tambourine, Guitars
2001 Always Will Be (Single) Guitars, Vocals (on "Breaking the Law")
2002 The Templar Renegade Crusades (Video) Guitars
2002 Hearts on Fire (Single) Guitars
2002 Crimson Thunder Guitars, Keyboard programming, Vocals (backing), Songwriting (tracks 1-7, 9, 11)
2002 Hearts on Fire (Video) Guitars
2003 One Crimson Night (Live album) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2003 One Crimson Night (Video) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2005 Blood Bound (Single) Guitars
2005 Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken Keyboard programming, Guitars (rhythm, lead), Guitars (acoustic) (track 8), Vocals (backing), Songwriting (tracks 1-10)
2006 HammerFall / I / Belphegor Sampler (Split) Guitars
2006 The Fire Burns Forever (Single) Guitars
2006 Natural High (Single) Guitars
2006 Threshold Guitars (rhythm), Keyboard programming, Vocals (backing), Songwriting (tracks 1-8, 10, 11)
2007 Last Man Standing (Single) Guitars
2007 Steel Meets Steel - Ten Years of Glory (Compilation) Guitars
2008 Rebels with a Cause - Unruly, Unrestrained, Uninhibited (Video) Guitars
2008 Masterpieces (Compilation) Guitars
2009 Any Means Necessary (Single) Guitars
2009 Any Means Necessary (EP) Guitars
2009 No Sacrifice, No Victory Songwriting (tracks 1-6, 8, 10), Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2010 My Sharona (Single) Guitars
2011 One More Time (Single) Guitars
2011 Send Me a Sign (Single) Guitars
2011 Infected Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 1-3, 6-11), Vocals (backing), Keyboards
2011 B.Y.H. (Single) Guitars
2012 Gates of Dalhalla (Video) Guitars
2014 Bushido (Single) Guitars
2014 (r)Evolution Songwriting (tracks 1-8, 10, 11), Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 1-8, 10, 11), Keyboards (programming)
2016 Hammer High (Single) Guitars
2016 Built to Last Songwriting, Vocals (gang), Guitars, Lyrics, Keyboards
2019 (We Make) Sweden Rock (Single) Guitars
2019 Dominion Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 1-7, 9-12)
2020 Second to One (Single) Guitars
2020 Live! Against the World (Live album) Guitars
2022 Hammer of Dawn Guitars
(show all)

Crystal Age

Vocals, Guitars (1993-1996)

1994 Promo '94 (Demo) Vocals, Guitars
1995 Far Beyond Divine Horizons Guitars, Vocals


Vocals, Guitars (1989-1991)

1990 Wake the Dead (Demo) Vocals, Guitars
1990 Black Sermons (Demo) Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals

The Hippie Killers



2004 Beyond the Gates Vocals (backing)

Dimension Zero

As O. Dronjak:

1997 Penetrations from the Lost World (EP) Vocals (additional)

In Flames

1994 Lunar Strain Vocals (backing)
1995 Subterranean (EP) Vocals (backing) (track 1)
1996 The Jester Race Vocals (additional) (track 6)


2015 Tarot's Legacy Guitar solo (track 7)

Ceremonial Oath

1995 Carpet Songwriting (track 6)


1998 Legacy of Kings Producer
1999 I Want Out (Single) Producer (track 2)
2000 I Want Out / Hunting High and Low (Split) Producer (track 2)
2000 Renegade Cover art concept
2002 The Templar Renegade Crusades (Video) Producer
2002 Hearts on Fire (Single) Mixing (track 3)
2002 Hearts on Fire (Video) Mixing (track 2)
2003 One Crimson Night (Live album) Photography
2003 One Crimson Night (Video) Photography
2007 Steel Meets Steel - Ten Years of Glory (Compilation) Engineering, Recording, Mixing (CD1 track 1), Producer (CD1 tracks 1, 7-9)
2008 Masterpieces (Compilation) Producer (tracks 3, 4)
2011 One More Time (Single) Produced
2011 Infected Producer, Recording (guitars, bass)
2014 (r)Evolution Recording (guitars, bass), Producer (guitars, bass)
2019 Dominion Co-producer (guitars, bass)
2020 Second to One (Single) Co-producer (guitars, bass)
(show all)
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