|Born on: 25.05.1962
Anders Johansson (born 25 May 1962 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish musician. He is the son of Jan Johansson, famous jazz pianist and brother of keyboardist Jens Johansson.
The first instrument Anders played was the piano, but at the age of 14, after a bicycle accident, he switched to drums. From 1979 through 1982 he attended an electronics engineering school.
In 1984 he moved to the United States to join his brother Jens in Yngwie Malmsteen's band. He recorded 5 albums and made 5 tours with Yngwie. After that, he worked with a huge number of artists, like bassist Jonas Hellborg ( " E "), Benny Jansson (" Virtual Humanity "), by himself (" Shu-Tka ") and with his brother Jens (" The Johansson Brothers ").
He initially joined HammerFall on the "Legacy" tour in 1999, at first only as a session drummer but later as a full-time member.
He is co-founder of Heptagon Records AB with his brother, created to promote their discs, their father's and some other Swedish musicians' work.
Anders was a guest drummer on Narnia's album The Great Fall. Anders is best known for his time in Yngwie's band, besides his present role as HammerFall's drummer. He has been praised for his technical talent, in metal as well as other genres.