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Inge Johansson (/ˈɪŋɡ/)[1] (born May 10, 1977) is a Swedish musician. He is best known for his time playing bass in bands such as Against Me! and The (International) Noise Conspiracy, of which he was a founding member. Before forming The (International) Noise Conspiracy,[2] Johansson was one of the many bass players that played in hardcore band Refused.

Inge Johansson
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Johansson in 2009.
Background information
Birth nameInge Rolf Johansson
Born (1977-05-10) May 10, 1977 (age 41)
Skellefteå, Sweden
GenresPunk rock, rock, hardcore punk
InstrumentsBass guitar, vocals, guitar
Years active1997–present
LabelsNy Våg
American Recordings
Epitaph
Associated actsThe (International) Noise Conspiracy, Knugen Faller, Refused, Totalt Jävla Mörker, Alonzo & Fas 3, Adiam Dymott, CSS, Imperial State Electric, The Lost Patrol Band, The Most, Stilett, Against Me!

HistoryEdit

Johansson was the singer of the hardcore band Totalt Jävla Mörker (a band heavily influenced by Discharge, Norwegian Black Metal and industrial music), which he formed in his hometown Skellefteå in 1997. Johansson recorded and toured as an active member with both Totalt Jävla Mörker and The (International) Noise Conspiracy until 2005, when he left Totalt Jävla Mörker due to lack of time and internal disagreement about the band's future musical direction. In 2003, he formed Knugen Faller, a punk band where he played guitar and worked as the main songwriter. Knugen Faller split up in 2005 after two EPs, one LP and several tours around Scandinavia.

Johansson was a stand-in and studio bass player for various others, including The Lost Patrol Band and Imperial State Electric, and has also worked as a record producer. In 2005, Johansson started the label Ny Våg together with Dennis Lyxzén, and toured as a DJ on a regular basis. Between 2009 and 2010, he played in Swedish soul/rock/hiphop-artist Adiam Dymott's backing band with Thomas Rusiak, among various others.

The (International) Noise Conspiracy recorded and played more than 700 shows worldwide as an active band between 1998 and 2009, and recorded two of their albums with producer Rick Rubin for Rubin's label American Recordings.[3][4]

In 2011, Johansson teamed up with ex-Hellacopters-frontman Nicke Andersson to form a band called Alonzo & Fas 3.[5] During the same year Johansson started to work as a touring member of Brazilian electro outfit CSS. Johansson played bass for CSS until the end of 2012.

In 2012, Johansson played bass in English/German power pop band "Cryssis", featuring Vom Ritchie (drummer of Die Toten Hosen) and the same year, he was also in a Swedish street punk band called "Stilett".

On August 29, 2013, Johansson was announced as the new bass player for Against Me!. He would go on to play over 500 shows with the band, touring globally and playing on the band's 2016 album Shape Shift with Me. On June 21, 2018, Johansson was replaced in Against Me! by Andrew Seward, his predecessor. Announcing the split on his Instagram page, Johannson noted he "was a fan of the band before [he] joined, and [he] will always support them."

Band chronologyEdit

  • 1997–2005 Totalt Jävla Mörker
  • 1998–2009 The (International) Noise Conspiracy
  • 2003–2005 Knugen Faller
  • 2007–2013 The Most
  • 2011 – Alonzo & Fas 3
  • 2011–2012 CSS
  • 2012 – Cryssis, Stilett
  • 2013-2018 - Against Me!

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Against Me! – New Songs, Playlists & Latest News – BBC Music". BBC. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Amazon.com MP3: Shop 20 million songs and play your music on your Kindle Fire, Android device, PC, Mac, or iPad with Amazon Cloud Drive and Amazon Cloud Player". Soundunwound.com. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  3. ^ http://www.chartattack.com/news/43143/international-noise-conspiracy-recording-new-album-with-rick-rubin. Retrieved March 3, 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  4. ^ "The (International) Noise Conspiracy working on new album with Rick Rubin!". Burning Heart. February 15, 2007. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  5. ^ Av Daniel Magnusson. "EXTRA: Alonzo & Fas 3 – ny supergrupp – Nyhet". Gaffa.Se. Retrieved 2012-07-26.