Johan Koleberg

Wolf

Johan Koleberg

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About

Paiste Artist Since
March 2011

Nationality
Sweden

Main Affiliation
Wolf

Other Affiliations
HammerFall
Therion

Website
johankoleberg.com

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„The sound, projection, crisp, sensitivity and volume in Paiste is one of a kind! That's why I play Paiste!“

Setup

Johan Koleberg

Cymbals listed from left to right

18" 2002 Crash
15" RUDE Hi-Hat (discontinued)
19" 2002 Crash
20" 2002 Crash
22" Signature Dark Metal Ride (discontinued)
22" 2002 Crash
14" 2002 Heavy Hi-Hat
19" 2002 Wild China

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Powerhouse metal drummer…Proficient pop drummer…Sensitive all-around player. Regardless of style – technical and progressive or laid back and groovy – Johan Koleberg delivers exactly what the song needs. And he does it with precision and taste. Fagersta-born Johan Koleberg started playing drums in 1976, at the age of 8. Like a lot of musicians of his generation, he started out as a Kiss fan, emulating Peter Criss’s “meat and potatoes” kind of playing before developing chops that his childhood hero could only dream of. After a few years of taking lessons, Johans drumming influences grew to the likes of drum gods such as Neil Peart (Rush), Jeff Porcaro (sessions and Toto) and Terry Bozzio (sessions, Frank Zappa, UK). At the age of 23, Johan moved to Stockholm where he joined AOR heroes Talk Of The Town at their peak, getting a taste of both nationwide and international success. An easy-going lad who likes the good things in life (without overdoing them), he had no problems finding new gigs when the band broke up. One of Scandinavia’s most accomplished rock and metal drummers, Johan soon became an in-demand player. Several bands followed – most notably progressive metal band Lion’s Share, with whom he released four albums and toured with acts Dio, Motörhead, Manowar, U.D.O., Saxon, Sweet and Dee Snider. Koleberg then joined critically acclaimed AOR band Ignition before joining the new line-up of glam rockers Zan Clan. Zan Clan played headline gigs, arena gigs and at festivals, sometimes sharing the stage with bands Whitesnake and Queensryche. The new Zan Clan album ”We Are Zan Clan – Who The F**k Are You?!” was released in April 2005 and enjoyed rave reviews from all over the world. Johan Koleberg has also laid down drum tracks for the long-awaited comeback album by ex- WASP guitarist Randy Piper’s Animal. In addition to his full-time commitments Koleberg joined Therion 2008 until 2016 and made 3 albums, several headline tours and festivals. After that he joined Hammerfall as a session drummer while ordinary drummer, due to family reasons, could not play on the "Built to Tour 2017". Joined the Swedish Heavy Metal band WOLF 2019! Koleberg has done several sessions as well as touring and performing with some of Sweden’s biggest names ta bort such as Kee Marcello, Jan Johansen, Carola, Christer Björkman, Mats Ronander, Treat, Martina Edoff, Tony Martin (ex Black Sabbath) and many others.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Aggressive, bright, energetic, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Responsive feel, explosive attack. Powerful, cutting effect cymbal for exotic accents. A good cymbal for noisy crash riding at higher volume levels.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Medium bright, raw, full, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Heavy, full feel. Raw, full, loud open sound. Tight, full, cutting chick sound. Versatile, all-round hi-hat for loud playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Brilliant, warm, full, high pitched. Wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Bright, strong, full open sound. Crisp, full, cutting chick sound. Versatile hi-hat for energetic playing. A rock classic.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 19"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Wild, roaring, dark, trashy, shimmering. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Responsive feel. Aggressive, widespread, shattering attack with an oriental, acidic decay. Perfectly suited for all types of extreme musical styles that require a sturdy, almost uncontrollable China. Odd sizes offer a unique and different alternative to your set up.

  • Sounds