Fredrik Thordendal

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Date of Birth February 11, 1970
Place of Birth Umeå, Sweden
Age 50 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Fredrik Thordendal

Fredrik Thordendal is a Swedish musician, best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah, of which he is a founding member.

Birth name: Fredrik Thordendal
Born: Feb 11, 1970
Origin: Umeå, Sweden
Genres: Experimental metal, extreme metal, progressive metal
Instruments: Guitar, bass, keyboard, vocal, programming, drums
Associated acts: Meshuggah, Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Occupation(s): Musician, songwriter

About Fredrik Thordendal

Sweden guitarist best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the acclaimed progressive metal act Meshuggah. He has also released solo music under the name Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects, including 1997's Sol Niger Within.

Before Fame

He formed Meshuggah, then known as Metallien, in his hometown of Umea, Sweden in 1985.


He was named the 35th greatest heavy metal guitarist of all time by Guitar World.

Family Life

His father was a big fan of jazz music.


He has performed alongside fellow guitarist Marten Hagstrom in Meshuggah.

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