Stefan Norgren joins SEVENTH WONDER and Wincent!

 

Stefan is the drummer of Sweden´s finest progressive metal act SEVENTH WONDER. He joined them shortly after the release of their fourth album, the critically acclaimed ”The Great Escape” and immediately took on the task of learning their impressive back catalogue. Explains Stefan: ”When I was approached to audition, they were in a tight spot to find a new drummer since the band was already scheduled to headline the Progpower Europe festival, even though they were without  a drummer. I wasn´t even looking for a new band at the time, but I loved the challenge of putting my prog metal chops to the test. I mean, I´ve always been a huge fan of drummers like Mike Portnoy and Simon Phillips, but until now I´ve never had the opportunity to incorporate odd time signatures and those kinds of complex beats in the bands I´ve been in. The second I started jamming with these amazing musicians it was like ”home” musically and I couldn´t be happier”.

In addition he is also active in his other band FACESHIFT, playing various Swedish festivals and working on the follow up their debut album "Reconcile", which was released in 2008.

Previously Stefan has been the live drummer for well respected metal band LION´S SHARE. With that band he played most of Scandinavia as well as for instance Germany and
the Netherlands in support of the albums "Emotional Coma" and "Dark Hours" and also
performed in several of their videos.

He graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2000. As a multi-
instrumentalist he has since been teaching music classes, choirs, bands and drum students
professionally.

Stefan´s choice of model is 5AXL.

As he explains about his choice; “This model feels like it has been made for me and my playing”

 

 

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