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Anders Fridén (born March 25, 1973) is the lead vocalist of the Swedish bands In Flames and Passenger.
Fridén was the original lead vocalist for Dark Tranquillity, but left to join In Flames. Coincidentally Mikael Stanne had left In Flames (being only a session player) and switched from rhythm guitar to lead vocals in Dark Tranquillity, and the two essentially traded places. Anders has also sung for a band known as Ceremonial Oath.
On the older In Flames albums, such as Whoracle, Niklas Sundin wrote the lyrics following original synopsis by Fridén. Starting with the album Colony Fridén began composing lyrics himself, though Sundin still assisted by translating his lyrics from Swedish to English. By the time Clayman was released, Fridén had gained more experience in English, and he was composing lyrics completely on his own. His lyrics have evolved from abstract themes such as astrology and fantasy, to more personal endeavours such as depression or inner struggles.

He is the vocalist for the band Passenger as a side project, but has stated recently that he now has very little time for the project, and it is on hold.

In addition to being a vocalist, Fridén is also a producer, with bands such as the German group Caliban to his credit.

His look changed dramatically following the release of Reroute to Remain. His previously clean shaven look was replaced with a beard, and his long hair was put into dreadlocks. His vocal style has also changed, especially on the past 2 records, with his harsh death growl being replaced by a more accesible, cleaner style, which is usually aided by layers of backing vocals and studio magic. When performing live, Anders often growls over pre-recorded backing tracks.

Appearances as a singer (on studio albums and demos, also guest appearances):
Dark Tranquillity - Enfeebled Earth (1989)
Dark Tranquillity - Trail of Life Decayed (1991)
Dark Tranquillity - A Moonclad Reflection (1992)
Dark Tranquillity - Skydancer (1993)
Ceremonial Oath - Carpet (1995)
In Flames - The Jester Race (1996)
In Flames - Black Ash Inheritance (1997)
In Flames - Whoracle (1997)
Misanthrope - Visionnaire (1997)
Dark Tranquillity - The Mind’s I (1997)
In Flames - Colony (1999)
Grievance - The Phantom Novels (1999)
In Flames - Clayman (2000)
In Flames - Reroute to Remain (2002)
Passenger - Passenger (2003)
In Flames - Soundtrack to Your Escape (2004)
In Flames - Come Clarity (2006)
Caliban - The Awakening (2007)
Nuclear Blast Allstars - Out of the Dark (2007)
In Flames - A Sense of Purpose (2008)
Pendulum - Immersion (2010)

Appearances as a producer:
Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse (1998)
Dimension Zero - Silent Night Fever (2002)
Burst - Prey on Life (2003)
Dimension Zero - This Is Hell (2003)
Cipher System - Central Tunnel 8 (2004)
Caliban - The Opposite From Within (2004)
In Flames - Come Clarity (2006)
Caliban - The Undying Darkness (2006)
Caliban - The Awakening (2007)
Engel - Absolute Design (2007)


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