Yngwie Johan Malmsteen (; born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerb ck, 30 June 1963) is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader. Malmsteen first became known in the 1980s for his neoclassical playing style in heavy metal, and has released 21 studio albums in a career spanning over 40 years. In 2009, Time magazine rated Malmsteen as number 9 among the 11 greatest electric guitar players of all time.
Also Known As
Yngwie J. Malmsteen Lars Y. Loudamp
Steeler Alcatrazz Hear 'n Aid G3
Heavy metal neoclassical metal hard rock
Polydor PolyGram Elektra Universal Mascot