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Birth name  Niklas Almqvist
Years active  1989 - present
Siblings  Pelle Almqvist
Role  Guitarist
Also known as  Nicholaus Arson
Name  Niklas Almqvist

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Born  26 January 1977 (age 38) Sater, Dalarna, Sweden (1977-01-26)
Genres  Alternative rock, garage punk, garage rock revival
Similar People  Pelle Almqvist, Christian Grahn, Vigilante Carlstroem, Dr Matt Destruction, Randy Fitzsimmons

Occupation(s)  Musician, songwriter
Music group  The Hives (Since 1993)
Instruments  Guitar, backing vocals

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Nicholaus Arson (born Niklas Almqvist S├Ąter, Sweden 26 January 1977) is a guitarist and backup vocalist of the Swedish garage rock band The Hives.


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Arson and his brother Per (Howlin' Pelle, lead singer) formed the band in 1993, and, according to a biography about the band, attracted the attention of promoter/manager/songwriter Randy Fitzsimmons (possibly a fictional character), who propelled the band to fame.

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It was revealed in NME that Randy Fitzsimmons is a registered pseudonym belonging to Arson. This has led many to believe that Randy Fitzsimmons is in fact a myth, and that it is Arson who writes the songs. Arson and the rest of the band deny this and insist on the existence of Randy Fitzsimmons as the band's songwriter.

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Arson, as with the rest of The Hives, is known for his onstage antics. In particular, his beady eye stares, spitting, blowing on his finger tips, flicking his guitar picks into the crowd and wild animation in playing the guitar, such as the way he is perceived to dance and other such antics as spinning the guitar with the strap over his shoulder, greatly contributing to the presentation of the band. While performing this move, his guitar strap has detached from one of it's buttons several times, Sending the guitar flying and almost hitting drummer Chris Dangerous in one case on October 27, 2007 in Fort Worth, Texas. He also occasionally plays the keyboard.

Musical equipment

Nicholaus uses almost exclusively Fender Telecaster, Esquire or Telecaster Deluxe style guitars (though he is seen playing a Danelectro in the Hate to Say I Told You So video). He also plays "The Arsonette" a custom built guitar by Sundberg Guitars, with tone chambers and a Firebird style mid-section to give it a short, dead tone with little to no sustain. His guitars often reflect the outfits of the band with different combos of black and white finishes and pickguards. Along with Vigilante Carlstroem and Dr. Matt Destruction, Arson uses white Hiwatt amplifiers.


  • Barely Legal (1997)
  • Veni Vidi Vicious (2000)
  • Tyrannosaurus Hives (2004)
  • The Black and White Album (2007)
  • Lex Hives (2012)
  • References

    Niklas Almqvist Wikipedia

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