John "Runken" Bengtsson (Varberg, 1983) is drummer in Sonic Syndicate. He joined this band in February 2006, replacing drummer Kristoffer Bäcklund.
John's previous bands include The Unguided, Dødz, Don't You MUU Me Project, and Lethal Legacy.
Says John: "Lars Ulrich was my first big drum influence when I started to play in 1992. I also listened a lot to Mike Portnoy and the whole Gothenburg metal scene. I think I get influenced by all the music I listen to. Nowadays I listen to everything from Muse, Dredge, and Pink to Dimmu Borgir, Meshuggah, and Gojira."