John "Runken" Bengtsson (Varberg, 1983) is drummer in Sonic Syndicate. He joined this band in February 2006, replacing drummer Kristoffer Bńcklund.
John's previous bands include The Unguided, D°dz, 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."