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Peter Wichers

Peter Wichers
Also known as Vicious
Born (1979-02-08) 8 February 1979 (age 35)
Angelholm, Sweden
Genres Hard rock, melodic death metal, alternative rock
Occupations Musician, producer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, bass, keyboard
Associated acts Soilwork, Warrel Dane

Peter Wichers is best known as one of the founding members of Swedish melodic death metal band, Soilwork. From 1995 until late 2005, when he announced his departure from the band,[1] he was known as the lead guitarist and also a songwriter, especially on their Stabbing the Drama album.,[2] He rejoined Soilwork in 2008 and played on 2010's The Panic Broadcast and in June 2012 he quit Soilwork for the second time. After leaving Soilwork, he filled in for Adam Dutkiewicz when he was injured on Killswitch Engage's European tour.[3] More recently, he has collaborated with singers from across the melodic death metal genre including Anders Fridén, former band mate Björn "Speed" Strid and John Bush (vocalist of Anthrax) to make a CD much in the same style as Roadrunner United, entitled Nuclear Blast All-Stars. He also co-wrote Warrel Dane's solo record Praises to the War Machine.

Wichers recently moved from Los Angeles, California to Nashville, Tennessee with his wife where he now works as producer and songwriter.[4] On September 18, 2008, it was announced that he had rejoined Soilwork in his previous role.[5] Having joined the band again, Wichers accompanied Soilwork on their European tour in late 2008 and the American tour in early 2009. Once the tour is finished, the band plan to write and record a new album.[6]

On June 25, 2012 it was announced that Wichers left the band for the second time, due to creative differences. Peter’s official statement posted on the band's Facebook page is as follows:

"I want to thank everyone who has supported Soilwork over the years. It has been a wild and fun ride, but it’s time for me to explore different options in my career. I will cherish all the amazing moments I have gathered from my time with Soilwork, and I would not be where I am today without the help from you Fans, my family and Soilwork.

Thank you! Peter Wichers"


Wichers currently lives in North Carolina with his wife, Sara Wichers (who is from North Carolina, he met Sara in Spain while touring for Soilwork) and newborn son.[7]


Warrel Dane



External links

  • Official Myspace
  • Official band website
  • [1]

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