Peter Wichers

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 the lead guitarist and songwriter, especially on their Stabbing the Drama album.,[2]

Peter Wichers
Peter Wichers in 2013
Background information
Also known asVicious
Born (1979-02-08) 8 February 1979
Angelholm, Sweden
OriginHelsingborg, Sweden
GenresMelodic death metal
Occupation(s)Musician, producer, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, bass, keyboard
LabelsListenable Records, Century Media, Nuclear Blast
Associated actsSoilwork, Warrel Dane


September 18, 2008, it was announced that Wichers had rejoined Soilwork in his previous role.[3] 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 was finished, the band wrote and recorded the The Panic Broadcast album.[4] 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

After leaving Soilwork, he filled in for Adam Dutkiewicz when he was injured on Killswitch Engage's European tour.[5] Later he collaborated with singers from across the melodic death metal genre including Anders Fridén, former band mate Björn "Speed" Strid and John Bush (Armored Saint and ex Anthrax) vocalist to make an album 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.

Personal life

After his first split from Soilwork, Wichers moved from Los Angeles, California to Nashville, Tennessee where he worked as a producer and songwriter.[6] Wichers currently lives in North Carolina with his wife, Sara Wichers (who is from North Carolina) with the couple's son.[4] Wichers met Sara in Spain while touring for Soilwork. Peter works for Jackson Guitars since 2015.



Warrel Dane




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