Per Wiberg

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Per Wiberg
Per Wiberg - Ilosaarirock 2007.jpg
Wiberg performing with Opeth at the Ilosaarirock festival in Joensuu, Finland, on 15 July 2007
Background information
Born (1968-06-08) 8 June 1968 (age 46)
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Death metal, progressive metal, progressive rock, stoner rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Keyboards, piano, organ, mellotron, vocals, guitar, bass
Associated acts Opeth, Death Organ, Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars

Per Jonas Wiberg[1] (born June 8, 1968) is the former keyboardist of Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth, and a member of Michael Amott's stoner metal band Spiritual Beggars. Wiberg toured with Opeth from the 2003 Deliverance/Damnation tour onward, and joined Opeth officially in 2005. Wiberg provided backing vocals for Opeth in addition to his keyboard duties. Before joining Spiritual Beggars he was a member of Death Organ, a band based in Borlänge. He has also fronted the band Boom Club, of the same area.

He played the keyboard in the intro to "Enemy Within" by the melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. He has also played piano on Swedish progressive rock band Anekdoten's 1993 release Vemod.

In 2007, Per Wiberg collaborated on a project called King Hobo with Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster and Kamchatka guitarist Thomas Andersson.[2]

It was announced on April 6, 2011 that Per was leaving Opeth as part of a mutual decision between him and the other band members.[3]

Equipment[edit]

Per Wiberg uses Nord Electro and Nord Wave keyboards, Fender & Gibson guitars and basses

Discography[edit]

With Opeth[edit]

With Spiritual Beggars[edit]

With Kamchatka[edit]

With Mojobone[edit]

With King Hobo[edit]

  • S/T (album) (2008)

With Conny Bloom[edit]

  • Been There, Done What Live! (2003)

With Death Organ[edit]

With Boom Club[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ratsit.se/BC/ReportSmall.aspx?ID=e4oXnbcm7Wxaj38Ku34CstPQlNoaXymX11p-aFMEvS0
  2. ^ "OPETH Keyboardist, CLUTCH Drummer Collaborate On New Project". Retrieved 2007-07-27. "OPETH keyboardist Per Wiberg recently collaborated on a new project with CLUTCH drummer Jean-Paul Gaster and KAMCHATKA guitarist Thomas "Juneor" Andersson, among others" 
  3. ^ "Opeth Part Ways with Keyboardist Per Wiberg". Retrieved 2011-04-06.