Death Organ

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Death Organ
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Progressive death metal, progressive rock
Years active 1995–present
Labels Ad Inferno (subset of Ad Perpetuam Memoriam)
Associated acts Opeth, Spiritual Beggars
Members Per Wiberg
Klass Hägglund
Markus Källström
Patrik Schultz

Death Organ is a Swedish progressive rock/death metal band led by keyboardist Per Wiberg, who also played keyboards for the Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth and for Michael Amott's stoner metal band Spiritual Beggars. The band's sound is unusual for the heavy metal music genre, as they use no guitars: the band's main instrument is the Hammond organ,[1] played through a guitar amplifier and distortion effects. The vocal style is a mix between clean vocals and death growls.

Their first album, 9 to 5, was produced by Peter Tägtgren, one of Sweden's best-known metal musicians and producers, and was given 3 out of 5 stars on Allmusic.[2] Swedish review site Rockguiden called the music a mix between Faith No More and Atomic Rooster.[3] Mike Taylor, for the New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock, rates the albums as 95 and 97 (out of 100), respectively.[4]




  1. ^ "Issue No. 17 Extra!: New Releases". Exposé. April 1999. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  2. ^ a b Bush John. "Rev. of Death Organ, 9 to 5". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Faith No More möter Atomic Rooster: rev. of Death Organ, Universal Stripsearch". Archived from the original on 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Mike (2000-09-22). "deathORGAN [Sweden]". New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock. Retrieved 2009-04-29.