Per Wiberg

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Per Wiberg
Wiberg performing with Spiritual Beggars at the Rockharz Open Air in Germany, on 7 July 2016
Wiberg performing with Spiritual Beggars at the Rockharz Open Air in Germany, on 7 July 2016
Background information
Born (1968-06-08) 8 June 1968 (age 53)
OriginStockholm, Sweden
GenresDeath metal, progressive metal, progressive rock, stoner rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsKeyboards, piano, organ, mellotron, vocals, guitar, bass
Associated actsOpeth, Death Organ, Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, Candlemass

Per Jonas Wiberg[1] (born 8 June 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 was born in Borlänge. He 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.

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

It was announced on 6 April 2011 that Wiberg was leaving Opeth as part of a mutual decision between him and the other band members.[3] Since 2012 he has been a live musician for the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass as well as joining Swedish band Switchblade on selected dates as a keyboard player. In 2013 he joined Swedish trio Kamchatka as a bass player and full-time member. He plays on the Kamchatka albums The Search Goes On and Long Road Made of Gold.


Per Wiberg uses Nord & Mellotron keyboards, EBS & Blackstar amps, and Fender & Gibson guitars and basses.


Per Wiberg[edit]

  • Head Without Eyes (2019)
  • All Is Well In The Land Of The Living (2021)

With Opeth[edit]

With Spiritual Beggars[edit]

  • Mantra III (1998)
  • Violet Karma 10" (1998)
  • Ad Astra (2000)
  • It's Over split 7" with Grand Magus (2001)
  • On Fire (2002)
  • Demons (2005)
  • Live Fire DVD (2005)
  • Return to Zero (2010)
  • Return to Live: Loud Park 2010 (2011)
  • Earth Blues (2013)
  • Spiritual Beggars - Reissue (2013)
  • Sunrise to Sundown (2016)
  • Thumbsucker/Stoned Woman 7" (2016)

With Kamchatka[edit]

  • The Search Goes On (2014)
  • Doorknocker Blues 7" (2014)
  • Ain't Fallin' (digital single) (2014)
  • Long Road Made of Gold (2015)
  • Devil Dance (digital single) (2016)
  • No One That Can Tell (digital single) (2016)
  • Stone Cold Shaky Bones/Midnight Charmer 7" (2018)
  • Hoodoo Lightning (2019)

With Switchblade[edit]

With Mojobone[edit]

  • Tales From the Bone (1999)
  • Crossroad Message (2002)
  • Cowboy Mode (2010)
  • Crossroad Message & Tales From the Bone - Reissue (2010)

With King Hobo[edit]

  • King Hobo (2008)
  • Mauga (2019)

With Death Organ[edit]

  • 9 to 5 (1995)
  • Universal Stripsearch (1997)

With Boom Club[edit]

  • Buy One or Be One (1994)

Guest appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "Per Viberg (52 år) Johanneshov | Ratsit". Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  2. ^ "OPETH Keyboardist, CLUTCH Drummer Collaborate On New Project". Archived from the original on 24 June 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2007. 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 6 April 2011.