Piotr Wawrzeniuk

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Piotr Wawrzeniuk
Piotr Wawrzeniuk.jpg
P. Wawrzeniuk as a live member of Therion, Paris, December 2007
Born1971 (age 47–48)
Alma materSödertörn University
OccupationMusician, singer, historian
TitleSenior Lecturer at Södertörn University
Musical career
GenresHeavy metal, punk rock
Associated actsTherion, Serpent, Carbonized, The Robots

Piotr Wawrzeniuk (born 1971 in Warsaw) is a Polish historian and musician. Best known for membership in symphonic metal Therion, but also member of Serpent, Carbonized and The Robots.

Music career[edit]

Wawrzeniuk was a member of Swedish symphonic metal band Therion, doom metal side project of Therion and Entombed members—Serpent, Swedish death metal band Carbonized and Swedish punk rock group The Robots.

He is best known for his membership in Swedish symphonic metal band Therion, where he was singer and drummer between 1992 and 1996. Later he performed as a guest lead vocalist on Secret of the Runes (2001) bonus tracks, Lemuria and Sirius B (2004), and also as a live vocalist during the 20th Year Anniversary Tour in 2007.[1] A cooperation with Joakim Knutsson (Rise and Shine) resulted in creation of Downforce of Doom, a doom act to release its debut album in 2010.

Academic career[edit]

Wawrzeniuk holds a PhD in history,[2] his thesis is entitled Confessional civilising in Ukraine : the bishop Iosyf Shumliansky and the introduction of reforms in the diocese of Lviv 1668-1708. His later research deals with rural cooperatives and citizenship in Austrian and Polish Galicia 1904-1939, identity formation among the villagers of Gammalsvenskby in Ukraine in the nineteenth century, and Polish perception of neighbouring small states' armed forces and security policy in the interwar time.

He works as researcher at School of Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University,[2] and assistant lecturer at Swedish Defense University.


  • Confessional civilising in Ukraine : the bishop Iosyf Shumliansky and the introduction of reforms in the diocese of Lviv 1668-1708, Södertörns högskola, 2005, ISBN 9789189315563
  • Societal change and ideological formation among the rural population of the Baltic Area 1880 - 1939, Huddinge Södertörns Högskola, 2008, ISBN 9789185139118
  • Kosmonautka, Poławiacze Pereł (Warsaw, Poland), 2014, ISBN 9788393798810. Book spotted and awarded: White Raven 2015 (International Youth Library http://www.ijb.de/spezialbibliothek/white-ravens-2015/single/article/polish-poland-7/193.html, distinction in competition Child Friendly World 2014 http://kopd.pl/aktualnosci/3787/ and nominated to Best Book for Children Award 2014 http://fldd.pl/2015/nagroda/id,210-najlepsza_ksiazka_dzieci.html
  • Strażaczka, Poławiacze Pereł (Warsaw, Poland), 2015, ISBN 9788393798834



  1. ^ Johnsson, Christofer (2007-05-11). "Guests for the Anniversary Tour". Therion official website. Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
  2. ^ a b "Piotr Wawrzeniuk". Södertörn University. Retrieved 2014-02-02.