Piotr Wiwczarek

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Piotr Wiwczarek
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Piotr Wiwczarek in 2013
Born (1965-10-22) 22 October 1965 (age 52)
Olsztyn, Poland
Occupation singer, songwriter, producer
Spouse(s) Marta Wiwczarek
Children 2 (daughter, son)
Parent(s) Zbigniew Wiwczarek
Maria Wiwczarek
Relatives Paweł Wiwczarek (brother)
Musical career
Also known as Peter, Behemoth
Genres Death metal, thrash metal, heavy metal
Instruments Guitar, vocals, bass
Years active 1983–present
Labels Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Vader, Panzer X

Piotr Wiwczarek (born 22 October 1965 in Olsztyn, Poland), also known as Peter, (ex nickname Behemoth) is a Polish musician who is the vocalist and lead guitarist for the death metal band Vader, as the only constant member of the band since its inception.[1] He has also collaborated with Kazimierz "Para" Paraszczuk on his tribute album, Bandid Rockin', and is the producer of several of Vader's releases. He is also the founder and guitarist of a side-project, named Panzer X.

Wiwczarek also became a producer for the first time in 1999, when producing the Polish death metal band Decapitated's first release, Winds of Creation.


  • 4x Ran Invader, 6 string (EMG 81 Pickup)[2]
  • Ran Invader, 6 string (EMG X Pickup)
  • Laboga Mr.Hector Amplifier[3]
  • Laboga 412 V30 Cabinets[3]
  • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head[4]
  • Morley Bad Horsie II[4]
  • Boss NS-1[4]
  • POD XT Live[4]
  • Mipro ACT 707s[4]
  • Ernie Ball Strings (.010"-.052")[4]


  • Slashing Death – Live at Thrash Camp (1988, guest vocals)
  • Impurity – In Pain We Trust (1990, guest bass guitar)
  • Para Wino Band – Bandid Rockin (1993, guest vocals)
  • Kingdom of the Lie – About the Rising Star (1993, guest guitar)
  • Proletaryat – Live 93 (1994, guest guitar)
  • Misya – Misya (1994, guest vocals)
  • Sweet NoiseGetto (1996, guest vocals)
  • DecapitatedWinds of Creation (2000, producer)[5]
  • Ceti – Shadow of the Angel (2003, guest vocals)[6]
  • Panzer X – Steel Fist (2004, guitar, vocals)
  • CrionicsN.O.I.R. (2010, guest vocals)[7]
  • VA - Mazurski cud (2011, single) [8]
  • Crystal ViperCrimen Excepta (2012, guest vocals)[9]
  • Sabaton40:1 (2013, single, guest vocals)


  • Historia polskiego rocka (2008, documentary, directed: Leszek Gnoiński, Wojciech Słota)