Peter Tägtgren
Peter Tägtgren
Musician Info
BornJune 3, 1970 (age 44)
GenreDeath metal, melodic death metal, industrial metal, electronic rock, grindcore, black metal
Notable InstrumentsVocals, guitars, drums, bass, keyboards, percussion
LabelsNuclear Blast
Associated actsBloodbath, Hypocrisy, Lock Up, Pain, The Abyss, War

Alf Peter Tägtgren[1] (born 3 June 1970) is a Swedish musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is the founder, main songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the death metal band Hypocrisy as well as the industrial metal band PAIN in which he is the only member. He is also the owner of The Abyss recording studio.

Music careerEdit

Tägtgren started playing drums at the age of 9 and later learned to play guitar, bass and keyboard.

After Tägtgren's first band Conquest disbanded, he emigrated to the United States. There he became part of the death metal scene after participating in practice sessions with Malevolent Creation's guitarist, Phil Fasciana.

Tägtgren moved back to Sweden and formed the band Hypocrisy, at this time a one-man project, and played all instruments himself. He then signed a recording contract with the independent record label Nuclear Blast.

Although Hypocrisy is his main focus, he has also worked on many other Swedish metal projects. These include Pain (industrial metal), for which he performs all instruments and vocals and composes all songs, Lock Up (grindcore/death metal), in which he was the vocalist, The Abyss (black metal), where he performed drums, bass and vocals, War (black metal), where he performed drums, and most recently Bloodbath (death metal), also with him on vocals. He also appeared as a live guitarist for the bands Marduk and E-Type.

Additionally, Peter Tägtgren is a record producer, running The Abyss studio where he mixes and edits works of other Scandinavian bands including Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Skyfire and Swiss band Celtic Frost.

Personal lifeEdit

During the recording of his album "Dancing with the Dead (Pain)", his heart stopped beating for several seconds. This event inspired him to write the song "Dancing with the Dead.“

Additionally, he "owns" a village in Sweden, called Pärlby. The village has about 120 residents and is about three hours northwest of Stockholm.

Discography and Guest AppearancesEdit

  • Hypocrisy - (vocals, guitars, lyrics, production) - all releases
  • Pain - (all instruments, vocals, lyrics, production) - all releases

Production CreditsEdit



Peter Tägtgren • Mikael Hedlund • Reidar Horghagen
Magnus Brober • Klas Ideberg • Andreas Holma • Mathias Kamijo • Jonas Österberg • Lars Szöke
Hypocrisy Discography
Albums: PenetraliaOsculum ObscenumThe Fourth DimensionAbductedThe Final ChapterHypocrisyInto the AbyssCatch 22The ArrivalVirusA Taste of Extreme DivinityEnd of Disclosure
EPs: Pleasure of MolestationInferior DevotiesMaximum AbductionToo Drunk to Fuck
Singles: "Carved Up" • "Don't Judge Me" • "Eraser"
Compilation albums: 10 Years of Chaos and ConfusionBeast of Hypocrisy
Video albums: Hypocrisy Destroys WackenHell over Sofia - 20 Years of Chaos and Confusion
Related articles
PainDark FuneralImmortalChildren of BodomWarThe Abyss

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