3 June 1970|
Alf Peter Tägtgren (born 3 1970) is a Swedish musician June 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.
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 Sabaton, Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Amon Amarth, Skyfire, Finnish bands Children of Bodom and Amorphis and Swiss band Celtic Frost. He co founded 2015 the Industrial metal band Lindemann, along Rammstein singer Till Lindemann.