A Look at Metal Producer Peter Tagtgren
4/11/2014 2:01:15 PM by Eric

Twenty-four years ago Peter Tagtgren helped pioneer the Swedish death metal scene. At the time there were a handful of Swedish acts getting their knuckles wet with brutality. Tagtgren traveled stateside to Florida and picked up the art from Malevolent Creation, Suffocation and Morbid Angel. He carried that sound back to Sweden and planted the seeds for a fruitful career both as a musician and producer. His band Hypocrisy combined the Floridan death metal sound with a European flavor. It was different than what Dark Tranquility and At the Gates were doing at the time because Tagtgren was not a heavy user of NWOBHM melody or riffs. Bands like Hypocrisy, Dismember, Entombed and Edge Of Sanity borrowed heavily from US thrash and death to breed their own wicked children. Tagtgren not only enjoyed success with Hypocrisy, a band that is still very active today, but also reached superstar status in Europe under his industrial-metal band called Pain. The talented Swede has also played in numerous black metal bands in Europe including his own called The Abyss…[Full Column]

<< back >>

· Disturbed· Deceased
· Anthrax· Goatwhore
· Twisted Tower Dire· Kalibas
· Gun Barrel· Godsmack
· Queensryche· Seether
· Vaginal Carnage· Sickspeed
· Legend· Masterplan
· Late Nite Romeo· The Chainsaw
· Circle of Nero· Supervillain
· Sevendust· Wycked Synn
· Dream Weaver· Malstrom
· Eidolon· Vhaldemar
· Stalker· Halloween
· Krisiun· DevilDriver
· Slayer· Lacuna Coil
· Tesla· Three Inches of Blood
· Volbeat· Death Angel
· I Hate Sally· Silver Mountain
· Killik· Cryonic Temple
· Jag Panzer· W.A.S.P.
· Wolf· Amityville Whore
· Van Helsing’s Curse· Gamma Ray
· Jorn· Iron Angel
· Black Zodiac· Juggernott
· Feinstein· Fabrizio Bonanno
· Unleashed· Dream Evil
· Black Destiny· Rhapsody of Fire
· Psychotron· Final Dawn
· Images of Eden· Aina
· Valume Nob· Internal Bleeding
· Jamie. St. James· Witchburner
· The Last Act· Mirror of Deception
· Made of Iron· The 7 Method
· Karmakanic· Rush
· Kinetic· Code Black
· Image· Audiovision
· The Apocalyptic Riders· Miles Beyond
· Kings X· Soilwork
· Dirt· Quiet Riot
· Strikelight· Oathean
· Axis Of Perdition· Frantic Bleep
· Nightrage· Green Carnation
· Ivory Knight· Biss
· Disbelief· Sothis
· Vicious Art· Goddess Of Desire
· Slik Helvetika· Power Quest
· Havochate· Clutch
· Agents Of The Sun· Scar Symmetry
· Painmuseum· Black Majesty
· Pagan's Mind· Dragonia
· Violent Storm· Dirty Americans
· Casus Belli· Running Wild
· Thrones· Mistress
· Ram-Zet· Chain Collector
· Torture Killer· Detonation
· Vanquished· Nocturnal Rites
· Fallen Wisdom· Katatonia
· Lair Of The Minotaur· Daylight Dies
· Cryptopsy· Degree Absolute
· Phoenix Mourning· Bal-Sagoth
· Imagika· Bludgeon
· Upon Infliction· Before Silence
· Suzukiton· Smohalla
· Dendura· Sahg
· Warface· Mouth of the Architect
· Burialmound· Skyforger
· Myon· Zoroaster
· Satyricon· Lesbian Bed Death
· Winger· Twisted Into Form
· Southern Gentleman· White Wizzard
· Mithras· Gotthard
· Pentacle· Manes
· Hearse· Nation Beyond
· Fight· Himsa
· Cauldron· Keldian
· Spheric Universe Experience· Averse Sefira
· Orthodox· Shining Star
· Father Befouled· Demonic Symphony
· Blood Haven· Straight Line Stitch
· Armory· Kreator
· Embalming Theatre· Hacksaw Surgery
· Trinacria· Medieval Steel
· Bible Of The Devil· The More I See
· End of Man· UFOmammut
· My Dying Bride· Caliban
· Suffocation