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Gylve Fenris
Fenris
Nagell (born 28 November 1971), better known as Fenriz, is a Norwegian musician and politician who is best known as being one half of the metal duo Darkthrone.[1] Although primarily a drummer, he has also performed bass, guitar and vocals for Darkthrone
Darkthrone
and a number of other metal bands. Fenriz
Fenriz
is known for his refusal to play live, his obsessiveness about music listening, supporting other underground bands and his lack of interest in the mainstream music business in general. Fenriz
Fenriz
has had three solo projects: the folk metal project Isengard, the dark ambient project Neptune Towers and the doom metal project Red Planet.

Contents

1 Biography 2 Musical projects 3 Discography

3.1 Guest appearances

4 References 5 External links

Biography[edit] Nagell's first exposure to heavy metal music came when he was three years old and received Uriah Heep's album Sweet Freedom
Sweet Freedom
from his uncle for his birthday. At the age of five, he would fashion belts for himself out of paper in an imitation of those worn by Mick Box. Other musical interests in his early years included rock and heavy metal groups such as The Doors, Grand Funk Railroad, Steppenwolf, The Byrds, Elvis, Kiss, AC/DC, Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
and Black Sabbath. Darkthrone
Darkthrone
was created as a death metal band by the name of Black Death in 1986. In 1987 he got involved with the group Valhall, which practiced in his basement. Fenriz
Fenriz
said he had a passive interest in Bathory and Celtic Frost
Celtic Frost
by 1986, but claims that he did not understand the "darkness" of black metal until hearing a song by the Hungarian band Tormentor in 1989 (he gives similar credit to Mercyful Fate). The same year, Fenriz
Fenriz
left Valhall to focus on Darkthrone, which became one of the key bands in the early Norwegian black metal scene after its first death metal album. He also began a folk metal project called Isengard, for Darkthrone
Darkthrone
was at the time a band that opposed stylistic progression and change. Fenriz's solo ambient project Neptune Towers served as an example of his varied musical tastes. It was followed by another quintessential contribution to the folk metal scene with Storm. Fenriz
Fenriz
now claims to be apolitical, remaining non-partisan towards the events of early Norwegian black metal. In one interview, Fenriz
Fenriz
said that he was against the book Lords of Chaos, comparing its hype to Oprah. Fenriz
Fenriz
prefers to keep Darkthrone
Darkthrone
out of the spotlight. In late 2004, he turned down a nomination for a Norwegian Alarm Award. He claimed that Darkthrone
Darkthrone
had "no interest in being part of the glitter and showbiz side of the music industry". Fenriz
Fenriz
is one of the main characters in the 2009 documentary film Until The Light Takes Us (filmed in the early 2000s). Fenriz
Fenriz
currently lives in the outskirts of Oslo, and had a record label with his Darkthrone
Darkthrone
bandmate Nocturno Culto
Nocturno Culto
called Tyrant Syndicate Productions, which was a sub-label of Peaceville Records
Peaceville Records
(to which Darkthrone
Darkthrone
is signed). In late 2004, Fenriz
Fenriz
released a compilation album through Peaceville, Fenriz
Fenriz
Presents... The Best of Old-School Black Metal, which included selected tracks from such influential artists as Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, Burzum, and Bathory. He is a DJ and has made several online music compilations. He legally took the middle name Fenris
Fenris
in the early 1990s. In 2016, it was reported internationally that Fenriz
Fenriz
was elected as councilman of Kolbotn, Norway for four years after being called by the liberal political party Venstre and agreeing to be placed on its list. "Basically, they called and asked if I wanted to be on the list [of backup representatives]", he tells CLRVYNT. "I said yeah, thinking I would be like eighteenth on the list and I wouldn't really have to do anything. They just need a list to be able to – well, it's hard to talk local politics in another language".[2] His "campaign" consisted of posting signs of him holding his cat with the caption "Please Don't Vote For Me".[3][4] While the story became popular in 2016, 2016 is not an election year in Norway, and Kolbotn doesn't have its own council. In reality, Fenriz
Fenriz
became a vice-councilman in Oppegård council already in 2015.[5] Musical projects[edit]

Darkthrone
Darkthrone
– drums, bass, rhythm guitar, vocals, lyrics (1986—present) Valhall – drums (1987—1989, 2007—present) Fenriz′ Red Planet – guitar, bass, drums, vocals, lyrics (1993—present) – solo project Isengard – drums, guitar, bass, vocals, lyrics (1989—1995) – solo project Neptune Towers – keyboard, farfisa organ, synthesizers (1993—1995) – solo project Dødheimsgard
Dødheimsgard
– bass and synthesizer on Kronet Til Konge (1995) Storm – drums, vocals (1995) – (with Satyr from Satyricon) Eibon – drums, 1999 (with Satyr from Satyricon, Killjoy from Necrophagia, Phil Anselmo
Phil Anselmo
from Pantera) Fuck You All – bass (2000—2001)[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Year Title Band Instruments

1987 Trash Core '87 (demo) Black Death (pre-Darkthrone) drums, vocals

1987 Black is Beautiful (demo) Black Death (pre-Darkthrone) drums, vocals

1987 Land of Frost (demo) Darkthrone drums, vocals

1987 A New Dimension (demo) Darkthrone drums

1988 The Castle of Death (demo) Valhall drums

1989 Thulcandra (demo) Darkthrone drums, vocals

1989 Cromlech (demo) Darkthrone drums

1989 Spectres Over Gorgoroth (demo) Isengard everything

1991 Horizons (demo) Isengard everything

1991 Soulside Journey Darkthrone drums

1991 Goatlord (demo) Darkthrone drums, vocals

1992 A Blaze in the Northern Sky Darkthrone drums

1993 Under a Funeral Moon Darkthrone drums

1993 Vanderen (demo) Isengard everything

1994 Transilvanian Hunger Darkthrone drums, rhythm guitar, bass

1994 Caravans to Empire Algol Neptune Towers everything

1994 Promo 1994 (demo) Dødheimsgard bass

1995 Høstmørke Isengard everything

1995 Transmissions from Empire Algol Neptune Towers everything

1995 Panzerfaust Darkthrone drums, guitar, bass

1995 Nordavind Storm drums, additional vocals

1995 Kronet Til Konge Dødheimsgard bass, additional vocals

1995 Moonstoned Valhall drums

1995 Promo 1995 (demo) Dødheimsgard bass, additional vocals

1996 Total Death Darkthrone drums; additional guitar and bass

1997 Heading for Mars Valhall drums

1999 Ravishing Grimness Darkthrone drums

2001 Plaguewielder Darkthrone drums

2003 Hate Them Darkthrone drums

2004 Sardonic Wrath Darkthrone drums; additional vocals

2006 The Cult is Alive Darkthrone drums; additional vocals and guitar

2007 F.O.A.D. Darkthrone drums; additional vocals

2008 Dark Thrones and Black Flags Darkthrone drums; vocals and guitar (shared)

2009 Red Planet Valhall drums

2009 Engangsgrill (demo) Fenriz' Red Planet everything

2009 Fuck You All Fuck You All bass

2010 Circle the Wagons Darkthrone drums; vocals and guitar (shared)

2013 The Underground Resistance Darkthrone drums, vocals (shared), guitar solo on track 2, bass on track 4

2016 Arctic Thunder Darkthrone drums, bass guitar, electric guitar (additional)

Guest appearances[edit]

Ulver
Ulver
– vocals on "A Song of Liberty Plates 25–27" from the album Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
(1998) Aura Noir
Aura Noir
– additional vocals on Increased Damnation (2000) and The Merciless (2004) Red Harvest – additional vocals on "Absolut Dunkel:heit" from the album Cold Dark Matter (2000) Cadaver Inc. – additional vocals on Discipline (2001) Audiopain – additional lyrics on Revel in Desecration (2002) Trashcan Darlings – additional vocals on "Dehumanizer" from the album Episode 1: The Lipstick Menace (2002)

References[edit]

^ "Darkthrone's Fenriz
Fenriz
Discusses Upcoming Album". roadrunnerrecords.com. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 2010-01-30.  ^ Complete Music Update ^ Metal Injection Accessed 12 September 2016 ^ Factmag Fans elect black metal legend Fenriz
Fenriz
to town council, accessed 12 September 2016 ^ Oppegård
Oppegård
kommunestyre 2015-2019 Accessed November 7 2016

External links[edit]

Peaceville Records Fenriz
Fenriz
discography at MusicBrainz Fenriz
Fenriz
interviewed by Travis Jeppesen Interview with Fenriz
Fenriz
and Nocturno Culto
Nocturno Culto
for The Lodge

v t e

Darkthrone

Nocturno Culto Fenriz

Ivar Enger Dag Nilsen Anders Risberget

Studio albums

Soulside Journey A Blaze in the Northern Sky Under a Funeral Moon Transilvanian Hunger Panzerfaust Total Death Ravishing Grimness Plaguewielder Hate Them Sardonic Wrath The Cult Is Alive F.O.A.D. Dark Thrones and Black Flags Circle the Wagons The Underground Resistance Arctic Thunder

EPs

Forebyggende Krig NWOBHM

Demos

Goatlord

Compilations

Frostland Tapes

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 225217758 ISNI: 0000 0003 6354 4243 BNF: cb167473832 (data) BIBSYS: 8024983 MusicBrainz: beeaac75-8fd7-4aee-adb2-

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