The Info List - Silenoz

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(born Sven Atle Kopperud on 1 March 1977) is a Norwegian guitarist who is a founding member, along with Shagrath
and Tjodalv, of the Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir
Dimmu Borgir
which he is the primary songwriter. He is also guitarist for the death metal supergroup, Insidious Disease.


1 Biography 2 Stage name 3 Equipment 4 Videography 5 References 6 External links

Biography[edit] Silenoz
has been Dimmu Borgir's guitarist since they started. He also composes and writes lyrics for most of the band's songs. He contributes vocals (on "Stormblåst", its re-record, and "Godless Savage Garden") and bass (on " Stormblåst
MMV"). He also sang lead vocals on their debut album "For All Tid". At first, he was known only as Erkekjetter Silenoz
(Arch-Heretic Silenoz
in Norwegian). Another band Silenoz, or "Ed Damnator" as he was called, played rhythm guitar and occasional bass in was the Norwegian thrash metal band, "Nocturnal Breed". Before becoming a musician Silenoz
used to work in a kindergarten. Silenoz
has written the majority of Dimmu Borgir's lyrics and also based the songs in the album In Sorte Diaboli
In Sorte Diaboli
on a narrative of his composition. Silenoz
was featured as a voice actor in the Adult Swim
Adult Swim
cartoon Metalocalypse. This episode kicked off the second season of the popular show and debuted on Adult Swim
Adult Swim
Fix on Friday 21 September 2007. Silenoz
originally played bass, but he 'felt limited by only four strings'. He has played guitar since 1991, saying that he was inspired to play the guitar by Judas Priest, Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen - in his words 'Real guitar players'.[1] For many years as guitarist in Dimmu Borgir, Silenoz
appeared with long hair. However, as of 2012 he has appeared with a shaven head whilst maintaining a beard and various piercings. Stage name[edit] Silenoz
explained in an interview that his stage-name is derived from an alternative Latinised spelling of the Greek "Silenus," the name of a satyr-like being in Greek mythology
Greek mythology
who was a tutor to the wine god Dionysus, and was said to possess special knowledge and the power of prophecy while intoxicated. In the early days of the band, he used as stage name Erkekjetter Silenoz
(erkekjetter being Norwegian for "arch heretic"), having it shortened later to Silenoz. Equipment[edit]

ESP Okkultist Custom V guitars (Maroon & Natural Finishes)[2] ESP SV Series guitars ESP Viper guitar Jackson Guitars Seymour Duncan
Seymour Duncan
pickups Marshall amplifiers Mesa Boogie
Mesa Boogie
amplifiers ENGL amplifiers Blackstar amplifiers Boss guitar effects Dean Markley - Blue Steel guitar strings Dunlop Tortex picks Shure
wire-less systems


Behind the Player: Dimmu Borgir
Dimmu Borgir
(DVD, 2010, Alfred Music Publishing)[3]


^ Metal Hammer Magazine Issue 196 ^ [1] Archived July 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "DIMMU BORGIR 'Behind The Player' DVD Now Available". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2011-12-07. [permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

profile at Dimmu Borgir
Dimmu Borgir
official website

v t e

Dimmu Borgir

Shagrath Silenoz Galder Daray Gerlioz

Studio albums

For all tid Stormblåst Enthrone Darkness Triumphant Spiritual Black Dimensions Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia Death Cult Armageddon In Sorte Diaboli Abrahadabra Eonian

Compilation albums

Godless Savage Garden Sons of Satan Gather for Attack

Extended plays

Inn i evighetens mørke Devil's Path Interdimensional Summit

Live albums

Alive in Torment World Misanthropy Forces of the Northern Night

Other albums

True Kings of Norway


World Misanthropy The Invaluable Darkness

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