Erik Brødreskift

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Erik Brødreskift
Erik Brodreskift.jpg
Background information
Birth name Erik Brødreskift
Also known as Grim
Born (1969-12-23)December 23, 1969
Bergen, Norway
Died October 4, 1999(1999-10-04) (aged 29)
Genres Black metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Immortal, Borknagar, Gorgoroth

Erik Brødreskift (aka Grim) (December 23, 1969–October 4, 1999) was a Norwegian drummer, who played in several black metal bands during his career. He committed suicide by taking an overdose of drugs.[1]

Band history[edit]

Grim joined the band immediately before they had released their second album, Pure Holocaust. Despite not performing on Pure Holocaust, Grim was present when the picture was taken and ended up in the album cover. His stay with Immortal was limited to two European tours, after which the band decided to let him go.
One of the founding members of the band, Grim played on three albums: Borknagar (1996), The Olden Domain (1997) and The Archaic Course (1998).
  • 1996–1997: session drummer for Örth
Played session drums on Nocturno Inferno. The album was never officially released. This band later changed its name to Arvas and is now a solo project run by Vassago Rex.
Was responsible for the drums on the EP The Last Tormentor (1996) and on Under the Sign of Hell (1997).

Tributes[edit]

  • Nargaroth's song "Erik, May You Rape the Angels" is dedicated to Erik Brødreskift. The song can be found on the album Black Metal ist Krieg (2001).
  • The annual Hole in the Sky metal festival is dedicated to Erik Brødreskift's memory and organized by his memory fund.

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Preceded by
Abbath Doom Occulta
Drummer for Immortal
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Hellhammer
New title Drummer for Borknagar
1995–1998
Succeeded by
Justin Greaves
Drummer for Örth
1996–1997
Succeeded by
Vassago Rex
Preceded by
Frost
Drummer for Gorgoroth
1996–1997
Succeeded by
Vrolok