Galder

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Galder
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Galder playing live with Dimmu Borgir
Background information
Birth name Thomas Rune Andersen
Also known as Galder, Grusom
Born (1976-10-18) 18 October 1976 (age 38)
Genres Melodic black metal, symphonic black metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, bass, keyboards
Associated acts Old Man's Child, Dimmu Borgir, Dødheimsgard

Galder is a Norwegian-Polish composer, guitarist, and vocalist. His birth name is Tom Rune Andersen. He is from the small town Jessheim, north of Oslo. He is a founding member of the melodic black metal band Old Man's Child[1] as well as the lead guitarist in Dimmu Borgir.[2] In 1993, under the stage name Grusom, he, Jardar and Tjodalv created Old Man's Child.[1] On Old Man's Child albums, he has performed vocal work, guitars, bass, and keyboards, though with a full line-up his primary instruments are guitar and keyboards, as well as vocals. He joined Dimmu Borgir in 2000 but has kept Old Man's Child alive.

Galder has also worked with other Norwegian bands such as Dødheimsgard. Member of Dødheimsgard, Aldrahn, wrote some of the lyrics for Old Man's Child demo album In the Shades of Life. He is married and has two sons, Alex and Kevin, who could be read on the credits of Slaves of the World.

Discography[edit]

With Old Man's Child

  1. In the Shades of Life (1994)
  2. Born of the Flickering (1995)
  3. The Pagan Prosperity (1997)
  4. Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion (1998)
  5. Revelation 666 - The Curse of Damnation (2000)
  6. In Defiance of Existence (2003)
  7. Vermin (2005)
  8. Slaves of the World (2009)

With Dimmu Borgir

  1. Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia (2001)
  2. World Misanthropy (2002) (DVD)
  3. Death Cult Armageddon (2003)
  4. In Sorte Diaboli (2007)
  5. Abrahadabra (2010)
  6. Forces of the Northern Night (2012)

With Dødheimsgard

  1. Satanic Art (1998)

Videography[edit]

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

Equipment[edit]

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