Anders Odden

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Anders Odden
Odden Tuska.JPG
With Celtic Frost, Tuska Festival, Finland 2006
Background information
Birth name Anders Odden
Also known as Odden, Neddo
Born (1972-12-20) 20 December 1972 (age 43)
Origin Stavanger, Norway
Genres Black metal, death metal, industrial rock, heavy metal, electronic rock, hard rock, thrash metal, doom metal, EBM, post-industrial, ambient, synthpop.
Occupation(s) Musician, writer, producer, speaker
Instruments Guitar, bass, drums, synthesizer, keyboards, vocals
Years active 1988–present
Labels Earache Records
Tatra Productions
Gun Records/SonyBMG
Rapax Productions
Universal Music Group (UMG)
Associated acts Cadaver
Apoptygma Berzerk
Celtic Frost
Karaoke From Hell
Doctor Midnight & The Mercy Cult[1][2][3][4]

Anders Odden (born 20 December 1972), is a musician. He is the co-founder and guitarist of the Norwegian death metal band Cadaver (1988–1993; 1999–2004), and is the bass player for Norwegian black metal band Satyricon (2009–present). He is also the guitarist of Order (band) and Magenta.[5] He has also been with bands like Karaoke From Hell and played live guitar for Apoptygma Berzerk (1992–1999; 2003–2006) and Celtic Frost (2006–2007). He has also had guest appearances with bands such as The Young Gods and Ministry among others.

Personal life[edit]

Anders was born in Stavanger. He moved to Fredrikstad and then to Råde sometime during his childhood, where he grew up without any TV and listened to his father's collection of classical music. He was unaware of rock music until the age of 7 when he discovered Kiss and devoted his life to music.

Music career[edit]

Anders Odden started out as a black metal musician and artist in the mid 80s, and went on to start one of Norway's first death metal bands, Cadaver, in 1988. He went on with bands like Apoptygma Berzerk and Magenta, and reunited Cadaver in the late 1990s. He released two more albums with Cadaver, and toured with Morbid Angel, Extreme Noise Terror, Mayhem, before ending Cadaver in 2004. Odden then went back to Apoptygma Berzerk and co-wrote their album, You And Me Against The World.

He toured the world with Apoptymga Berzerk until Celtic Frost recruited him as their live guitarist in 2006. He toured Europe, USA, Canada and Japan with them on their Monotheist Tour, which ended in 2007. Celtic Frost came to an end in April 2008. By then Odden had just completed the new album from Magenta, Art And Accidents, as well as beginning to write more metal-oriented music again. In June 2008 he filmed his first-ever show for TV with Karaoke From Hell which was broadcast from September to November 2008 on TV3 in Norway. The show was called Charterfeber and is a docusoap about Norwegians on holiday.

Odden also had a career as a cartoon-writer for Pyton Magazine from 1991-1992 in Norway. The series was called "tre små anarkister" ("Three Small Anarchists") and he also stood model for one of the characters. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Odden worked as a consultant for music organizations in Norway, such as RIO, GramArt, MIC and MFO (Musicians Union in Norway). He is the founder of music business seminar IMC, which is held during the annual Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway.

In 2011 he release his autobiography, "Piratliv", on Jurtizen Forlag which received great reviews in Norwegian media. In 2012 he started a career as a music producer in his own studio, Studio Tomb and the first albums he is recording is the debut album of Norwegian metal core band, Oslo F.

In the beginning of 2013 Magenta began recording their comeback album, Songs For the Dead.


Apoptygma Berzerk
  • Soli Deo Gloria, Tatra (1993)
  • Non-Stop Violence, Tatra (single, 1995)
  • APBL98, Tatra (1999)
  • Unicorn, 2003 WEA (EP, 2003)
  • In This together, GUN/SonyBMG (single, 2005)
  • You and me against the world, GUN/SonyBMG (2005)
  • Shine on, GUN/SonyBMG (EP, 2006)
  • Sonic Diary, GUN/SonyBMG (2006)
  • Black, Metropolis (EP, 2006)
  • Cambodia, GUN/SonyBMG (single, 2006)
  • Rocket Science, GUN/SonyBMG (2009)
Doctor Midnight & The Mercy Cult
Karaoke From Hell
  • Charterfeber tur/retur Aiya Napa TV3 (2008)
  • Pondus Flat Fuzzpedal Compilation, Universal Music (2008)
  • Magenta, (EP) AT&MT (1997)
  • One Mind, (single) 1998 RapaxPRod/Tatra (1998)
  • Periode, RapxProd/Tatra (1998)
  • All Over, (single) Re:pop (2002)
  • Little Girl Lost, Re:pop (2002)
  • Art and Accidents, AT&MT (2009)
  • Magenta Aus Norwegen, AT&MT (2012)


Deadly Metal - 1985 - guitar
Slaught - 1986–1987 - guitar
FOAD - 1986 - guitar, bass, vocals, drums
Asmodeus - 1987 - guitar, bass, vocals, drums
Baphomet - 1987–1988 - guitar
Monument - 1988 - guitar
Cadaver - 1988–1993, 2003–2004 - guitar
Braindead - 1988 - drums
Balvaz - 1989 - drums
Hydr-Hydr - 1990–1991 - drums
Nesten Døde - 1989–1991 - drums
Thy Abhorrent - 1991 - live guitar
Apoptygma Berzerk - 1992–1999, 2003–2006 - guitar, bass
Germ - 1992
Go Go Gorilla - 1992 - live guitar
The Young Gods - 1992, 1995 - live guitar
Jemotor 1 - 1993–1995 - guitar
Magenta - 1995–present - guitar, bass, keyboard, vocals
Satyricon - 1997–1999 - session recording guitar, 2009–present bass
Cadaver Inc - 1999–2002 - guitar
Mayhem - 2000 - programming
Celtic Frost - 2006–2007 - live guitar
Rock Furore - 2007 - live guitar
Karaoke From Hell - 2007–present - host
Pigface - 2009 - guitar
Ministry - 2008 - live guitar
Doctor Midnight & The Mercy Cult - 2009–2011 - guitar
Order (band) - 2013–present - guitar