Emil Nikolaisen

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Emil Nikolaisen
Also known asKatz, Rattlesnake, Melchior
Born (1977-02-04) 4 February 1977 (age 47)
Moi, Norway
GenresExtreme metal, glam punk, indie pop, indie rock, jangle pop, noise pop, noise rock, shoegazing
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, producer, audio engineer
Instrument(s)Bass, drums, electric guitar, percussion, vocals
Years active1995-present
Labels4AD, Playlouder, Smalltown Supersound, Honey Milk, Perfect Pop, Tooth & Nail, Bad Afro

Emil Nikolaisen (born 4 February 1977 in Moi, Norway) is a musician and producer from Norway. He is frontman, bandleader, songwriter, guitarist & singer of the well-known Norwegian alternative rock band Serena-Maneesh.[1]

Nikolaisen has previously appeared as drummer in Norwegian punk rock band Silver[2] also drumming in pop group The Loch Ness Mouse,[3] as well as a guitarist and songwriter in the indie band Royal,[4][5] He also has a past as guitarist in the metal band Extol[4] and produced albums for Årabrot, Carmen Villain, Okkultokrati, Elvira Nikolaisen and Maria Solheim among others,[6] as well as having contributed on numerous records by artists like Wovenhand, A Place To Bury Strangers, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Todd Rundgren/Lindstrøm.


  1. ^ Kaasen, Anders. "Biography-Serena Maneesh". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  2. ^ Kaasen, Anders. "Biography-Silver". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  3. ^ Reges, Margaret. "Biography-The Loch Ness Mouse". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 February 2010.,
  4. ^ a b DaRonco, Mike. "Biography-Royal". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Soulscape-Homepage". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Review Will There Be Spring". CD Roots. Retrieved 20 February 2010.