Rune Eriksen

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Not to be confused with Rune Ericson.
Rune Eriksen
Background information
Also known as Blasphemer , Herr Schmitt
Born (1975-01-13) 13 January 1975 (age 42)
Origin Norway
Genres Black metal, doom metal, death metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, bass, vocals
Years active 1990–present
Associated acts Mayhem
Nader Sadek
Ava Inferi
Aura Noir
Notable instruments
BC Rich Warlock
Ibanez RG Prestige[1]

Rune Eriksen (born January 13, 1975) is a Norwegian Spellemann-award winning[2] musician and composer. He is best known as the former guitarist in the black metal band Mayhem under the stage name Blasphemer, which he took from a Sodom song. He joined the band in October 1994, but parted ways in late 2008.[3] He currently plays in: Aura Noir,[4] Earth Electric and the multinational band Twilight Of The Gods. Rune has also done guest appearances with Absu (band), Negură Bunget and Root (band). Former bands and projects: Nader Sadek, Mezzerschmitt, and the Portuguese Gothic Doom band Ava Inferi. He resides in Portugal.


With Mayhem

With Earth Electric

  • Vol. 1: Solar

With Twilight Of The Gods

  • Fire On The Mountain (2013)

With Mezzerschmitt

With Ava Inferi

With Aura Noir

With Nader Sadek


  1. ^ "Mayhem: Orchestrated Chaos In Black". Ultimate Guitar. May 30, 2008. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mayhem - Win Spellemann Metal Award". Metalstorm. February 2, 2008. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mayhem Successfully Enters U.S. Ahead Of Blackenedfest Launch". Blabbermouth. May 18, 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Aura Noir". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 March 2010.