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Background information
Birth name Terje Vik Schei
Born (1974-07-07) 7 July 1974 (age 42)
Genres Black metal, progressive metal, progressive rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar, vocals
Years active 1991-present
Associated acts Emperor, Green Carnation, Carpathian Forest, Blood Red Throne, Satyricon, Einherjer

Terje Vik Schei (born 7 July 1974), better known by his stage name Tchort, is a Norwegian musician. He is known for his time spent playing bass for the black metal band Emperor and for leading the progressive metal band Green Carnation. He has also played with Carpathian Forest and Blood Red Throne, Satyricon and Einherjer. Tchort is known to be married and to have a son and a daughter.

Tchort is a Slavonic word (Russian Чёрт, Czech and Slovak Čert, Ukrainian and Belarusian Чорт, Polish Czort or Czart) meaning Devil.

He was arrested in the early/mid nineties for assault[1] and was in prison for 2 years.

Behind the Scenes[edit]

Tchort with fellow Green Carnation performer Kjetil Nordhus, established his own record label, Sublife Productions in Kristiansand, Norway, on 1 July 2005. The label has already signed Green Carnation, Chain Collector, and Harm, and are looking to sign more.

Sublife Productions also acts as a booking agent for these artists as well as Carpathian Forest and Blood Red Throne.

The company is also turning its eye to cover design, and has stated that "various artists will present their work on in the near future"



  1. ^ Symphonic and Monumental Black Metal Art. In: Rites of Eleusis, Nr. 3, p. 47.

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