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Dødheimsgard at Complexity Fest, Haarlem 2018
Background information
Also known asDHG
OriginOslo, Norway
GenresBlack metal, avant-garde metal, industrial metal
Years active1994 (1994)–present
LabelsPeaceville, Moonfog Productions, The End
Associated actsAphrodisiac, Umoral, Zweizz, ThanatoSchizO, Aura Noir, Manes, Ulver, Satyricon, Ved Buens Ende, Darkthrone, Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child, Fleurety, Nidingr, Blargh, Clutchpedal vs. Starfat, Naer Mataron, Urarv
Websitedhg.no (domain has been expired since 2007)
L.E. Måløy
Past membersAlver
Carl-Michael Eide
Thrawn Hellspawn

Dødheimsgard (also known as DHG) is a Norwegian extreme metal band formed in 1994. Dødheimsgard was originally a black metal band, but 1999's 666 International saw them change into an experimental and avant-garde/industrial metal band. In 2000, they shortened their name to DHG.

Their name,"Dødheimsgard" is a contraction of three words: Død which means 'death', heim which means 'home' and gard which means (at least in this context) 'realm'. A natural translation into English would be "Realm of Death".

Founding of the band and Kronet til Konge (1994–1995)[edit]

The band was founded in the year 1994. At the time they consisted of three members: Vicotnik (drums, backing vocals), Fenriz (bass, additional vocals) and Aldrahn (lead vocals and guitar)[1] This line up recorded a promotional demo before releasing their debut album Kronet til Konge on Malicious Records in 1995. After the release of the album they recorded another promotional demo.

Monumental Possession, Satanic Art and 666 International; Aldrahn's first departure (1995–1999)[edit]

Some time after the release of their second promo Fenriz had left the band, in his place Alver (bass), and Apollyon (guitar and vocals), joined the band; this line up recorded the album Monumental Possession in December 1995, and released it in 1996.

For their follow up effort, an extended play named Satanic Art was released in 1998; the band was joined by new members Galder (guitars), who at the time was a member of Old Man's Child and would later go on to join Dimmu Borgir, and Cerberus (bass), who replaced Alver, and Zweizz (keyboards and effects). On this release, Apollyon switched to playing the drums instead of guitar; some time after the release of the EP, Galder and Cerberus would depart from the band.

The following year Dødheimsgard recorded the next album in their catalogue entitled 666 International, which was released in 1999. For this album the band had a new member, Czral, on drums, as Apollyon once again switched instruments and played bass.

Some time after the band had released their previous album, Aldrahn, Zweizz and Apollyon had departed from the band's ranks.

Supervillain Outcast (2004–2011)[edit]

The band had been working on new material and featured new members Kvohst (vocals), Thrawn Hellspawn (guitars) and Clandestine (bass); when recording the new album the band featured Mort (samples), Czral (drums) and Bliss (programming). Aldrahn made a guest appearance on the album as well.

In 2006, they completed the album Supervillain Outcast, which was released in April 2007 by Moonfog Productions and The End Records. On January 4, 2008, it was announced that vocalist Kvohst had left the band.[2] However, in October 2010, he had rejoined and new members Terghl (drums) and Blargh (guitars) had joined the band.

Some time during 2011, the band announced that Kvhost had once again left. In the period following Kvhost's departure it appeared that members Blargh, Thrawn Hellspawn and Clandestine had also departed from the group.

Aldrahn's return and A Umbra Omega (2013–2016)[edit]

In 2013, original vocalist, Aldrahn, was announced to have made his return to the group and that the band were working on a new album; the band released their fifth studio album, A Umbra Omega, on March 16, 2015.[3] After the release of the album new members Thunberg (guitar) and L.E. Måløy (bass) had joined the group.

Aldrahn's second departure and recent activities (from 2016 onwards)[edit]

In June 2016 Vicotnik announced that Aldrahn had once again left the band due to strains on their personal relationship;[4] the band continued to tour despite Aldrahn's absence with Vitcotnik performing lead vocals for the entirety of the shows during their arranged performance dates.

As of January 2018, Dødheimsgard has been working on a new album.


Current line-up[edit]

  • Vicotnik (Viper, Mr. Fixit, Yusaf Parvez) - Drums (1994-1996), Vocals (1996-1998, 2011-) Guitar (1997-) (Ved Buens Ende, Code, Naer Mataron)
  • Sekaran (Terghl) - Drums (2005-)[5]
  • Thunberg - Guitars (2013-)
  • L.E. Måløy - Bass (2014-)

Previous members[edit]

Session/live members[edit]


  • Czral (Carl-Michael Eide) - Drums on Supervillain Outcast
  • Mort - Samples on Supervillain Outcast
  • Bliss - Programming on Supervillian Outcast


  • Inflabitan - Guitar, Bass (1999)
  • Øyvind Myrvoll - Drums (2013)[5]



  1. ^ "Dødheimsgard - Kronet til konge - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". www.metal-archives.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2008-01-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link).Blabbermouth.net News item. Retrieved January 6, 2008.
  3. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=146975[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "DHG/Dødheimsgard Official - Journal | Facebook". 2016-07-21. Archived from the original on 2016-07-21. Retrieved 2016-07-21.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ a b c d "Dødheimsgard - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". www.metal-archives.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21.

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