Rune Eriksen

Rune Eriksen
Background information
Also known asBlasphemer , Herr Schmitt
Born (1975-01-13) 13 January 1975 (age 44)
GenresBlack metal, doom metal, death metal
InstrumentsGuitar, bass, vocals
Years active1990–present
Associated actsMayhem
Nader Sadek
Ava Inferi
Aura Noir

Rune Eriksen (born 13 January 1975) is a Norwegian Spellemann award-winning[1] 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 departed in late 2008.[2] He currently plays in Aura Noir,[3] Earth Electric, and the multinational band Twilight Of The Gods. Rune has also made guest appearances with Absu, Negură Bunget, and Root. His former bands and projects are Nader Sadek, Mezzerschmitt, and the Portuguese gothic doom band Ava Inferi. He resides in Portugal.


With Mayhem

With Earth Electric

With Twilight Of The Gods

With Mezzerschmitt

With Ava Inferi

With Aura Noir

With Nader Sadek


  1. ^ "Mayhem - Win Spellemann Metal Award". Metalstorm. February 2, 2008. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Mayhem Successfully Enters U.S. Ahead Of Blackenedfest Launch". Blabbermouth. May 18, 2009. Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
  3. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Aura Noir". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 March 2010.