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Erik Brødreskift

Erik Brødreskift
Background information
Birth name Erik Brødreskift
Also known as Grim
Born (1969-12-23)December 23, 1969
Bergen, Norway
Died October 4, 1999(1999-10-04) (aged 29)
Genres Black metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Gorgoroth

Erik Brødreskift (aka Grim) (December 23, 1969 – October 4, 1999) was a Norwegian drummer, who played in several black metal bands during his career. He committed suicide by taking an overdose of drugs.[1]


  • Band history 1
  • Tributes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Band history

Grim joined the band immediately before they had released their second album, Pure Holocaust. Despite not performing on Pure Holocaust, Grim was present when the picture was taken and ended up in the album cover. His stay with Immortal was limited to two European tours, after which the band decided to let him go.
One of the founding members of the band, Grim played on three albums: Borknagar (1996), The Olden Domain (1997) and The Archaic Course (1998).
  • 1996–1997: session drummer for Örth
Played session drums on Nocturno Inferno. The album was never officially released. This band later changed its name to Arvas and is now a solo project run by Vassago Rex.
  • 1996–1997: drummer for Gorgoroth
Was responsible for the drums on the EP The Last Tormentor (1996) and on Under the Sign of Hell (1997).


  • Nargaroth's song "Erik, May You Rape the Angels" is dedicated to Erik Brødreskift. The song can be found on the album Black Metal ist Krieg (2001).
  • The annual Hole in the Sky metal festival is dedicated to Erik Brødreskift's memory and organized by his memory fund.


  1. ^ The Official Heavy Metal Book of Lists. Backbeat. 2009. p. 12.  

External links

Preceded by
Abbath Doom Occulta
Drummer for Immortal
Succeeded by
New title Drummer for Borknagar
Succeeded by
Justin Greaves
Drummer for Örth
Succeeded by
Vassago Rex
Preceded by
Drummer for Gorgoroth
Succeeded by

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