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Subject: Music of Norway, Morbid Angel, Zyklon, List of Norwegian musicians, Inferno Metal Festival, Candlelight Records, 2006 in heavy metal music, Allfader, Destructhor
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Background information
Origin Norway
Genres Death metal[1]
Blackened death metal[2]
Years active 1993–present
Labels Candlelight
Associated acts Zyklon, Morbid Angel, Odium

Myrkskog is a death metal band formed in 1993 from Drammen, Norway.

Band history

Their music consists of thunderous high speed double-bass with rapid blastbeats and fills. Guitars are made up of harmonic tremolo picking and sometimes powerchords with fast solos composed by Destructhor who, along with Secthdamon, were members in Zyklon. Their debut album Deathmachine is a hybrid of black metal and death metal, combining attributes of both genres. Their second album Superior Massacre is much more death metal-oriented with more prominent bass-lines and less tremolo picked riffs.

The name 'Myrkskog' is a translation of the Norwegian word for 'Mirkwood'. Destructhor plays guitar for Morbid Angel. Since leaving Myrkskog, Savant M (going under the moniker Drakul Azacain) formed the black metal band Disiplin, who have released two albums, and was briefly a member of Dissection.

The current line-up is guitarist/vocalist Destructhor, bassist Demariel (or Gortheon) and drummer / backing vocalist Secthdamon. Myrkskog has released two full-Length albums through the UK's Candlelight Records. Their second studio album, Superior Massacre, also contains material by the Norwegian experimental duo Epilektrician, used as intro and outro.

Line up

Former members

  • Bjørn Thomas - drums
  • Lars Petter - drums
  • Anders Eek - drums
  • Master V - vocals / bass guitar on Deathmachine
  • Savant M - guitars on Deathmachine


  • Ode til Norge - 1995 (demo)
  • Apocalyptic Psychotica - The Murder Tape - 1998 (demo)
  • Deathmachine - 2000 (Candlelight Records)
  • Superior Massacre - 2002 (Candlelight Records)


External links

  • Candlelight (Record Label)
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