Rune Eriksen

Rune Eriksen
Background information
Also known as Blasphemer, Herr Schmitt
Born (1975-01-13) 13 January 1975 (age 47)
Origin Norway
Genres Black metal, doom metal, death metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, bass, vocals
Years active 1990–present
Associated acts Mayhem
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 bands Twilight Of The Gods and Vltimas, the latter a supergroup of sorts with vocalist David Vincent (formerly of Morbid Angel), and drummer Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy.[4] Ironically, Rune and Flo also played together with Steve Tucker (predecessor and successor of David Vincent in Morbid Angel) for the artist Nader Sadek[5] and de Rune has also made guest appearances with Absu, Negură Bunget, and Root. His former bands and projects are, besides Nader Sadek, Mezzerschmitt, and the Portuguese gothic doom band Ava Inferi. He resides in Portugal.


With Mayhem

With Earth Electric

  • Vol. 1: Solar

With Twilight Of The Gods

  • Fire on the Mountain (2013)

With Mezzerschmitt

With Ava Inferi

With Aura Noir

With Nader Sadek

  • In the Flesh (2011)
  • Living Flesh (2013)
  • The Malefic: Chapter III (2014)

With Vltimas

  • Something Wicked Marches In (2019)


  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.
  4. ^ "VLTIMAS (News, biography, albums, line-up, tour dates) | Official Season of Mist band".
  5. ^ "Nader Sadek - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives".