The Thomas Eriksen Podcast

The Thomas Eriksen Podcast

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop

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Episode 30! This time I decided to do something new. I joined Marius Vold and Harald Eilertsen (both original Thorns members) as we journeyed far and beyond to visit the one and only Snorre Ruch (Thorns), this last weekend. When I say far and beyond, I mean it too. About 20 hours total by car during that weekend. So, I figured, what the hell.. let’s try to do a “on the road” episode, to fill the time. Join us as we talk randomly whilst traveling the dark backroads of Norway. Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop Support Mork and The Thomas Eriksen Podcast - become a channel member: https://www.youtube.com/morkhalden Mork/Thomas Eriksen: facebook.com/morkofficial instagram.com/mork.official twitter.com/morkhalden

Nov 17

1 hr 26 min

Episode 29 is around! I had the pleasure of getting to know the Norwegian Psychedelic Black Metal artist Woe J. Reaper of FURZE, this week. He reached out to me in the weeks prior, and finally we got around to it. A truly special artist in his own right, and with a crazy but tragic story to tell. Interesting lesson in the history of FURZE, told by the man himself! Enjoy! Merch: morskisebakke.no/shop Furze's links: facebook.com/Furzebook instagram.com/furzeofficial furze.bandcamp.com/album/black-psych-tormentor Support Mork and The Thomas Eriksen Podcast - become a channel member: https://www.youtube.com/morkhalden Mork/Thomas Eriksen: facebook.com/morkofficial instagram.com/mork.official twitter.com/morkhalden

Nov 16

2 hr 45 min

Episode 28 is around! Part 2 and the closing chapter of the story of Steinar «Sverd» Johnsen.. for now, anyways. Sverd was and is part of the very beginnings of Norwegian Black Metal in every way. You know him best as original member of Mortem and Arcturus. Keyboard virtuoso and talented musician. And ofcourse a great guy. Funfact: Sverd’s recorded chats with yours truly happens to be the first ever for him! So that’s a real treat. We had another bash with his home brewed beer and the mic’s was on! Enjoy part two of the story of Sverd! Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop Sverd's Links: facebook.com/steinar.sverd.johnsen instagram.com/steinar_sverd facebook.com/arcturusnorway instagram.com/arcturus_norway/ facebook.com/mortemnorway instagram.com/mortem_norway facebook.com/marius.vold.18 facebook.com/hugh.mingay Support Mork and The Thomas Eriksen Podcast - become a channel member: https://www.youtube.com/morkhalden Mork/Thomas Eriksen: facebook.com/morkofficial instagram.com/mork.official twitter.com/morkhalden

Sep 24

1 hr 28 min

It’s been a long time in hibernation, but then, now, it’s back! The podcast returns! Episode 27! As I have mentioned before, I really do enjoy doing these episodes. So, as long as it’s still fun, I’ll keep going. However, it will be at random times as schedules and opportunities allows it to happen. This last weekend I visited Steinar “Sverd” Johnsen (Arcturus and Mortem) at his private rehearsal room/studio, where we got to chat about his journey through music. Sverd was part of the early Oslo scene and created alot of the medieval gear seen in early BM photos. The conversation was crashed however when it turned into a good old party. So, this will be a two parter! I give you part one (the early years) of the story of Sverd! Enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop Sverd's Links: facebook.com/steinar.sverd.johnsen instagram.com/steinar_sverd facebook.com/arcturusnorway instagram.com/arcturus_norway/ facebook.com/mortemnorway instagram.com/mortem_norway facebook.com/marius.vold.18 facebook.com/hugh.mingay Support Mork and The Thomas Eriksen Podcast - become a channel member: https://www.youtube.com/morkhalden Mork/Thomas Eriksen: facebook.com/morkofficial instagram.com/mork.official twitter.com/morkhalden

Aug 23

1 hr 35 min

Episode nr 26 is around! The second and last part of my talk with Apollyon (Ole Jørgen Moe) of Aura Noir, Immortal and more. Since our chat went on for 4 plus hours, I had to make a two part thing. All great unfiltered stuff. Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop Apollyon: facebook.com/auranoirofficial auranoir.bandcamp.com/ peaceville.com/bands/aura-noir Support Mork and The Thomas Eriksen Podcast - become a channel member: https://www.youtube.com/morkhalden Mork/Thomas Eriksen: facebook.com/morkofficial instagram.com/mork.official twitter.com/morkhalden

Mar 12

2 hr 20 min

Episode 25 came around! I was honored to have the great Apollyon (Ole Jørgen Moe) stop by for a party and a chat. And what a chat! Four hours plus into the mic’s. We had a good time with beers and Fernet Branca, which obviously made the time go by unnoticed. I will not rob you for anything, so I’ve decided to make this a two-part thing. This is filled with interesting stuff and stories! Part one is presented to you right now! Enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop Apollyon: facebook.com/auranoirofficial auranoir.bandcamp.com/ peaceville.com/bands/aura-noir Support Mork and The Thomas Eriksen Podcast - become a channel member: https://www.youtube.com/morkhalden Mork/Thomas Eriksen: facebook.com/morkofficial instagram.com/mork.official twitter.com/morkhalden

Mar 3

2 hr 5 min

Episode 24 is here! When visiting Bergen a few weeks ago, I primarily went there for one purpose; to get inked by the lovely Jannicke Wiese-Hansen. Not only is she a extremely talented tattoo-artist, but she did some of the most memorable cover arts in Black Metal history. Burzum’s debut and “Det Som En Gang Var” and Satyricon’s “Dark Medieval Times” to name a few. She also did the art for my own third album, “Eremittens Dal”, which see inked to my arm that weekend in Bergen. She runs her own tattoo studio, Nidhogg, at the famous Bergen docks. We had a really nice sit-down with Prosecco and microphones after the tattoo-session, enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.com/shop Jannicke Wiese-Hansen: instagram.com/jannickewiesehansen facebook.com/666bergen instagram.com/nidhoggtattoo Support Mork and The Thomas Eriksen Podcast - become a channel member: https://www.youtube.com/morkhalden Mork/Thomas Eriksen: facebook.com/morkofficial instagram.com/mork.official twitter.com/morkhalden

Feb 22

1 hr 49 min

2021 has come around. What will it bring? That’s the biggest question. I decide to take it one day at the time, anyway. A couple of things is for sure; The podcast is still going, and that the new and fifth Mork album “Katedralen” is closing in on you all. The new and first single “Arv” of that album is out Friday 15th of January. This last weekend I spent in Bergen. Great times. Got inked as well as got to do this podcast, you are about to hear. The guest this week need no introduction. I got to spent alot of time and got to know «The most evil man of Norway», Kristian «Gaahl» Espedal. Gaahls Wyrd, Gorgoroth, Wardruna, Trelldom, God Seed and more. This is probably the most candid and deepest dive into this fascinating man. Enjoy......... Satan. Kristian "Gaahl" Espedal: instagram.com/kristianespedalart instagram.com/gallerifjalar Support Mork and The Thomas Eriksen Podcast - become a channel member: youtube.com/MorkHalden Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop https://youtu.be/TZiRX8_GLNc

Jan 18

2 hr 43 min

22 Acacia Avenue, what a killer track. And it’s Episode 22 of the Pod as well! Great weekend indeed. Been riding the wave of the recent “Pesta” EP and it’s release, as well as having Wacken Open Air announcing Mork for the 2021 festival. On top if this I got to have my second episode with the one and only Silenoz of Dimmu Borgir fame. This time though, we focus on his side project, the death metal entity of Insidious Disease. The new and second album recently dropped and thats a good time to dig into the dirt of that side of Silenoz’s life. Join us and enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no Silenoz facebook.com/InsidiousDisease instagram.com/insidious_disease nuclearblast.de Mork/Thomas Eriksen facebook.com/morkofficial instagram.com/mork.official twitter.com/morkhalden

Dec 2020

1 hr 32 min

Here we are, back again. Episode 21.. so, legal in the U.S, I suppose. Funny, I know. I am proud to announce that Mork's new EP «Pesta» now is out via the mighty Peaceville Records, streaming and limited vinyl only. Very happy with the outcome of the EP as it fits well in these pandemic times. Check it out, if you care to spread the plague instead of covid. This week's episode came to be rather spontaneously as I was contacted by this artists management only days beforehand. That’s a cool thing as I got to get to know Erlend Hjelvik and got an episode at the same time, win win. Erlend is probably most known from his time in the Norwegian band Kvelertak, who shot up in the world as a rocket a few years back. He is now back with his new solo band, Hjelvik. Great guy and a cool chat. Tune in and get to know the man along with me! Merch: morkisebakke.no Erlend Hjelvik: hjelvikmetal.com instagram.com/hjelvikmetal facebook.com/hjelvikmetal youtube.com/hjelvikmetal twitter.com/hjelvikofficial Mork/Thomas Eriksen: facebook.com/morkofficial instagram.com/mork.official twitter.com/morkhalden

Nov 2020

1 hr 26 min

Episode 20! Wow. From nothing, to this. You, the number of listeners has grown alot as well. Thanks alot. As mentioned in the intro talk, Mork’s “Pesta” was recently announced! The four-track EP will be out on Peaceville Records on both vinyl and digital, on November 27th. Pick up a hand-numbered and signed copy over at Mork’s official webshop. The Black Plague is back and will spread wider than this covid-thing. Anyways. This episode is a portrait on my buddy Stu Manx. Stu has been in the Norwegian rock band Gluecifer and is currently in the black metal band Order. He also hosts the Mossfest festival in Moss, Norway. Great guy. Enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no Stu Manx: facebook.com/Orderofficial instagram.com/orderofficial Mork/Thomas Eriksen: facebook.com/morkofficial instagram.com/mork.official twitter.com/morkhalden

Oct 2020

1 hr 38 min

Number 19 has come around! Almost 20! I say, not too shabby. This week I visited mr. Jan Erik Romøren, better known as Nag of Tsjuder. We had a great hang and chat, which I will share with you all right here. Sit back, walk, run, drive, drink or whatever floats your boat, and enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no Nag's links: https://www.facebook.com/tsjuderofficial instagram.com/officialtsjuder

Oct 2020

2 hr 14 min

What can I say, Fenriz is probably the most well known and respected spearhead of Black Metal or even Metal ever. What I really like about this man, is that he is 100% true to himself, his values, tastes and musical barometer. An inspirational figure for sure. I am lucky to have this man in my circle, and to be able to lure him into gabbing into my microphone recently. Packed with interesting stuff; Death metal years, black metal years, later crust punk metal years, future Darkthrone, Darkthrone live... to mention some. And have you ever wondered about a little project called, Eibon with Phil Anselmo and Satyr? Well I have, and made him explain. Enjoy our recent hang! UGH! Merch: morkisebakke.no Fenriz links: facebook.com/Darkthrone instagram.com/darkthroneofficial peaceville.com/bands/darkthrone

Sep 2020

2 hr 36 min

I am back. It’s been over a month since the last episode. But, here it is. I am joined by the one and only Yusaf Parvez, aka Vicotnik (Dødheimsgard, Dold Vorde Ens Navn and Ved Buens Ende). Great inside look at the man's early years going into black metal and beyond. Fenriz, Helvete and Dimmu Borgir are just some of the interesting stories and facts that comes up. A intelligent, interesting and talented man, for sure. Enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no Support me and my ventures by donating: paypal.me/officialmork Vicotnik: facebook.com/DODHEIMSGARD facebook.com/vedbuensende1 facebook.com/doldvorde Thomas Eriksen: morkisebakke.no facebook.com/morkofficial instagram.com/mork_halden twitter.com/morkhalden

Sep 2020

2 hr 12 min

I am back. Episode number 16, people. I have more or less given up on having a new episode every single week. It’s a passion project, as I have mentioned before. However, during my recent road trip of Norway, I visited my friend Seidemann (1349, Svart Lotus, Morten and more). I was a good boy and brought my recording equipment with me, just in case. And behold, we ended up with a new episode! Tor “Seidemann” Stavenes is a talented bassist and musician and has contributed to many bands through the years. Enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no Tor "Seidemann" Stavenes: 1349: facebook.com/1349official instagram.com/1349official Svart Lotus: facebook.com/Svart-Lotus instagram.com/svartlotus_official Mortem: facebook.com/mortemnorway instagram.com/mortenofficial

Jul 2020

1 hr 49 min

Episode 15 is here. I am joined by Morten Shax of Endezzma. Morten tells the story about his journey, fanzine, label, band and black metal. Some words about the late Trondr Nefas of Urgehal, as well. Tune in and enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no Morten Shax Links: facebook.com/endezzma instagram.com/endezzma_official

Jul 2020

1 hr 27 min

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. And I am back. This week the podcast is a «fjortis», as some may say in Norwegian. Episode number 14, that is. This time around I am joined by a calm and fine gentleman, who happens to be the bass-player of Kampfar. He has alot of milage in the Norwegian metal history, and we talk about it all here. I present to you, mr Jon Bakker. Enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no Jon Bakker's Links: instagram.com/argere_enn_dauden kampfar.com facebook.com/kampfarofficial instagram.com/kampfar_official facebook.com/NorwegianBlackenedDeathmetal

Jul 2020

2 hr 13 min

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. There’s been a couple of weeks since the last episode, which is the first time since I started releasing these episodes there’s been a gap. This is due to some scheduling conflicts and so on. BUT, here I am, back at last. There will probably be more gaps like this in the future. However. Great guest this week, as I am joined by Haavard (Håvard Jørgensen). This man formed Satyricon, was in Ulver in the beginning, and is currently active with Dold Vorde Ens Navn. Some “breaking news” and “revealing” stuff in this one. Join us and enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no Haavard (Håvard Jørgensen): facebook.com/HaavardOfficial instagram.com/haavardofficial Dold Vorde Ens Navn: facebook.com/doldvorde instagram.com/doldvorde

Jun 2020

2 hr 13 min

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. Episode twelve. Thats one dozen episodes of this thing. Man. Many have asked and wondered if I will have Nocturno Culto on the show. Well, yes, here you go. Me and Ted had a get-together this weekend and I happened to lure him into doing this talk with me. We talk about the very beginnings of Ted’s musical journey, the inception of Darkthrone and some more stuff. It’s a privilege to have this historical relic of a man come onto the show. I give you, Nocturno Culto of the mighty Darkthrone! Enjoy. Merch: morkisebakke.no Nocturno Culto: facebook.com/Darkthrone instagram.com/darkthroneofficial

Jun 2020

1 hr 15 min

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. The eleventh episode! This time I am joined by my old friend Kjell Arne “Hudbreider” Hubred. He may not be the most well known personality within black metal, but he has some great stories and experiences. He was guitarist in the Norwegian band Crest Of Darkness for some years, has a hand in cognac and wine making and hosted the mighty Darkthrone in his house for about ten years. He has done backup-vocals on Darkthrone albums and played guitar on Nocturno Culto's Gift Of Gods EP. A fascinating chat with a good friend, enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no Kjell Arne "Hudbreider" Hubred: Heavy Metal Winery - heavymetalwinery.com / youtube.com/watch?v=zzcyQU-mZ6c Trysil Congac - lokal-avisa.no/2020/nyheter/fem-ar-med-trysilkonjakk Crest of Darkness - crestofdarkness.com Bakketoppen Blues Band - facebook.com/bakketoppenBE

May 2020

1 hr 55 min

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. We have reached episode number 10, gaddamnit. 10 weeks of pods from my end. Not bad. This time I am joined by Marius Vold. This man’s part in Norwegian Black Metal history is impressive, to say the least. Founding member of Mortem, Stigma Diabolicum/Thorns, Arcturus as well as a part of the shop Helvete and the inner black circle. Tune in and come along on a trip into Marius’ and black metal’s history. Merch: morkisebakke.no Marius Vold: facebook.com/mortemnorway

May 2020

2 hr 18 min

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. Episode Nine! Late summer 2019 Mork got to live out a dream. To have the music pave the way to Los Angeles, has been a longtime ambition of mine. Last year it did. Join Mork sound-engineer, Espen, and yours truly as we tell the tale about «Mork Do America». A «Beavis & Butt-head» reference, for those who didn’t get it. California dreaming, baby. Or, «Californian Hunger». Enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no Check out the pictures by PunkRockPhoto of the trip here: www.punkrockphoto.no/foto/2019/09/mork-i-usa-2019 Espen Jamne Van Groningen's links: www.facebook.com/planetmastergod Lars og Espen prekær metal i garasjen: www.youtube.com/channel/UC6W9k5oQ9ElsoJwEIRMi6SQ

May 2020

1 hr 48 min

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. Episode eight! Still going strong! I had the pleasure of including my good friend and name-brother, Thomas “Sarke” Bergli, on this episode. Tulus, Khold and of course, Sarke. These are all great bands most of you should have been listening to. We talk about the history and about Thomas’s journey. With Sarke being one of my fave bands out of Norway, this was a privilege for me. Enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no Thomas "Sarke" Bergli links: facebook.com/TULUSband facebook.com/Khold.official facebook.com/sarkeofficial facebook.com/BriefCodexofficial

May 2020

1 hr 13 min

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. Number seven! This time I am joined by my good friend Dirk Verbeuren who happens to be the drummer in one of my all time fave bands, Megadeth. This guys resume is vast and impressive, so we did not even get to scrape the top of it in this chat. However, we talk about his background, life and involvement in Megadeth, Cadaver, Satyricon and so on. After the fact, I noticed that I totally forgot about his involvement in Soilwork, which also has been a big part of his career. Always a good time chatting with Dirk, so, enjoy! Merch: www.morkisebakke.no/shop Megadeth - megadeth.com Dirk Verbeuren -DirkVerbeuren.com - instagram.com/dirkverbeuren Soilwork - soilwork.org Cadaver - facebook.com/cadavertheband Bent Sea - bentsea.bandcamp.com Scarve - facebook.com/scarve1

Apr 2020

1 hr 27 min

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. Here we go! Episode number 6. This time I am joined by one of the founders of The True Mayhem and therefor also a huge part of Black Metal and global music history. My good friend and original Mayhem-drummer, Kjetil Manheim drops in for a cup of black coffee and a long interesting chat. We talk about the very beginning, Mayhem and the post-Mayhem years. Enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop Manheim’s shownotes: - https://soundcloud.com/maranata-1/total-repair-edit - https://open.spotify.com/artist/6vHHlVazKWfPNY0imBMWjY - https://youtu.be/27c8RE_EVLw - https://youtu.be/SxvLDaCUew4

Apr 2020

2 hr 2 min

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. 5 episodes, special guest number 3, not bad! My good friend and Black Metal-icon, (Erkekjetter) Silenoz of Dimmu Borgir and Insidious Disease joined me recently over a beer and a history lesson. This is a long one filled with interesting tidbits spanning a whole impressive career, so stick around throughtout untill the end. On another note; Silenoz's Death Metal venture Insidious Disease recently dropped news regarding a new label and upcoming album, so we need to have another beer and chat about that in time. Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop

Apr 2020

1 hr 50 min

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. Onward we go, to episode 4. The first official outside guest appears. Anders Odden is a personality that's been around for a long while, within the Norwegian music scene. He is most known today as the bassist for Satyricon, main-man of the death metal-band Cadaver and as guitarist in the Black Metal-band Order. I have a phone-call conversation with Anders where we talk about the early Black Metal days, Cadaver, Satyricon and more. Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop

Apr 2020

56 min 22 sec

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. Third episode, we are obviously on a roll here. First guest ever happened to be Rob Sax, the bassist of Mork. We go back and reminisce about our trip and show on the Canary Islands in 2016. Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop

Apr 2020

31 min 33 sec

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. So, a second episode, who would have thought. In this one I go back and talk about the first tour the band did. The year was 2016 and Canada was the destination. Enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop

Mar 2020

31 min 24 sec

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. A late Friday night after the outbreak of the Corona-virus, I decided to speak for half an hour into the mic about nothing and anything. Will this be the first of several episodes, I don't know yet. It was just something a wanted to try on the fly, and here we are. Keep in mind that english ain't my native tounge as I am a born and bread Norwegian. Enjoy! Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop

Mar 2020

30 min 6 sec

Thomas Eriksen is the creator of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mork. The Thomas Eriksen Podcast trailer. Merch: morkisebakke.no/shop

Mar 2020

1 min 38 sec