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Galder playing live with Dimmu Borgir
Background information
Birth name Thomas Rune Andersen
Also known as Galder, Grusom
Born Norway, 1976[1]
Genres Black metal, symphonic black metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
Associated acts Old Man's Child, Dimmu Borgir

Galder is a Norwegian composer, guitarist, and vocalist whose birth name is Tom Rune Andersen. He is from the small town Jessheim, north of Oslo. He is a founding member of the melodic black metal band Old Man's Child[2] as well as the lead guitarist in Dimmu Borgir.[3] In 1993, under the stage name Grusom, he, Jardar and Tjodalv created Old Man's Child.[2] On Old Man's Child albums, he has performed vocal work, guitars, bass, and keyboards, though with a full line-up his primary instruments are guitar and keyboards, as well as vocals. He joined Dimmu Borgir in 2001 but has kept Old Man's Child alive.

Galder has also worked with other Norwegian bands like Dødheimsgard. Member of Dødheimsgard, Aldrahn, wrote some of the lyrics for Old Man's Child demo album In the Shades of Life.


With Old Man's Child

  1. In the Shades of Life (1994)
  2. Born of the Flickering (1995)
  3. The Pagan Prosperity (1997)
  4. Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion (1998)
  5. Revelation 666 - The Curse of Damnation (2000)
  6. In Defiance of Existence (2003)
  7. Vermin (2005)
  8. Slaves of the World (2009)

With Dimmu Borgir

  1. Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia (2001)
  2. World Misanthropy (2002) (DVD)
  3. Death Cult Armageddon (2003)
  4. In Sorte Diaboli (2007)

With Dødheimsgard

  1. Satanic Art (1998)


  • ESP Galder Custom V guitar with Pentagram graphic
  • ESP SV series, F Series, and V Series Guitars
  • Jackson Guitars (Former)
  • Marshall amplifiers
  • ENGL amplifiers
  • Digitech pre-amps
  • Shure wireless systems
  • D'addario strings
  • Dunlop Picks with Pentagram graphic




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