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Olve Eikemo


1988-1990 Old Funeral - bass, vocals (as Olve "On The Egg" Eikemo)  
1990-1999 Immortal - bass, vocals (as Abbath Doom Occulta)  
1999-2015 Immortal - vocals, guitars (as Abbath Doom Occulta)  
2005-2006 I - guitars, vocals (as Abbath)  
2015- Abbath - guitars, vocals (as Abbath)  
2015 Old Funeral - bass, vocals (as Olve "On The Egg" Eikemo)  

Guest musician

2003 Dimmu Borgir - vocals (as Abbath Doom Occulta)  
2004 Enslaved - additional vocals (as Abbath)  
2008 The Batallion - backing vocals (as Abbath)  
2014 Dominanz - vocals (as Abbath Doom Occulta)  
2018 Guardians Of Time - vocals (as Abbath Doom Occulta)  
2021 Me And That Man - vocals (as Olve Abbath Eikemo)  

Personal information

Also known as: Abbath Doom Occulta, On The Egg
Born on: 27.06.1973

Olve Eikemo (born 27 June 1973, Bergen, Norway), better known by his stage name Abbath Doom Occulta, is a Norwegian composer, vocalist, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, drummer, and one of the founding members of the black metal band Immortal. Before he founded Immortal, Abbath played bass for the early Norwegian extreme metal band Old Funeral, with future Immortal member Demonaz and Varg Vikernes of Burzum fame (though they were not all in the band at the same time). While working with Old Funeral, he also joined Demonaz's band Amputation which later became Immortal. He also plays bass in Demonaz's newly started project Demonaz.

Although he is primarily a guitarist, he is also proficient as a drummer, using techniques such as blast beats and double bass (as heard on the Immortal albums Pure Holocaust and Battles In The North) which are highly present in black metal.

Early life

Eikemo grew up in Lysefjorden in Os just outside Bergen in Norway. As a young boy he was a great fan of the band Kiss. He started his musical career with the band Old Funeral.


Immortal's history begins in 1989 as death metal band Amputation. At various times throughout Immortal's existence, Abbath was lead vocalist, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, drummer, and lyricist, mainly due to the inconsistent line-ups they were able to put together. For a long period of time, however, Abbath served the band as Vocalist, Bassist and (studio) Drummer while Demonaz played lead guitar. It was not until Horgh arrived that Immortal was able to secure a steady line-up, but problems continued. After the release of Blizzard Beasts in 1997, Demonaz was diagnosed with acute tendinitis, and was consequently forced to quit as guitarist, but remained as lyricist and band manager. They released At the Heart of Winter in 1999, this time with Abbath handling guitar and bass, with Horgh still on drums. This album marks a large shift in sound and style for the music of Immortal. In 2000 they released Damned in Black, with Iscariah on bass. Sons of Northern Darkness was released in 2002, with the same lineup.

Soon after the release of Sons of Northern Darkness, Immortal ceased to exist. The break-up was not caused by tensions or problems, but was rather a mutual one between all members, who claimed to do this for personal reasons.

In early June 2006, it was announced through a German Rock Hard magazine, that Abbath and Horgh would reunite as Immortal. They have begun practicing old material. In regard to when Immortal would start playing live again, Abbath is quoted saying: ''I didn't really want to say it, but I don't give a shit. We will come back, stronger than ever. I've met with Horgh for the first time in over a year. He's built his new house here, right around the corner. In the next few days we will begin to rehearse our old 'Blizzard Beasts' classics. I'm already really hot on the idea. Immortal are timeless frost. One year more or less doesn't make a difference. We have all the time in the world.''
They have begun to tour again, recently playing shows at the Wacken festival in Germany, and touring for the first time in Australia and New Zealand in March, 2008. The new Immortal album All Shall Fall was released in September 2009 in Europe with a US release following a month later.


In the past Abbath used a GHL Jackson Randy Rhoads copy which he modified with new pickups, hardware, and a custom paint job. Currently he has primarily been using a ESP LTD DV8-R Dave Mustaine Model which he has modified to accept a Floyd Rose tremolo system. Abbath uses Engl powerball amps, Peavey Bandit amps and used to use Mesa/Boogie amps. In an issue of Guitar World which features an interview with him, it is mentioned that he has an endorsement deal with ESP.

Abbath plays Pearl drums and a B.C. Rich Ironbird bass.


I is a Norwegian heavy metal supergroup formed in 2006 in Norway by Abbath and King ov Hell which Abbath performs vocals and guitar.
In 2006, Abbath started a new band called simply, "I". Abbath is the frontman and guitarist of "I" and is joined by former Immortal drummer Armagedda on drums, Gorgoroth bassist King on bass, Enslaved guitarist Arve Isdal on guitars, and former Immortal guitarist Demonaz writing lyrics. The debut album called "Between Two Worlds" was released in 2006.


Bömbers is a Motörhead tribute band formed in 1996. Abbath provides the Vocals and Bass, Tore (ex-Old Funeral) is on Guitars, and Pez (Punishment Park) is on Drums. During the Inferno Metal Festival 2007, Abbath joined the German thrash metal-band Sodom on stage and performed a Motörhead-cover of "Ace of Spades".

Cultural references

The character Lars Ümlaüt, from the Guitar Hero Series features much of the same clothing Abbath wears, and identical corpse paint. The reference is more apparent in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, as Ümlaüt's hair is jet black (rather than blond) just like Abbath.

Abbath, along with Horgh, has become a minor internet meme after various promotional pictures became the subject of countless Photoshops and macros due to their over-the-top appearance.

Abbath took part singing the Dimmu Borgir song Progenies of the Great Apocalypse.

He announced his candidacy for president in 2010 on Headline News, vowing to stop global warming by covering the Earth in a layer of permafrost.

(Source: Wikipedia)