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Ildjarn - Biography

This band's profile is 'invisible', meaning that it's much less prominent on the site - either because it's incomplete, or maybe doesn't entirely fit MS format.



Ildjarn was a black metal solo project from Norway that formed in 1992. Ildjarn recorded music until 1997 but did not officially end until 2005. The man behind Ildjarn was Vidar Vaaer, although some releases were collaborations with a musician known as Nidhogg. Ildjarn's music was a very simple, lo-fi brand of black metal, most tracks featuring the same, basic drum patterns, each track composed of only one or two riffs, and most tracks featuring unintelligible vocals in Norwegian. His unique style of black metal has been compared to the early, minimalistic roots of hardcore punk in its simplistic ferocity and shortness in duration of songs. Some later Ildjarn releases were composed entirely on a synthesizer.

The related band Sort Vokter consisted of Ildjarn, Nidhogg and two other members known as Tvigygre and Heiinghund for their only album entitled Folkloric Necro Metal.

Of all the released music, the only Ildjarn song to have its lyrics published was "Eksistensens Jeger", from the self-titled Ildjarn-Nidhogg compilation.

As of 2006, the band website stated that no more news would be printed, leading to the conclusion that Ildjarn had ended. The title of Ildjarn's 2005 release, Ildjarn is Dead, further supports this conclusion. Part of Vidar Vaaer's motivation for ending Ildjarn was due to his 4-track recorder breaking (the same 4-track recorded used during Emperor's early days as Thou Shalt Suffer).