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Former guitarist for Immortal, now its lyricist/manager. Also involved in other projects such as I (lyricist for Between Two Worlds) and Perfect Visions (vocalist).Read More...
Harald Nævdal, born 6 July 1970, known as Demonaz Doom Occulta, or most widely known simply as Demonaz, is most recognized as the once-guitarist and chief lyricist for the Norwegian black metal band Immortal.
In Immortal, he is known for his lyrics which, unconventionally for black metal, focus on icy landscapes and a fictional land called Blashyrkh. The story of Blashyrkh is gradually told throughout Immortal's albums. When writing lyrics he often takes long walks in the Norwegian countryside near his hometown of Bergen for inspiration. He was known for his simplistic but extremely fast guitar parts which were always based around power chords. With Abbath, he formed the core of Immortal until 1997, with members fluctuating otherwise and little stability until Horgh joined the band in 1997.
Demonaz played guitar on the albums Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism, Pure Holocaust and Battles in the North, with his last musical contribution to Immortal being the 1997 album Blizzard Beasts. That same year, he was diagnosed with acute tendinopathy, and could no longer play guitar at the speed required for Immortal. Instead, he continues to write lyrics for Immortal and often takes the role of manager. He often accompanies the band on tour and is still seen by Abbath, Horgh and Apollyon as a member of the band even though it is unlikely he will ever be able to play guitar as part of the band.
Demonaz has appeared in all of Immortals music videos, including the music video for All Shall Fall, which was released in September 2010.
Demonaz has started a band called DEMONAZ where he is the vocalist. The band also includes most of the members of the band I. He wrote the lyrics for the I album Between Two Worlds. He will release his debut solo album. “March Of The Norse” , in April this year.
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- LyricsA Dying Skyline Cold From Wind And Rain
Autumn Of Darkness End In Fire And Flames
North Blows The Wind And My Sight Is Afar
Along The Coming Of The Northern Stars
Fires Burnt Under These Skies
- LyricsDethroned Worlds On Fire Under The Ice
All Who Shall Be Men Soon Come To Rise
I'm A Man Of Mountains I Stand My Side
A Man Of The Forests A Man Of Pride
The Wars Between Us So Choose Your Side
- LyricsGods Of The Mountains
Sky, Forest And Seas
Lands Of Fire, Ice And The Northern Deeps
Cold As A Storm From The Raging Sea
Soon Their Winds To Rise
- LyricsI rode for the moments once under red sky
Born for the wars fearless inside
I fought for the honor, great kingdoms and ground
Once proud a warrior northborn a son
Gods live on to battle kings live under sigh
- LyricsOver the mountains again
Wandering above the plains
Far up on my mountainside under the fiery lights
I call my world the mountains of fire
I am watching the flames
- Where Gods Once Rode - 45,056 plays
- Under the Great Fires - 42,287 plays
- Legends of Fire and Ice - 38,457 plays
- Ode to Battle - 37,830 plays
- Dying Sun (Extra Track, Originally Written In 1998) - 19,283 plays