is a Norwegian black metal
(mainly known as a drummer), and vocalist
. He is also known under stage names Aggressor
. He has played in various black metal
and avant-garde metal
bands. These include Ved Buens Ende
, Aura Noir
and recently the jazz/rock band Virus
. His drumming is unusual in style, with very little repetition and a tendency to shy away from traditional drumming. For example, many of the blast beats
on Ved Buens Ende's Written in Waters
feature a highly active and non-repetitive right hand, which becomes a separate voice from the foot and left hand, often playing in a different meter than the other two. (This description refers to right-handed drummers; Eide is in fact left-handed.)
His singing abilities are diverse. Other than usual harsh vocals in black metal
, he uses a form of croon
in the avant-garde metal bands Ved Buens Ende and Virus.
He has gone back to playing guitar and was writing music for the re-grouped Ved Buens Ende
, before the band once again split up in early 2007. Beyond that, he continues to write material for Aura Noir and Virus.
He was also a session drummer for Dimmu Borgir
on their 1997 tour.
On March 26, 2005 he fell (its unclear whether he fell or jumped) from a four-story building and was hospitalized for several months. He has lost the use of his feet as a result of the incident .He is not able to play drums anymore, but... Read More