(September 9, 1976), also known as Garm
, Trickster G.
and recently also God Head
is a Spellemannprisen
nominated vocalist, musician and producer known as the frontman of Ulver
and former vocalist for Arcturus
. Rygg is noted for his multi-range singing styles and production talent in a wide range of styles, including black metal
, experimental music
and film music
Born in Oslo
, Rygg was 16 years old when he formed Ulver
, which was considered one of the more experimental bands of the black metal genre as well as an instigator for related subcategories such as folk metal
and avant-garde metal
In addition, Rygg had also been a vocalist for Borknagar
(1995–1997) and Arcturus
(1993–2003), both of which comprise many eminent musicians from the early Norwegian black metal scene. He was also the one responsible for introducing Borknagar
to the singer who replaced him, ICS Vortex
, when he parted ways with the band.
Rygg possesses a wide range of vocal textures and styles, ranging from falsettos, baritone, and even black metal style rasps and shrieks. Through methods of audio mixing, he has blended his voice to create dense male choirs on albums such as the majority of the vocals on Kveldssanger
. He often records multiple vocal tracks of himself when recording to create dynamic, layered vocals.
He currently runs Jester Records
, an underground label specializing in off the wall music, including... Read More