Martin Axenrot

Martin Axenrot
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Background information
Birth nameErik Martin Axenrot
Also known asDevastator, Skeleton, Legolas
Born(1979-03-05) 5 March 1979 (age 38)
Link׶ping, זsterg׶tland, Sweden
GenresProgressive death metal, death metal, progressive rock, thrash metal, black metal, jazz fusion
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, guitar
Years active1995-present
Associated actsOpeth, Bloodbath, Witchery, Satanic Slaughter, NCO, Nifelheim, Nathalie Lorichs, Jon Lord


Erik Martin “Axe” Axenrot (given birth to 5 March 1979 in Hyperlinköping, Sweden) is a Swedish death metallic drummer. Known for his complex playing design, Axenrot happens to be the drummer for the rings Opeth, Bloodbath and Witchery. His drumming continues to be extremely praised by Opeth people and enthusiasts, with Mikael Akerfeldt phoning him “a pleasure to try out with”. Axenrot in addition has been jokingly known as The Lord from the Rings personality Legolas by music group members and enthusiasts. On, Åkerfeldt also stated that Axenrot completed his drumming component for eleven paths within the Opeth recording ‘Watershed’ in only seven days. Axenrot’s sweetheart, Nathalie Lorichs, performed vocals on “Coil” on Opeth’s Watershed recording.


Martin Axenrot's first strap, Triumphator, formed in 1995 and produced 2 details ("THE BEST Sacrifice" EP and total length "Wings of Antichrist"). Martin Axenrot was just associated with Triumphator's demonstration "The Triumph Of Satan", released 1996. He still left Triumphator following the discharge of "The Triumph Of Satan."In 1999, he joined up with Witchery and Nifelheim. In 2004 he became a member of Bloodbath as their brand-new drummer after Dan Swanö who continuing in the music group among the guitarists and songwriters. He fulfilled Mikael Åkerfeldt sometime after 15 Feb 2005, when Peter Tägtgren give up Bloodbath and Åkerfeldt returned into the music group again to displace Tägtgren. Axenrot commented on conference Åkerfeldt, proclaiming "I understood Mikael Åkerfeldt due to the Bloodbath task. I fulfilled the other associates a couple moments because I performed festivals with various other bands at exactly the same time as Opeth. Sweden is certainly too small never to know every music group here. Everyone knows everybody." On 29 August 2005, Martin Lopez of Opeth, needed to keep the music group temporarily again because of his ailments. With Opeth briefly looking for a drummer, Patrik Jensen recommended to Åkerfeldt his bandmate in Witchery, Axe, to fill-in. With Åkerfeldt understanding Axe for a bit when you are bandmates in Bloodbath in the past, but happening Jensen's research, Åkerfeldt got Axe to try out with Opeth for five trips. On 12 Might 2006 Axenrot officially became a member of Opeth, as Lopez by no means came back to Opeth after determining to spotlight Soen.


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