Norwegian Spellemann-award winning musician and composer. He is best known as the former guitarist in the black metal band Mayhem under the stage name Blasphemer, which he took from a Sodom song. He joined the band in October 1994, but departed in late 2008. He currently plays in: Aura Noir, Earth Electric and the multinational band Twilight Of The Gods. Rune has also done guest appearances with Absu, Negură Bunget, and Root. Former bands and projects: Nader Sadek, Mezzerschmitt, and the Portuguese Gothic Doom band Ava Inferi. He resides in Portugal.