Origin: Norway  
Genres: Black Metal
Page online: June 3, 2018
Last update/review: June 3, 2018


Bjørn Dencker Gjerde (stage name Aldrahn) has been a notable member of the Norwegian metal scene for years, best known for his vocal work with Dødheimsgard as well as collaborating in Thorns and several other luminaries of the scene. Urarv is his solo band, debuting in 2017 with Aurum, though the roots of some of the tracks here date back as far as 2003. Aldrahn's distinctive, careening vocal style has served him well in the past and it's even more at the forefront here, peppering the songs with demented shrieks but also commanding a forceful presence. Musically the songs borrow both from early Norwegian frostiness and the more avantgarde style of DHG, with enough twists and variations that clearly show Aldrahn as an underrated black metal personality. Hopefully there's more of this to come.

Current Members

Aldrahn (Bjørn Dencker Gjerde)

guitars/vocals (ex-Dødheimsgard, ex-The Deathtrip, Thorns, ex-Zyklon-B)

Sturt (Jens Johansen)


Trish Kolsvart


Former Members/Guests

Ynleborgaz (Jakob Zagrobelny) (guest)



2007 Svart
  1. Forvitringstid
  2. Ancient DNA
  3. The Retortion
  4. Broken Wand
  5. Guru
  6. Valens Tempel
  7. Fancy Daggers
  8. Red Circle
  • Aldrahn
  • Ynleborgaz
  • Sturt
  • Trish Kolsvart

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