Old Man's Child

Also known as Old Mans Child
Members of Old Man's Child: Bjørn Dencker, Brynjard Tristan, Frode Forsmo, Jardar, Memnock, Nicholas Barker, Thomas Rune Andersen Orre, Tjodalv
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.oldmanschild.net, http://www.myspace.com/officialoldmanschild

Discography of Old Man's Child:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Sons Of Satan Gather For Attack 11 Audio 1999-12-07 Hammerheart Records
2 Born Of The Flickering 10 Audio 1998 Century Black
3 Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion 8 Audio 1998 Century Black
4 In The Shades Of Life 5 Audio 1996 Hot Records (6)
5 Devil's Path / In The Shades Of Life 11 Audio 2004-01-26 Karmageddon Media
6 Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion 8 Audio 1998 Century Media
7 The Pagan Prosperity 8 Audio 1997 Century Media
8 Revelation 666 (The Curse Of Damnation) 8 Audio 2000 Century Media
9 Born Of The Flickering 10 Audio Century Media
10 In Defiance Of Existence 9 Audio 2003-01-14 Century Media
11 Vermin 9 Audio 2005-10-14 Century Media
12 The Pagan Prosperity 8 Audio 1997 Century Black
13 Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion 8 Audio 1998-06-23 Century Media
14 The Pagan Prosperity 8 Audio 1997-10-07 Century Media
15 In Defiance Of Existence 9 Audio 2003 Century Media
16 Vermin 9 Audio 2005 Century Media
17 Born Of The Flickering 10 Audio 1996 Mystic Production
18 Devil's Path / In The Shades Of Life 11 Audio 2004 Candlelight Records USA
19 Revelation 666 (The Curse Of Damnation) 8 Audio 2005 Фоно
20 Slaves Of The World 9 Audio 2009 Century Media
21 Slaves Of The World 11 Audio 2009-05-18 Century Media
22 In Defiance Of Existence 9 Audio 2003 Century Media
23 666 - The Historical Plague 48 Audio 2003 Century Media
24 The Pagan Prosperity 8 Audio 1997 Century Media
25 Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion 8 Audio 1998 Century Media
26 Sons Of Satan Gather For Attack 11 Audio Metal Hammer
27 Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion 9 Audio 1998-09-21 Avalon
28 Vermin 9 Audio 2005 Фоно
29 In Defiance Of Existence 9 Audio 2003 Century Media
30 Vermin 9 Audio 2005
31 Revelation 666 (The Curse Of Damnation) 8 Audio 2000 Century Media
32 Born Of The Flickering 10 Audio 1996 Century Black
33 Sons Of Satan Gather For Attack 11 Audio 1999 Hammerheart Records
34 Slaves Of The World 9 Audio 2009-05-25 Mazzar Records
35 Born Of The Flickering 10 Audio 2005 Фоно
36 The Pagan Prosperity 8 Audio Century Media
37 Born Of The Flickering / In The Shades Of Life 17 Audio 2002 Agat Company Ltd.
38 Devil's Path / In The Shades Of Life 11 Audio 2001 Martyr Music Group
39 In Defiance Of Existence 9 Audio 2003 Фоно
40 Devil's Path / In The Shades Of Life 11 Audio 2002 Фоно
41 Vermin 9 Audio Century Media
42 In Defiance Of Existence 9 Audio 2003 Century Media Records
43 Vermin 9 Audio 2005 Icarus Music
44 In Defiance Of Existence 9 Audio 2003 Century Media
45 Born Of The Flickering 10 Audio 2002 Century Media
46 The Pagan Prosperity 8 Audio Black Metal Attack Records
47 The Pagan Prosperity 8 Audio 1997 Metal Mind Records
48 Born Of The Flickering 10 Audio 1997
49 Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion 8 Audio 2000 Century Media
50 Revelation 666 (The Curse Of Damnation) 8 Audio 2000 Century Media


It was in 1989 when Galder (known as Grusom at that time) and Tjodalv began playing under the name Requiem, which played covers of bands like Slayer and Metallica. They released a demo (only 50 copies) in 1993 and later changed their name to Old Man's Child. They got another guitarist named Jardar to join the band and wanted to play Death Metal, but soon realized that they'd rather play Black Metal. However, things didn't look good in the start because members of the band had to do their military service, but once they were back they recorded and released a demo in 1994 called "In the Shades of Life". Before it was recorded, bassist Brynjard Tristan joined the band. The demo was great and the label "Hot Records" would later release their albums.

Finally in 1995 they got to record their first full-length "Born of the Flickering" which gave them some media attention. Their bassist was replaced by Gonde (Minas Tirith) and their drummer also left the band as he wanted to work on his band, Dimmu Borgir. They eventually found someone who could take his spot, his name was Tony.

Later in 1996, Century Media discovered the band and liked them a lot and later re-released "Born of the Flickering" as a digi-pack. They later recorded and released their 2nd album "The Pagan Prosperity" in 1997, and now that they were signed with Century Media, they were one of the bigger Black Metal bands.

Sadly, the band suffered loss. Gonde was fired due to drug problems, Tony couldn't handle the drums anymore and Jardar was busy with his job, so Galder had to record the album all by himself. As he didn't want to use a drum machine, he got the well-known drummer Gene Hoglan (Death, Testament, SYL) to play session drums on the album. The album was called "Ill-natured Spiritual Invasion".

Jardar returned to the band along with former drummer Tjodalv who shared drums with Grimar, and they also joined forces with a new bassist named Memnoch. Together they recorded "Revelation 666 - The Curse of Damnation" which was producered by the well known Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy).

In 2000 Galder replaced Astennu's spot/place in Dimmu Borgir and was considered a permanent member. Even though Galder was busy with several tours and album recordings with Dimmu Borgir, he didn't stop playing in Old Mans Child. So together with Jardar, Nicholas Barker (Dimmu Borgir), whom he asked to play drums on the new album and Gus G (Dream Evil) he recorded and released "In Defiance of Existence".

In 2003 they released the box set "The Historical Plague".


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