History of the band

Having met at an early age, Nimblkorg and Skirge quickly became blood brothers. Sharing many visions and a passion for alternative music, in particular (black) metal, the idea of Shylmagoghnar was born. Soon afterwards some early demos were written. However, due to personal setbacks, which would take up time for years to come, the concept of Shylmagoghnar was put on hold almost indefinitely.

Much later, work on the album continued with a vengeance! While the original concepts and the black metal influences were maintained, the years long hiatus had allowed the two founding members to grow and evolve in their musical paths. With the flame rekindled, they decided that their first album would be a two man project, drawing energy and inspiration from life and its struggles. Combining old material with new-found inspiration, 'Emergence' was born.

Musical themes & Genre

The themes of Shylmagoghnar range from philosophy, life, dreams/visions, nature and the universe to emotions and abstract mysticism. The genre has its roots in black metal, with a progressive and/or atmospheric nature. Other influences that can be heard are melodic death and thrash.

Band members



The first word that comes to mind when thinking of Nimblkorg as a musician is dedication. Starting out as a guitar player, and adding instruments and other talents useful to the creation of our soundscapes to his repertoire ever since. While some of this was born out of necessity, he nevertheless takes his trades very seriously, and no doubt will continue to improve and grow in the expertises he has chosen to pursue. Whereas Skirge often has the tendency to get lost in complicated ideas and concepts, Nimblkorg is the one with his eye on the goal, and the one that makes sure that things get done. From an outsider's perspective, this shows most notably in his extensive work on the production and song writing. As such, he is a driving force behind Shylmagoghnar. His style could be described as melodic and progressive.



Skirge is an old soul that, while often burdened by a deep melancholy, found the ability to peer through the bland layers of reality, and find beauty and essence in the voids where most see nothing. Being fascinated by both music and linguistics from a very young age makes him a versatile personality, and an invaluable medium to communicate the essence of Shylmagoghnar to the world; both with words and with music. His vocal and lyrical style ranges from aggressive, cynical and provoking to deep, inspiring and poetic. His signature music style is very distinct and could be described as classical music... with a dark twist.

Inspiration for the names

Both Shylmagoghnar and Skirge are a combination of vowels that we felt conveyed the essence and atmosphere of our character and music. Nimblkorg is an amalgamation of the name of a monstrous man-beast from literature and runic sounds .