Bjørn Holter

Bjørn Holter

Infobox_musical artist
Name = Narrenschiff

Img_capt = Narrenschiff at Hellraiser Open Air Metal Festival
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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Bjørn Holter
Alias =
Born =
Origin = Norway
Instrument = Vocals
Genre = Melodic black metal Symphonic black metal Black metal
Occupation = Singer-songwriter, artist
Years_active = Illnath since 1997
Label = DeathLight Records
Associated_acts = Illnath
Philomel's Epitaph
URL = []
Current_members =
Past_members =
Notable_instruments = Singer

Bjørn Holter better known for his stage name Narrenschiff is a norwegian singer-songwriter of the band Illnath. He also has some other side-projects like Philomel's Epitaph, 54, and Fluesopp. Narrenschiff is greatly influenced by the italian symphonic rock band Devil Doll.

Personal life

Bjørn Holter has finished his bachelor's degree in illustration at the University College Falmouth in the United Kingdom. He also did two years of traditional art but got no official-degree for the time being there at Einar Granum School of Fine Arts.Bjørn Holter states he likes cartoons, comics and horror movies, Tom Waits and late nights with wine, sitting in cafées. He did athletics for four years, football, basketball and beach volleyball on his younger days. He also did judo, then shootfighting, but retired after a serious injury and a recommendation from his doctor to take a break from martial arts.


Narrenschiff as been his stage name with the band Illnath which has been going on for ten years, but he hasn't been there the whole time. Narrenschiff contributed to the albums "Cast Into Fields of Evil Pleasure" and "Second Skin of Harlequin" as well has doing many concerts all around the globe. Illnath is now developing a third full length album titled "Three Nights in the Sewers of Sodom"

External links

* [ Narrenschiff MySpace page]
* [ Illnath official homepage]

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