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Martin Axenrot

Martin Axenrot

Real/full name:
Erik Martin Axenrot
43 (born Mar 5th, 1979)
Place of birth:
Sweden (Linköping, Östergötland)


Known for his intricate playing style, Axenrot is currently the drummer for Bloodbath and ex drummer for Opeth. Before joining Opeth, he played with Nifelheim, from 1999 to 2000. Initially joined Opeth, filling in for then-drummer Martin Lopez. On May 12, 2006, he officially joined the band as Lopez left permanently.


He usually goes by the alias Axe.

Brother of Simon Axenrot.

Endorsed by DW Drums and Sabian cymbals.

Has been jokingly referred to as the The Lord of the Rings character Legolas by band members and fans. "He's kind of pretty, looks like Legolas," remarked Mikael Åkerfeldt who has also named him, "the most confused man I have ever met".

Åkerfeldt has also said that Axenrot completed his ...


As Martin "Axe" Axenrot:
Drums (2004-present)

2004 Nightmares Made Flesh Drums
2008 Unblessing the Purity (EP) Drums
2008 The Wacken Carnage (Live album) Drums (as "Martin Axenrot aka "AXE"")
2008 The Fathomless Mastery Drums
2011 Bloodbath over Bloodstock (Video) Drums
2014 Beyond Cremation (Underground Mix) (Single) Drums (as "Axe")
2014 Grand Morbid Funeral Drums (as "Axe")
2017 Autopsy vs Bloodbath (Split) Drums (as "Axe")
2018 Chainsaw Lullaby (Single) Drums (as "Axe")
2018 The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn Drums (as "Axe")


Drums (1993-?)

1994 Demo 94 Promo (Demo) Drums, Vocals
1995 The Eternal Journey (Demo) Drums (as "Martin")


Drums (1992-1993)


As Martin "Axe" Axenrot:

Nephenzy Chaos Order


2003 Pure Black Disease Drums (as "M Axe")


Drums (1999-2000)

2000 Servants of Darkness Drums (as "Devastator")


Drums (2006-2021)

2007 The Roundhouse Tapes (Live album) Drums
2008 Porcelain Heart (Single) Drums
2008 Watershed Drums
2008 Burden (Single) Drums
2010 God of War: Blood & Metal (Split) Drums
2010 In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (Video) Drums
2011 The Throat of Winter (Single) Drums
2011 The Devil's Orchard (Single) Drums
2011 The Devil's Orchard - Live at Rock Hard Festival 2009 (Live album) Drums
2011 Heritage Drums
2011 Slither (Single) Drums
2014 Pale Communion Drums, Percussion
2016 Sorceress (Single) Drums
2016 Will o the Wisp (Single) Drums
2016 The Wilde Flowers (Single) Drums
2016 Sorceress Drums
2017 Live in Plovdiv (Split) Drums, Percussion
2018 Ghost of Perdition (live) (Single) Drums, Percussion
2018 Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Video) Drums, Percussion
2019 Svekets Prins (Single) Drums
2019 Cirkelns riktning (Single) Drums, Percussion
2019 In Cauda Venenum Drums, Percussion
(show all)

Satanic Slaughter

Drums (1998-2006)

2002 Banished to the Underworld Drums


As Skeleton:
Drums (1995-1997)

1996 The Triumph of Satan (Demo) Drums


Drums (1999-2016)

2001 Symphony for the Devil Drums
2006 Don't Fear the Reaper Drums (as "Martin Axe")
2010 Witchkrieg Drums (as "Martin Axe")
2016 In His Infernal Majesty's Service Drums (tracks 12-13)


Drums (2005-2006)


1996 My Beautiful Empire (Demo) Drums


2006 Ghost Reveries Drums (track 9, disc 1)
Added by: Evenfiel Modified by: Quorthallis
Added on: 2011-04-09 03:14:26 Last modified on: 2022-05-25 04:34:13
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