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Nocturno Culto

Nocturno Culto

Real/full name:
Ted Arvid Skjellum
50 (born Mar 4th, 1972)
Place of birth:
Norway (Kolbotn, Viken)


Skjellum is a Norwegian musician, best known as the vocalist, lead guitarist and partial bassist (shared with Fenriz) of the influential black metal band Darkthrone. He has been with the band since 1988. He currently works in Norway as a school teacher, and has a son and a daughter.


He also released a documentary film called The Misanthrope in 2007 in which he deals with black metal music and life in Norway. Peaceville Records released a double-disc edition containing a DVD with the documentary plus the soundtrack CD with seven tracks specifically composed by Skjellum for the film. In 2016, he and his bandmates in Sarke starred in the Norwegian horror movie Saga, directed by ...


Vocals, Guitars (1988-present), Bass (1992-present)

1988 A New Dimension (Demo) Guitars (as "Ted")
1989 Thulcandra (Demo) Guitars (lead) (as "Ted Skjellum")
1989 Cromlech (Demo) Vocals (lead), Guitars (as "Ted")
1991 Soulside Journey Guitars (lead), Vocals (as "Ted Skjellum")
1992 A Blaze in the Northern Sky Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
1993 Under a Funeral Moon Vocals, Bass, Songwriting (tracks 1, 3)
1994 Transilvanian Hunger Vocals
1995 Panzerfaust Songwriting, Vocals (tracks 1-6)
1996 Total Death Bass, Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 2-3, 5, 7), Guitars
1996 Goatlord Guitars (lead)
1999 Ravishing Grimness Songwriting (tracks 1, 3-6), Guitars, Bass, Vocals (as "Nocturnal Cult")
2001 Plaguewielder Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2003 Hate Them Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2004 Sardonic Wrath Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2005 Under beskyttelse av mørke (EP) Vocals, Bass
2006 Too Old Too Cold (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2006 The Cult Is Alive Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2006 Forebyggende krig (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Vocals (backing) (track 2)
2007 NWOBHM (New Wave of Black Heavy Metal) (EP) Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2007 F.O.A.D. Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Vocals (choirs) (tracks 2, 8), Lyrics (tracks 1, 4)
2008 Dark Thrones and Black Flags Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Lyrics (tracks 2, 4, 9)
2010 Circle the Wagons Songwriting (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8), Vocals (choirs) (track 5), Lyrics (tracks 2, 4, 8), Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2013 Leave No Cross Unturned (Edit) (Single) Guitars, Bass
2013 The Underground Resistance Lyrics, Songwriting (tracks 1, 3, 5), Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2014 Black Death and Beyond (Compilation) Vocals, Guitars (lead)
2016 Tundra Leech (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2016 Arctic Thunder Lyrics (tracks 2, 4, 7), Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 2, 4, 6, 7), Bass, Vocals
2016 The Wind of 666 Black Hearts (Compilation) Bass (tracks 6-10), Guitars (tracks 1-5), Vocals
2017 Burial Bliss / Visual Aggression (Single) Vocals, Guitars (track 1), Drums (track 2)
2019 The Hardship of the Scots (Single) Bass, Vocals, Guitars
2019 Duke of Gloat (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2019 Old Star Songwriting (tracks 1, 3, 5), Guitars, Bass, Vocals
2021 Hate Cloak (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2021 Eternal Hails...... Moog synthesizer (track 3), Songwriting (tracks 1, 3-4), Guitars (lead), Mellotron (track 1), Bass, Vocals (lead)
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Gift of Gods

All instruments, Vocals (2013-present)

2013 Receive (EP) All instruments, Vocals


Vocals (2008-present)

2009 Vorunah Vocals
2011 Oldarhian Vocals
2013 Aruagint Vocals
2016 Bogefod Vocals
2017 Dagger Entombed (Single) Vocals
2017 Jutjul (Single) Vocals
2017 Age of Sail (Single) Vocals
2017 Viige Urh Vocals
2019 Ties of Blood (Single) Vocals
2019 Ghost War (Single) Vocals
2019 Gastwerso Vocals
2019 Cribs Hand (Single) Vocals
2021 Allsighr Vocals
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As Kveldulv:
Guitars (1995-1997)

1996 Mother North (Video) Guitars
1996 Nemesis Divina Guitars (rhythm)


2010 Dawn of Inhumanity Vocals (additional, track 5)


2004 Isa Vocals (additional) (tracks 3, 5)


2016 Den vandrende skygge Vocals (track 4) (as "Ted Skjellum")
2021 Svartmalt (Single) Vocals
2021 Katedralen Vocals (track 2)


2017 Deathwings Vocals (lead) (track 9)

Nocturnal Breed

As Panzer General Nocturno Culto:

2014 Napalm Nights Vocals (lead) (track 10), Vocals (backing) (tracks 2, 4, 6)


2005 Gospels for the Sick Vocals (track 10)


2006 Secht Vocals


2007 Sadness and Wrath Vocals (track 7)


2011 Noregs vaapen Vocals (track 1)


2010 Shatter (EP) Vocals (additional) (track 5)
2015 Melana Chasmata Vocals (additional) (CD2 track 5)


2016 Aeons in Sodom Vocals (track 2)


2004 On Frostbitten Path Beneath (Demo) Vocals (tracks 1, 4)


2012 All Tomorrow's Funerals (Compilation) Liner notes (as "Ted Skjellum")


1993 Under a Funeral Moon Cover model
1996 Total Death Producer, Design
1996 Goatlord Design
1999 Ravishing Grimness Design
2003 Hate Them Layout
2004 Sardonic Wrath Design
2006 The Cult Is Alive Engineering, Mixing
2007 F.O.A.D. Photography, Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2008 Frostland Tapes (Compilation) Liner notes
2008 Dark Thrones and Black Flags Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2010 Circle the Wagons Mixing, Recording
2013 The Underground Resistance Mixing, Recording
2016 Arctic Thunder Engineering, Mixing
2019 Duke of Gloat (Single) Producer, Engineering
2019 Old Star Recording, Engineering (as "N. Culto")
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2007 Ill Innocence Mastering

Gift of Gods

2013 Receive (EP) Recording


1998 Provenance of Cruelty Lyrics (track 1)


2007 Sadness and Wrath Lyrics (track 7)
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Added on: 2011-04-09 02:19:55 Last modified on: 2022-05-09 00:23:04
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