Genre: Black Metal Lyrical themes: Winter, grimness, darkness, death. Origin: Norway (Os/Bergen). Formed in 1991. Current label: Nuclear Blast Records Status: active. Current line-up:Abbath (Olve Eikemo) - Guitar & Vocals (formerly Bass & Vocals, earlier also Drums) (1990-) (ex-Old Funeral, ex-Det Hedenske Folk, I, Satanel (Nor), Bömbers, ex-Amputation, Demonaz)
Horgh (Reidar Horghagen) - Drums (1996-) (Hypocrisy (Swe), ex-Pain (Swe), ex-Grimfist, ex-Lost at Last)
Apollyon (Ole Jørgen Moe) - Bass (2006-) (ex-Dødheimsgard, Cadaver Inc, Lamented Souls, Waklevören, Aura Noir)Former/past member(s) Past members: Drums: Armagedda (1990-1992) (ex-Amputation, I)
Kolgrim (1992) (Old Funeral, Amputation)
Grim (Erik Brødreskift) (1993-1994, RIP 04/10/1999 - suicide) (ex-Borknagar, ex-Gorgoroth, Emptor)
Bass: Iscariah (Stian Smørholm) (1999-2002) (Wurdulak, ex-Grimfist, Amok (Nor), Dead To This World, ex-The Clan Destined, ex-Enchanted, Necrophagia)
Saroth (Yngve Liljebäck) (2002-2003) (ex-Pain (Swe), ex-Abemal, Vergelmer)
Guitars: Jørn Inge Tunsberg (1990-1991) (Hades (Nor)/Hades Almighty, ex-Old Funeral, ex-Amputation)
Demonaz (Harald Nævdal) (1990-1997) (ex-Old Funeral, ex-Amputation) Additional notes: Immortal are in the process of writing a new album.
Euronymous of Mayhem (Nor) (R.I.P.) is credited for getting Immortal into the black metal scene.
Demonaz (1989 - 1997) left the band due to severe tendinitis in his arms but continued to contribute with lyrics (Abbath took over guitar duties at this point). He used to live in the basement of Abbath's parents and has his own company. He also provided the lyrics for I.
In 2003 Abbath, Demonaz, & Horgh decided to stop working with Immortal due to personal reasons. Abbath is currently playing in a Motörhead cover band called Bömbers, together with Tore Bratseth (Old Funeral, Desekrator) and Pez, and also started the more traditional metal band I. Immortal reformed in June 2006. The German magazine 'RockHard' reported it first when conducting an interview with Abbath.
The band participated in the Darkthrone tribute "Darkthrone Holy Darkthrone", released by Moonfog Productions in 1998, covering the song "To Walk The Infernal Fields". Later, in 2001, Immortal also participated in the Mayhem tribute "Originators Of The Northern Darkness", released by Avantgarde Music, covering the song "From The Dark Past".