BLOODAXE started off as a concept conceived by Nordavinden in the early 90's in the isolation of an area between Geraldton and Longlac, Northern Ontario, simply known as "Second Bridge". Going through various name changes, including HAMMERHEAD and WICKED RECTOR, however it wasn't until 1999 that BLOODAXE came into fruition, when Nordavinden located to Thunder Bay, Ontario, a few years later.
Black Chapel was formed in '97 and drummer Rati was found through an add posted in local music stores. Black Chapel lasted less than 5 months, however 5 tracks were written during this period. ( The track NIDSTANG that appeared on the IN BATTLE Mcd was an old BLACK CHAPEL song, previoulsy entitled I AM THE BLOOD).
After the demise of Black Chapel, Nordavinden decided to start a new project, however a new direction was soon to be taken. Rather than the over used Satanic imagery, he decided to form a project that paid tribute to Blood & Folk, a dedication to his Norwegian ancestry, which was not far removed. Rati formerly of Black Chapel was added and after a few weeks of rehearsing, IN BATTLE was recorded, in one take, off the floor with no production or reasonable mix.
Less than a year later the full length BLOODTHRONE was recorded.
In 2002 most of the RAPING THE ANCIENT was recorded, however the process was halted do "legal" issues concerning drummer Rati, and the reconstructive surgery on Nordavinden's right index finger. The album was completed and released a few years later.
In 2006 after Nordavinden returned from Norway he decided he had it with music and the entire scene in general and decided to hang up the 'AXE.
In 2011-12 Nordavinden met drummer Tanner in Calgary, Alberta and thought about reforming Bloodaxe. Tanner, a technical wizzard who had played previoulsy with THORAZINE was a perfect fit. FOR THOSE WHO HUNT THE WOUNDED DOWN was written quickly, recorded quickly and the rest, as they say is history.
BLOODAXE-IN BATTLE (EP) (2000)
BLOODAXE-RAPING THE ANCIENT (2004)
BLOODAXE-FOR THOSE WHO HUNT THE WOUNDED DOWN (2013)
BLOODAXE-BORGHILD (COMING SOON)
HALL OF BILSKIRNIR-IN BATTLE-Video (2000)
FREYA'S CARESS-IN BATTLE-covered by the band GARM (Promo 2004)
DROWNING IN MIMIR's WELL-BLOODTHRONE-Drenched in Blood-Cd Compilation
RUNEMASTER-BLOODTHRONE-Ancient Ceremonies-Volume9-Issue 12
THIRTEN OAR'S OF MISFORTUNE-RAPING THE ANCIENT-Metallian-Issue 40-CD#37
DRIFTING OF ULL-RAPING THE ANCIENT-BW&BK Knuckletracks#83
SUPERIOR WINDS-RAPING THE ANCIENT-Storm 7.1
THE BURNING SEASON-RAPING THE ANCIENT-Implicated as the driving force behind 3 attempted church burnings in Thunder Bay, Ontario,Canada