Instrument: Lead guitars
Born: 2nd of september 1982
Influences: Dissection, Dimmu Borgir, King Diamond, Emperor, Hans Zimmer, Yngwie Malmsteen, Marty Friedman, Blaze and George Lucas
Gear: Fernandes Revolver with Deathbucker from Lace Pickups
Endorsment: Lace Pickups
Other bands: Aktiv Dödshjälp (www.facebook.com/aktivdodshjalp)
Former bands: Devian, Suicidal Seduction, Dark Funeral
Zorn hails from Finspång, a small town in southern Sweden with a great musical legacy for black metal in the early 90’s. After being entranced by artists and bands such as Yngwie Malmsteen, King Diamond, Guns n’ Roses, Twisted Sister and Iron Maiden; Zorn picked up the guitar at the mere age of 12. He knew from that age on music would be his calling.
In early 2000, he formed the band Suicidal Seduction which gained some underground reputation in Sweden and released two Eps. Zorn composed all guitar and bass lines, even though he played lead guitar.
In 2004 he discovered the “crust” genre and immediately formed Aktiv Dödshjälp. As the sole composer he handled both the guitar and bass duties. After various line-up changes, the band is now complete with their singer Roberth Karlsson (current singer for Scar Symmetry)
In mid 2006 Emil Dragutinovic (ex-Marduk, ex-The Legion, ex-Devian) offered Zorn to join forces with him and Legion (ex-Ophthalamia, ex-Marduk, ex-Witchery, ex-Devian) in their brand new band DEVIAN as their new bass player. The debut album ”Ninewinged Serpent” was already written, even though he played a big role with producing the vocals. During the recording process one of the guitar players left the band, and having recently signed a deal with CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS the band offered Zorn to jump into guitar duties. On the their first tour, 8 weeks with Vader and SepticFlesh, Zornheym learned a lot about how to become a great stage presence. He was addicted to giving the crowd and fans their money’s worth. Together with Legion he would fire up the crowd every night. For the second album, “God to the Illfated” he composed, arranged and produced a great many songs. After a few more tours, the band was put to sleep soon after Legion’s departure from the band in 2010.
In early 2011 Zorn saw that Dark Funeral were looking for a new bass player which caught Zorn’s eye. Zorn was then offered the position as the band’s new bass player. After he had raised hell on some of the biggest stages around the world and toured Europe; North, Central and South America, Asia and Australia. Early in 2014 he parted ways with Dark Funeral. Being away from the process creating music for a few years, he felt the need to create a majestic and epic project and thus ZORNHEYM was born. Fueled by his urge to learn more within the craft of music and to fulfill a childhood dream, he started studying orchestral music and began to incorporate orchestral elements in the music.