Tjodalv (born Ian Kenneth Åkesson in 1976) is a Norwegian drummer. He is a founding member of both Dimmu Borgir[1] and Old Man's Child.[2] He now plays in Black Comedy and Susperia.[3] Tjodalv played guitar on the first Dimmu Borgir albums Inn i evighetens mørke and For all tid. He then switched to drumming for them on Stormblåst and continued with this until 1999. Due to his family and musical differences he left Dimmu Borgir on amicable terms. He was replaced by Nicholas Barker, former drummer of Cradle of Filth.

Birth nameIan Kenneth Åkesson
Also known asTjodalv
Born (1976-02-22) 22 February 1976 (age 45)
GenresBlack metal, thrash metal, industrial metal, death metal, symphonic metal, heavy metal
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, guitar, keyboards
Associated actsSusperia, Old Man's Child, Dimmu Borgir, Gromth

Shortly before leaving Dimmu Borgir, he founded the group Susperia, with whom he remains active to date.


With Dimmu Borgir
With Gromth
  • The Immortal (2011)
  • Alone (Single, 2012)
With Susperia


  1. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Biography: Dimmu Borgir". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  2. ^ DaRonco, Mike. "Biography: Old Man's Child". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  3. ^ Bonacich, Drago. "Biography: Susperia". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 March 2010.