Terrible news today, as Andrea Meyer, a German metal musician, actor, and screenwriter, was among the five people killed in a deadly spree of bow-and-arrow slayings in Norway.
Meyer was one of five people slain by 37-year-old Danish citizen Espen Andersen Braathen, who began shooting people with arrows in a supermarket in Kongsburg, Norway, on October 13th. Authorities believe the killings to be “an act of terrorism.”
Meyer, 52 at the time of her death, created and performed pagan metal music under the names Nebelhexë, Hagalaz’ Runedance, and Andrea Nebel. She also lent her clean vocals to Cradle of Filth’s 1994 debut album The Principle of Evil Made Flesh and performed a spoken-word piece as part of Satyricon’s 1996 album Nemesis Divina.
Meyer is survived by her daughter Alva, who she had with her ex-husband Tomas “Samoth” Haugen, best known to the world as the longtime guitarist for seminal black metal act Emperor.
Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth posted a memorial to Andrea on his Instagram, writing, “R.I.P. Andrea Meyer. Andrea guested on our debut album The Principle of Evil Made Flesh and also modeled and danced for us onstage as well as presiding over ritual back in our formative years. She will be sadly missed and our deep felt love and sympathies go out to her kith and kin.”
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Everyone at The Pit sends their condolences out to Meyer’s family, friends, fans and collaborators during this difficult time.
Words by Chris Krovatin