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Windir Frontman, Valfar (a.k.a. Terje Bakken), Found Dead At 25

WINDIR frontman Valfar (a.k.a. Terje Bakken) (photo#1, photo#2) was found dead on Friday, January 16. He was 25 years old. Bakken's family are asking that speculation as to the nature of his death be withheld until the official report has been released.

Sogndal, Norway-based black metallers WINDIR (web site) had issued four albums, the last being "Likferd" through Head Not Found Records in July of 2003.

The band, who had inked a deal with Tabu Recordings early last month, were a highly acclaimed live act, having performed at such Norwegian festivals as the Inferno, Quart and Hole In The Sky.

In July of 2003, WINDIR played their first U.S. dates, which included an appearance at the Milwaukee Metal Fest, where they performed alongside such acts as ENSLAVED, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, M.O.D., NUCLEAR ASSAULT and BODY COUNT. These shows were followed by a very successful headlining Norwegian tour in the Autumn. The tour included headlining shows at both Mosh Fest and the 1001 Watt festival.

WINDIR's first album for Tabu Recordings was due to recorded at Sweden's Abyss Studio over a four-week period in May-July 2004. It is not presently clear if the rest of the band will carry on with a replacement frontman. A more detailed WINDIR biography and discography can be found at this location.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. miha writes:

Valfar...R.I.P. thank you for all the great music you made.Windir keep on!Haill!!!!!

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2. Jarod writes:

Valfar will be missed,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Untill nxt time,, So Long

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3. Ian Wayland writes:

This is bad news......Valfar, you made great music.... helped make my time in this world that much better! RIP......

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4. Cholo writes:

Yo nunca te olvidare. Eras de los mas grandes. Descansa en Paz. Gracias por todo.

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5. T shields writes:

why isn't there information on thier site?

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6. Nordamaaneskinn writes:

See you in Valhöl!!!

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7. SKALD writes:

Music is the most sublime of all arts...just a few, have born with the gift of being a musician, a composer...create sounds is impresive, touching, music goes directly to all your senses, sometimes, without so much apreciation, when you listen...VALFAR was one of this great artists, who admire and influenced me...my WINDIR's t-shirt will be always strechted on my chest...long spirit beyond this planet to VAlFAR, Hail forever!!!, longlife to all musicians!!!..........DEATH IS JUST A WHISPER IN LIFE-WRITTEN BY THE POET GREGORY CORSO-

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8. Muhoboika writes:

What the f***?! Being a huge Windir, I could not believe this when i read it.

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9. Satan writes:

A great musician passed away, but his music lives forever

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