To abandon an illustrious career in Emperor, to grow a nose and to dwell in a dungeon – all that to tell the tale of darkness with a synthesizer? This could not be pulled off. And yet, Havard Ellefsen performed a miracle. It turned out later that his “dark dungeon music” is nothing but the first step on a long road, whose next stages were shaped by gothic, electropop or industrial rock. In 2020, Mortiis released the album “Spirit of Rebellion”, in which he comes back to his roots, to the 1995 album "Ånden som Gjorde Opprør". This return testifies to how wide Mortiis has spread his black wings.