Having left Emperor, at the time when it was revered by the entire metal world, Havard Ellefsen chose his own music path and entered solitarily down into the dungeon of synth. What from that past perspective could have seemed perilous, turned out to pave the way for a completely innovative pathway of music. 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.