After some years of absence from the black metal scene, guitarist Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir, Earth Electric, ex-Mayhem), decided to venture back into the aural landscapes he is widely known for. Having played with one of Norway’s leading extreme Metal bands for years, Eriksen seeks to coalesce classic, cold Scandinavian riffing with an air of darkness and the signature force of Death Metal. Combining strengths, Eriksen brings in veterans of the extreme, David Vincent of legendary Death Metal formation Morbid Angel, as well as acclaimed drummer Flo Mounier from Cryptopsy. The new death metal powerhouse is known under the moniker of Vltimas. In 2019 they released the album Something Wicked Marches In.