Metal musician Andréa Meyer was among five people killed this week in a random attack with a bow and arrows. According to a report from, a Danish assailant shot arrows at strangers Wednesday night in quiet Norwegian town. The Associated Press. Another report by BlabberMouth.netMeyer was confirmed to be one of the victims.
Meyer is a writer, actress, model and recording artist known by the stage name Nebelhexë, and beloved by fans of the band EMPEROR, since she was previously married to the lead guitarist. The horrific attack on Meyer that killed her left her small community in shock. The attacker, 37-year-old Espen Andersen Bråthen, went on a violent rampage on Wednesday, Oct. 13, shooting arrows at people in the grocery store and other populous areas around town. As he goes through a medical evaluation, he was taken into custody and is currently being held in a medical facility.
The attack took place in Kongsberg, Norway, where Meyer has worked on three Nebelhexë albums, numerous articles and other projects exploring esoteric study, mythology, human nature and music trends. Her husband was guitarist Tomas. “Samoth”Haugen, who she had a daughter with Alva.
The police do not believe that Meyer or any of the other victims were targeted specifically, but instead that Bråthen fired at whoever he happened to come upon. Police inspector Per Thomas Omholt said that Bråthen was “not very social”And “all the indications are that he chose his victims at random,”He acted alone.
Omholt also tried to dispel rumors that Bråthen had been radicalized by Islam. Bråthen did post a video to social media in 2017 “warning”Others claimed that Omholt had converted to a more extreme form of Islam, but Omholt denied this. “the thinking is that he did not take [the conversion] very seriously. By this we mean that he did not follow or practice the traditions that are common in this culture and religion.”
Bråthen has a past conviction for burglary and drug possession. After Brathen threatened one of his family members with murder, his parents sought a restraining or against him. As of the writing of this article, it is unclear how the case against him would proceed. Meyer is being mourned widely by his fans on social media.