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Tomas "Ace" Börje Forsberg (often called Quorthon;born on 17 February 1966 in Sweden) was a Swedish musician. He was the founder and songwriter for the extreme metal band Bathory. Bathory was known for laying out the groundwork for black metal and later viking metal.[1] Quorthon was a multi-instrumentalist. He wrote all the music and lyrics for Bathory, and on some albums he played all the instruments (guitar, bass, drums, etc.). He also made solo albums. Quorthon died around 3 June 2004 in Stockholm, Sweden. He died of heart failure.[2][3][4][5]

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  1. Johannesson, Ika & Klingberg, Jon Jefferson. (2011) Blod Eld Död - En svensk metalhistoria, Alfabeta Bokförlag AB, p. 51-68.
  2. "Blabbermouth". Archived from the original on 2007-09-10. Retrieved 2015-10-04.
  3. D'Amico, Giuliano. Requiem. Ad un anno esatto dalla morte di Quorthon celebriamo l`imprescindibile combo svedese Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine, Kronic, 7 June 2005. Accessed 15 February 2012.
  4. Kouroupis, Panagiotis. Quorthon (Bathory), Blackmore's Night, Megadeth, Sentenced Archived 2013-02-01 at the Wayback Machine, Avopolis, 15 June 2004. Accessed 15 February 2012.
  5. Bathory Portrait Archived 2016-04-25 at the Wayback Machine, musik-base.de. Accessed 15 February 2012.