Old Man's Child is a Norwegian black metal band from the city of Oslo. The band is the brainchild of Galder (formerly known as Grusom; birth name: Thomas Rune Andersen) who is the only permanent member of the band now.
Old Man's Child was officially founded in 1993, but its roots go back to 1989 when Galder, Jardar, and Tjodalv founded a death/thrash band called "Requiem". They originally played Slayer and Metallica covers but later released one demo album in 1990. "Requiem" dissolved in 1992.
In 1996, after they released their first full-length album Born of the Flickering, they signed to Century Media. After release of The Pagan Prosperity and Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion through Century Media, the band went on one of their rare tours. Old Man's Child have rarely toured because of the constant line-up changes over the years.
In 2000 Galder went to play in Dimmu Borgir. However, Galder did not stop working with Old Man's Child. Over the years, Old Man's Child has become a one-man band with the addition of session members on albums.
Between 2000 and 2005, Galder released three albums: Revelation 666 - The Curse of Damnation (2000), In Defiance of Existence (2003) and Vermin (2005). On July 2008 Old Man's Child announced that they were entering the Studio to record their seventh studio album Slaves of the World. Slaves of the World was released in 2009.
In an early 2011 interview, Galder stated that he was firmly focused on the current Dimmu Borgir tour. However, he said that after the world tour he would start writing music for Old Man's Child with the possibility of an album release in 2012.