Are Sorknes played drums in Norwegian thrashers Dead Trooper until January 2006. According to a posting on the band's web site, Sorknes "didn't have enough time for both Dead Trooper and his other projects."
Sorknes started playing in 1995.
Other projects Sorknes is involved in are: Guthrum, Grief Empirum, Opposite of Serenity (disbanded), Mørkemannmennene(disbanded).
Are Sorknes names Nicho McBrain, Nicholas Barker, Mike Portnoy, Jaska Raatikainen, Dave Weckl, and Flo Mounier as musical influences.