Erik Martin "Axe" Axenrot (born March 5, 1979 in Linköping, Sweden) is a Swedish death metal drummer. Known for his intricate playing style, Axenrot is currently the drummer for the bands Opeth, Bloodbath and Witchery. Axenrot has been jokingly referred to as the The Lord of the Rings character Legolas by band members and fans. "He's kind of pretty, looks like Legolas," remarked Mikael Åkerfeldt who has also named him, "the most confused man I have ever met".
On Blabbermouth.com Åkerfeldt also said that Axenrot completed his drumming part for eleven tracks on the Opeth album 'Watershed' in just seven days. ".
Axenrot's girlfriend, Nathalie Lorichs, performed vocals on "Coil" on Opeth's Watershed album.