Rufus DeWijdt was born in the heartland of the USA. He had only a few years' exposure to the culture of America before being shipped off to Iceland with his parents at a young age. Rufus' father was an amateur musician, and dabbled in styles varying from funk and blues to heavy metal and industrial music. Rufus grew up messing about with his father's instruments and recording setup, and began writing music at an early age.
After moving to Iceland, Rufus began playing in different bands of varying styles, eventually meeting Nils Smijth in an experimental noise band in 1989, and before long, Bombring was born.
Rufus is responsible for a great deal of the thematic content of the lyrics, being in possession of a great literal mind. Most of the themes in Bombring's lyrics stem from the political, social, and technological concepts and world-views that the band hold dear.
BIRTHPLACE: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
INSTRUMENTS: Vocals, Bass, Synthesisers
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: Social Anarchist
FAVOURITE CONFLICT: The Hundred Years' War