Famous Norwegian Heavy Metal Musicians

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Euronymous
(Guitarist)
Euronymous
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Birthdate: March 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Egersund
Died: August 10, 1993
Øystein Aarseth, better known as Euronymous, was a pioneer in the Norwegian black-metal circuit. He co-founded the band Mayhem and was its guitarist. He also launched the metal record label Deathlike Silence Productions and the black-metal record shop Helvete. A self-proclaimed Satanist, he was murdered by his bandmate Varg Vikernes.
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Necrobutcher
(Norwegian Musician Best Known as the Bassist in the Black Metal Band 'Mayhem')
Necrobutcher
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Birthdate: April 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norway

Jorn Stubberud is a Norwegian musician and bassist. He is best known as the co-founder of the popular black metal band Mayhem where he performs as a bassist under the stage name Necrobutcher. Apart from playing for Mayhem, Jorn Stubberud has also contributed to the success of other bands like Checker Patrol, L.E.G.O., and Kvikksølvguttene.

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Fenriz
(Musician Best Known as Being One Half of the Extreme Metal Duo 'Darkthrone')
Fenriz
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Birthdate: November 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kolbotn, Norway

Fenriz is a Norwegian musician, online radio host, and part-time music journalist. He is best known as one half of the popular extreme metal duo Darkthrone. Although he is known mainly as a drummer and songwriter, Fenriz has also contributed as a guitarist, bassist, and vocalist for not only Darkthrone but also for many other metal bands. 

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Ihsahn
(Known for His Work With Black Metal Band ‘Emperor’ & Founding Member of ‘Thou Shalt Suffer')
Ihsahn
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Birthdate: October 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Notodden, Norway

Ihsahn is a Norwegian vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist known for his association with the black metal band Emperor. He is credited with founding the band Thou Shalt Suffer and also contributed immensely to the avant-garde band Peccatum. Apart from metal music, Ihsahn also incorporates classical, progressive, and industrial elements. He is also credited with creating the symphonic black metal genre.

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Roy Khan
(Norwegian Singer-Songwriter and Lead Vocalist for Progressive Metal Band 'Conception')
Roy Khan
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Birthdate: March 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Elverum, Norway

Roy Khan is a Norwegian songwriter and singer best known for his association with the progressive metal band Conception where he is the lead singer. Roy Khan is also known for his contribution to the symphonic power metal band Kamelot where he wrote several songs apart from serving as the band's lead vocalist from 1997 to 2011.

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Samoth
(Norwegian Guitarist and Multi-Instrumentalist Known for His Distinct Guitar Work and Drumming in the Band 'Emperor')
Samoth
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Birthdate: June 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hammerfest, Norway

Samoth is a Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and musician best known for his association with Norway's black metal scene. He is credited with co-founding a blackened death metal band named Zyklon in 1998. He also owned a record company named Nocturnal Art Productions.

Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad
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Birthdate: June 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Øyer Municipality, Norway

Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad is a Norwegian musician and drummer best known for his association with popular black metal bands 1349 and Satyricon. Over the years, he has also contributed to the success of many other bands including Gorgoroth and Keep of Kalessin. He is counted among the most proficient and fastest drummers in the history of extreme metal and black metal.

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I.C.S. Vortex
(Musician)
I.C.S. Vortex
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Birthdate: March 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Kristoffer Rygg
(Heavy-Metal Vocalist and Musician Known for His Work With the Bands: 'Ulver', 'Arcturus', and 'Borknagar')
Kristoffer Rygg
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Birthdate: September 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Norwegian heavy metal singer Kristoffer Rygg has sung using various stage names, such as Trickster G. Rex and God Head. He was 16 when he began singing for the black metal and experimental electronica band Ulver. He has also been associated with the metal bands Arcturus and Borknagar.

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Nocturno Culto
(Vocalist, Lead Guitarist, and Partial Bassist of Black Metal Band ‘Darkthrone')
Nocturno Culto
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Birthdate: March 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kolbotn, Norway

Ted Skjellum, better known as Nocturno Culto, soared to fame as a guitarist, bassist, and vocalist for the Nigerian extreme metal band Darkthrone. He has also played the guitar for Satyricon, using the name Kveldulv, and been part of the project Gift of Gods. He has co-managed the label Tyrant Syndicate, too.

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Silenoz
(Guitarist and Founding Member of the Norwegian Symphonic Black Metal Band ‘Dimmu Borgir')
Silenoz
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Birthdate: March 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nannestad, Norway

Norwegian guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud, known to his fans as Silenoz, not just co-founded the symphonic metal band Dimmu Borgir but also grew to be its main songwriter. He has also voiced for the Adult Swim cartoon Metalocalypse and played the guitar for the metal supergroup Insidious Disease.

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Terje Bakken
(Singer)
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Birthdate: September 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sogndal Municipality, Norway
Died: January 14, 2004

Terje Bakken, also known as Valfar, launched the Norwegian black metal band Windir and experimented with several lyrical styles such as folk and Viking. In early 2004, he got lost in a blizzard while walking in his hometown, Sogndal, and died of hypothermia. His body was recovered several days later.

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Olve Eikemo
(singer-songwriter, composer, drummer, guitarist)
Olve Eikemo
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Birthdate: September 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bergen

Best known as a founder member of the Norwegian black metal band Immortal, Olve Eikemo, or Abbath, began his career with the band Old Funeral. Mainly a guitarist, he is also proficient as a bassist, a drummer, and a keyboardist. In 2019, he checked into rehab to get sober permanently.