Guitarists Famous Guitar Players from Norway

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List of famous guitar players from Norway, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. Norway has produced some great guitar players over the years, including guitarists who specialize in rock, metal, jazz, folk, classical, acoustic and more. These are some of the best Norwegian guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of Norway and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from Norway then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Marion Raven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 34
Marion Elise Ravn, known as Marion Raven, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. She was one-half of the now-defunct pop duo M2M, along with Marit Larsen. Raven was later signed as a solo artist by ...more

Lillebjørn Nilsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 68
Bjørn "Lillebjørn" Falk Nilsen is a prominent Norwegian singer-songwriter and folk musician. He is also considered somewhat the leading "voice of Oslo" thanks ...more

Rune Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Rune Eriksen age 43
Rune Eriksen is a Norwegian Spellemann-award winning musician and composer. He is best known as the former guitarist in the black metal band Mayhem under the stage name Blasphemer, which he took ...more

Åse Kleveland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 69
Åse Maria Kleveland is a Norwegian singer and politician. A well-known folk singer and traditional guitarist in Norway, she was appointed Minister of Culture in Norway from 1990 to 1996, ...more

Christoffer Andersen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Christoffer Andersen age 38
Christoffer "Kid" Andersen is a Norwegian blues guitarist. Andersen moved to the United States as a 21 year old in 2001, and became a figure on the West Coast blues scene. He played in ...more

Ted Skjellum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 46
Ted Skjellum, also known by the stage names Nocturno Culto, Nocturno or Kveldulv, is a Norwegian musician best known as the vocalist, lead guitarist, and partial bassist of the influential black ...more

Destructhor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Destructhor age 40
Thor Anders Myhren, better known as Destructhor, is a Norwegian musician and composer, who is guitarist for metal bands Myrkskog, Zyklon, and Morbid Angel. Along with being a guitarist, he is ...more

John Norum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 54
John Terry Norum is a rock music guitarist and founder of the Swedish rock band Europe. Concurrent to his role with Europe, he also maintains a side solo project.

Jørn Christensen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Jørn Christensen age 59
Jørn Christensen is a Norwegian artist, actor, and record producer. He is known as a prominent and original guitarist of many leading Norwegian bands. Some of the more important projects ...more

Roger Tiegs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Roger Tiegs age 46
Roger Tiegs, better known by his stage name, Infernus, is a Norwegian black metal musician and Satanist. He is the sole founding member and chief ideologist of the Norwegian black metal band ...more

Amund Svensson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 40
Amund Svensson is a Norwegian musician and composer. He is the co-founder and the main composer of the band The Kovenant, for which he plays guitars and keyboards as well as write ...more

Tore Østby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 46
Tore Østby was a founder, guitarist, producer and songwriter for Norwegian progressive metal band Conception from 1989 to 1998. After the band stopped playing on a permanent basis he, ...more

Carl-Michael Eide is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Carl-Michael Eide age 44
Carl-Michael Eide is a Norwegian black metal musician, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. He is also known under stage names Aggressor, Czral and Exhurtum. He has played in various black metal ...more

Asgeir Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 49
Asgeir Mickelson is a Norwegian musician, artist, photographer and music reviewer. Although primarily a drummer, Mickelson has stated that he considers himself a musician above a drummer, and is ...more

Terje Winterstø Røthing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Terje Winterstø Røthing age 41
Terje Winterstø Røthing is a Norwegian musician, playing guitar in two rock bands. Røthing joined a band named Kaizers Orchestra soon after the band started in 2000. He had ...more

Ole Moe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 44
Apollyon is a black metal/thrash metal multi-instrumentalist, formerly associated with Dødheimsgard and Cadaver, now playing in Aura Noir and also Immortal after its reforming in 2006. He ...more

Øystein Brun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 43
Øystein Garnes Brun is the guitarist and founder of the Norwegian black metal supergroup Borknagar. He has been the only permanent member of the group and has written almost all of their ...more

Øystein Greni is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Øystein Greni age 44
Øystein Greni is the singer and lead guitar player of the Norwegian rock and roll band BigBang.

Carl August Tidemann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Carl August Tidemann
Carl August Tidemann is a highly technical Norwegian Neo-classical metal guitarist and composer, best known for his work in progressive bands like Arcturus and Winds.

Euronymous is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Died at 25 (1968-1993)
Øystein Aarseth, who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. He was also founder and owner of the extreme ...more

Ihsahn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 43
Ihsahn is a Norwegian composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. He is best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Emperor. He has appeared in Thou Shalt Suffer, played in ...more

I.C.S. Vortex is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 44
Simen Hestnæs, also known as I.C.S. Vortex, or just simply Vortex, is a Norwegian musician, best known as the current vocalist of the similar named band ICS Vortex, the avant-garde metal ...more

Sanrabb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Sanrabb
Sanrabb is a Norwegian black metal musician and one of the founding members of black/death metal band Gehenna.

Erlend Ottem is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Erlend Ottem age 50

Ronni Le Tekro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
age 55
Ronni Le Tekrø is a Norwegian guitarist best known for playing with the Norwegian hard rock band TNT and as a solo guitarist cooperating with guitarists Terje Rypdal and Mads Eriksen as ...more