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List of Famous Bands from Norway

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List of Norway bands, listed by their level of fame. This Norway musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Norway bands are included, as well as many Norway musicians of underground status. This list of Norway musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Norway bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

A list made up of bands like A-ha and Liv Kristine.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Norway?" or "What is a list of Norway bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (295 items)
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A-ha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: Hunting High and Low, Minor Earth | Major Sky, Take On Me, Stay on These Roads, Scoundrel Days, + more

A-ha is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982. The band was founded by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy. The group initially rose to fame during the mid-1980s after ...more

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Liv Kristine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Genre: Industrial metal, Viking metal & Gothic metal; Nationality: Norway

Albums: Libertine, Enter My Religion, Deus Ex Machina, Skintight, Fake a Smile, + more

Liv Kristine Espenæs (born 14 February 1976), better known as Liv Kristine, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter who has performed and composed songs mostly for various subgenres of heavy ...more

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Dimmu Borgir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: Death Cult Armageddon, In Sorte Diaboli, Godless Savage Garden, Enthrone Darkness Triumphant, Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia, + more

Dimmu Borgir () is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993. The name is derived from Dimmuborgir, a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means ...more

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Anni-Frid Lyngstad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Genre: Disco, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: Germany

Albums: Shine, Something's Going On, Frida 1967–1972, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Frida ensam, + more

Princess Anni-Frid Synni of Reuss, Countess of Plauen (née Lyngstad; born 15 November 1945), better known by her nickname Frida, is a Norwegian-Swedish singer, songwriter, and ...more

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Emperor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: In the Nightside Eclipse, Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, IX Equilibrium, Reverence, Scattered Ashes: A Decade of Emperial Wrath, + more

Emperor is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991, regarded as highly influential by critics and emerging black metal bands. The group split up in 2001, but reunited from 2005 to 2007 for a ...more

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Röyksopp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: Junior, Melody A.M., The Understanding, Senior, Back to Mine: Röyksopp, + more

Röyksopp are a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band has consisted of Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland. Berge and ...more

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Darkthrone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: A Blaze in the Northern Sky, Under a Funeral Moon, Transilvanian Hunger, Soulside Journey, Circle the Wagons, + more

Darkthrone is an influential Norwegian metal band. They formed in 1986 as a death metal band under the name Black Death. In 1991, the band embraced a black metal style influenced by Bathory and ...more

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#1,570 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #325 of 620 The Greatest Live Bands of All Time #171 of 454 The Greatest Heavy Metal Bands Of All Time

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Turbonegro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: Locked Down, Scandinavian Leather, Stinky Fingers, Small Feces, Ass Cobra, + more

Turbonegro (Turboneger in Norway) is a Norwegian rock band, initially active from 1989 to 1998, and then reformed in 2002. Their style combines glam rock, punk rock and hard rock into a style ...more

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Satyricon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: The Forest Is My Throne / Yggdrasill, Now, Diabolical, Rebel Extravaganza, Nemesis Divina, + more

Satyricon is a Norwegian black metal band, formed in 1991 in Oslo. Satyr and Frost have been the band's core members since 1993. The band's first three albums typify the Norwegian black metal ...more

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Sirenia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: At Sixes and Sevens, Nine Destinies and a Downfall, An Elixir for Existence, The 13th Floor, The Enigma of Life, + more

Sirenia is a Norwegian gothic metal band from Stavanger, Norway. The band uses melodic instrumentals, synthesizers, and distorted guitars with female vocals, male death vocals, clean male ...more
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Marion Raven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Genre: Pop punk, Adult album alternative & Pop-folk; Nationality: Norway

Albums: Set Me Free, Here I Am, Heads Will Roll (EP), Break You, Falling Away

Marion Elise Ravn (born 25 May 1984), better known as Marion Raven, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. Raven formed the pop duo M2M with Marit Larsen, though they ceased performing together ...more

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Morten Harket is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Genre: Synthpop, New Wave & Pop music; Nationality: Norway

Albums: Wild Seed, Vogts Villa, Letter From Egypt, Out of My Hands, Brother, + more

Morten Harket (born 14 September 1959) is a Norwegian vocalist and musician, best known as the lead singer of the synthpop/rock band A-ha, which released ten studio albums and topped the charts ...more
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Terje Rypdal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Genre: Rock music, Third stream & Jazz; Nationality: Norway

Albums: Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette, To Be Continued, Odyssey, Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away, The Sea II, + more

Terje Rypdal (born 23 August 1947) is a Norwegian guitarist and composer. He has been an important member in the Norwegian jazz community, and has also given show concerts with guitarists Ronni ...more
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Marit Larsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Genre: Pop-folk, Pop music & Folk music; Nationality: Norway

Albums: Under the Surface, If a Song Could Get Me You, The Chase, Spark, Solid Ground, + more

Marit Elisabeth Larsen (born 1 July 1983) is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. She began playing violin at age of 5 and played it until the age of 8. She gained international fame during her ...more
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Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, Live in Leipzig, Wolf's Lair Abyss, Grand Declaration of War, European Legions, + more

Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, Norway. They were one of the founders of the Norwegian black metal scene and their music has strongly influenced the black metal ...more

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TNT is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: TNT, Tell No Tales, Knights of the New Thunder, My Religion, Realized Fantasies, + more

TNT is a Norwegian power metal band from Trondheim, formed in 1982. The band has released twelve studio albums, three EPs and two live albums while going through numerous line-up changes since ...more

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Sissel Kyrkjebø ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Genre: Pop music, Folk music & Operatic pop; Nationality: Norway

Albums: Christmas in Vienna III, Prince Igor (feat. Warren G & Sissel), Glade Jul, All Good Things, Gift of Love, + more

Sissel Kyrkjebø (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈsɪsːl̩ ˈçʏʁçəˌbøː]; born 24 June 1969), also simply known as Sissel, is a Norwegian soprano. Sissel is considered one of ...more
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Extol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Extol

Albums: Burial, Extol, Undeceived, Synergy, The Blueprint Dives, + more

Extol are a Christian progressive extreme metal band from Bekkestua, Norway that was formed in 1993. The band is known for playing a variety of different styles of metal which include ...more
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Kings of Convenience is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: Riot on an Empty Street, Versus, Quiet Is the New Loud, Kings of Convenience, I'd Rather Dance With You, + more

Kings of Convenience is an indie folk-pop duo from Bergen, Norway. Consisting of Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe.

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Mortiis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: Some Kind of Heroin: The Grudge Remixes, Emperor of a Dimension Unknown, The Grudge, Born to rule, The Smell of Rain, + more

Mortiis is a band from Notodden, Norway fronted by Håvard Ellefsen, who is also known as the namesake of the band. The name is a misspelling of the word 'mortis', which is the ...more

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#51 of 278 The Best Industrial Metal Bands #58 of 200 The Best Darkwave Bands/Artists #133 of 136 The Best Dark Ambient Groups/Artists

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Apoptygma Berzerk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: The Apopcalyptic Manifesto, 7, Harmonizer, Soli Deo Gloria, You and Me Against the World, + more

Apoptygma Berzerk (; commonly abbreviated to APB or APOP) is a Norwegian musical group. They have achieved success with a brand of synthpop, and ballads backed with electronic rhythms, commonly ...more
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Gorgoroth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: Antichrist, Destroyer, Under the Sign of Hell, Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam, Pentagram, + more

Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. It was formed in 1992 by guitarist Infernus, who is also the only original member remaining, and the band have since released nine ...more
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Gothminister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: Gothic Electronic Anthems, Anima Inferna, Utopia, Happiness in Darkness, Empire of Dark Salvation, + more

Gothminister is an industrial metal band from Norway. Formed in 1999, they have released five albums and have had success in Germany, playing many German music festivals, including ...more
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M2M is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway

Albums: Shades Of Purple [CD Bonus Tracks], The Big Room, Synger kjente barnesanger, Don't, The Day You Went Away: The Best of M2M, + more

M2M were a Norwegian pop duo comprising Marit Larsen and Marion Raven. Larsen and Raven had been friends since the age of five, and formed a music duo when they were eight. They released a ...more

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#93 of 102 The Best Musical Duos #59 of 60 The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time #58 of 143 The Best Europop Bands/Artists

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Sigurd Wongraven is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Genre: Black metal, Folk metal & Ambient music; Nationality: Norway
Satyr (born Sigurd Wongraven on 28 November 1975) is the vocalist, lead and rhythm guitarist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Norwegian black metal band Satyricon.