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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. {#nodes}
  • 1
    Adult album alternative, Synthpop

    AlbumsHunting High and Low, Minor Earth | Major Sky, Take On Me, Stay on These Roads, Scoundrel Days

    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 being...  more

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  • 2
    Industrial metal, Viking metal

    AlbumsLibertine, Enter My Religion, Deus Ex Machina, Skintight, Fake a Smile


    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 metal music. ...  more
  • 3
    Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal

    AlbumsDeath Cult Armageddon, In Sorte Diaboli, Godless Savage Garden, Enthrone Darkness Triumphant, Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia

    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 "dark...  more

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  • 4
    Disco, Pop music

    AlbumsShine, Something's Going On, Frida 1967–1972, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Frida ensam

    NationalitySweden, Germany, Norway

    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 environmentalist. She...  more
  • 5
    Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal

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

    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 few...  more
  • 6
    Downtempo, Synthpop

    AlbumsJunior, Melody A.M., The Understanding, Senior, Back to Mine: Röyksopp

    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 Brundtland were introduced...  more
  • 7
    Crossover thrash, Black metal

    AlbumsA Blaze in the Northern Sky, Under a Funeral Moon, Transilvanian Hunger, Soulside Journey, Circle the Wagons

    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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  • 8
    Crossover thrash, Glam metal

    AlbumsLocked Down, Scandinavian Leather, Stinky Fingers, Small Feces, Ass Cobra

    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 the...  more

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  • 9
    Medieval music, Medieval metal

    AlbumsThe Forest Is My Throne / Yggdrasill, Now, Diabolical, Rebel Extravaganza, Nemesis Divina

    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 style....  more

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  • 10
    Progressive metal, Gothic metal

    AlbumsAt Sixes and Sevens, Nine Destinies and a Downfall, An Elixir for Existence, The 13th Floor, The Enigma of Life

    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 vocals, a...  more
  • 11
    Pop punk, Adult album alternative

    AlbumsSet 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 in...  more
  • 12
    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsWild Seed, Vogts Villa, Letter From Egypt, Out of My Hands, Brother


    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
  • 13
    Rock music, Third stream

    AlbumsTerje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette, To Be Continued, Odyssey, Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away, The Sea II


    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 Le...  more
  • 14
    Pop-folk, Pop music

    AlbumsUnder the Surface, If a Song Could Get Me You, The Chase, Spark, Solid Ground


    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 teenage...  more
  • 15
    Black metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsDe Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, Live in Leipzig, Wolf's Lair Abyss, Grand Declaration of War, European Legions

    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 genre....  more
  • 16
    Glam metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsTNT, Tell No Tales, Knights of the New Thunder, My Religion, Realized Fantasies

    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 its...  more

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  • 17
    Pop music, Folk music

    AlbumsChristmas in Vienna III, Prince Igor (feat. Warren G & Sissel), Glade Jul, All Good Things, Gift of Love


    Sissel Kyrkjebø (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈsɪsːl̩ ˈçʏʁçəˌbøː]; born 24 June 1969), also simply known as Sissel, is a Norwegian soprano. Sissel is considered one of the world's top crossover...  more
  • 18
    Thrash metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsBurial, Extol, Undeceived, Synergy, The Blueprint Dives

    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 progressive...  more
  • 19
    Indie pop, Folk rock

    AlbumsRiot on an Empty Street, Versus, Quiet Is the New Loud, Kings of Convenience, I'd Rather Dance With You

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

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  • 20
    Dark ambient, Synthpop

    AlbumsSome Kind of Heroin: The Grudge Remixes, Emperor of a Dimension Unknown, The Grudge, Born to rule, The Smell of Rain

    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 pronunciation used by...  more
  • 21
    Synthpop, Electro-industrial

    AlbumsThe Apopcalyptic Manifesto, 7, Harmonizer, Soli Deo Gloria, You and Me Against the World

    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 known...  more
  • 22
    Black metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsAntichrist, Destroyer, Under the Sign of Hell, Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam, Pentagram

    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 studio...  more

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  • 23
    Industrial metal, Gothic metal

    AlbumsGothic Electronic Anthems, Anima Inferna, Utopia, Happiness in Darkness, Empire of Dark Salvation

    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
  • 24
    Pop music, Teen pop

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

    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 children's...  more

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  • 25
    Black metal, Folk metal


    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....  more