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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Liv Kristine

    Liv Kristine

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Dimmu Borgir

    Dimmu Borgir

    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.... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Anni-Frid Lyngstad

    Anni-Frid Lyngstad

    Disco, Pop music

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

    Princess Anni-Frid Synni of Reuss, Countess of Plauen (née Lyngstad; born 15 November 1945),... more on Wikipedia

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    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia

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    #219 of 221 Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album#158 of 330 The Best DJs in the World Right Now

  • 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia

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    #1601 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#189 of 389 The Best Punk Bands Of All Time

  • 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... more on Wikipedia

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    #1374 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time#174 of 392 The Greatest Heavy Metal Bands Of All Time

  • 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Marion Raven

    Marion Raven

    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... more on Wikipedia

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    #135 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years#98 of 292 The Best Folk Bands/Artists

  • 12
    Morten Harket

    Morten Harket

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Terje Rypdal

    Terje Rypdal

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Marit Larsen

    Marit Larsen

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia

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    #379 of 465 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s#261 of 351 The Best Progressive Metal Bands

  • 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... more on Wikipedia

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    #84 of 156 The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time#40 of 95 The Best Glam Metal Bands

  • 17
    Sissel Kyrkjebø

    Sissel Kyrkjebø

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Kings of Convenience

    Kings of Convenience

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia

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    #84 of 274 The Best Industrial Metal Bands#49 of 200 The Best Darkwave Bands/Artists

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    Apoptygma Berzerk

    Apoptygma Berzerk

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia

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    #95 of 99 The Best Musical Duos#53 of 61 The Best Pop Duos Of All-Time

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    Sigurd Wongraven

    Sigurd Wongraven

    Black metal, Folk metal
    Satyr (born Sigurd Wongraven on 28 November 1975) is the vocalist, lead and rhythm guitarist,... more on Wikipedia