Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Oslo

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List of Oslo bands, listed by their level of fame. This Oslo musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Oslo bands are included, as well as many Oslo musicians of underground status. This list of Oslo 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 Oslo 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.

List bands range from A-ha to Dimmu Borgir.

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A-ha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave 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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Dimmu Borgir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Black metal Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian 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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Turbonegro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Crossover thrash, Glam metal, Rock music Turbonegro is a Norwegian punk rock band, initially active from 1989 to 1998, then reformed in 2002. Their style combines glam rock, punk rock and hard rock into a style the band describes as ...more

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Satyricon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Medieval music, Medieval metal, Thrash metal 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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Terje Rypdal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Rock music, Third stream, Jazz Terje Rypdal is a Norwegian guitarist and composer. Most of his music has been released on albums of the German record label ECM. Rypdal has collaborated both as a guitarist and as a composer ...more

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Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Black metal, Heavy metal Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene. Mayhem's career has been highly controversial, primarily due to ...more

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Extol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal 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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Mortiis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial metal 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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Gothminister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Synth rock 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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Sigurd Wongraven is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Black metal, Folk metal, Ambient music Satyr is the vocalist, lead and rhythm guitarist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Norwegian black metal band Satyricon. He was a founding member of Satyricon and have so far released eight ...more

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BigBang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Blues-rock, Rock music, Rock and roll Bigbang is a Norwegian rock band led by frontman Øystein Greni. Over several years the band lineup has altered several times while remaining a trio, with Greni remaining the one constant ...more

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1349 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Black metal, Heavy metal 1349 is a Norwegian black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1997. The band's name comes from the year the Black Death reached Norway.

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Blood Tsunami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Blood Tsunami is a Norwegian thrash metal band from Oslo. Formed by Peter Michael Kolstad Vegem in 2004 and they are now signed to Indie Recordings. They used to incorporate elements of Death ...more

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Fra Lippo Lippi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave Fra Lippo Lippi is a new wave band from Norway. They had several hits in the 1980s, such as "Shouldn't Have to Be Like That", "Everytime I See You" and "Light and ...more

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Magne Furuholmen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Magne Furuholmen is a world renowned Norwegian musician and visual artist. Furuholmen, better known to music fans by his stage name Mags, is the keyboardist of the synthpop/rock band A-ha, and ...more

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I.C.S. Vortex is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Doom metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal 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

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Solefald is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Post-metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Solefald is a Norwegian avant-garde metal/black metal band that was formed by members Lars Are "Lazare" Nedland and Cornelius Jakhelln in August 1995, with Lars singing and playing ...more

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Paul Waaktaar-Savoy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Paul Waaktaar-Savoy is a Norwegian musician and songwriter. He is best known for his work as the main songwriter and guitarist in the Norwegian pop band A-ha. He has written or co-written most ...more

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Shagrath is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal Shagrath is a Norwegian musician best known as the vocalist of Dimmu Borgir.

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Old Man's Child is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Old Man's Child is a Norwegian black metal band from the city of Oslo. The band is the brainchild of Galder who is the only permanent member of the band now.

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Zweizz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Black metal, Noise music, Experimental metal Zweizz is the primary performing alias of Norwegian musician and composer Svein Egil Hatlevik. Hatlevik started using the Zweizz alias in 2003 after leaving the Norwegian black metal group ...more

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Madder Mortem is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Doom metal, Progressive metal, Black metal Madder Mortem is a Norwegian progressive metal band. They were formed in 1993 as Mystery Tribe, but changed the name to Madder Mortem in 1997. The group released a full-length album, Mercury, in ...more

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Isengard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Black metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal Isengard was a solo project of Fenriz, famous for being the drummer of Darkthrone, created in 1989. It is rooted on Norwegian black/Viking metal and experimental rock on some tracks, and named ...more

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Grimfist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Black metal Grimfist is a blackened death metal band from Oslo. Founded in October 2001, they are currently signed to Candlelight Records, for whom they have released two albums. The band's debut album, ...more

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Nocturnal Breed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Nocturnal Breed is a Norwegian thrash metal band, formed in Oslo in 1996 by singer/bassist Kenneth Svartalv and guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud.

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Dødheimsgard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Industrial metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Dødheimsgard is a Norwegian extreme metal band formed in 1994. Dødheimsgard was originally a black metal band, but 1999's 666 International saw them change into an experimental and ...more

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Tsjuder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Black metal, Heavy metal Tsjuder is a Norwegian black metal band founded in 1993.

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Skitliv is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Doom metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Skitliv is a Norwegian black-/doom metal band founded in 2005 by former Mayhem vocalist Maniac and Shining vocalist Niklas Kvarforth. Maniac describes the project as "firmly rooted in black ...more

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Trollfest is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Black metal, Folk metal Trollfest are a Norwegian folk metal band. The band released their first full-length album, Willkommen Folk Tell Drekka Fest, on the Solistitium Records label on 15 March 2005. The album name ...more

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Frosthardr is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Black metal Frosthardr is a Norwegian Christian unblack metal band, formed in 1997. The band plays a rawer type of black metal music with occasional punk influences and lyrics from Christian point of view. ...more

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Fimbulwinter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Black metal Fimbulwinter was a black metal band that was part of the early Norwegian black metal scene. It formed in Oslo during 1992 and released two demos that year. In 1994 it released its only album, ...more

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Anja Garbarek is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Trip hop, Electronic dance music, Experimental music Anja Garbarek is a Norwegian singer-songwriter of mixed Norwegian and Polish descent. She was raised in Oslo, as the daughter of the Norwegian jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek.

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Ketil Bjørnstad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
New Age music, Third stream, Folk jazz Ketil Bjørnstad is a Norwegian pianist, composer and author. Initially trained as a classical pianist, Bjørnstad discovered jazz at an early age and has embraced the emergence of ...more

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Kate Havnevik is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Pop music, Electronic dance music, Alternative rock Kate Havnevik is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. Her debut album, the critically acclaimed electronica-infused Melankton, was released in March 2006 on iTunes and April 2006 in Norway only, ...more

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Raga Rockers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Pop music, Raga rock, Rock music Raga Rockers is a Norwegian rock band from Oslo with Michael Krohn on vocals. The band was formed in 1982 by front man Michael Krohn. The other original members were Livio Aiello on bass, Bruno ...more

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Lillebjørn Nilsen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Popular music, Folk music 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

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Karin Krog is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Karin Krog Vocal jazz Karin Krog is one of the leading Norwegian jazz singers, the great granddaughter of Anders Heyerdahl, a Norwegian composer, musician, genealogist, folklorist and local historian, and married to ...more

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Torun Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Jazz, Soul music Torun Eriksen is a Norwegian Jazz singer, whose musical talents first came to prominence as a music student at high school in Norway. From the age of six, she sang in various gospel choirs, and ...more

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The High Water Marks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Indie pop, Indie rock The High Water Marks is an indie rock band associated with the Elephant 6 collective. The band has two lead creative members, Hilarie Sidney and Per Ole Bratset, who co-write the band's music.

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Red Harvest is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Industrial music Red Harvest was a Norwegian extreme industrial metal band from Oslo. Their 2002 album Sick Transit Gloria Mundi was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy and an alternative Grammy in the "Best ...more

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Serena-Maneesh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Indie, Shoegazing, Alternative rock Serena-Maneesh is an alternative rock band from Oslo, Norway.

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Øystein Greni is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Øystein Greni Rock music Øystein Greni is the singer and lead guitar player of the Norwegian rock and roll band BigBang.

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Circus Maximus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock Circus Maximus is a Norwegian progressive metal quintet from Oslo. They employ the use of symphonic and power metal influences that feature synthesizers and occasional keyboards. As of 2012, ...more

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Matchstick Sun is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Pop music, Psychedelia, Rock music Matchstick Sun was a Norwegian rock band, formed in 1984. In their first four years they were part of the Oslo underground scene, and in their last three years of existence, they released two ...more

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Thunderbolt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Thunderbolt Heavy metal Thunderbolt is a Norwegian heavy metal band.

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Shining is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Nu jazz, Avant-progressive rock, Progressive metal Shining is a Norwegian avant-garde music band from Oslo. Eleven musicians have been a part of the band's line-up in its history, which has consisted of singer, guitarist, saxophonist and ...more

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The Contenders is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
The Contenders Pop music, Roots rock The Contenders were one of the most popular Norwegian roots rock bands of the early 1990s, playing more than 200 gigs and releasing three albums.

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Xploding Plastix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Electro, Acid jazz, Jazz Xploding Plastix is a Norwegian two-man band playing Electrofunk/Big beat music with elements of jazz.

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Flunk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Flunk Trip hop, Electronic music, Indietronica Flunk is a Norwegian electronic band consisting of producer Ulf Nygaard, guitarist Jo Bakke, drummer Erik Ruud, and vocalist Anja Oyen Vister.

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Oslo Philharmonic Orcestra is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Oslo
Oslo Philharmonic Orcestra Classical music The Oslo Philharmonic is a Norwegian symphony orchestra based in Oslo, Norway. The orchestra was founded in 1919, and has since 1977 had its home in the Oslo Concert Hall. The orchestra consists ...more