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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.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Oslo?" or "What is a list of Oslo bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (69 items)
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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