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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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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.