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EMPEROR

EMPEROR

EMPEROR (1992–2001; 2005–PRESENT). Ihsahn, real name Vegard Sverre Tveitan (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Samtoh, real name Tomas Haugen (guitar, drums, replaced by Bard Faust, replaced by Trym Torson, aka Kai Johnny Mosaker); and Mortiis, real name Ha˚vard Ellefsen (bass, replaced by Tchort, replaced by Jonas Alver, replaced by Tyr, aka Jan-Erik Torgersen, replaced by Sechtdaemon “Odd Tony”), Charmand Grimloch, real name Joachim Rygg (keyboards, replaced by Einar Solberg). Emperor Read more [...]
DIMMU BORGIR

DIMMU BORGIR

DIMMU BORGIR (1993–PRESENT). Shagrath (vocals/guitar/bass/keyboards), Silenoz (guitar), Brynjard Tristen (bass, replaced by Nagash, ICS Vortex), Stian Aarstad (keyboards, replaced by Mustis), Tjodaly (drums, replaced by Nicholas Barker Hellhammer, Tony Laureano). Dimmu Borgir are one of the key black metal bands from Norway. They formed in the early nineties (the first EPs and first album are sung in Norwegian). The band broke overseas with Enthrone Darkness Triumphant, which made them a Read more [...]