35 Best Rock Bands From Norway

Norwegian music scene is one of the most biggest and diverse music scenes in the world. Norway is known for its strong jazz scene (with such musicians as Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Nils Petter Molvær, Eivind Aarset, Ketil Bjørnstad, Paal Nilssen-Love and more), classical music (with such composers as Edvard Grieg, Rikard Nordraak and Johan Svendsen) – and of course for actually starting the whole black metal movement (the early Norwegian black metal scene developed the style of their forebears into a distinct genre known as “True Norwegian black metal”). It also includes a lot of internationally recognised bands – for example, famous electronic duo Röyksopp are frow Norway too.

So we prepared a list of 35 famous rock bands which are from Norway. It was REALLY hard to choose even only 35, because Norway has A LOT OF unique music talents and a really diverse music scene. Anyway – check it out below!

And before starting here’s the (really lengthy) list of honorable mentions (we put it in an alphabetical order for your comfort – feel free to discover something new). You can skip it just by scrolling down if you want:

  • 120 Days
  • 1349
  • Ásmegin
  • Abbath
  • Adjágas
  • Aeternus
  • Age of Silence
  • Aghast
  • Airbag
  • Allfader
  • Altaar
  • Amethystium
  • Ancient
  • Animal Alpha
  • Apoptygma Berzerk
  • Ark
  • Aspera
  • Atrox
  • Audrey Horne
  • Aunt Mary
  • Aura Noir
  • Azmaroth
  • Backstreet Girls
  • Beascraft
  • Bel Canto
  • Beyond Dawn
  • BigBang
  • Biosphere
  • Blodsmak
  • Blood Red Throne
  • Blood Tsunami
  • Bloodthorn
  • Briskeby
  • Bukkene Bruse
  • Cadaver
  • Casiokids
  • Cazadores
  • CC Cowboys
  • Chain Collector
  • Chateau Neuf Spelemannslag
  • Chrome Division
  • Cloroform
  • Combichrist
  • Comet Kid
  • Common Cause
  • Communic
  • Conception
  • Cor Scorpii
  • Covenant
  • D’AccorD
  • Damage Control
  • Datarock
  • Deaf Center
  • Death Is Not Glamorous
  • deLillos
  • Demonaz
  • Devil
  • Disiplin
  • Dismal Euphony
  • Dødheimsgard
  • Dominic
  • Donkeyboy
  • DumDum Boys
  • Einherjer
  • El Caco
  • Elite
  • Elusive
  • Enslavement of Beauty
  • Evig Natt
  • Extol
  • Eye Emma Jedi
  • Fallen
  • Farmers Market
  • Fleurety
  • Folque
  • Forgotten Woods
  • Forlorn
  • Frantic Bleep
  • Fryd
  • Funeral
  • Gåte
  • Gazpacho
  • Gehenna
  • Gerilja
  • Glittertind
  • Gluecifer
  • Gnom
  • Godsend
  • Grand Island
  • Hades / Hades Almighty
  • Helheim
  • Hellbillies
  • Heroes & Zeros
  • Highasakite
  • Hole in the Wall
  • Hurra Torpedo
  • I
  • I Was A King
  • Icon of Coil
  • ICS Vortex
  • Ihsahn
  • Ildjarn
  • Imperia
  • In Vain
  • Isengard
  • Iskald
  • Jaga Jazzist
  • Jokke & Valentinerne
  • Jono El Grande & The Luxury Band
  • Jorn
  • Joyless
  • Jr Ewing
  • Kakkmaddafakka
  • Kampfar
  • Kaospilot
  • Karlsøy Prestegaard
  • Katzenjammer
  • Keep of Kalessin
  • Keldian
  • Khold
  • Kid Astray
  • Kings of Convenience
  • Koldbrann
  • Kråkesølv
  • Kraanium
  • Kraken
  • Kvist
  • Lengsel
  • Ljå
  • Ljungblut
  • LoMsk
  • Lüt
  • Lukestar
  • Lumsk
  • Madder Mortem
  • Magic Pie
  • Magnet
  • Malice in Wonderland
  • Malignant Eternal
  • Massemord
  • Midnattsol
  • Midnight Choir
  • Minor Majority
  • Morgul
  • Mortal Love
  • Motorpsycho
  • My Little Pony
  • My Midnight Creeps
  • Myrkskog
  • Mysticum
  • Nærvær
  • Nattefrost
  • Nidingr
  • Nocturnal Breed
  • Northaunt
  • Noxagt
  • Obliteration
  • Octavia Sperati
  • Old Man’s Child
  • Orcustus
  • Ov Hell
  • Pagan’s Mind
  • Pale Forest
  • Pantheon I
  • Panzer AG
  • Peccatum
  • Plumbo
  • Postgirobygget
  • Pride and Fall
  • Purified in Blood
  • Raga Rockers
  • Ragnarok
  • Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band
  • Ram-Zet
  • Razika
  • Real Ones
  • Red Harvest
  • Ricochets
  • Röyksopp
  • Rockettothesky
  • Rumble in Rhodos
  • Seigmen
  • Seven Impale
  • She…

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