Emperor

Genres: Heavy Metal
Descriptive "tags": black metal symphonic black metal norwegian Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Original members of the bizarre Norwegian Satanic club known as the Black Metal Circle, led by Euronymous of Mayhem, Emperor emerged as the most musically adventurous of the bands spearheading the black metal revival of the early 90s. The band was formed in 1991, in the small Norwegian town of Notodden, by Ihsahn (Vegard Tveiten, Notodden, Norway; vocals, guitar, keyboards), Mortiis (b. Håvard Ellefsen, 25 July 1975, Skien, Norway; bass) and Samoth (b. Tomas Haugen, 9 June 1974, Norway; drums). This line-up recorded the Wrath Of The Tyrant demo, following which drummer Faust (b. Bard G. Eithun) was recruited to allow Samoth to switch to guitar. This quartet released 1993’s split EP with Scandinavian pagan heavy metal band Enslaved, before Mortiis left in mysterious circumstances, later surfacing in Sweden as a solo artist.

New bass player Tchort was brought in to help record Emperor’s acclaimed debut album, In The Nightside...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Emperor


Email alerts for products
by Emperor
Email Icon
OLDIES.com on facebook
To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday - Friday: 7am-10pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 10am-8pm (Eastern Time)