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Real/full name:
Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen
41 (born Jun 9th, 1974)
Place of origin:
Norway (Hammerfest)


Grew up in Akkerhaugen, Norway.
When Samoth was a young man, he met a fellow musician, who would later become known as Ihsahn, at a rock clinic in Bergen. The two soon became friends and started playing music together. They formed a band and moved through various names – they were called Dark Device, Xerasia, and finally Embryonic. The group eventually settled on the name Thou Shalt Suffer in ...


He is the son of Spoonful of Blues bass player Jens Haugen, who encouraged him to play bass guitar.

Used to be married to Andrea Meyer.

Runs the Nocturnal Art Productions record label.

Did voice work for 2007's Adult Swim cartoon Metalocalypse episode "Dethfashion".

"Samoth" is simply his real name, Tomas, written backwards (with an added "h" at the end).


Guitars (2002-present)

2005 Protest Life (Single) Guitars
2005 Gospels for the Sick Guitars

The Wretched End

Guitars (2008-present)

2010 The Armageddonist / Of Men and Wolves (EP) Guitars
2010 Ominous Guitars
2012 Death by Nature (Single) Guitars
2012 Inroads Guitars


Guitars (1993-1995), Bass (1993-1995)

1994 Constellation (EP) Guitars, Bass


As Tomas Haugen:
Guitars, Bass

1990 The Land of the Lost Souls (Demo) Guitars, Bass


Drums (1991-1992), Guitars (rhythm) (1992-2001, 2005-2007, 2013-2014)

1992 Wrath of the Tyrant (Demo) Guitars
1993 Emperor (EP) Guitars, Songwriting
1993 Emperor / Hordanes Land (Split) Guitars
1994 In the Nightside Eclipse Guitars, Lyrics, Songwriting
1994 As the Shadows Rise (EP) Guitars
1997 Reverence (EP) Guitars
1997 Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk Guitars, Percussion
1999 IX Equilibrium Guitars (rhythm)
1999 Thorns vs. Emperor (Split) Guitars
2000 True Kings of Norway (Split) Guitars
2000 Emperial Live Ceremony (Live album) Guitars
2001 Prometheus - The Discipline of Fire & Demise Guitars (additional)
2009 Thus Spake the Nightspirit / Inno a Satana (Single) Guitars
2009 Live Inferno (Live album) Guitars
2009 Live at Wacken Open Air 2006 - A Night of Emperial Wrath (Video) Guitars
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Fast Breeder



Bass (1993-1994)

1994 Pentagram Bass

Notodden All Stars



Bass, Guitars (1993-1996)

1994 The Shadowthrone Bass, Guitars

Thou Shalt Suffer

Drums, Guitars, Bass (1991)

1991 4-track rehearsal (Demo) Bass
1991 Open the Mysteries of Your Creation (EP) Guitars
1991 Into the Woods of Belial (Demo) Drums (as "Samot")


As Tomas Haugen:
Guitars (?-1990)

1990 Rehearsals '90 (Demo) Guitars


As Zamoth:
Guitars (1998-2010)

2001 World ov Worms Guitars, Bass
2003 Zyklon / Red Harvest (Split) Guitars
2003 Aeon Guitars
2006 Storm Detonation Live (Video) Guitars
2006 Disintegrate Guitars


Guitars, Bass

1995 Blood Must Be Shed (EP) Guitars, Bass
1996 Blood Must Be Shed / Wraths of Time (Split) Bass, Guitars
1999 Necrolust / Total Warfare (Split) Guitars, Bass


1993 Aske (EP) Bass (on tracks 1, 3)


As Zamoth:

2003 Disiplin Vocals (spoken)


1994 A Sorcery Written in Blood (Demo) Bass (tracks 4-5)
1994 Promo '94 (Demo) Bass
1999 A Sorcery Written in Blood & Promo '94 (Demo) Bass (tracks 4-5)

Hagalaz' Runedance

As Herr. Thormodsæter Haugen:

1998 The Winds That Sang of Midgard's Fate Viola (Tracks 1, 2), Contrabass (Track 8), Battle drums (Tracks 1, 7, 8)


As Samot:

1992 Seven Harmonies of Unknown Truths (Demo) Vocals


2013 Prop Agenda Bass (track 9)


As ᛋ:

2015 Nidhogg (EP) Guitars


1997 Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk Producer, Mastering
1998 Emperor / Wrath of the Tyrant (Compilation) Remastering, Layout
1999 IX Equilibrium Concept (Artwork)
1999 Thorns vs. Emperor (Split) Producer, Engineering, Mastering
2000 Emperial Live Ceremony (Live album) Mastering


2005 Gospels for the Sick Songwriting


2000 Aeons of Magick Mastering, Producer

The Wretched End

2010 Ominous Lyrics (tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11)


2001 World ov Worms Mastering
2003 Aeon Mastering, Design


1999 Necrolust / Total Warfare (Split) Cover model
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