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Real/full name:
Stian Tomt Thoresen
40 (born Nov 18th, 1976)
Place of origin:
Norway (Jessheim, Akershus)


Thoresen founded Dimmu Borgir in 1993, and he is best known as their vocalist although he can also play guitars, drums, keyboards and bass as he does in many of his other projects.

He used to run Hot Records.


The name Shagrath is taken from an orc (actually named Shagrat) in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", in which he commands over the tower of Cirith Ungol. In 2004, Thoresen told NRK1 that "Shagrat is an orc demon (sic.) from the book "Lord of the Rings". I chose the name thirteen years ago, so it's kinda crappy that "Lord of the Rings" has become so big now. Fortunately it [the name] ...

Chrome Division

Guitars (2004-present)

2006 Serial Killer / The Angels Fall (Single) Guitars
2006 Doomsday Rock 'n Roll Guitars
2008 Booze, Broads and Beelzebub Guitars, Vocals (lead) (Track 7), Intro (Track 1)
2011 3rd Round Knockout Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2014 Infernal Rock Eternal Vocals (backing), Guitars

Dimmu Borgir

Drums (1993-1995), Vocals (1993-present), Guitars (1994-1997, 2005), Keyboards (1996, 2009-present), Bass (2005)

1994 Rehearsal January 1994 (Demo) Drums
1994 Rehearsal February 1994 (Demo) Drums
1994 Rehearsal August 1994 (Demo) Drums
1994 Inn i evighetens mørke (EP) Drums
1995 For all tid Drums, Guitars (additional) (track 5), Vocals (backing)
1996 Stormblåst Guitars (lead), Vocals, Lyrics
1996 Devil's Path (EP) Vocals, Guitars (lead), Keyboards, Lyrics
1997 Live & Plugged Vol. 2 (Split video) Vocals
1997 Enthrone Darkness Triumphant Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
1998 Godless Savage Garden (EP) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (tracks 2, 4)
1999 Spiritual Black Dimensions Vocals
1999 Sons of Satan Gather for Attack (Split) Vocals, Guitars (lead), Keyboards, Lyrics
2000 True Kings of Norway (Split) Drums
2001 Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia Vocals, Keyboards, Lyrics (track 5), Songwriting (tracks 2-11)
2002 Alive in Torment (EP) Vocals
2002 World Misanthropy (Video) Vocals
2002 World Misanthropy (EP) Vocals
2003 Death Cult Armageddon Vocals (lead), Songwriting (tracks 3, 4, 5, 10, 11), Lyrics (track 6)
2004 Vredesbyrd (Single) Vocals
2005 Stormblåst MMV Vocals (lead), Vocals (additional) (tracks 1, 2), Guitars (lead), Bass
2007 The Serpentine Offering (Single) Vocals
2007 In Sorte Diaboli Vocals, Keyboards
2008 The Invaluable Darkness (Video) Vocals
2010 Gateways (Single) Vocals, Keyboards, Effects
2010 Abrahadabra Vocals, Keyboards, Effects
2014 Titans of Symphonic Metal (Split) Vocals (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), Guitars (Track 1)
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Ov Hell

Vocals (2009-2012)

2010 The Underworld Regime Vocals (lead), Samples, Lyrics


Drums, Guitars (lead)

1992 Rehearsal Demo (Demo) Guitars (lead), Intro
1994 Servants of Sorcery Guitars (lead), Intro, Drums, Guitars (lead)

Nocturnal Breed

As Bitch Molester:
Keyboards (1996)

1996 Raping the Angels (Demo) Keyboards, Vocals (backing)




2004 Sirens Vocals (track 7)
2007 The Ring (of Sorrow) / Lloth (Single) Vocals (on track 1)


2004 Crush.Fukk.Create: Requiem for Generation Armageddon (Live album) Documentary appearance


2005 Inventor of Evil Vocals (additional) (track 3)


2005 The Black Halo Vocals (role of Mephisto) on 1 & 12

Nocturnal Breed

As Bitch Molester:

1997 Black Cult (Demo) Keyboards
1997 Raping Europe (EP) Keyboards
1997 Aggressor Keyboards


1997 Arising Realm Keyboards


2009 Attitude Vocals (Track 5)

Chrome Division

2008 Booze, Broads and Beelzebub Mixing, Layout
2011 3rd Round Knockout Mastering, Art direction
2014 Infernal Rock Eternal Art direction, Engineering

Dimmu Borgir

1995 For all tid Songwriting, Lyrics
1996 Devil's Path (EP) Music (tracks 1 & 2), Cover art
2005 Stormblåst MMV Producer, Layout
2010 Abrahadabra Engineering (keys, additional tracking), Arrangements


1995 Trollstorm over Nidingjuv (Demo) Cover art
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