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Grutle Kjellson

Grutle Kjellson

Real/full name:
Kjetil Tvedte Grutle
50 (born Dec 24th, 1973)
Place of birth:
Norway (Sveio, Vestland)


Grutle Kjellson is a Norwegian musician, best known as the vocalist and bass player for the progressive black metal band Enslaved. He's one of only two founding members left in the current lineup, with Ivar Bjørnson being the other one. He is the man who appears on the cover of Enslaved's album Eld.

Kjellson stated in multiple interviews, including in the film Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, ...


Vocals (lead), Bass, Mouth harp, Electronics, Effects (1991-present)

1991 Nema (Demo) Vocals, Bass (as "Grutle")
1992 Yggdrasill (Demo) Vocals, Bass (as "Earl Grutle")
1993 Hordanes Land (EP) Vocals, Bass (as "Earl Grutle")
1993 Emperor / Hordanes Land (Split) Vocals, Bass (as "Earl Grutle")
1994 Promo '94 (Demo) Vocals, Bass
1994 Vikingligr veldi Vocals, Bass
1994 Frost Vocals, Bass, Mouth harp
1995 The Forest Is My Throne / Yggdrasill (Split) Vocals, Bass (as "Earl Grutle")
1997 Eld Vocals, Bass, Lyrics (tracks 1-5, 7), Songwriting (tracks 4, 7)
1998 Blodhemn Vocals, Bass, Lyrics (tracks 2, 5-8), Songwriting (track 6)
2000 Mardraum (Beyond the Within) Vocals (lead), Bass, Electronics
2001 Monumension Vocals (lead), Bass
2003 Below the Lights Vocals, Bass, Lyrics (tracks 1, 3)
2003 Live Retaliation (Video) Vocals, Bass
2004 Isa Vocals, Bass, Lyrics (tracks 2, 5, 7)
2005 Return to Yggdrasill - Live in Bergen (Video) Vocals, Bass
2006 Ruun Vocals, Bass
2008 Vertebrae Vocals, Bass
2009 Live at the Rock Hard Festival (Live album) Vocals, Bass
2010 Axioma Ethica Odini Vocals, Bass, SH-1
2011 The Watcher (Live) (Single) Vocals, Bass
2011 The Sleeping Gods (EP) Vocals, Bass
2011 Thorn (EP) Vocals, Bass
2012 Riitiir Vocals, Bass, Effects, Lyrics
2015 In Times Vocals, Bass, Double bass, Bass pedals, Effects
2016 The Sleeping Gods / Thorn (Compilation) Vocals, Bass
2017 Roadburn Live (Live album) Vocals, Bass
2017 Storm Son (Single) Vocals, Bass, Effects
2017 Live in Plovdiv (Split) Vocals, Bass
2017 E Bass, Effects, Vocals (lead), Lyrics
2020 Homebound (Single) Vocals (lead), Bass, Keyboards
2020 Utgard Vocals (lead), Bass, Keyboards
2021 The Rise of Ymir (Live album) Vocals (lead), Bass, Keyboards
2021 Below the Lights (Live album) Vocals (lead), Bass, Keyboards
2021 Chronicles of the Northbound (Live album) Vocals (lead), Bass, Keyboards
2021 Utgard: The Journey Within (Live album) Vocals (lead), Bass
2021 Caravans to the Outer Worlds (EP) Vocals (lead), Bass
2022 Kingdom (Single) Vocals (lead), Bass, Mouth harp, Electronics, Effects
2022 Congelia (Single) Vocals (lead), Bass
2022 Caravans to the Outer Worlds (Single) Vocals (lead), Bass
2023 Heimdal Lyrics (tracks 3, 7), Keyboards, Vocals (lead), Effects (additional), Bass
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Vocals, Bass




As Grutle:
Vocals, Bass (1990-1991)

1991 The Last Settlement of Ragnarok (Demo) Vocals, Bass (as "Kjetil Grutle")
1991 Feverish Convulsions (Demo) Vocals

Tangerine Funk



2006 Too Old Too Cold (Single) Vocals (track 2)


As Kjetil Grutle:

2014 Doomicus (Single) Vocals (track 2)


2006 Circling Buzzards Vocals (track 3)

Rise of Avernus

2015 Dramatis Personæ (EP) Vocals (track 3)


2016 Vidsyn Vocals (track 2)


2007 Days of Wrath Vocals (additional)


2003 NonAnthropogenic Vocals (track 8), Vocals (backing) (track 2)


2007 I krig Vocals (track 6)


1994 Frost Cover concept (as "Grutle")
1997 Eld Photography (as "G. Kjellson")
2003 Below the Lights Producer, Mixing
2006 Ruun Conceptual Production
2008 Vertebrae Producer, Art direction
2009 The Wooden Box (Boxed set) Producer
2010 Axioma Ethica Odini Producer, Art concept
2012 Riitiir Producer, Design concept
2015 In Times Producer, Art direction
2016 The Sleeping Gods / Thorn (Compilation) Lyrics (Tracks 2, 5 - as K. Grutle), Producer
2017 Roadburn Live (Live album) Producer
2017 Storm Son (Single) Producer
2017 E Producer, Art direction
2020 Utgard Art direction, Concept, Lyrics, Producer
2021 Caravans to the Outer Worlds (EP) Producer, Lyrics (track 3)
2022 Kingdom (Single) Producer
2022 Congelia (Single) Producer
2022 Caravans to the Outer Worlds (Single) Producer
2023 Heimdal Photography, Producer, Art direction
(show all)
Added by: Evenfiel Modified by: cweed
Added on: 2011-04-09 03:53:15 Last modified on: 2024-01-21 20:31:04
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