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Real/full name:
Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen
49 (born Jun 9th, 1974)
Place of birth:
Norway (Hammerfest, Troms og Finnmark)


Samoth is the son of Spoonful of Blues bassist Jens Olav Haugen, who encouraged him to play bass guitar.

He 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 ...


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).


Drums (1991-1992), Guitars (rhythm) (1992-2001, 2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016-present)

1992 Wrath of the Tyrant (Demo) Vocals (backing) (track 7), Drums, Songwriting (as "Samot")
1993 Emperor (EP) Guitars, Songwriting
1993 Emperor / Hordanes Land (Split) Guitars
1994 In the Nightside Eclipse Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 1-6, 8, 9), Lyrics (tracks 2, 3, 5, 6)
1994 As the Shadows Rise (EP) Guitars
1997 Reverence (EP) Guitars
1997 Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk Guitars (lead, rhythm), Songwriting (tracks 2, 4-8)
1998 Emperor / Wrath of the Tyrant (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 1-4), Drums (tracks 5-13)
1999 Century Media Spring/Summer 1999 Sampler (Split) Guitars (rhythm)
1999 IX Equilibrium Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), Guitars (rhythm)
1999 Thorns vs. Emperor (Split) Guitars
2000 True Kings of Norway (Split) Guitars
2000 Emperial Live Ceremony (Live album) Guitars
2000 Emperial Live Ceremony (Video) Guitars
2001 Prometheus - The Discipline of Fire and Demise Guitars (additional)
2003 Scattered Ashes: A Decade of Emperial Wrath (Compilation) Guitars
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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Guitars (2002-present)

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

The Wretched End

Guitars (2008-present)

2010 The Armageddonist / Of Men and Wolves (EP) Guitars
2010 Ominous Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 2-4, 7-9, 11)
2012 Death by Nature (Single) Guitars
2012 Inroads Guitars
2016 In These Woods, from These Mountains Guitars, Lyrics, Songwriting (tracks 1-8)


Guitars, Bass (1993-1995)

1994 Constellation (EP) Guitars
2022 Constellation / My Angel (Compilation) Guitars


As Tomas Haugen:


As Tomas Haugen:
Guitars, Bass (1990-?)

1990 The Land of the Lost Souls (Demo) Songwriting (tracks 2-4), Lyrics (tracks 2, 4), Guitars, Bass

Fast Breeder



Bass (1993-1994)

1994 Pentagram Bass
1997 Novum Vox Mortis - Malicious Records Compilation Album (Split) Bass (track 3)

Notodden All Stars



Bass, Guitars (1993-1995)

1994 The Shadowthrone Guitars, Bass
1996 Crusade from the North (Split) Bass (disc 2 track 4), Guitars (disc 2 track 4)
1999 The Shadowthrone / Dark Medieval Times (Compilation) Guitars, Bass (tracks 1-7)

Spina Bifida

As Tomas:

Thou Shalt Suffer

Bass, Guitars, Drums (1991)

1991 4-track Rehearsal (Demo) Bass
1991 Open the Mysteries of Your Creation (EP) Guitars (as "Samot")
1991 Into the Woods of Belial (Demo) Drums (as "Samot")
1997 Into the Woods of Belial (Compilation) Drums (tracks 1-5), Guitars (tracks 6, 7), Bass (tracks 8-12)


As Tomas Haugen:
Guitars (1990)

1990 Rehearsals '90 (Demo) Guitars


As Zamoth:
Guitars (1998-2010)

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


Guitars, Bass (1995-1999)

1995 Blood Must Be Shed (EP) Guitars, Bass
1996 Blood Must Be Shed / Wraths of Time (Split) Guitars, Bass
1997 Novum Vox Mortis - Malicious Records Compilation Album (Split) Bass, Guitars
1999 Necrolust / Total Warfare (Split) Guitars, Bass


As Tomas:


1993 Aske (EP) Bass (tracks 1, 3)
1995 Burzum / Aske (Compilation) Bass (tracks 9, 11)
2005 Draugen - Rarities (Compilation) Bass (track 2)


As Zamoth:

2003 Disiplin Vocals (spoken) (track 1)


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

1996 When the Trees Were Silenced (Single) Viola, Battle drums (track 1) (as "Contrabass")
1998 The Winds That Sang of Midgard's Fate Viola (tracks 1, 2), Contrabass (track 8), Battle drums (tracks 1, 7, 8) (as "Herr. Thormodsæter Haugen")


As Samot:

1992 Seven Harmonies of Unknown Truths (Demo) Vocals


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 Art concept
1999 Thorns vs. Emperor (Split) Producer, Engineering, Mastering
2000 Emperial Live Ceremony (Live album) Mastering
2000 Emperial Live Ceremony (Video) Mastering

Limbonic Art

2010 Phantasmagoria Layout (additional) (as "Tomas T. Haugen")

Non Immemor Mei

2009 Antibiothic Lyrics (track 5) (as "Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen")


1991 Feverish Convulsions (Demo) Logo (as "Tomas Haugen")


2000 Aeons of Magick Producer, Mastering

The Wretched End

2012 Inroads Lyrics, Songwriting

Thou Shalt Suffer

1997 Into the Woods of Belial (Compilation) Liner notes


2001 World ov Worms Photography (additional), Mastering, Songwriting (as "Zamoth")
2003 Aeon Design, Mastering
2006 Disintegrate Design (as "Zamoth")


1999 Necrolust / Total Warfare (Split) Cover model
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