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Real/full name:
Stian Tomt Thoresen
47 (born Nov 18th, 1976)
Place of birth:
Norway (Jessheim, Viken)


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.


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, Vocals (backing) (2004-present)

2006 Serial Killer / The Angels Fall (Single) Guitars
2006 Blind Guardian / Chrome Division / All Shall Perish / Mendeed (Split) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2006 Doomsday Rock 'n Roll Guitars
2008 Booze, Broads and Beelzebub Guitars, Vocals (lead) (track 7)
2011 3rd Round Knockout Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2013 Endless Nights (Single) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2014 Infernal Rock Eternal Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2018 One Last Ride Bass, Vocals (backing), Guitars

Dimmu Borgir

Vocals (1993-present), Drums (1993-1995), Guitars (1994-1997, 2005), Keyboards (1996, 2009-present), Bass (2005, 2012-present)

1994 Rehearsal August 1994 (Demo) Drums
1994 Inn i evighetens mørke (EP) Drums
1995 For all tid Guitars (additional) (track 5), Lyrics, Drums, Songwriting, Vocals (backing)
1996 Stormblåst Guitars (lead), Vocals (additional), Lyrics (tracks 2, 8), Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 6, 8-10)
1996 Devil's Path (EP) Songwriting (tracks 1, 2), Keyboards, Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 1, 2), Guitars (lead)
1997 Live & Plugged Vol. 2 (Split video) Vocals
1997 Enthrone Darkness Triumphant Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
1998 Godless Savage Garden (EP) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead) (tracks 2, 4)
1999 Spiritual Black Dimensions Vocals (lead), Lyrics (track 9)
1999 Sons of Satan Gather for Attack (Split) Vocals, Guitars (lead), Keyboards, Lyrics
2000 True Kings of Norway (Split) Drums
2001 Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia Songwriting (tracks 2-11), Keyboards, Lyrics (track 5), Vocals (lead)
2001 Alive in Torment (EP) Vocals (lead)
2002 World Misanthropy (Video) Vocals
2002 World Misanthropy (EP) Vocals
2003 Death Cult Armageddon Vocals (lead), Lyrics (track 6), Songwriting (tracks 1, 3-5, 10, 11)
2004 Vredesbyrd (Single) Vocals
2005 Stormblåst MMV Vocals (lead, backing), Guitars (lead), Bass, Songwriting, Lyrics
2007 The Serpentine Offering (Single) Vocals
2007 In Sorte Diaboli Songwriting, Vocals (lead)
2007 Golden Gods 2007 (Split) Vocals
2008 The Invaluable Darkness (Video) Vocals
2010 Gateways (Single) Vocals, Keyboards, Effects
2010 Abrahadabra Vocals (lead), Keyboards, Effects, Songwriting
2014 Titans of Symphonic Metal (Split) Vocals, Guitars (track 1)
2017 Forces of the Northern Night (Live album) Vocals
2018 Interdimensional Summit (Single) Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Effects, Arrangements (choirs, orchestra), Songwriting
2018 Eonian Songwriting, Keyboards, Vocals (lead), Effects, Bass
2019 Live at Dynamo Open Air 1998 (Live album) Vocals
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Drums, Guitars (lead)

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

Nocturnal Breed

As Bitch Molester:
Keyboards (1996)

1996 Raping the Angels (Demo) Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
2005 Black Cult (Compilation) Keyboards

Ov Hell

Vocals (2009-2012)

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




Guitars (1994)


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


2023 Heartrot Vocals (track 6)


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


2005 The Black Halo Vocals [as Mephisto] (tracks 1, 12)
2006 One Cold Winter's Night (Live album) Voice [as Mephisto] (track 14)
2006 One Cold Winter's Night (Video) Voice [as Mephisto] (track 14)

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)


As Stian Thoresen:

1993 Evolution (Demo) Vocals

World of Damage

2021 I Will Not Conform (Single) Vocals
2021 Invoke Determination Vocals (tracks 1, 12)

Chrome Division

2006 Doomsday Rock 'n Roll Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4-12)
2008 Booze, Broads and Beelzebub Mixing, Layout
2011 3rd Round Knockout Mastering, Art direction
2014 Infernal Rock Eternal Art direction, Engineering
2018 One Last Ride Songwriting, Art direction

Dimmu Borgir

1996 Devil's Path (EP) Cover art
1997 For all tid Remastering
1997 For all tid Remastering
2000 For all tid Remastering
2005 Stormblåst MMV Liner notes
2005 Stormblåst MMV Producer, Layout
2010 Abrahadabra Engineering (keyboards, additional tracking), Arrangements
2017 Forces of the Northern Night (Live album) Mixing assistant
2018 Eonian Arrangements (orchestra, choir), Mixing, Layout supervision

Old Man's Child

1996 In the Shades of Life (EP) Liner notes


1995 Trollstorm over Nidingjuv (Demo) Cover art
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