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Emperor

Country of origin:
Norway
Location:
Notodden
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1991
Genre:
Symphonic Black Metal
Lyrical themes:
Divination, Nature, Mythology, Individualism, Mysticism
Current label:
Candlelight Records
Years active:
1991-2001, 2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016-present
Played their first gig on April 13th, 1992, alongside Enslaved, Algol, and Infinite Decay.

Emperor were known as one of the most infamous Norwegian black metal bands during the early and mid 1990s. Samoth was jailed 16 months for taking part in church burnings with Varg Vikernes (Burzum), along with other members of the Norwegian black metal scene. Drummer Faust was jailed for church burning and ...
Current
Samoth Drums (1991-1992), Guitars (rhythm) (1992-2001, 2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016-present)
See also: The Wretched End, Scum, ex-Zyklon, ex-Zyklon-B, ex-Embryonic, ex-Xerasia, ex-Arcturus, ex-Gorgoroth, ex-Satyricon, ex-Thou Shalt Suffer, ex-Conspiracy, ex-Fast Breeder, ex-Notodden All Stars, ex-Spina Bifida, ex-Zyltelab
Ihsahn Keyboards (1991-2001), Vocals, Guitars (lead) (1991-2001, 2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016-present), Bass (1999-2001)
See also: Ihsahn, ex-Hardingrock, ex-Peccatum, ex-Zyklon-B, ex-Thou Shalt Suffer, ex-Embryonic, ex-Xerasia, God of Atheists, ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Revolution Harmony
Trym Torson Drums (1996-2001, 2005-2007, 2014, 2016-present)
See also: ex-Ceremony, ex-Zyklon, ex-Paganize, God of Atheists, ex-Enslaved, ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Imperium, ex-Notodden All Stars
Past
Mortiis Bass (1991-1992)
See also: Mortiis, ex-Cintecele Diavolui, ex-Fata Morgana, ex-Vond, ex-Rupturence, ex-Wilt of Belial
Faust Drums (1992-1994, 2013-2014)
See also: Blood Tsunami, Djevel, Studfaust, Scum, ex-Bomberos, ex-Decomposed Cunt, ex-Mongo Ninja, ex-Stigma Diabolicum, ex-Aborym, ex-Thorns, ex-Nattefrost (live)
Tchort Bass (1993-1994)
See also: Green Carnation, The 3rd Attempt, ex-Blood Red Throne, ex-Carpathian Forest, ex-Satyricon (live)
Alver Bass (1995-1998)
See also: ex-Dødheimsgard
Current (Live)
Secthdamon Bass, Vocals (backing) (2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016-present)
See also: Grimfist, Myrkskog, Odium, 1349 (live), ex-Zyklon, ex-Dimmu Borgir (live)
Jørgen Munkeby Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2018-present)
See also: Altaar, Damp / Chrome Hill, Shining, ex-Marty Friedman (live), ex-Jaga Jazzist
Past (Live)
Hellhammer Drums (1992)
See also: Age of Silence, Arcturus, Mayhem, Mortem, Winds, Mezzerschmitt, ex-Covenant, ex-Den Saakaldte, ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Nidingr, ex-Shining, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Troll, ex-Umoral, ex-Immortal (live), ex-Mysticum (live), ex-Tritonus (live), ex-Carnivora, ex-Descended
Ildjarn Bass (1993)
See also: ex-Ildjarn, ex-Ildjarn-Nidhogg, ex-Sort Vokter, ex-Nivlheim, ex-Thou Shalt Suffer, ex-Fast Breeder, ex-Myristic, ex-Spina Bifida, ex-Zyltelab
Mark Allen Keyboards (1993)
Sverd Keyboards (1994-1995)
See also: Arcturus, Mortem, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Ulver, ex-Ved Buens Ende (live), ex-Covenant, ex-Descended
Charmand Grimloch Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (1997-2001)
See also: ex-Souls Domain, ex-Tartaros, ex-The Thrill
Tyr Bass, Vocals (backing) (1998-2001)
See also: ex-Borknagar, ex-Koldbrann (live), ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Vintersorg (live), ex-Thornbound
Einar Solberg Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016-2017)
See also: Leprous, Ihsahn (live)
Geir Bratland Keyboards (2018)
See also: Dimmu Borgir (live), ex-God Seed, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Apoptygma Berzerk
Samoth Drums (1991-1992), Guitars (rhythm) (1992-2001, 2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016-present)
See also: The Wretched End, Scum, ex-Zyklon, ex-Zyklon-B, ex-Embryonic, ex-Xerasia, ex-Arcturus, ex-Gorgoroth, ex-Satyricon, ex-Thou Shalt Suffer, ex-Conspiracy, ex-Fast Breeder, ex-Notodden All Stars, ex-Spina Bifida, ex-Zyltelab
Ihsahn Keyboards (1991-2001), Vocals, Guitars (lead) (1991-2001, 2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016-present), Bass (1999-2001)
See also: Ihsahn, ex-Hardingrock, ex-Peccatum, ex-Zyklon-B, ex-Thou Shalt Suffer, ex-Embryonic, ex-Xerasia, God of Atheists, ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Revolution Harmony
Trym Torson Drums (1996-2001, 2005-2007, 2014, 2016-present)
See also: ex-Ceremony, ex-Zyklon, ex-Paganize, God of Atheists, ex-Enslaved, ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Imperium, ex-Notodden All Stars
Mortiis Bass (1991-1992)
See also: Mortiis, ex-Cintecele Diavolui, ex-Fata Morgana, ex-Vond, ex-Rupturence, ex-Wilt of Belial
Faust Drums (1992-1994, 2013-2014)
See also: Blood Tsunami, Djevel, Studfaust, Scum, ex-Bomberos, ex-Decomposed Cunt, ex-Mongo Ninja, ex-Stigma Diabolicum, ex-Aborym, ex-Thorns, ex-Nattefrost (live)
Tchort Bass (1993-1994)
See also: Green Carnation, The 3rd Attempt, ex-Blood Red Throne, ex-Carpathian Forest, ex-Satyricon (live)
Alver Bass (1995-1998)
See also: ex-Dødheimsgard
Current
Secthdamon Bass, Vocals (backing) (2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016-present)
See also: Grimfist, Myrkskog, Odium, 1349 (live), ex-Zyklon, ex-Dimmu Borgir (live)
Jørgen Munkeby Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2018-present)
See also: Altaar, Damp / Chrome Hill, Shining, ex-Marty Friedman (live), ex-Jaga Jazzist
Past
Hellhammer Drums (1992)
See also: Age of Silence, Arcturus, Mayhem, Mortem, Winds, Mezzerschmitt, ex-Covenant, ex-Den Saakaldte, ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Nidingr, ex-Shining, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Troll, ex-Umoral, ex-Immortal (live), ex-Mysticum (live), ex-Tritonus (live), ex-Carnivora, ex-Descended
Ildjarn Bass (1993)
See also: ex-Ildjarn, ex-Ildjarn-Nidhogg, ex-Sort Vokter, ex-Nivlheim, ex-Thou Shalt Suffer, ex-Fast Breeder, ex-Myristic, ex-Spina Bifida, ex-Zyltelab
Mark Allen Keyboards (1993)
Sverd Keyboards (1994-1995)
See also: Arcturus, Mortem, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Ulver, ex-Ved Buens Ende (live), ex-Covenant, ex-Descended
Charmand Grimloch Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (1997-2001)
See also: ex-Souls Domain, ex-Tartaros, ex-The Thrill
Tyr Bass, Vocals (backing) (1998-2001)
See also: ex-Borknagar, ex-Koldbrann (live), ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Vintersorg (live), ex-Thornbound
Einar Solberg Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016-2017)
See also: Leprous, Ihsahn (live)
Geir Bratland Keyboards (2018)
See also: Dimmu Borgir (live), ex-God Seed, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Apoptygma Berzerk
Added by: Greb Modified by: TripToTheGrave
Added on: 2002-07-11 23:39:57 Last modified on: 2018-09-18 05:09:54