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Wrath of the Tyrant

Album: ''Wrath of the Tyrant'' (1992 Demo)
1. Introduction
2. Ancient Queen
3. My Empire's Doom
4. Forgotten Centuries
5. Night of the Graveless Souls
6. Moon over Kara-Shehr
7. Witches Sabbath
8. Lord of the Storms
9. Wrath of the Tyrant


Album: ''Emperor'' (1993 EP)
1. I Am the Black Wizards
2. Wrath of the Tyrant
3. Night of the Graveless Souls
4. Cosmic Keys to My Creations and Times

Emperor/Hordanes Land

Album: ''Emperor/Hordanes Land'' (1993 Split)
1. I Am the Black Wizards
2. Wrath of the Tyrant
3. Night of the Graveless Souls
4. Cosmic Keys to My Creations and Times
5. Slaget I Skogen Bortenfor / The Battle in the Forest Beyond - Prologr / Prologue - Slaget / The Battle
6. Allfadr Odinn / Allfather Odin
7. Balför / Journey By Fire - Andi Fara / Departure of the Soul - Epilog / Epilogue

In the Nightside Eclipse

Album: ''In the Nightside Eclipse'' (1994)
1. Intro
2. Into The Infinity Of Thoughts
3. The Burning Shadows Of Silence
4. Cosmic Keys To My Creations & Times
5. Beyond The Great Vast Forest
6. Towards the Pantheon
7. The Majesty Of The Nightsky
8. I Am The Black Wizards
9. Inno A Satana

As the Shadows Rise

Album: ''As the Shadows Rise'' (1994 EP)
1. The Ancient Queen
2. Lord of the Storms
3. Witches Sabbath


Album: ''Reverence'' (1996 EP)
1. The Loss and Curse of Reverence
2. In Longing Spirit
3. Opus a Satana

Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

Album: ''Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk'' (1997)
1. Alsvartr (The Oath)
2. Ye Entrancemperium
3. Thus Spake the Nightspirit
4. Ensorcelled by Khaos
5. The Loss and Curse of Reverence
6. The Acclamation of Bonds
7. With Strength I Burn
8. The Wanderer

Emperor / Wrath of the Tyrant

Album: ''Emperor / Wrath of the Tyrant'' (1998 Best of/Compilation)
1. I am the Black Wizards
2. Wrath of the Tyrant
3. Night of the Graveless Souls
4. Cosmic Keys to my Creations & Times
5. Introduction
6. Ancient Queen
7. My Empire's Doom
8. Forgotten Centuries
9. Night of the Graveless Souls
10. Moon over Kara-Shehr
11. Witches Sabbath
12. Lord of the Storms
13. Wrath of the Tyrant

IX Equilibrium

Album: ''IX Equilibrium'' (1999)
1. Curse You All Men!
2. Decrystallizing Reason
3. An Elegy Of Icaros
4. The Source Of Icon E
5. Sworn
6. Nonus Aequilibrium
7. The Warriors Of Modern Death
8. Of Blindness And Subsequent Seers

Emperial Live Ceremony

Album: ''Emperial Live Ceremony'' (2000 Live album)
1. Curse You All Men
2. Thus Spake The Nightspirit
3. I Am the Black Wizards
4. An Elegy Of Icaros
5. With Strength I Burn
6. Sworn
7. Night Of The Graveless Souls
8. Inno A Satana
9. Ye Entrancemperium

Album: ''Prometheus - The Discipline of Fire & Demise'' (2001)
1. The Eruption
2. Depraved
3. Empty
4. The Prophet
5. The Tongue of Fire
6. In the Wordless Chamber
7. Grey
8. He Who Sought the Fire
9. Thorns on My Grave

Scattered Ashes: A Decade Of Emperial Wrath

Album: ''Scattered Ashes: A Decade Of Emperial Wrath'' (2003 Best of/Compilation)
1. Curse You All Men!
2. The Tongue of Fire
3. The Majesty of the Nightsky
4. Cosmic Keys to My Creations and Times
5. Wrath of the Tyrant
6. The Loss and Curse of Reverence
7. An Elegy of Icaros
8. I Am the Black Wizards
9. Thus Spake the Nightspirit (Live)
10. Ye Entrancemperium
11. In the Wordless Chamber
12. With Strength I Burn
13. Inno a Satana
14. Opus a Satana



Emperor is a seminal Norwegian black metal band who represent a symphonically laden yet brutally aggressive and chaotic part of the genre, something quite different from the minimalism of other originators of the Norwegian black metal sound, e.g.Darkthrone.

The band was formed around the core members Samoth (Thomas Thormodsæter Haugen, now member of Zyklon), Ihsahn (Vegard Sverre Tveitan, Peccatum) and Mortiis (Håvard Ellefsen) in 1992, and released their critically acclaimed and widely influential debut In the Nightside Eclipse in 1994 after being joined by drummer Faust (Bård Eithun, Aborym, Blood Tsunami, Scum) and having replaced Mortiis with Tchort (Terje Vik Schei, Blood Red Throne, Carpathian Forest, Green Carnation) on bass.

Around the same time as the release of the debut, most of the band are arrested on various accounts (drummer Faust on murder and arson, guitarist Samoth on arson and bassist Tchort on burglary).

Two years later, after Samoth's parole, the band releases what many consider to be their landmark achievement, Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, having invited Enslaved's Trym Thorson (Kai Jonny Mosaker, now also with Zyklon) manning the drums.

Emperor goes on to release two more albums before splitting up in 2001. They reunited in late 2005 for selected festival appearances throughout 2006 (most notably Inferno in Norway and Wacken Open Air in Germany) with Secthdamon (Zyklon) as session bass.

The last concert took place in Astoria, London on the 28th of October.

But they are already planned for festivals in Spring 2007 in France.

Band members:

Current members:
* Ihsahn (Vegard Sverre Tveitan) - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard - (1991-2001, 2005-)
* Samoth (Tomas Haugen) - Guitar (Drums) - (1991-2001, 2005-)
* Trym Torson (Kai Mosaker) - Drums - (1995-2001, 2005-)

Former members:
* Alver (Jonas Alver) - Bass - (1995-1998)
* Tchort (Terje Schei) - Bass - (1993-1994)
* Mortiis (Håvard Ellefsen) - Bass - (1991-1992)
* Faust (Bård Eithun) - Drums - (1992-1993)

Live and session members:
* Secthdamon (Odd Tony) - Bass (2006) - (Zyklon, Myrkskog)
* Einar Solberg - Keyboards (2006) - (Leprous)
* Charmand Grimloch (Joachim Rygg) - Keyboard (1998-2001) - (Tartaros)
* Tyr (Jan Erik Torgersen) - Bass (1998-2001) - (Borknagar, Vintersorg)
* Ildjarn (Vidar Vaaer) - Bass (1993) - (Ildjarn, Thou Shalt Suffer)
* Hellhammer (Jan Axel Blomberg) - Drums (1992) - (Mayhem, Arcturus, Winds, Age of Silence, ex-Immortal, Antestor, Dimmu Borgir)


Full Length:
1994 - In the Nightside Eclipse
1997 - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
1999 - IX Equilibrium
2001 - Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise

Live Albums:
2000 - Emperial Live Ceremony

Compilation Albums:
1998 - Wrath of the Tyrant
2001 - Emperial Vinyl Presentation
2003 - Scattered Ashes: a Decade of Emperial Wrath

Split Albums:
1993 - Emperor / Hordanes Land - Split with Enslaved
1999 - Thorns vs. Emperor - Split with Thorns
2000 - True Kings of Norway - Split with Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, Ancient and Arcturus

1993 - Emperor
1994 - As the Shadows Rise
1996 - Reverence

1992 - Wrath of the Tyrant

1995 - A Midsummer Night's Dream
1997 - Conquering Europe
1999 - Live in Frostland

1997 - The Loss and Curse of Reverence [Promo Video]
2000 - Emperial Live Ceremony [VHS/DVD]
2001 - Empty [Promo Video]

Symphonic Black Metal (early), Symphonic Extreme Metal (later)

Satanism (old), Nature, Mythology, Mysticism

Norway (Notodden), formed in 1991

Candlelight Records


Ihsahn (Vegard Sverre Tveitan) : Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synths/Keys (Zyklon-B (Nor), Peccatum, Thou Shalt Suffer, Wongraven, Ildjarn, Embryonic, Hardingrock)

Samoth (Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen) : Guitars, Drums on "Wrath of the Tyrant" (Zyklon, Thou Shalt Suffer, ex-Gorgoroth, Satyricon, Zyklon-B (Nor), Ildjarn, ex-session for Burzum, Arcturus (Nor), Scum (Nor), Embryonic, Xerasia)

Trym Torson (Kai Johnny Mosaker) : Drums (ex-Enslaved (Nor), ex-Imperium (Nor), Shadow Season, Tartaros (Nor), Zyklon, Paganize, Ceremony)

Live Musicians:
Secthdaemon (Odd Tony) : Bass (2005-) (Myrkskog, Odium (Nor), Zyklon, Kill All)
Einar Solberg - Synths/Keys (2005-) (Leprous)

Mortiis (Haavard Ellefsen) (Vond, Cintecele Diavolui, Fata Morgana (Nor))
Tchort (Terje Vik Schei) (Blood Red Throne, Carpathian Forest, Green Carnation, Satyricon)
Jonas Alver (Dødheimsgard)

Faust (Bård Eithun) (Thorns (Nor), Zyklon, Impostor/Death Fuck, Aborym (Ita), Scum (Nor), Decomposed Cunt, Blood Tsunami, Stigma Diabolicum (Nor), Hesperus Dimension)

Live musicians:
Tyr (Jan Erik Torgersen) : Bass (1998-2001) (Borknagar, Vintersorg, Thornbound)
Charmand Grimloch (Joachim Rygg) : Synths/Keys (1998-2001) (Tartaros (Nor), Souls Domain)


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