Symphonic, Progressive Black Metal. One of the many hordes of European Black Metal bands with bad production, Emperor has over the years progressed into a band quite worthy of praise. Their later works are on more of a parallel with Morbid Angel's 'Formulas' album than they are with other Black Metal bands. Near the end of their carrer, the band slowly began to learn that 'extreme' should be about playing and composition rather than which makeup salon they attend...!
Emperor re-united in early 2006, and will headline Norway's Inferno Festival and Germany's Wacken Open Air Festivals.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen (as Samoth)||Guitar||Arcturus, Burzum, Embryonic, Gorgoroth, Hagalaz' Runedance, Satyricon, Thou Shalt Suffer, Zyklon, Zyklon-B|
|Kai Johnny Mosaker (as Trym Torson)||Drums||Enslaved, Zyklon|
|Vegard Sverre Tveitan (as Ihsahn)||Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard||Ihsahn, Thou Shalt Suffer||Embryonic, Ildjarn, Wongraven, Zyklon-B|