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Chrome Division  

Chrome Division was formed by a pair of Dimmu Borgir members (longtime vocalist Shagrath and onetime bassist Nagash) back in 1999, the pair wishing to do something far removed from black metal. Nagash eventually left the project (indeed, he also left Dimmu shortly thereafter, going on to man The Kovenant), but Shagrath (here as a guitarist) fleshed out a full band, and eventually an album, Doomsday Rock’n’Roll, was released in 2006. True enough, this is not black metal at all, but greasy, biker rock/metal, reminiscent of bands such as Motorhead during their more recent, upbeat moments (both style-wise and vocal-wise), or perhaps Hellacopters. Not every song is an outright winner, but in general there’s enough simplistic yet effective gruff heavy rock to keep fans of this kind of stuff interested (whether Dimmu fans take to this is another matter). The project has prospered, with four albums released as of 2014.

Current Members

Shady Blue (Pål Mathisen)

vocals (ex-Susperia)

Shagrath (Stian Thoresen)

guitars (Dimmu Borgir, Ov Hell, Ragnarok)

Damage Karlsen (Kjell Karlsen)


Ogee (Åge Trøite)


Tony White (Tony Kirkemo)

drums (ex-Old Man's Child)

Former Members/Guests

Eddie Guz


Ricky Black


Björn Luna



Doomsday Rock'n'Roll 
2006 Nuclear Blast
  1. Doomsday Overture
  2. Serial Killer
  3. Hate
  4. Trouble With The Law
  5. Chrome Division
  6. Here Comes Another One
  7. 1st Regiment
  8. Breath Easy
  9. The Angel Falls
  10. Till The Break Of Dawn
  11. We Want More
  12. When The Shit Hits The Fan
  • Eddie Guz
  • Shagrath
  • Ricky Black
  • Björn Luna
  • Tony White

Booze, Broads And Beelzebub 
2008 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Second Coming
  2. Booze, Broads & Beelzebub
  3. Wine Of Sin
  4. Raven Black Cadillac
  5. Life Of A Fighter
  6. The Devil Walks Proud
  7. Hate This Town
  8. The Boys From The East
  9. Doomsday Rider
  10. Let's Hear It
  11. Sharp Dressed Man
  12. Bad Broad (Good Girl Gone Bad)
  13. Raise Your Flag
  • Eddie Guz
  • Shagrath
  • Ricky Black
  • Björn Luna
  • Tony White

Reviews:   Metal Storm 

3rd Round Knockout 
2011 Nuclear Blast
  1. Bulldogs Unleashed
  2. 7 G-Strings
  3. Join the Ride
  4. Unholy Roller
  5. Zombies & Monsters
  6. Fight (Rumble 'n' Roll)
  7. The Magic Man
  8. Long Distance Call Girl
  9. Ghost Rider in the Sky (Stan Jones cover)
  10. Satisfy My Soul
  • Shady Blue
  • Shagrath
  • Ricky Black
  • Björn Luna
  • Tony White

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Angry Metal Guy  Teeth Of The Divine  Metal Storm 

Infernal Rock Eternal 
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. Good Morning Riot
  2. Endless Nights
  3. (She's) Hot Tonight
  4. The Absinthe Voyage
  5. Lady of Perpetual Sorrow
  6. The Moonshine Years
  7. No Bet for Free
  8. On the Run Again
  9. Mistress in Madness
  10. Reaper on the Hunt
  11. You're Dead Now
  12. Ol
  13. Dirty Dog (Bonus track)
  • Shady Blue
  • Shagrath
  • Damage Karlsen
  • Ogee
  • Tony White

Reviews:   Brave Words  Metal Observer 


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