Bård Torstensen

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Bård Torstensen
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Bård Torstensen with Clawfinger, 2007
Background information
Born (1961-09-13) September 13, 1961 (age 53)
Arendal, Norway
Genres Rap metal, skatecountry, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, producer
Instruments Guitars
Years active 1982–present
Website www.clawfinger.com

Bård Torstensen (born September 13, 1961) is a Norwegian guitarist and record producer[1][2] from Arendal, best known as a long time and founding member of rap metal Clawfinger.[3][4][5][6]

Torstensen also plays guitar in ice skate-country band Melkesyra[7] and jazz/metal band Okavango,[8] witch both are from his hometown. Before founding Clawfinger in 1990 with Zak Tell (lead vocals), Jocke Skog (keyboards) and Erlend Ottem (guitar) he and Ottem played in a local band named Theo.[9] This band only gave out one single and one LP, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (1988).[10]

Torstensen is a known activist in his hometown, and an engaged in preserving his community Barbu by working to stop new building plans.[11]

Discography (as guitarist)[edit]


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