Pontus Norgren

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Pontus Norgren
Pontus Norgren 2010.05.06.jpg
Pontus Norgren performing live in 2010
Background information
Born (1968-04-22) 22 April 1968 (age 46)
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
Labels Nuclear Blast
Associated acts HammerFall, The Poodles, Talisman
Website [1]

Karl Pontus Norgren[1] is the current guitarist of the Swedish power metal band HammerFall and formerly played guitar for The Poodles.

Biography[edit]

Norgren replaced former HammerFall guitarist Stefan Elmgren, who decided to focus on his career as a pilot. Norgren was contacted by Joacim Cans, HammerFall's singer, who asked him if he knew a good guitarist. Being a fan of HammerFall's music and desiring to play a heavier style of music than that of The Poodles, Norgren suggested himself. HammerFall asserts that they are happy with Norgren as a guitarist and band member.

Norgren previously played with bands including Great King Rat, Talisman, Humanimal, The Ring, and Zan Clan.

He also served as live sound engineer for Thin Lizzy during the band's 2000 tour, similarly serving Europe and Yngwie J. Malmsteen.

Discography[edit]

With HammerFall[edit]

with Impulsia[edit]

Albums with The Poodles[edit]

Singles with The Poodles[edit]

Soloist[edit]

  • 2001 Damage Done (Z Records)

With Talisman[edit]

With Jeff Scott Soto[edit]

  • 2003 Live at The Gods 2.002 CD
  • 2003 Live at The Gods 2.002 DVD
  • 2002 Holding On EP

With The Ring[edit]

  • 2004 - Tales from Midgard

With DivineFire[edit]

  • 2004 - Glory Thy Name

With Zan Clan[edit]

  • 2005 - We Are Zan Clan...Who the F**K Are You??!

With Humanimal[edit]

  • 2002 - Humanimal
  • 2002 - Find My Way Home EP

With Great King Rat[edit]

  • 1999 Out of the Can (Z Records)
  • 1992 Great King Rat (Planet)

With Jekyll-and-Hyde[edit]

  • 1998 Heavenly Creatures

With Locomotive Breath[edit]

  • 2002 - Heavy Machinery (guitar solo on "The Adventures Of Zaphod Beeblebrox")

With House of Shakira[edit]

  • 2000 - III (guitar solo on "In Your Head")

With Others[edit]

  • 2005 - Various Artists - United: Where Is the Fire DVD

Recompilations[edit]

  • 2005 - Various Artists - Musically Correct III: The Eagle Has Landed (1999) "Brand New Start" from Damage Done

As Producer, Engineer, Mixer[edit]

  • Impulsia - Expressions (2009) Engineered
  • Doogie White - Solo album, unknown title (2008) Produced
  • Last Autumn's Dream - Hunting Shadows (2008) Mixed
  • The Ring - Tales from Midgard (2004) Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered
  • House of Shakira - Live + (2001) Engineered (live sound)
  • House of Shakira - III (2000) Recorded, engineered, and mixed
  • House of Shakira - On the verge (1998) Mixed (with Björn Wallmark)
  • House of Shakira - Lint (1997) Mixed (with Björn Wallmark)
  • Mercury Fang - Liquid Sunshine (2003) Produced and mixed
  • Pontus Norgren - Damage Done (2000)
  • Great King Rat - Out of the Can (1999)
  • Southpaw - Southpaw (1998)
  • Human Clay - U4Ia (1997)
  • Jekyll-and-Hyde - "Heavenly Creatures" (1998)
  • Clockwise - Naîve (1998), engineered with Niklas Sjöberg
  • Gallery - "Still Here"
  • Four Sticks - "Electric Celebration"
  • Lion's Share -
  • Rough Diamond - "Stories from the old days" (2012) mixed (with Marcus Jidell)

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