Bjorn Thorsrud

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Bjorn Thorsrud
Thorsrud at work
Born(1963-10-07)October 7, 1963
DiedOctober 19, 2021(2021-10-19) (aged 58)[1][2]
Alma materUniversity of Nevada, Reno
Occupation(s)Record producer, Audio engineer, Programmer, Mixing
Years active1987– 2021
LabelEMI Virgin Records

Bjorn Thorsrud (October 7, 1963 – October 19, 2021[1][2]) was an American music producer, programmer, and audio engineer who produced film scores and albums for rock and pop artists.

He also engineered, mixed, or contributed production or programming to every Smashing Pumpkins record from 1998's Adore to 2012's Oceania. He previously worked for the Taj-Motown Record Company and established his own record label, Tri Records. He held a bachelor's degree in physics and music from the University of Nevada, Reno.[3]

Thorsrud worked with artists including Billy Corgan, David Coverdale, The Dandy Warhols, Bruce Dickinson, Marianne Faithfull, The Frogs, Monster Magnet, Sleeping at Last, The Smashing Pumpkins, Asphalt Socialites, Whitesnake, and Zwan.[4]

He lived in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.

On October 19, 2021, he died suddenly of unreported causes.[1][2] He was 58 years of age.


Year Album Artist Role
1987 Two Hearts Dave Mason Assistant engineer
1988 White and Black Marcos Silva and Intersection Assistant engineer
1989 AC Black AC Black Mixing assistant
1991 Double Action Theatre Double Action Theatre Mixing
1991 Fear Toad the Wet Sprocket Engineer
1993 Rob & Fab Rob & Fab Guitar (acoustic), guitar, producer, engineer, mixing
1994 Balls to Picasso Bruce Dickinson Engineer
1994 The Doubting Thomas Band The Doubting Thomas Band Producer, Engineer, Arranger
1995 Because They Can Nelson Assistant engineer
1995 Crackin' Porcelain Mudsharks Assistant engineer
1995 Squalus Suculae Mudsharks Engineer
1997 Restless Heart Whitesnake Engineer
1997 Come On Over Shania Twain Pre-production programming
1997 Honeyrods The Honeyrods Editing, assistant engineer
1997 We Will Fall: The Iggy Pop Tribute Various artists Digital editing
1998 Adore The Smashing Pumpkins Engineer, digital editing
1998 ECW: Extreme Music Various artists Digital editing
1998 Let It Ride Monster Magnet Digital editing
1999 Stigmata (soundtrack) Various artists Engineer, mixing
2000 Into the Light David Coverdale Engineer, associate producer
2000 MACHINA/The Machines of God The Smashing Pumpkins Programming, engineer, compilation, editing, mixing
2001 Judas O The Smashing Pumpkins Producer
2001 Hopscotch Lollipop Sunday Surprise The Frogs Producer
2002 Hush Stacia Mixing
2002 Kissin Time Marianne Faithfull Engineer, mixing
2003 Ghosts Sleeping at Last Producer, engineer
2003 Greatest Hits Monster Magnet Digital editing
2003 Mary Star of the Sea Zwan Producer, mixing
2003 Welcome to the Monkey House The Dandy Warhols Producer, engineer
2004 Destiny Buddy Wright Engineer
2005 TheFutureEmbrace Billy Corgan Producer, engineer, mixing
2005 Passion Juice#17 Da House Playazz Engineer
2006 After the Chaos II Royal Bliss Executive producer
2007 Fantods The Fantods Producer, engineer
2007 Zeitgeist The Smashing Pumpkins Engineer, mixing assistant
2008 American Gothic The Smashing Pumpkins Engineer, mixing
2008 We Used to Be Friends The Dandy Warhols Producer, engineer
2009 Bleed To Bloom Stealing Love Jones Producer, engineer
2009 Teargarden by Kaleidyscope The Smashing Pumpkins Producer, engineer
2012 Oceania The Smashing Pumpkins Producer, engineer
2014 Good Soldier Sierra Swan Engineer, Mixing
2014 "Forever and whatever..." Asphalt Socialites Producer, engineer, mixing, co-writer


  1. ^ a b c @smashingpumpkins (October 21, 2021). "The SP family is saddened by the sudden passing of friend Bjorn Thorsrud" – via Instagram.
  2. ^ a b c "Bjorn Thorsrud, Beloved Rock Producer, Dead at 58". Music. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
  3. ^ "The People". Big Idea, Inc. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Bjorn Thorsrud Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2017-04-07. Retrieved 2021-10-21.

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