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Origin Örebro, Sweden
Genres Hard rock, psychedelic rock
Years active 1995–2000
Associated acts Witchcraft, Dead Man, Albatros, Graveyard
Members Joakim Nilsson
Magnus Pelander
Rikard Edlund
Kristoffer Sjödahl

Norrsken were a Swedish hard rock band founded in 1995.


Norrsken, which translates to aurora borealis from Swedish, formed in 1995 originally under the name Winterorb.[1] They put out two demos, Norrsken and Hokus Pokus, as well as a 7" single, "Armageddon." The band is best remembered as guitarist Magnus Pelander's band prior to forming Witchcraft. Vocalist Joakim Nilsson and bassist Rikard Edlund joined Albatros and then formed Graveyard, both bands in the 1970s hard rock genre. Drummer Kristoffer Sjödahl joined Dead Man. Nilsson's brother, Johannes, currently plays bass and sings in stoner rock group Asteroid.

Band members[edit]



  • Norrsken cassette demo (1996)
  • Hokus Pokus cassette demo (1996)
  • 3 Song Advance Tape cassette demo (1997)


  • "Armageddon" b/w "Little Lady" 7" (1999 Swingin' Singles Club)

Compilation tracks[edit]

  • "Pilot" on Blue Explosion: Tribute to Blue Cheer CD (1999 Black Widow Records)
  • "Psalm 9" on Bastards Will Pay: Tribute to Trouble CD (1999 Freedoom Records)