Pontus Norgren

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Pontus Norgren
Pontus Norgren 2010.05.06.jpg
Pontus Norgren performing live in 2010
Background information
Birth nameKarl Pontus Norgren
Born (1968-04-22) 22 April 1968 (age 51)
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
LabelsNuclear Blast
Associated actsHammerFall, The Poodles, Talisman The German Panzer

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


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.

Recently, he joined The German Panzer as one of the group's 2nd guitarists.


Great King Rat[edit]

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


  • Heavenly Creatures (1998)



  • Damage Done (2000)


  • Find My Way Home EP (2002)
  • Humanimal (2002)

Jeff Scott Soto[edit]

  • Holding On EP (2002)
  • Live at The Gods 2.002 (2003)

The Ring[edit]

  • Tales from Midgard (2004)


  • Glory Thy Name (2004)

Zan Clan[edit]

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

The Poodles[edit]

Doogie White[edit]

  • As Yet Untitled (2008)


Guest musician[edit]

  • Various Artists - Musically Correct III: The Eagle Has Landed (1999) "Brand New Start" from Damage Done
  • House of Shakira - III (2000) guitar solo on "In Your Head"
  • Locomotive Breath - Heavy Machinery (2002) guitar solo on "The Adventures of Zaphod Beeblebrox"
  • Various Artists - United: Where Is the Fire (2005) DVD
  • Talisman - 7 (2007) guest guitarist on "Final Curtain"
  • Tomas Bergsten's Fantasy - Nightwalker (2015) guitar solo on "In Eternity"

As producer, engineer, mixer[edit]

  • Human Clay - U4Ia (1997)
  • Four Sticks - Electric Celebration (1997) engineer, mixing
  • House of Shakira - Lint (1997) mixing (with Björn Wallmark)
  • House of Shakira - On the Verge (1998) mixing (with Björn Wallmark)
  • Southpaw - Southpaw (1998)
  • Clockwise - Naîve (1998) engineer (with Niklas Sjöberg)
  • Jekyll-and-Hyde - Heavenly Creatures (1998) engineer
  • Great King Rat - Out of the Can (1999) producer, mixing
  • Gaeleri - Still Here... (1999) co-producer, engineer
  • Pontus Norgren - Damage Done (2000) producer
  • House of Shakira - III (2000) engineer, mixing
  • House of Shakira - Live +(2001) live sound engineer
  • Humanimal - Find My Way Home EP (2002) co-producer, engineer
  • Humanimal - Humanimal (2002) co-producer, engineer
  • Mercury Fang - Liquid Sunshine (2003) producer, mixing
  • The Ring - Tales from Midgard (2004) producer, engineer, mixing, mastering
  • CandlemassCandlemass (2005) producer, engineer, mixing
  • Doogie White - As Yet Untitled (2008) producer, mixing
  • Last Autumn's Dream - Hunting Shadows (2008) mixing, mastering
  • Impulsia - Expressions (2009) co-producer, engineer
  • Rough Diamond - Stories from the Old Days (2012) mixing (with Marcus Jidell)


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