Thorns is a Norwegian black metal band from Trondheim. The group became popular thanks to two demos in the early 1990s, Grymyrk and Trøndertun>, but to his credit, only one studio album, Thorns, published in 2000.
In 1989, Snorre W. Ruch and Marius Vold formed the Stigma Diabolicum group and recorded a demo. In 1990, bassist Harald Eilertsen and drummer Bård G. Eithun joined the band. While Latin begins to spread in black metal, the band's name changes to Thorns in 1991 >>>. In the same year, Eilertsen and Ruch recorded the Grymyrk demo, which had a significant impact on the black metal scene and, with Mayhem's Euronymous guitarist, initiated black metal riffing. The band often goes on tour far from Norway, and therefore has no opportunity to record new songs. In 1992, the Trøndertun demo is registered>. The same year, Ruch becomes the second guitarist within Mayhem and dissolves Thorns for a few months.
In 1994, Snorre was sentenced to eight years in prison for complicity in murder on Euronymous. However, according to Euronymous's murderer, Varg Vikernes, Ruch was "in the wrong place, at the wrong time". After a long period of silence after Ruch's incarceration, Thorns returns in 1999 with a split album vs. Thorns. Emperor, which consists of ancient songs of Thorns played by Emperor and vice versa.
In 2001, the band released their first studio album, Thorns, with Hellhammer on drums, and Satyr and Aldrahn of Dødheimsgard on vocals. In October 2007, the Greek label Kyrck Productions releases the compilation Stigma Diabolicum, which contains the two demos Grymyrk and Trøndertun, as well as other demos of Stigma Diabolicum as Lacus de Luna and Luna de Nocturnus, and two songs (Thule and Fall) . A sequel to Thorns is announced in September 2008>. The album will never see the day, however, and the group's activities will be rare.