A melodic hard rock/post-grunge outfit based out of Bergen, Norway, Audrey Horne draw inspiration from classic rock bands like Van Halen, Alice in Chains, Kiss, and Iron Maiden, despite having roots in black metal.
Taking their name from the character played by Sherilyn Fenn in David Lynch's cult television series Twin Peaks, the group was founded in 2002 around the talents of Torkjell Rød (Sylvia Wane), Thomas Tofthagen (Sahg), Arve Isdal (Enslaved), Tom Cato Visnes (Gorgoroth, King ov Hell), and Herbrand Larsen (Enslaved). The band issued an EP, Confessions & Alcohol, in advance of its full-length debut, 2005's No Hay Banda -- the album took home the Norwegian Grammy Award in the Best Metal Act category the following year. The group's sophomore effort, Le Fol, was released in 2007; that year also saw the amicable departures of Visnes and Larsen, the latter of whom continued to work with the group in the studio as a producer/engineer. The band released an eponymous third full-length outing in 2010, followed by Youngblood (2013), Pure Heavy (2014), and Blackout (2018). ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi