There's more than one artist under this name: 1. Thorns (formed as Stigma Diabolicum, but changed name to Thorns after two years) is a Norwegian industrial black metal band, masterminded by Blackthorn (Snorre W. Ruch - also in Mayhem and Satyricon). They made two highly influential demos in the early 90's, Grymyrk and Trøndertun, but have only released one full-length album, since the band was founded, in 1989. Blackthorn was involved in the infamous murder of fellow Mayhem guitar player Euronymous (accompanying his killer, Varg Vikernes, on the long car journey to Euronymous' flat). He was convicted to 8 years in prison. MySpace page 2. Thorns were a post-hardcore band from Washington DC, signed under Dischord. 3. Melbourne based sludge metal/metalcore band formed in 2011. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.