Troll is a Norwegian black metal band. It was founded in 1992, when 14-year-old Nagash started writing music with Glaurung and Fafnir. When Glaurung and Fafnir left the project, Nagash continued Troll as a solo project and released Trollstorm over Nidingjuv in 1995 and Drep de kristne in 1996. The latter album (the title means Kill the Christians in English) had an emphasize on anti-Christian lyrics. Consequently, Troll became associated with troll metal.
Following the release of Drep de kristne, Nagash spent more time working with other bands such as Dimmu Borgir and his other band Covenant that he started with Blackheart. Troll was inactive until 2000. By that time Fafnir, now under the name Sinister Minister Twice, had rejoined Troll. Other members were also added, making Troll a group and no longer a solo project. With Nagash concentrating on guitar and synth, Troll released The Last Predators in 2000 and Universal in 2001.