The scene in Norway is quite small actually, a close-knit community, where almost everybody knows everyone (at least in Oslo). And most of the people who are into hardcore is into various Animal Rights groups. It's cool and all, but I wouldn't mind if more people would come to shows.
These bands sum up Norway pretty well, (I may have left out some bands, but these bands were the first that came to mind, sorry.. )
Death is not Glamorous
Cover: Keith Rosson
Artwork: Esben Titland
Strike a Match (Members from Soulfire and Death is not Glamorous)
Evolve (my band)
Almost every show is very DIY, there aren't many venues that book hardcore shows with all ages, so the venues for most punk and hardcore shows in Oslo is at Blitz and Hausmania (two squats).
There hasn't been any zines released for awhile, not to my knowledge. These are the first two I can come up with...
Sight Beyond Sight
No Cage Is Big Enough (2007/2008?)