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Norway's Black Metal Elite To Pay Tribute To BATHORY Mastermind

A number of well-respected Norwegian black metal musicians will gather to perform a selection of classic BATHORY songs during Norway's Hole In The Sky Festival as a tribute to the group's mastermind Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg, who passed away earlier this month. So far, the following musicians have...
June 23, 2004

GORGOROTH's Controversial Gig In Poland Ranked As One Of Top 50 'Most Metal Moments'

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH's controversial gig in Krakow, Poland has been ranked as the 45th "most metal moment" on VH1. Follow this link to check it out at VH1's web site. GORGOROTH drew international attention in early February after they were accused of "offending religious feelings" dur...
June 5, 2004


Beginning on May 4, Candlelight Records will be reissuing numerous out-of-print and previously unavailable releases from Norway's Nocturnal Art Productions and Holland's Karmageddon Media. Among the albums set to receive the reissue treatment are THOU SHALT SUFFER's "Into the Woods of Belial", plus...
June 1, 2004

GORGOROTH Launch Search For New Drummer

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH are currently looking for a drummer for their upcoming European tour, tentatively scheduled for this fall. "If you are interested you can send your demo tape, CD, video, CV, etc. to [guitarist] Infernus," the band write on their web site. "Contact him by e-mail (i...
May 28, 2004

GORGOROTH Singer Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

GORGOROTH singer Gaahl was sentenced Tuesday (May 4) to 18 months in a Norwegian prison on charges that he beat a 41-year-old man in what the victim called a ritual attack. The 28-year-old black metal vocalist (view photo taken in court earlier today),who has several prior convictions including one...
May 4, 2004

GORGOROTH: Collaboration With FROST Called Off

The planned collaboration between Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH and drummer Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad (SATYRICON, 1349) has been cancelled, according to an official statement from Khaoz Productionz. "The main reason [the collaboration has been called off] is the planned Europe tour in October...
May 4, 2004

GAAHL's Mother Defends GORGOROTH Singer Against Blood-Drinking Charges: 'My Son's A Vegetarian'

GORGOROTH singer Gaahl is facing 18 months in a Norwegian prison on charges that he beat a 41-year-old man in what the victim called a ritual attack. The 28-year-old had originally faced up to nine years for threats and violence, but the prosecution asked for a much shorter sentence at the close of...
April 28, 2004

GORGOROTH Singer To Alleged Victim: 'I'm Going To Drink Your Blood!'

GORGOROTH frontman Gaahl threatened to "sacrifice" a man and drink his blood during a night of terror more than two years ago, a Norwegian court was told today during the first day of Gaahl's trial on abuse charges. The 40-year-old alleged victim testified in a Sunnfjord court that he feared that he...
April 27, 2004

GORGOROTH Singer Accused Of Beating Victim, Drinking His Blood

GORGOROTH singer Gaahl is scheduled to go on trial in Norway next week on charges that he "ritually abused" a man more than two years ago. The alleged abuse of a man in his 40s took place at a desolate farm in Fjaler in Sunnfjord in February of 2002 and ended ritually with the vocalist ...
April 23, 2004

GORGOROTH Confirm Drummer's Departure

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have confirmed the departure of drummer Kvitrafn due to "personal reasons." "[The] good news is that Frost (SATYRICON, 1349) has agreed to be the new drummer," reads a post on the group's web site. "He will start working together with GORGOROTH in the beginning of...
April 22, 2004


Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have parted ways with Nuclear Blast Records, according to a post on their official web site. "GORGOROTH are relieved to inform that their cooperation with the German label Nuclear Blast is now ended," reads the post. "They have already received a good offer from a...
April 21, 2004

GORGOROTH Guitarist Speaks Out: 'We Have 40 Million Polish People Who Hate Us'

GORGOROTH founder/guitarist Infernus has spoken out about the controversial concert in Poland that has resulted in the group being investigated for possibly breaching Article 196 of the Polish penal code concerning offense to religious feelings. The maximum penalty for breaching the article is five...
February 12, 2004

Polish TV Suspends Producer Behind GORGOROTH's Controversial Concert

The management of a Polish state TV station has suspended the producer of last Sunday's (Feb. 1) controversial concert by the black metal band GORGOROTH. "We are trying to determine if he had advance knowledge of the activities that were going to take place during the concert and allowed the show to...
February 8, 2004

GORGOROTH Singer Rejects 'Animal Cruelty' Accusations, Has A History Of Violent Behavior

The singer of the Norwegian black metal band accused of "offending religious feelings" during a concert in Poland last weekend has rejected accusations that the group had breached the Polish law on protection of animals by displaying the severed and impaled heads of sheep as part of their stage act....
February 5, 2004

UPDATE: Polish Authorities To Ask For Norwegian Help In Questioning GORGOROTH

A spokesperson for the public prosecutor in Krakow, southern Poland, said on Wednesday (Feb. 4) that they might ask for Norwegian help in questioning members of the black metal group GORGOROTH in order to determine whether Article 196 of the Polish penal code (concerning offense to religious feeling...
February 4, 2004