Gorgoroth

Gorgoroth
STYLE: ORIGIN: NorwayFORMED: 1992LABEL: Soulseller Records
  • MEMBERS:
  • Infernus- Guitar
  • Tomas Asklund- Drums
  • Atterigner- Vocals
  • Hoest- Vocals (LIVE)
  • Vyl- Drums (LIVE)
  • Guh.Lu- Bass (LIVE)
  • Aindiachaí- Guitar (LIVE)
BIOGRAPHY
After making a pact with the Devil in 1992, Infernus founded Gorgoroth, an early Norwegian black metal band. Gorgoroth has released albums on labels such as Nuclear Blast, Century Media, Season of Mist, Malicious Records and Regain Records, and has toured extensively abroad, and the line-up has been subject to several changes, with Infernus being the only remaining original member. After Gorgoroth’s controversial gig in Poland in February 2004, massive media attention led to an increase in both notoriety and record sales for the already infamous band. The band’s latest album, “Instinctus Bestialis”, was released by Soulseller Records in 2015.
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DISCOGRAPHY

Instinctus Bestialis / 2015

Instinctus Bestialis
  • Album Info
  • 2015
  • Soulseller Records

1. Radix Malorum

2. Dionysian Rite

3. Ad Omnipotens Aeterne Diabolus

4. Come Night

5. Burn in His Light

6. Rage

7. Kala Brahman

8. Awakening

 

Instinctus Bestialis is the ninth full-length studio album by Norwegian black metal act Gorgoroth. It was released on 8 June 2015 by Soulseller Records. It was also released digitally, as well as on digipak CD in a limited first pressing, limited black vinyl LP and limited picture vinyl LP. It is the first album to feature vocalist Atterigner and was the last to feature bassist Bøddel, who died from cancer four months after the album’s release.

Under the Sign of Hell 2011 / 2011

Under the Sign of Hell 2011
  • Album Info
  • 2011
  • Regain Records

 

 

 

1. Revelation of Doom

2. Krig (War)

3. Funeral Procession

4. Profetens åpenbaring (Prophet’s Revelation)

5. Ødeleggelse og undergang (Destruction and Doom)

6. Blood Stains the Circle

7. The Rite of Infernal Invocation

8. The Devil Is Calling

Gorgoroth re-recorded the album as Under the Sign of Hell 2011, released in November 2011 by Regain Records. This re-recorded version was the last album with vocalist Pest.

Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt / 2009

Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt
  • Album Info
  • 2009
  • Regain Records

1. Aneuthanasia

2. Prayer

3. Rebirth

4. Building a Man

5. New Breed

6. Cleansing Fire

7. Human Sacrifice

8. Satan-Prometheus

9. Introibo ad Alatare Satanas

 

Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt (Latin for “They draw as many as they can toward Satanism”) is the eighth studio album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. It was released on 21 October 2009 by Regain Records. This album marked the return of Peston vocals, as well as the debut of Tomas Asklund (ex-Infernal/Dissection/Dark Funeral) on drums and Bøddel (the pseudonym of Frank Watkins of Obituary) on bass.

Infernus, the founding member and guitarist of Gorgoroth, began work on this album in October 2006, and was first reported to be writing it when he was released on parole from prison in March 2007. However, the latter stages of the songwriting and much of the recording process were overshadowed by the Gorgoroth name dispute which began in October 2007. Within two weeks of the beginning of the dispute, the album title was revealed to the public.

Infernus cited the ecclesiastical writer Adam of Bremen as the inspiration for the album’s title, parodying his maxim Quantos Possunt ad Christianitatem Trahunt.

Infernus began work on the album in October 2006, as he was about to serve a prison sentence for “gross negligent rape”. He continued writing songs while he served his sentence, citing the “lack of outside distractions” as a factor. Shortly after he was granted parole in March 2007, the official Gorgoroth website (then situated at gorgoroth.org) announced that Infernus was “working on new material, both music and lyrics for an upcoming album, title yet undecided”.

In October 2007, then-members Gaahl and King ov Hell attempted to remove Infernus from the band, igniting the Gorgoroth name dispute. On 31 October 2007, Infernus revealed the title to be Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt. Infernus said that “between 50 and 70% of the music” had “already been written (some of it even pre-recorded)” as well as “two or three lyrics”. He stated that it would be released on Regain Records, which was reinforced by the decision of the record label in December 2007 to side with Infernus during the ongoing Gorgoroth name dispute.In December 2007, Bøddel and Asklund were revealed as new members of Gorgoroth on bass and drums respectively, and it was announced that former Gorgoroth guitarist Tormentor was assisting Infernus in arranging and producing the album.

Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam / 2006

Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam
  • Album Info
  • 2006
  • Regain Records

 

 

 

1. Wound Upon Wound

2. Carving a Giant

3. God Seed (Twilight of the Idols)

4. Sign of an Open Eye

5. White Seed

6. Exit

7. Untamed Forces

8. Prosperity and Beauty

 

Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam is the seventh studio album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. It was released on 19 June 2006 by Regain Records. This was the only Gorgoroth album on which all of the lyrics and music were written by Gaahl and King ov Hell, and was the last to feature both members It also marked the return of drummer Frost and was the last Gorgoroth album that he appeared on. It was nominated for Norway’s 2006 Spellemann award in the “Metal” category. It is the first Gorgoroth album with no Norwegian lyrics.

In November 2007, Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam was reissued with a slightly different cover and a DVD containing the “Carving a Giant” music video and another video documenting how the album was recorded.

The title is a Latin term meaning “for the greater glory of Satan”. It is a mutation of the Society of Jesus motto “Ad majorem Dei gloriam”, meaning “for the greater glory of God”. It contains a grammatical error, however, as “Sathanas” is typically declined as a first declension masculine noun, where its genitive (possessive) form would correctly be “Sathanae”. It was conceived by Infernus after he read an article about the organisation.

The cover artwork was taken from the 1850 painting Dante and Virgil in Hell by William-Adolphe Bouguereau.

Twilight of the Idols - In Conspiracy with Satan / 2003

Twilight of the Idols - In Conspiracy with Satan
  • Album Info
  • 2003
  • Nuclear Blast Records

 

 

 

1. Procreating Satan

2. Proclaiming Mercy – Damaging Instinct of Man

3. Exit – Through Carved Stones

4. Teeth Grinding

5. Forces of Satan Storms” (Infernus)

6. Blod og minne

7. Of Ice and Movement…

8. Domine in Virtute tua Laetabitur Rex

 

Twilight of the Idols (In Conspiracy with Satan) is the sixth album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. It was released on 21 July 2003 by Nuclear Blast, and reissued in 2006 by Back on Black Records. It was the only album to feature drummer Kvitrafn.

This was the first album on which Infernus was not the main songwriter. Instead, the music for this album was composed by bassist King ov Hell and Kvitrafn. The album cover depicted a burning church, but due to the ensuing controversy, some copies of the album featured a picture of the band members instead.

Incipit Satan / 2000

Incipit Satan
  • Album Info
  • 2000
  • Nuclear Blast Records

 

 

 

1. Incipit Satan

2. A World to Win

3. Litani til Satan

4. Unchain My Heart!!!

5. An Excerpt of X

6. Ein eim av blod og helvetesild

7. Will to Power

8. When Love Rages Wild in My Heart

 

Incipit Satan is the fifth full-length album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. It was released on 7 February 2000 by Nuclear Blast, and reissued in 2006 by Back on Black Records. Incipit Satan was the first album with King ov Hell as bassist, the last album to feature Tormentor on guitar and the only one with Sjt. Erichsen on drums. The band members dedicated the album to their deceased friend and former bandmate Erik Brødreskift (a.k.a. “Grim”).

Destroyer, or About How to Philosophize with the Hammer / 1998

Destroyer
  • Album Info
  • 1998
  • Nuclear Blast Records

1. Destroyer

2. Open the Gates

3. The Devil, the Sinner and His Journey

4. Om kristen og jødisk tru (About Christian and Jewish Faith)

5. På slagmark langt mot nord (On Battlefields Far North)

6. Blodoffer (Blood Offering)

7. The Virginborn

8. Slottet i det fjerne” (Darkthrone cover)

 

Destroyer – or About How to Philosophize with the Hammer is the fourth full-length album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. It was their first release on Nuclear Blast. It contained eight tracks performed by several different lineups, with band founder Infernus being the only member to be featured on all tracks. Four different vocalists were featured on the album, including Infernus on two tracks, Pest on four tracks, and T-Reaper and new vocalist Gaahl each on one track.[2]

Destroyer was the first album to feature Gaahl and guitarist Tormentor, the only one for T-Reaper and drummer Vrolok, the last to feature Pest until his return in 2008, and the last for drummer Frost until his return in 2004.

The album was re-released in 2006 by Back on Black Records as a gatefold vinyl LP. The subtitle of the album, “Or About How to Philosophize with the Hammer”, was also the subtitle of Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols, which itself would be a future Gorgoroth album title.

Under the Sign of Hell / 1997

Under the Sign of Hell
  • Album Info
  • 1997
  • Malicious Records

1. Revelation of Doom

2. Krig (War)

3. Funeral Procession

4. Profetens åpenbaring (Prophet’s Revelation)

5. Postludium

6. Ødeleggelse og undergang (Destruction and Doom)

7. Blood Stains the Circle

8. The Rite of Infernal Invocation

9. The Devil Is Calling

 

Under the Sign of Hell is the third studio album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. Recorded in 1996 and released in 1997, it was the first album to feature Ares on bass (on one track) and the only one to feature Grim on drums.

Antichrist / 1996

Antichrist
  • Album Info
  • 1996
  • Malicious Records

1. En stram lukt av kristent blod (A Rank Smell of Christian Blood)

2. Bergtrollets hevn (Mountain Troll’s Revenge)

3. Gorgoroth

4. Wind

5. Possessed (By Satan)

6. Heavens Fall

7. Sorg (Sorrow)

 

Antichrist is the second studio album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. The working title of the album was Død (meaning death or dead). It was released by Malicious Records on 3 March 1996 on vinyl (limited to 500 copies) and CD. It was re-released several times: by Century Black in 1999, as a remastered version by Season of Mist in 2005, on vinyl in 2005 on Agonia Records (limited to 1000 copies), and on vinyl in 2006 on Back on Black Records. The latter was released in a gatefold sleeve, and included a guitar pick signed by Infernus. It was the first album to feature Pest on vocals and Frost on drums, and the last album to feature Hat on vocals.

Pentagram / 1994

Pentagram
  • Album Info
  • 1994
  • Embassy Productions

1. Begravelsesnatt (Burial Night)

2. Crushing the Scepter (Regaining a Lost Dominion)

3. Ritual

4. Drömmer om Död (Dreaming of Death)

5. Katharinas bortgang (Katharina’s Passing)

6. Huldrelokk

7. (Under) The Pagan Megalith

8. Maaneskyggens Slave (The Moon-Shadow’s Slave)

Pentagram is the debut studio album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth, released in September 1994 by Embassy Productions. It followed the band’s two demo cassettes, A Sorcery Written in Blood and Promo ’94. It was the only album to feature Samoth on bass and Goat Pervertor on drums.

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