GORGOROTH (1992–PRESENT). Hat (vocals, replaced by Gahl), Infernus (guitar), Tormentor (guitar), Samoth (bass, replaced by Infernus, Ares, King of Hell), Goat (drums, replaced by Satyricon, replaced by Frost, replaced by Grim, Frost, Sjt. Erichson, replaced by Kvitrafn).
Gorgoroth are a Norwegian black metal band whose lead singer, Gahl, is now in jail for attacking a man and attempting to ritually drink his blood as noted by Moynihan and Soderlind. Gorgoroth, who took their name from the classic fantasy
series, The Lord of the Rings, played a little too close to fantasy at times in real life, as well. The band played a raucous type of black metal heavily influenced by Mayhem, although their sound was more modern with some progressive and industrial touches thrown in, especially on the later releases. The band also courted its share of controversy for their extreme anti-Christian views. The band
was also mired in controversy in 2007, when founder and guitarist Infernus was either fired by Gahl and King of Hell, or fired them. After counter-lawsuits, both began new bands under the name Gorgoroth and have announced plans to tour under the name. Gorgoroth are one of the most extreme black metal bands in existence and their dedication to Satan has been unquestioned by many in the metal community. Drummer Grim died in 1998.
Discography: Pentagram (Malicious Records/Century Black/Season of Mist, 1994); Antichrist (Malicious Records/Century Black/Season of Mist, 1996); Under the Sign of Hell (Malicious Records/Century Black/Season of Mist, 1997); Destroyer: Or How to Philosophize with the Hammer (Nuclear Blast, 1998); Incipit (Nuclear Blast, 2000); Twilight of the Idols: In Conspiracy with Satan (Nuclear Blast, 2003); Ad Majorem Sathanus Glorium (Regain Records, 2006); Quanots Possund Ad Satanitatum Trahunt (Regain Records, 2009).