Origin: Norway
Genres: Black Metal
official site


Formed in 1992 and taking their name from Lord Of The Rings (as have many other bands), Gorgoroth is a pretty typical Norwegian black metal band in many respects. They've got the standard corpsepaint visual, they have suitably black-metal-like pseudonyms, their present and past members have several ties to other black metal bands, and most importantly, their music is firmly rooted in old-school black metal, in the tradition of Darkthrone, Marduk, and the like. As a result, much of their work, particularly the early albums like Antichrist, is on the generic side -- certainly they've nailed the style to a T, but there isn't a lot that distinguishes them from other similarly-styled bands. On their 2000 Incipit Satan album, they are more adventurous, as they are starting to spread their wings just a bit without sacrificing any of their early evilness or intensity. The band has had its share of notoriety over the years, with vocalist Gaahl facing jail time on an assault charge and a show in Poland potentially running afoul of local law for "offending religious beliefs".

The band splintered in the fall of 2007, with Gaahl and King on one side and Infernus on the other. Both want to continue as Gorgoroth, and so the matter was tied up in the courts for some time, until Infernus was awarded the rights to the name in March 2009. He recruited a new lineup, while King and Gaahl continued for a time with a new band called God Seed, but that band lapsed after a few months, with Gaahl retiring from the metal music business. King later formed his own band, Ov Hell.

Current Members



Infernus (Roger Tiegs)

guitars (ex-Borknagar)

Tormentor (Bøllo Heyerdahl)


Bøddel (Frank Watkins)

bass (ex-Obituary)

Thomas Asklund


Former Members/Guests

Hat (Jan Age Solstad)


Pest (Thomas Kronenes)


Gaahl (Kristian Espedal)


Teloch (Morten Iversen) (guest)

guitars (The Konsortium, Mayhem, Ov Hell)

Samoth (Tomas Haugen)

bass (ex-Arcturus, ex-Burzum, Emperor, ex-Satyricon, Scum, The Wretched End, ex-Zyklon, ex-Zyklon-B)

Ares (Ronny Hovland)

bass (Aeternus)

T. Reaper (Torgrim Øyre)

bass (Malignant Eternal, ex-Obtained Enslavement)

King Ov Hell (Tom Cato Visnes)

bass (ex-Audrey Horne, I, Jotunspor, Ov Hell, Sahg)

Daimonion (Ivar Bjørnson)

keyboards (ex-Borknagar, Enslaved, Trinacria)

Goat (Rune Thorsnes)


Frost (Kjetil Haraldstad)

drums (1349, Gehenna, ex-Keep Of Kalessin, Ov Hell, Satyricon, ex-Zyklon-B)

Grim (Erik Brødreskift)

drums (ex-Borknagar, ex-Immortal) RIP: April 10, 1999, suicide, age 29

Vrolok (Erik Heggernes)

drums (ex-Aeternus)

Sersjant Erichsen


Kvitrafn (Einar Selvik)

drums (ex-Dead To This World, Jotunspor, ex-Sahg)

Garghuf (guest)



1994 Embassy
  1. Begravelsesnatt
  2. Crushing the Scepter
  3. Ritual
  4. Drømmer om død
  5. Katharinas bortgang
  6. Huldrelokk
  7. The pagan Megalith
  8. Maaneskyggens slave
  • Hat
  • Infernus
  • Samoth
  • Goat

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

1996 Malicious
  1. En stram lukt av kristen blod
  2. Bergtollets hevn
  3. Gorgoroth
  4. Possesed (by Satan)
  5. Heavens fall
  6. Sorg
  • Hat
  • Pest
  • Infernus
  • Frost

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 

Under The Sign Of Hell 
1997 Malicious
  1. Revelation Of Doom
  2. Krig
  3. Funeral Procession
  4. Profetenes Åpenbaring
  5. Postludium
  6. Ødeleggelse og Undergang
  7. Blood Stains the Circle
  8. The Rite of Infernal Invocation
  9. The Devil is Calling
  • Pest
  • Infernus
  • Ares
  • Grim

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

1998 Nuclear Blast
  1. Destroyer
  2. Open the gates
  3. The Devil, the sinner and his journey
  4. Om kristen og jødisk tru
  5. På slagmark langt mot nord
  6. Blodoffer
  7. The virginborn
  8. Slottet i Det Fjerne
  • Pest
  • Gaahl
  • Infernus
  • Tormentor
  • Ares
  • T. Reaper
  • Daimonion
  • Frost
  • Vrolok

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

Incipit Satan 
2000 Nuclear Blast
  1. Incipit Satan
  2. A World to win
  3. Litani til Satan
  4. Unchain my heart!!!
  5. An excert of x
  6. Ein eim av blod og helvetesild
  7. Will to power
  8. When loves rages wild in my heart
  • Gaahl
  • Infernus
  • Tormentor
  • King Ov Hell
  • Sersjant Erichsen

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

Twilight Of The Idols 
2003 Nuclear Blast
  1. Procreating Satan
  2. Proclaiming Mercy (Damaging Instinct Of Man)
  3. Exit Through Carved Stones
  4. Teethgrinding
  5. Forces Of Satan Storms
  6. Blod Og Minne
  7. Of Ice And Movement
  8. Domine In Tua Laetavitur Rex
  • Gaahl
  • Infernus
  • King Ov Hell
  • Kvitrafn

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 

Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam 
2006 Regain
  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
  • Gaahl
  • Infernus
  • King Ov Hell
  • Frost

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 

Black Mass Krakow 2004 
2008 Metal Mind

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

True Norwegian Black Metal - Live In Grieghallen 
2008 Regain
  1. Bergtrollets Hevn
  2. Destroyer
  3. The Rite of Infernal Invocation
  4. Forces of Satan Storms
  5. Possessed (by Satan)
  6. Unchain My Heart!!!
  7. Profetens Åpenbaring
  8. Revelation of Doom
  • Gaahl
  • Infernus
  • Teloch
  • Garghuf

Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt 
2009 Regain
  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
  • Pest
  • Infernus
  • Bøddel
  • Thomas Asklund

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Angry Metal Guy 

Under The Sign Of Hell 2011 
2011 Regain
  1. Revelation of Doom
  2. Krig
  3. Funeral Procession
  4. Profetens åpenbaring
  5. Ødeleggelse og undergang
  6. Blood Stains the Circle
  7. The Rite of Infernal Invocation
  8. The Devil Is Calling

Instinctus Bestialis 
2015 Soulseller
  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
  • Atterigner
  • Infernus
  • Bøddel
  • Thomas Asklund


top tens

about bnr

Follow us on Facebook!