February 27, 2013
March 22, 2022
The origins of this project date back to 2009, when former
members Gaahl and King ov Hell decided to form a new band following
their acrimonious split from Gorgoroth.
That band was named God Seed, but after a time it folded, with Gaahl
deciding to retire from the music business.
King eventually recruited a veritable black metal supergroup for this
project, and in 2010 The Underworld Regime
While there's nothing wrong here, the album has a sort of
black-metal-by-the-numbers feel, with all the trademarks of the genre
in place but nothing really standing out.
This is always meant to be a studio-only project working around the
various members' schedules, and the group never recorded again,
apparently disbanding in 2012.
Shagrath (Stian Thoresen)
vocals (Chrome Division, Dimmu Borgir, guest for Ragnarok)
guitars (Audrey Horne, Demonaz, Enslaved, ex-I, ex-Malignant Eternal, ex-Trinacria)
Teloch (Morten Iversen)
guitars (guest for Gorgoroth, The Konsortium, Mayhem)
King (Tom Cato Visnes)
bass (ex-Abbath, ex-Audrey Horne, ex-Gorgoroth, ex-I, ex-Jotunspor, ex-Sahg)
Frost (Kjetil Haraldstad)
drums (1349, guest for Gehenna, ex-Gorgoroth, ex-Keep Of Kalessin, Satyricon, ex-Zyklon-B)
The Underworld Regime