For all their talk of being the “only true black metal band”, one has to wonder if the members of Gorgoroth even know what black metal IS given how utterly lame their music output has been, more closely related to the “blackened deathcore” of Watain than to Under a Funeral Moon or Hvis Lyset Tar Oss.
Infernus, the band’s frontman, is such a fake, a pathological liar, a poser, an anti-European collaborator – he, along with Erik Danielsson of Watain and Lord Ahriman of Dark Funeral, called for bands like Dimmu Borgir and Satyricon to be banned because they promote “euro-centric pagan Nazism” – and an overall detestable individual, that he can’t even find any decent musicians to play with him.
He has “feuded” with Hat, Gaahl, King ov Hell, Samoth, Tormentor, Frost, and now even Pest doesn’t want anything to do with Gorgoroth anymore… quite understandably so.
So who is he left with? Atterigner, an unknown – and very mediocre – vocalist from an unknown Serbian deathgrind joke band, and the literal 49-year-old incel Tomas Asklund, whose only claim to fame is having played drums on “Reinkaos” (LOL) and in Dark Funeral, another fake black metal bands that has embarrassed the genre on more than one occasion.
Recently, King ov Hell gave an interview to a Norwegian newspaper (
Bergen Tidende actually Bergensavisen, my bad) in which he confirmed what everyone already knew: that Infernus was indeed a police informant, and that “Hollywood Satanism” and “devil-worship” were being heavily promoted by the media, to “push out” pagan/European/atheist/regular/non-retarded black metal bands in favour of the completely fake astroturf “orthodox black metal” movement.
I mean… he literally avoided a jail sentence when he was found guilty of rape. By using the same legal loophole – the infamous “gross negligent rape” mitigation – that gets “rapefugees” released back into the streets.
Even Siv Jensen’s very mainstream Progress Party has mentioned this fact.
King: “[Christians] have chosen Jesus as their heroic character. But at the time when he was alive there were lots of other heroic characters who possessed the same abilities.”
Q: “You mean Satan?”
King: “No. The so-called Satanist circle in Bergen was created by a journalist from BT. […] I am of course proud of my Nordic heritage, so why would I throw that away to embrace some Middle-Eastern debasement? […] The church is more satanist than we are. They are the ones who are concerned with Satan, not us. They too get a ‘slap on the wrist’ for raping our children, […] the more things change…”
But Infernus is just the clown out in front – remember, just a few years ago Infernus was railing against “racists” and “anti-semites” and talking about how “true Satanism” is about “supporting immigration” and being against “Nazi pagan metal”.
The same can be said of Richard Lederer of Summoning, who celebrated the “Nazi women” getting raped in Rotherham in a very explicit Facebook post in 2013.
The entire (((Hollywood Satanism))) crowd – Gorgoroth, Watain, Dark Funeral, Summoning, Black Funeral, Krieg – is worthless, and toxic to the overall quality of the black metal scene.