Gaahl

Kristian Eivind "Gaahl" Espedal is the vocalist for the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth.

Biography

Gaahl was born in the village of Espedal, Fjaler, Norway in 1975. It was revealed in Peter Beste's documentary True Norwegian Black Metal that his family has lived in and owned the same tiny village in western Norway for centuries. Gaahl has been involved with black metal since 1992, and has been in bands such as Gaahlskagg (with Gorgoroth live guitarist Skagg)[1], Trelldom[2], and Sigfader (with Skagg and Kvitrafn)[3]. Gaahl joined Gorgoroth in 1998, and was first heard on their Nuclear Blast album Destroyer; however, he only sung on the title track.

Gaahl was sentenced to one year in prison for assault in 2001, and was forced to pay the victim 158,000 NOK (26,963 US$). In 2006, Gaahl spent another 9 months (of a 14 month sentence) in prison for brutally assaulting a man and allegedly threatening to drink his blood in 2002. The victim received a total of 190,000 NOK (32,424 US$).[4] Gaahl was released in December 2006.[5]

He was briefly interviewed for the 2005 documentary . He gives commentary on the events in Norway in the early 90s as well as some of his views on Satanism and Christianity.[6]

In April 2007 Gaahl appeared in a 5 part series entitled True Norwegian Black Metal. The series was produced by famous black metal photographer Peter Beste. The series debuted on vbs.tv the broadcast network of Vice Magazine. Gaahl once more gives his views on Christianity, his paintings, and shows the film crew around his house and woods.
  1. True Norwegian Black Metal Part 1http://youtube.com/watch?v=i4U33U_UyzQ
  2. True Norwegian Black Metal Part 2http://youtube.com/watch?v=KSUmKubFIUY
  3. True Norwegian Black Metal Part 3http://youtube.com/watch?v=VNN-ZnYg1Vo
  4. True Norwegian Black Metal Part 4http://youtube.com/watch?v=dRTHzR2Pxro
  5. True Norwegian Black Metal Part 5http://youtube.com/watch?v=avnsgYvHPK8

Beliefs

Gaahl is popularly known as a Satanist, although he in fact regards Satan as culturally and spiritually irrelevant, and only uses Satanism to promote his staunch anti-Christianity on the basis that 'we live in a Christian world and we have to speak their language', also using it for its confrontational value to counter Christian imposition. In actuality, he is a practitioner of old Norse Shamanism, and is opposed to imposition of one's own religious beliefs on others.[7][8]Although Gorgoroth are a predominantly Satanist band (mainly due to founding member Infernus, as well as bassist King ov Hell), it is because of Gaahl's spiritual beliefs that Gorgoroth do not print their lyrics.[9]

Discography

With Gorgoroth

With Trelldom

  • Disappearing of the Burning Moon (1994)
  • Til Evighet (1995)
  • Til et Annet… (1998)
  • Til Minne... (2007)

With Gaahlskagg

  • Split with Stormfront (1999)
  • Erotic Funeral (2000)

With Sigfader

  • Sigfaders Hevner (1999)

References

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External Links

For the place in Middle-earth, see Gorgoroth (Middle-earth).


Gorgoroth is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway. The band has gone through numerous lineup changes, leaving guitarist Infernus as the only remaining original member.
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Fjaler is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.

Fjaler (until 1913 named Ytre Holmedal) was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

It was the birth place of famous Norwegian poet Jakob Sande.
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Destroyer is the fifth full-length album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. It was their first release on Nuclear Blast. Re-released in 2006 by Back on Black Records on gatefold LP.
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Infernus (Born Roger Tiegs in 1972 in Bergen, Norway) is the guitarist and only remaining original member of the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. He has also played in other black metal bands such as Borknagar and Orcustus (which contains ex-Gorgoroth member Tormentor).
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King ov Hell, born Tom Cato Visnes, is best known as the bassist for the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. He joined the band in 2000 as a full time bassist and composer but announced his departure after recording their 2006 release, Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam
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Gorgoroth is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway. The band has gone through numerous lineup changes, leaving guitarist Infernus as the only remaining original member.
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Destroyer is the fifth full-length album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. It was their first release on Nuclear Blast. Re-released in 2006 by Back on Black Records on gatefold LP.
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Incipit Satan is the sixth full-length album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. Re-released in 2006 by Back on Black Records on gatefold LP. This album experiments far more with noise and industrial overtones.
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Twilight of the Idols (In Conspiracy with Satan) is the 6th album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. It was released in 2003, their final album under Nuclear Blast. Re-released in 2006 by Back on Black Records on gatefold LP.
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Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam is the latest album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. It was released in 2006 on Regain Records, and was nominated for Norway's 2006 Spellemann award in the 'Metal' category.

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Trelldom is a Norwegian black metal band, formed in 1992.

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