Gorgoroth is an extreme black metal band from Norway. Over the years Gorgoroth has experimented with noise and industrial overtones, but professes no interest in that particular style. The band has gone through numerous lineup changes, leaving guitarist Infernus as the only remaining original member. Their style, however, has remained relatively consistent from album to album. Though they never print their lyrics, their imagery and general stance focuses primarily on Satanism, anti-Christianity, and other such topics, going so far as to be considered Black Metal's most Satanic band currently. The name Gorgoroth is taken from the J.R.R. Tolkien series The Lord Of The Rings, in which it is a dead plain of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor.
Gorgoroth was formed in 1992 by guitarist Infernus, vocalist Hat (Hate in Norwegian), and drummer Goat. In 1993, the band released their first demo, entitled A Sorcery Written In Blood. It was also released as a split album with Burzum entitled Burzum & Gorgoroth; it contained the same tracks as the demo plus various Burzum songs. After the demo was released, Gorgoroth signed a re...
|years active||1992 – present|
|music genre||Black metal|
|current members|| Gaahl|