[ Bands ] [ Pictures ] [ News ] [ Tourdates ] [ Contact ] [ Hell Over Hammaburg ] Home > > Bands > > Alte Promo > > Gorgoroth Fotos Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt Gorgoroth www.gorgoroth.info Release: Regain Records / Soulfood 23.10.2009 (GER) Info: When we talk about Black Metal in its traditional and old school way, we may go back to the beginning of the 1990s, when especially in Norway a new scene started to form and develop. It was the time when Burzum, Darkthrone, Mayhem and Immortal came up with their first records and created a completely new feeling about Black Metal, inspired by legendary bands such as Venom, Celtic Frost and Bathory. At around the same time, another unique, raw and aggressive band was formed under the Tolkien inspired band name Gorgoroth. Like in "Lord Of The Rings"; Gorgoroth stands for a complete dark and unholy place. The band, under the leadership of founding member and guitarist Infernus, never compromised and followed their own way since their foundation in 1992. In 1994 Gorgoroth released their cult album "Pentagram" and soon became one of the leading acts of the growing scene. "Antichrist", their follow-up release, was even more successful and featured Frost (Satyricon) on drums. The album made a strong impact and consequently led to the bands first live performances in Norway and England (with Cradle of Filth) and finally to their first tour in 1996 with Dissection and Satyricon. With yet another drummer in their ranks, Gorgoroth recorded "Under The Sign Of Hell" and later prepared their first European Headliner-Tour. Nuclear Blast was highly impressed and felt a desire to court the band; by 1998 Gorgoroth had been added to Nuclear Blast's official band roster. The first result of this new marriage was "Destroyer". A tour with Cradle of Filth followed, as well as plenty of festival and headlining shows. In 2000 "Incipit Satan" was recorded at Sunlight Studios and showed a new era in the realm of Gorgoroth. The songs, while a bit more refined and far more mature, still maintained their custom unyielding bestiality. It took another three years until the follow up to "Incipit Satan" was recorded. After the departure of guitar player Tormentor, Gorgoroth continued on as a four-piece, adding another guitar player when doing tours and live shows. The band's sixth studio album, "Twilight of the Idols", was released in 2003, and following their controversial live DVD recording in Krakow in February 2004, drummer Kvitrafn left the band. The three remaining members then started their work on the next album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam". This was to be the first Gorgoroth album to be released on Regain Records, in 2006. After internal conflicts in the band in late 2007, Infernus continued on with a new Gorgoroth line-up, rejoined by former Gorgoroth members Tormentor and Pest, as well as recruiting new members in Obituary's Frank Watkins and Dissection's Tomas Asklund. Gorgoroth's eighth full-length album, "Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt", will be released in 2009. Finally it is traditional Black Metal of Norwegian origin, performed by the ones who know how it works and who do it the best. Tracklist: 1. Introibo ad Alatare Satanas 2. Aneuthanasia 3. Building a Man 4. Prayer 5. Rebirth 6. Cleansing Fire 7. New Breed 8. Human Sacrifice 9. Satan-Prometheus Line-Up: Pest - Vocals Infernus - Guitars Tormentor - Guitars Frank Watkins - Bass Tomas Asklund - Drums [ Promotion ] [ Publishing ] [BILD] [BILD] [BILD]