Of course, they are linking things back to the early days with Dissection and Faust and Emperor. So people can imagine whatever they want, I don’t know anyone in the Norwegian black metal scene that is against gays. It’s a pity to see that they have to have some one like me pushing them forth.”. Aanmelden. Like most of the rebellious young men who associated themselves with this most extreme musical art form and its attendant misanthropic philosophies, Espedal seemed to be channeling feelings of alienation and discontent with modern Norway's conservative ways by fundamentally rejecting Christian tradition in favor of Norse neo-paganism. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. You can now watch the chat below. BLABBERMOUTH.NET User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. The ultimate true Norwegian black metal playlist, If you burn a church, you’ve learned nothing from black metal. Gaahl is the stage alias of Kristian Espedal: a Norwegian artist best known for his vocal work with the controversial black metal group Gorgoroth.Like many protagonists of the Norwegian black metal scene, Gaahl's story is rife with as much manufactured fiction as bona fide fact, equal parts inflated legend and murky history. Gaahl Says Emperor’s Faust Was His First Supporter When He Came Out As Gay In a new interview, Gaahl reveals that Faust, who murdered a gay man, supported him when he came out. A protracted lawsuit ensued over the rightful ownership of the Gorgoroth trademark, bringing black metal once again into Norway's high courts and putting a virtual stop to the musical careers of all involved, in the bargain. Because it’s never been that.”, It should be noted that Faust murdered a gay man, Magne Andreassen, in the woods outside of Lillehammer, Norway, in 1992. “He sent me a message of support. Commented King (bass; real name: Tom Cato Visnes): "GOD SEED represents a more spiritual side to us than what GORGOROTH did. * Kristian Espedal (a.k.a. reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Kaaos TV conducted an interview with Gaahl (vocals; real name: Kristian Espedal) of Norwegian extreme metallers GOD SEED before the band's November 15 concert at Klubi in Tampere, Finland. That identity, as was to be revealed in subsequent years, still comprised an interest in black metal, after all, when 2012 saw the release of his latest collaboration with King ov Hell on the acclaimed God Seed debut, I Begin -- a title that suggests Kristian "Gaahl" Espedal's captivating personal and artistic journey is only just beginning. PRIVACY POLICY / Inloggen. But I can see how hard it is. involving Norway's infamous "black metal inner circle," at that time. The CD was written, arranged and recorded between the fall of 2009 and May 2012. The God within man, and the God within nature. And no sooner had these fans' begun trying to swallow that piece of news, never mind his retirement from all things metal, before they learned of Espedal's involvement in developing a women's clothing line alongside modeling agent (and long-term "close relation"), Dan De Vero, then the announcement of his upcoming acting work as part of a Bergen-based theater company. This development duly earned Gaahl a memorable appearance in Sam Dunn's award-winning documentary, Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, and later made him the focus of vbs.tv's 2007 short feature, True Norwegian Black Metal. “The first person to send me a message after the media caught up with me being gay, was Faust,” he continues. I believe in the God within man.". GOD SEED earlier in the year announced its new lineup. But not only did Gaahl come out of the closet, in a recent interview he also says that one of his earliest supporters was former Emperor drummer Bård “Faust” Eithun — who went to prison for murdering a gay man during the Norwegian black metal terror. PHOTO: Jorn Veberg Like many protagonists of the Norwegian black metal scene,… You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dave Grohl? Gaahl verneinte, dass er sich in seinem Glauben von Friedrich Nietzsche inspirieren ließ. One anecdote affirms that he was educated in a one-room school house alongside but one other student, and that student reportedly committed suicide at the age of 18. * Lust Kilman (THE BATALLION, GRIMFIST) - Guitar. Put your rock and metal knowledge to the ultimate test! At the forefront of all of this controversy literally stood Gaahl: no longer just the vocalist but now perceived by many to be Gorgoroth's figurehead -- and not simply as a result of his on-stage antics and musical talent, either. But in the aftermath of Varg "Count Grishnackh" Vikernes' heinous crimes of the '90s, it was arguably Gaahl who became the most feared black metal artist of the 2000s. The effort features session players Nick Barker (drums) and Ice Dale (guitar) alongside King and Gaahl. and When the Oslo City District Council finally ruled in favor of Infernus, in March 2009, Gaahl and King were immediately cast out of Gorgoroth, and, despite initial rumors suggesting a new collaboration was already in the works for the duo, other sources soon claimed Gaahl had essentially decided to retire from black metal following a cameo appearance on Wardruna's 2009 LP, Runaljod.

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