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Gorgoroth Causes Riots In El Salvador

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Gorgoroth made the headlines in the major papers in Latin America after performing a show which created big riots in San Salvador. The audience got so extatic over the presence of the first black metal act visiting their country that the situation got totally out of control. The secutity and the police could not handle the people outside the venue so they had to call in the special forces "del cuerpo de Proteccion a Personalides Importantes" (PPI). When the PPI reached the venue the masses of people not getting a ticket for the already sold out show kicked in the entrancedoor and lots of fighting between the audience began. The audience started to kick in doors and toilets, several injuries occured and major damages to the venue. The PPI decided in the end to use gas on the audience to get the situation under control. When Gorgoroth entered the stage 30 security people had to be on stage preventing the audience to enter it. The fighting maintained through Gorgoroths performance and the PPI and the police had to hold the audience inside the venue with firearms to get the band in safety. Gorgoroth came from the incident without any injuries.

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1. chico writes:

yeah baby, whish people here were this crazy about black metal.
f*** it - I'm hiking down there to see all the bm bands i love!

# Nov 9, 2004 @ 8:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Chele writes:

Yup, that's my people, crazy-lucky-bastards who got to see that band, I am just wondering WHY that type of bands never show up here in the US? I am tired of seeing the same lame bands all the time. We need something new !!!

# Nov 9, 2004 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ac666 writes:

f***, I could imagine it if they came out here. I would be the riot. Just me alone, no other f***er...

# Nov 9, 2004 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Victim writes:

The Black Metal scene f***ing sucks in America, I'm sure if Gorgoroth came here we'd be just as f***ing nuts!

# Nov 10, 2004 @ 8:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kutlarsk. writes:

They cant come to the US because of VISA/Crimnal records, its the whole anti-terror thing.

# Nov 10, 2004 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ac666 writes:

In all seriousness, how many kickass bands have you guys either missed out on outright or had play in the States without their full line-up because of this 'war on terror' bullsh**?

War on a f***ing concept, indeed.

# Nov 10, 2004 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Chele writes:

The most recent show I went to was the one with half-Satyricon, because of all this Visa-restrictions-crap Frost still can't make it to the States. That really sucks since I was looking forward to see him blasting my eardrums.

# Nov 10, 2004 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Mohha writes:

reason why european bm-acts like gorgoroth seldom tour in the u.s is a certain attitude most europeans have to this country, of various but obvious reasons. also, its a f***ing stress to get in...

# Nov 11, 2004 @ 5:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. cenotaph writes:

u guys would want to move to europe so,
theres no shortage of black metal over here.
enough to shake a big stick at !

# Nov 11, 2004 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Chele writes:

Honestly dude, my girfriend and I are thinking about moving to Germany.

# Nov 11, 2004 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ICE TIKO writes:

WELL I THINK WHAT HAPPENED WASN'T AS VIOLENT AS THEY SAY, IT WAS A GREAT SHOW, BUT WELL WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A BAND THAT IS SINONYMOUS OF VIOLENCE??'

# Nov 11, 2004 @ 11:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. delinquent writes:

check out some of the pictures on their site
it's funny and cheesy
theyre so badass and love makeup - how sweet!! pfft
f***outta here

# Nov 12, 2004 @ 3:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. nikola writes:

Wat do you expect they are sissy Norwegien.

# Nov 12, 2004 @ 5:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. bobbi hayes writes:

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# Nov 12, 2004 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Chele writes:

Ohhh man you have no idea what you two are taking about. Makeup will never die in the BM escene, duhhh. It is part of the show. I will never respect a BM band with no makeup on.

# Nov 12, 2004 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Fjellulv writes:

It's always funny / frustrating to see what the rest of the world knows about our black metal scene, and what oppinions people have. There is - of course - a lot of solid and true info out there, but nothing compared to all the rubbish. I can, however, understand that it's hard to figure out what is true, and what's not. Especially when you live in more remote places on the planet (compared to Norway, that is).
Just a few things:
Chele - Most BM bands do not wear the traditional corpse-paint anymore, though grim make-up is still essencial.
And Nikola - in case your statement was not a joke - If the Norwegian Black Metal scene are sissies, what are the rest ?

" Fra kalde, ugjestmilde nord kom de, med hat og stridslyst. Og dit, etter grusomhetene, reiste de tilbake "

# Nov 14, 2004 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. MadK writes:

www.enochian-crescent.com is my opinion on life and black metal. So Fjellulv are
you a part of the demonichorde site. There's a friend on the EC forum named Tribal
that has artwork and really nice photography on that site!

# Nov 15, 2004 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. s8ANSg8WAY writes:

Anyone who talks sh** about black metal because of face paint is completely missing the point. You're ignorant and probably the same idiots who don't like Slipknot because they have masks. Quick to judge a book by its cover and not what it stands for. I'm so sick of ignorance, and people who contribute and subscribe to that nonsense are the reason this country is falling apart!

# Nov 18, 2004 @ 3:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Andrew writes:

f***, i live in Ireland for f***s sake, no one comes here.

# Nov 18, 2004 @ 7:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Fjellulv writes:

Probably because Ireland is catholic. Joke. A bad one - I know.
No, I really don't know. After all, we are neighbours, and norwegian bands often play England. So it would seem natural - in my opinion - also to play Ireland, if they have fans there.

And MadK, no I am not part of any demonichorde site.

"De døde ikke..............de har aldri levd"

# Nov 18, 2004 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. MadK writes:

It's a pretty good Norwegian metal site man! With some good photography and
Art!

# Nov 18, 2004 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. PorcupineOpeth99 writes:

"Make up does not a good band make" (see Kiss), however there are a great number of marvelous black metal band who do wear makeup and just as many who dont, to say you would dislike a black metal band for not wearing makeup is not LISTENING TO THE MUSIC and is totally without merit. I cant even count the number of bands I like and have liked without even knowing what they look like, having only a independent cd cassette or live recording to go by. Grow up.

# Nov 19, 2004 @ 4:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. DerailTheTrain writes:

America is in sad way in general and almost especially in regards to black metal..its sad really, as fukced up as it is there u'd figure there'd be insane maniacs screaming, guitars roaring, keyboards droning and double kick drums-a-thumping in every respectable village and city. Instead they have Kid Rock and well....help me out here.....

# Nov 19, 2004 @ 7:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. ac666 writes:

Don't worry about delinquent, he's just a Slipknot fan.

America does have a fair few black metal bands, but I must say, none of them have ever really impressed me. Perhaps someone could point me to a good example of USBM.

# Nov 19, 2004 @ 5:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. MadK writes:

My boys from north of my state Fog they play brutal black metal in the vein of early Emperor. Grand Belial's Key and Forest Of Impaled from Chicago play brutal
USBM as well. And Nokturne (U.S.) from Los Angeles plays really brutal raw
uncompomising Black Metal as well. But what do you expect from a bunch of crazy
latinos!

# Nov 20, 2004 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. ac666 writes:

Thanking you muchly, MadK!

# Nov 20, 2004 @ 5:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. brad writes:

beware of monotheism

# Nov 21, 2004 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Madk writes:

is that a band or a statement?

# Nov 21, 2004 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Dec writes:

Heh. I bet it was meant as the start of a great rant, but then he got lazy. Oh well...

Chele: might not be the best time to move to Europe, if you're from the US.

# Nov 25, 2004 @ 10:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Eduardo Kattan writes:

I think this f***ing band promove the hate and desorder, so what was the riot ? all was drunk and crazy, they are not angels from god, they are musicians.

# Nov 27, 2004 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Eyvindar writes:

this is why i am pround to be Norwegian. :D
with bands such as Dimmu borgir, decide, Susperia, Ragnarok, Borkanagar, and others we rule the symphonic death metal!

# Nov 30, 2004 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. eyvindar writes:

it is true that makeup/corpsepaint doesnt make good music...
want a good example?? Marlyn Manson... I will admit some of his music is good (sweet dreams are made of these) but just cause he looks insane doesnt mean it's good music

# Dec 1, 2004 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. francis lesopolosa writes:

Black metal is the best music in the whole world, corpse paint is a part of black metal. along with satanism. bands who don't wear make up are still kicking a$$ all around the world. what matters is the music and nothing else.

# Dec 2, 2004 @ 12:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Francisco Guardado writes:

death metal, and black metal are the two forms of music that stay true to what they do and love, unlike U.S. bands who don' t have passion for their art, U.S. bands always sell out. there are a few good bands in the U.S. like Slayer, Slipknot, and fear factory. we need for more death/ black metal bands to come to the U.S. and show the poseurs how it's done.

# Dec 2, 2004 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. MadK writes:

Ugh Fog, Grand Belials Key, Nokturne(U.S.), Absu, Forest Of Impaled, Summon
Deeds Of Flesh, Legion, Estuary! I can name tons of U.S. death/black metal
bands that are tight and the furthest thing from being sold-out!

# Dec 2, 2004 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. moloch writes:

iam from new york mexican we have couple metal bands here but if u gorogoroth in the future dont came to new yrok its full of garbage u gorgoroth better go to central america or south america the bastard fron here they dont like black metal they f***ing false.end comeback to central america. saludos de moloch infernus nos vemos con satanas 666.

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