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Gorgoroth Investigated For Performance In Poland

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"A prosecutor in Poland has launched an investigation into whether a concert by the black metal band GORGOROTH has breached the country's law protecting religion. The Norwegian band are suspected of having sent a hateful and offensive message with their performance Sunday (Feb. 1) at the Krakow studios of Polish Television.

The show, which was to be filmed for an upcoming DVD, featured two naked women (with hoods over their heads) and one naked man, all of them "crucified" and covered in sheep blood, a number of sheep heads on spikes and sheep entrails thrown all over the stage, as well as approximately 80 liters of fresh sheep blood. During the performance, which was attended by an audience of 300, one of the models reportedly fainted from the lack of oxygen. The TV show's producers, who were not briefed in advance about the nature of the concert, were said to "shocked" by the activities on stage. The manager of the studio, Andrzej Jeziorek, notified the police and the recorded footage was confiscated by the authorities as evidence of a possible crime.

The TV crew, who had filmed various metal performances before (including those by CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHILDREN OF BODOM and ANATHEMA, among others), claimed in the Polish media that they had never seen anything quite as "horrific" as GORGOROTH's live show. "We were not repulsed, we were terrified!" the camera operators were quoted as saying by the Polish newspapers.

The concert promoters reportedly defended themselves by saying that all the people who came to watch the show were satisfied and none of them complained about having had their religious beliefs offended in any way."

Find pictures and videos from the show at this location: http://www.teppah.prv.pl/ and http://student.ae.poznan.pl/~teppah/foto/krakow_01-02-2004/

GORGOROTH's official website adds:

"Total chaos after the live recording in Krakow, Poland. The local police have confiscated the video tapes of the gig, and are currently investigating for a possible prosecution."

Source: siN's Metal News

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1. Saureth writes:

its just too f***ing cool, f*** poland

# Feb 5, 2004 @ 12:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Nysroch writes:

It´s time the germans get back there!

# Feb 7, 2004 @ 4:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Gampos writes:

Fukk you idiots! It's not the fault of Poland as whole, only some damn bunch of narrow-minded people! Nysroch - you fukking morron! How can you talk such horse sh**! I hope that you'll taste someday the brutality and destruction of war and occupation! Fukk off and die!

# Feb 8, 2004 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Vloey writes:

GORGOROTH ZIJN MEESTERS

# Feb 9, 2004 @ 9:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Myrmidone writes:

i`d say - Its time to destroy germany - I hate germans, KILL GERMANY KILL GERMANY DESTROY BERLIN !

# Feb 10, 2004 @ 7:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Mark Matthews writes:

White man stand together. Look what is happening in S. Africa and America. We are being slaughtered out of existence. Germany needs to come back to her senses! We need another Hitler now!! Sieg Heil!

# Feb 10, 2004 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Funeris Nocturnum writes:

gorgorth rules
my opinion is that they are allowed to do whatever they want on stage. Fans pay good money to see their shows. If you dont like their acts, then don't f***ing pay

# Feb 11, 2004 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Insane0 writes:

aint it pretty sick, 80 liters of REAL sheep blood??

# Feb 11, 2004 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Rez-Kid writes:

Gorgorth is F*cken Badass. Come to America

# Feb 11, 2004 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. DCLXVI writes:

Man why do they have to f*** with the good bands. go throw fred durst's fa**ot a$$ in jail not a black metal band. Man I think it's a shame there are hardly any good black metal concerts in america, come over here and f*** with religion, these christians need to be horrified.

# Feb 12, 2004 @ 1:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Larry Stern writes:

Black metal is for skinny European fairy-boys who like to wear makeup, make scary faces, and pretend to worship Satan. There are exactly three decent black metal bands in the entire world, and they are Marduk, Dark Throne (on early albums), and Nifelheim. The rest suck. If the controversy about Gorgoroth and animal cruelty is true, then it only shows that they prey on things that are helpless. This would be in character, similar to burning down a church in the dead of night when there is noone there to do anything about it, which enjoyed such a vogue in Norway years back. The Christians may be weak-minded and naive, but they have the same right as anybody else to be left alone.

# Feb 12, 2004 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Mark Matthews writes:

It was me that made the comment earlier about white men sticking together, but I have a confession to make. I am actually pro-Nazi because I am a homosexual, like Ernst Rohm. I just like the idea of a whole nation of muscular, blond Aryan guys doing sweaty calisthenics and military drills. Yummm! Hitler was kind of cute too, I would have liked to tweak his mustache. But I really only clicked on this site because I think the singer of Gorgoroth is just dreamy. I really don't like black metal at all, but if I did I would like only the poser bands. Sieg Heil!

# Feb 14, 2004 @ 9:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Nysroch writes:

all right, offcourse it's not polands fault as a whole, it's just...argh... f*** it! f*** larry stern with a spike up is arse! Mark, I suppose you'd like to do that! Black metal rules you all f***ing p***ies! go eat your own sh**! f*** heads!

# Feb 14, 2004 @ 12:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. snap writes:

How about jailing all abusing Catholic priests instead? Their the ones who deserve it!

# Feb 14, 2004 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. mmms writes:

Yeah... thx very much, Nysroch, send some germans to f***in kill me only cause there's bunch of narrow-minded people in my country. Most poles are p***ed off just like you with this whole thing, so... aww... anyway...
At least they had a great free promotion, even my grandma knows them now ;P

# Feb 15, 2004 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. i'm from poland writes:

JEBAC AMERYKE ! ! !

# Feb 15, 2004 @ 10:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. mmms writes:

I'm from poland too, so what? :P Go f*** yourself.

# Feb 15, 2004 @ 10:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Nysroch writes:

allright, GO f*** THOSE PEOPLE IN POLAND WHO DID THIS TO GORGOROTH and the rest of you is okay. I don't know if you'll know that I haven't called Hitler to come with his german army to poland so don't be a p***y and cry, idiots!

# Feb 15, 2004 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. mmms writes:

We aren't, don't worry. I just wonder what would you do if you had to hear over and over things like 'it´s time the germans get back there' , 'they should be wiped out' and the like.

# Feb 15, 2004 @ 2:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. i'm from poland writes:

to mmms: i do it everyday :D

# Feb 15, 2004 @ 7:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Nemo writes:

Well, I must say that this is one of the funniest things I ever heard :D Pretty stupid, too. Well, I guess that there are even more idiots in Poland than I ever suspected :D I think that some people are just born stupid so that others may have some fun :D Well, I must also say this: FU** ALL THOSE RELIGIOUS BASTARDS! Poland would be better without them. There isn't anything interesting to talk about so they start this 'Satan is here to take our kids!' sh*t again. F**k them all.

# Feb 16, 2004 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Skow writes:

Nysroch and Nemo, are you from the beautiful country (USA) , where 80 % of population doesn't know where Europe is? Do you even know where Poland is? in Africa? hahahahahhahahahhaha
Americans are SOOOOOOO STUPID.....

# Feb 16, 2004 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Polska was jebie writes:

Pierdolic amerykanow, wy kurwa cwele jebane. Jebal was pies przyglupy pierdolone.

# Feb 16, 2004 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Nemo writes:

To Skow: Hey, I'm from Poland!! Heh, chlopie, mam "szczescie" zyc w tym cholernym kraju juz pare ladnych latek :D BTW, Poland is, in some matters, even worse than Africa.

# Feb 17, 2004 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. mmms writes:

Buehehe, so move to Africa - krzyzyk na droge ;P
btw - I used to know some germans who thought poland's somewhere in asia ;P

# Feb 17, 2004 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Skow writes:

http://www.rockmetal.pl/wiesci.html?newsstart=9579 - cos dla fanow blacku w polsce

# Feb 18, 2004 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Kris writes:

All I can say is... I'm glad they did this televised concert on my birthday. F**kin awesome. Gorgoroth enslaves you all.

# Feb 19, 2004 @ 3:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Death Supporter writes:

I don't understand how any of you guys that posted comments here can actually enjoy today's black metal. What with silly corpsepaint, and the ridiculous posing with swords, plastic skulls, axes, fake blood, etc., these bands are a joke. When I go into a bookstore to buy a copy of Terrorizer or something, I am horribly embarassed to go up to the counter and pay when one of these bands is featured on the cover. All these guys need to take a lesson from Destruction and Sodom when it comes to photo sessions---these guys actually knew how to use props to make themselves look cooler in the picture. Looks aside, most of the music is absolutely sickening, with its emphasis on melody and use of keyboards, flutes and the like. But even the raw bands are corny, because usually they are so absolutely untalented that they shouldn't be playing music anywhere other than in somebody's basement. No, there are too many crushing death metal bands, such as Diabolic, Decapitated, Monstrosity, Krabathor, Exhumed, Impaled, Abscess, Deranged, and many others for anyone who is not an absolute trendy to support black metal.

# Feb 19, 2004 @ 9:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. emess writes:

This is not about today's black - everybody has his/her own opinion of it. It's about freedom to do whatever you want unless it harms other people who don't want to be involved. It's about morons who say 'satan is here, we must unite and destroy him to protect our little poor children', about showing on tv some pictures of naked women on crosses and sheep head between cartoons at about 19 pm so every child can know its religious beliefs had been offended :P

# Feb 19, 2004 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Nysroch writes:

I am not from f***ing USA! f*** them yanks! I'm from the netherlands. and seriousley, the black metal bands nowadays don't pose with swords and sh**, not with fake blood but actual blood and no-one ever has used plastic skulls! And you say death metal like that sh**ty exhumed is what people should listen too? their is no such thing as music with out melody, it's just braindead is you play only some really low tuned 'riff' over and over again! And it's not trendy to listen to bm, death metal is! Every f***ing nu-metal kid listens to those death metal bands! perhapse because they are so alike!? Death metals bands as Death himself, God Dethroned, and Dark tranquillity are actually very good, but those grinded death metals band suck so hard they could deepthroat an elephant!

# Feb 20, 2004 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Fuck off nowaday black metal ! writes:

hahaha gorgoroth is idiot fag band !, u guy think this is badass?, id say this is f***ing stupid !, f***ing retarded band, gay and stupid as f*** ! gorgoroth should die ! gorgoroth kicks ass? haha, they got a$$ kicked by those dumb catholic jesus's ball sucker polish...............hahaha die fake black metal !

# Feb 20, 2004 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Nysroch writes:

Why are they fake?

# Feb 21, 2004 @ 4:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Jennifer writes:

But I like sheep...=(

# Feb 21, 2004 @ 4:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. GoatPervertor writes:

None of you are qualified to talk about Blakk Metal. Get back to your Dimmu Borgir.

# Feb 23, 2004 @ 5:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Varcolac writes:

Gorgoroth need all the publicity they can get - the new album is bone! It's not "Pentagram" put it that way. Why do most of the old Norwegian bands get steadily worse over time - DarkThrone are just about hanging on but it's unlikely they'll make another PanzerFaust or Transylvanian Hunger. There's too much BM around anyway - just listen to what you've already got and leave the new Gorgoroth album on the shelves. At least they tried with their stage show - better than some yank DM band with tracksuit bottoms on who says "Yo mutherf***ers" between songs....f*** that.

# Feb 23, 2004 @ 6:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Varcolac writes:

Hey this website automatically censored my "f***s"!!! ha ha! f***ing f***ers dont f***ing censor me you f***ing f***tarded c***s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 23, 2004 @ 6:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, f*** you ;-) There are many reasons for doing this that I won't go into, but you get the f***ing point anyway.

# Feb 23, 2004 @ 8:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Nysroch writes:

Offcourse, Twilight of the idols isn't pentagram and that's a bad thing indeed. and the bm scene today pretty much suck also but their are still some bands doing a great job making bm! Panzerfaust or albums like that will not be released nowadays, but on the other hand the melodic bm bands as dissection are making some really great albums.

# Feb 23, 2004 @ 11:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Death Supporter writes:

Nysroch, what kind of a name is that? You say Exhumed is a sh**ty band, but you listen to Gorgoroth (and I'm sure plenty of other garbage bands too). To dispute with you, I say no nu-metal kids more than likely have even heard of Exhumed or any of the bands I mentioned. Nu-metal to me means crap like Korn or Slipknot and I don't know any true death metal fans that would listen to them. As far as playing down-tuned, so what? Plenty of bands play down-tuned riffs without sounding the same---Bolt Thrower in the early days would be an excellent example. But some of the black metal bands now, I would be surprised if they could tune their guitars, period, much less down-tune to a specific level in order to play a certain style. It is useless to continue to make this point, I will just close by informing you that all the music you listen to is sh**.

# Feb 23, 2004 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. whocares? writes:

Gorgoroth are p***ies? I would like to see you try to play that show. Of course Gorgoroth isn't going to win against Catholics!! 4 people against an entire religion that has spread to many corners of the world? At least they stood up for what they stand for and that all that matters. If you don't like them, they arent playing music for people like you. Don't waste your time b****ing about a band who is just as misunderstood as any other extreme metal band. By the way, posing with blood and skull makes for a much more interesting picture than just standing there staring off into deep space. Animal parts- people eat them everyday. Naked bodies- everyones got their own. Religious offense- Boo f***ing hoo GET OVER IT YOU WHINY LITTLE BABIES!!.

# Feb 23, 2004 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Larry Stern writes:

Gorgoroth stands for something? I thought they were just your typical black metal band, posing amid the trappings of Satanism because they are young and silly. I too thought I was a Satanist, when I was 16 years old. Real death metal bands stand there "staring off into deep space" because they probably realize that the important thing is the music, not looking cool for a photo. These bands posing with their battle-axes and swords more than likely still live with their parents, most of them. I have been around since the beginning of the scene. I saw Celtic Frost with Voivod in 1986. I saw most of the forefathers of today's Norwegian scene, such as Grave, Entombed and Dismember at their very first appearances here in the United States, when they still played a brutal style of music. So nobody talk to me about nu-metal. True, these bands are now garbage, but there are plenty of new bands who have taken their place and refuse to play false metal. But the Christian-bashing is just stupid and a waste of time. These people will get their come-uppance when they die and find that everything they believed in their entire life was just a fantasy. I wouldn't waste my time ridiculing them---and by the way, belief in Satan is equally stupid as Christianity.

# Feb 24, 2004 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Nysroch writes:

Satanism sucks indeed, but it's a perfect way to offend the christians and make a simple point. those death metal phsyco's like exhumed (not bands like God Dethroned! they rock) are probaly just staring in the dark cause they are stoned as hell, that's I geuss why they play the music they play: garbage! music without melody, which makes music just sounds!

ps: Death supporter? so you stand besides the sideline screaming 'Death! Death! Death!'

# Feb 25, 2004 @ 10:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Death Supporter writes:

No Nysroch, I do not stand on the sidelines screaming "Death!" I just tried to come up with a little nickname which stated what I stand for, rather than childishly make up some demonic sounding name to call myself. I didn't really give it a lot of thought. If in fact the bands you mention are stoned, so what? Are you one of these straight-edge creepos? I myself don't use drugs, only alcohol, but so what if I did? Live and let live, unless you have a problem. The use of melody runs counter to what the scene is supposed to stand for---crushing music which is supposed to tear the listener's head off, metaphorically speaking, of course. If you want melody, listen to classical music (which is also very cool, these guys were the underground of their day)

# Feb 25, 2004 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. LiTsA writes:

I could care less about black metal. It's a f***ing joke. All you that put face paint on and dress up with yer little fangs and f***in pansy assed outfits should go f*** yerself and think about how much of a f***ing fairy you really are.

# Feb 25, 2004 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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