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Gorgoroth Singer Denies Cruelty To Animals

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The singer of the Norwegian black metal band accused of "offending religious feelings" during a concert in Poland last weekend has rejected accusations that the group had breached the Polish law on protection of animals by displaying the severed and impaled heads of sheep as part of their stage act.

The concert, which took place at the studio of a local TV station, "was never meant to reach the media," GORGOROTH vocalist Gaahl told the NRK newspaper. "Producers Metal Mind [who were filming the concert for a future live DVD] bought the sheep heads at a butcher shop. We weren't involved in animal-torture of any kind."

As previously reported, in addition to facing possible animal-cruelty charges, the members of GORGOROTH are suspected of having breached article 196 of the Polish penal code concerning offense to religious feelings, according to Miroslawa Kalinowska-Zajdak, a spokesperson for the public prosecutor in Krakow. The maximum penalty for breaching the article is five years in prison.

A TV station in Krakow, which complained about the performance, had acquired broadcasting rights for the show, Kalinowska-Zajdak said, adding that the prosecutor might ask for Norwegian help in questioning group members. Gaahl- the singer of GORGOROTH is no stranger to the Norwegian penal system, having previously been convicted three times for various acts of violence, according to the newspaper Bergens Tidende.

In April, the 28-year-old Sunnfjord resident has to face charges for what the police have characterized as "extremely brutal use of force."

On the night of February 22, 2002, the GORGOROTH vocalist is said to have beaten and kicked a man in his 40s repeatedly in his head and face so severely that he had to get stitches in his head, nose and mouth. In addition, the man had sustained injuries to his teeth and nose bone.

In 2001, Gaahl was sentenced to one year in prison without parole after an episode of violence where he assaulted his victim for hours. The court wrote that Gaahl's use of violence was "extremely raw and brutal", adding that there was no "understandable motive" for the assault.

Under normal circumstances, Gaahl's previous conviction would have carried a sentence of 90 days in prison, but due to the severity of the crime, the singer was sentenced to 12 months behind bars in addition to being forced to pay the monetary damages. During his court appearance, Gaahl was reportedly dressed in black and wore a plethora of Satanic symbols

Source: metalstorm

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1. Violator writes:

These guys know how to make a black metal show, f***! How can they be part of animal torture, when those have been dead since butchery?

# Feb 7, 2004 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Violator writes:

These guys know how to make a black metal show, f***! How can they be part of animal torture, when those sheeps have been dead since butchery?

# Feb 7, 2004 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. bozo666 writes:

filho da puta, esse cara q tem q ser crucificadu!!! gorgoroth eh fooda, mas ele naum!!! eskroto!!!

# Feb 8, 2004 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Tomek (Swidwin,Poland) writes:

www.gorgoroth.org - official site
www.teppah.tk - show in Poland
http://www.petitiononline.com/gdvd666/petition.html - petition

# Feb 8, 2004 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Wayne writes:

A law regarding offense to religious feelings is a f***ing joke. Religion is offensive to my feelings so where is the law to stop the sheep from offfending me. This is yet another example of religion being used to controll and oppress people. f*** religion and f*** Polish law

# Feb 8, 2004 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. HaliDusk writes:

Polish is where the f***king pope was born. So.... are you astonished of these laws ????

F***k religion once for all.
We in Itlay know well how religion can oppress people...

# Feb 9, 2004 @ 2:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Zabulius writes:

Gorgoroth is the best live band ever! this is bull***!!!!!! they dide it for their fans! thank you gorgoroth! it was a hell of a live show!

# Feb 9, 2004 @ 6:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Myrmidone writes:

HAIL GORGOROTH! UNHOLY BLACK METAL UND ALKOHOLIK VEINS!

# Feb 10, 2004 @ 7:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. FAGGOT ABOLISHER writes:

HAIL GORGOROTH KINGS OF ANTI CHRISTIAN SCUM 14/88

# Feb 10, 2004 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Carl Puhl writes:

art for art's sake

# Feb 11, 2004 @ 8:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Voldspsylopatfrahelvede writes:

What a pathetic country. It is funny to see how a former communist country haven't been able to eliminate their stupid religious laws. "Animal torture" what a joke! You could start by convicting any meateater in the country. And secondly, how the f*** can you religiously offend people at a Black Metal concert, by showing them christian symbols.
Keep on praying you polish people

# Feb 11, 2004 @ 9:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Larry Stern writes:

It doesn't matter whether those creepos Gorgoroth are guilty of animal abuse or not because black metal is retarded anyway---I am sure they are the typical cornball band that paint their faces like King Diamond and wave swords around---very cool if you are 12. Black metal is an embarrassment to the scene--only grind or death metal is acceptable. And for all you black metal Nazis---yes, my last name is Jewish. I welcome your stupid comments.

# Feb 11, 2004 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. abbath writes:

godverdomme belachelijk die manne zijn satanist like every other blackmetalhead so wat laat die toch doen belachelijke mense
hail satan

# Feb 11, 2004 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Wojtek Poland-Chojnice writes:

Pojebana polska. Zrobia z wszystkiego szum. A to dlatego ze mamy papieza polaka i nie wypada zeby u nas byly takie koncerty. Gorgoroth najlepszy!!! Oby dali wiecej takich koncertów jak w Krakowie. Licze na to. Juz sie nie moge doczekac DVD ...

# Feb 11, 2004 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Dorota writes:

gorgoroth to ciota co w dupe lize kota.

# Feb 13, 2004 @ 7:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Infernus666 writes:

Gorgoroth is probably the best black metal band ever:they fight religion which has since ever and ever oppressed people and reduced theyr freedom.This bulls**t has to stop once and for all and the gorgo-revolution has rightfully begun in the pope's city.Beware you mesmerized religious freaks.........Satan is at dawn

# Feb 14, 2004 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. adam writes:

hi guys, i'm from poland and i know what i'm talkin' about! poland is f***in' religious country and it's hard to be different here! no naked tits, no metal- just f***in' old freaks sitting in the church!! f*** it, hail gorgoroth!!!

# Feb 15, 2004 @ 6:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Skow writes:

Gorgoroth makes music that sounds like the biggest sh** in the world, and they have to make such things so the stupid blackmetallers go to their concert(otherwise nobody would go there) and jerk off while looking at them, that's why their faces are so white :D

# Feb 16, 2004 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blazing Azid writes:

Religious oppression today is weak, it must be stronger! All sh**anist kids must bow to the pulpit, only then black metal shall be what it has to be - a real fight and war, not a scene theatre and funny "corpse"-paint.

Hail catholicism! f*** off to all polish(ed brains) youth!

# Feb 18, 2004 @ 8:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Charon writes:

If any of you think that everyone in Poland is so brainwashed and silly, then you can f*** off. I've been a Gorgoroth fan for a shoth time, yet I know what their music is about and I also support anti-christian movements, papers and sh**, so I'd like to make you realise that if there ARE plenty of christ-c***-whipped p***y catholic silly c***s in Poland, there are also lots of Gorgoroth-supporters (like me) who know what the f*** is going on. 'CRUSH THE SCEPTER'.

# Feb 18, 2004 @ 8:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Charon writes:

If any christ-f***ed nitwit happens to read what I've just written and if they start jibbering about their fake faith ( only children or brainwashed old people can be taken in by it, in my opinion), then they ought to read some books by Karlheinz Deschner, a great Greman dude, who castigates this institutionalised, hypocitical ( to the point of 'throwing up'- as my literature lecturer used to say) primitive 'faith'.
And if this doesn't help (in which case I'll be totally sorry), that will mean that the extent to which christian cancer has deavoured their brains is such, that even a good surgeon won't help.
As for me, I will be licking virgin mary's tight hole for eterniy and I'll be sodomising sweet jesus in barbwire - y'like that? I just hope so. Praise Gorgroth and join anti-christian Poland!
By the way - did you know that in the early centuries, christians used to worship christ's FORESKIN? I've just read about that and I've been laughing my a$$ off, really. Goodnight.

# Feb 18, 2004 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Charon writes:

Now that you've got to know me and you know that I come from Poland, you can read one of my lyrics that I've written this winter.
The holy water and prayers under the cross, decaying cells - their brains are bound to rot
Keep on daydreaming - the kingdom is up there, lick his iron feet, impending fear of hell
The virgin mary, the one that whored with god, the sacred vulva untouched by human tongue
Give praise to her, masturbating with your guilt, Whip your own back till blood stains your cold skin

Down on your knees and kiss the ground, divine revelation, the holy trumpets' sound
Open your souls for the coming of the lord, orgasmic thoughts - he'll descend to touch us all

The crucified bastard is by your side, the ghost and the virgin, for the time is ripe
you've kissed the statues and sung the holy rhyme
Join your jesus unafraid when you have to die

The earth was cold and covered it all
Your god, your cross and your pile of bones.

This is my sort of comment on christian freaks whose biographies I had the fortune to got to know. Early American christian writers, like Edwards. Check'em out if you're interested. He claimed 'god takes people by their legs, like spiders and throws them into the fire of hell'. Great, eh? So...should you keep believing in god - I'll attend your funeral with pleasure.
Now, I'm really getting off the net...

# Feb 18, 2004 @ 9:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Blazing Azid writes:

If Carol Voitila is Johanus Paulus II, then Charon is Darken II hahahahahaha!

Just kidding, my antichristian baby!!

# Feb 18, 2004 @ 11:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. tireheb writes:

Gorgoroth displays awesome musicianship and chaotic blasphemy all in one. Thats why their so f***in great!!!

# Feb 18, 2004 @ 12:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. satan writes:

gorgoroth is the best f***ing band in this world

anti-christianity f***ing christ

# Feb 18, 2004 @ 3:20 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 polskich fanow blacku

# Feb 18, 2004 @ 6:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. lololo writes:

I've just discovered gorgoroth and their musical talents and I am so f***ing impressed!!! Finally a band that expresses my hate for those damn bible thumpers..!!

BOW TO SATAN NOW CHRIST YOU p***y!!! MWUAHAHA

# Feb 19, 2004 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. IBONETIGHTHOLES writes:

IN SOME WAYS BLACK METAL IS RETARDED. I LIKE BLACK METAL - DONT GET ME WRONG BUT, PEOPLE NEED TO GROW UP. THIS IS LITTLE KIDS STUFF. BLACK METAL BANDS SHOULD STOP DETROYING THEIR BRAIN CELLS AND START READING MORE. IT'LL PROBABLY MAKE THEM THEM ACT SMARTER IN BASHING ON THE LYING F--KS - OF RELIGION.
ANYWAYS F--K ALL RELIGIONS INCLUDING SATANISM - IT'S FULL OF S--T.

# Feb 21, 2004 @ 12:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Tree Life writes:

I think it is obvious that the man is just one sick savage. He has been convicted in his own country of crimes that just are horrific: Assault, and violence. I do hope that Poland gets sharper about its laws, and excludes criminals such as that because Poland needs to have a clean environment in all ways.

# Feb 22, 2004 @ 2:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Beatrice Tatarian writes:

If Gorgoroth act surprised that they got into any trouble while shooting their concert in Poland, it is because many dark and evil bands come from that country!!! Like Hellborn, Behemoth and Belfagor. Those are satanist bands, so it is assumed there would be no big surprise and backlash against Gorgoroth. I know more than most people, even in the black metal underground. That's why I said this while others fail to mention it!

# Feb 22, 2004 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. POLISH ANGEL writes:

f*** YOU ALL f***ING METAL

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