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Norway's Black Metal Elite To Pay Tribute To Quorthon

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A number of well-respected Norwegian black metal musicians will gather to perform a selection of classic BATHORY songs during Norway's Hole In The Sky Festival as a tribute to the group's mastermind Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg, who passed away earlier this month. So far, the following musicians have been confirmed to take part in this special performance (in alphabetical order):

Abbath (ex-IMMORTAL)
Apollyon (AURA NOIR)
Faust (ex-EMPEROR)
Gaahl (GORGOROTH)
Grutle
Ivar (ENSLAVED)
Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE)
Samoth (ZYKLON, ex-EMPEROR)
Satyr (SATYRICON)

The Hole in the Sky organizers have "the utmost respect for all the musicians lending their valuable time to make this a memorable event in the memory of Quorthon and his work of brilliance," according to an official press release. A portion of the profits from the festival — which is scheduled to be held August 25-28, 2004 at three different venues in Bergen, Norway — will be donated to Black Mark Records, the label owned by Quorthon's father, Börje Forsberg.

Commented Samoth: "Needless to say, Quorthon and his mighty BATHORY had a huge impact on me as a musician and definitely sparked my fascination for black metal in the early days. It was sad to hear of his early death. Quorthon was already a legend for years, and left behind an epic testimony blood, fire and death! May he rule among the gods of Valhalla!"

Source: blabbermouth

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1. IBEX writes:

ALL HAILS TO QUORTHON!!!!!!!!!!! \m/

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2. linda writes:

good news. quorthon rocks

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3. ????????? writes:

norweign black metal rulz

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4. Tubala writes:

May your soul reach Valhalla, brother Quorthon...
The Viking spirit is alive!
HAIL TO THE NORDLAND...

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5. markus writes:

Hail to the all mighty Quorthon!

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6. ???????????? writes:

black metal kicks a$$ cradle of filth f***ing eulz

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7. Arjan de Vries writes:

I hope they play newer songs as well from Nordland or Blood on ice

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8. Big Dan writes:

They have a great bunch of musicians up there like Abbath, Satyr, Faust, Ivar, and Gaahl just to name my favorites(don't get me wrong they all kick ass). But speaking of Gaahl, isn't he in jail, or did I miss an update on that. or is he out of prison now? Has it been that long? wasn't it 60 days or something in jail? I'm confused someone please clear this up for me!

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9. Big Dan writes:

oh yeah, Quorthon rules too (can't forget that)

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10. nin writes:

you're still gross

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