Holland's FaceCulture has posted a short interview clip (see below) with vocalist Gaahl of the Norwegian black metal band GORGOROTH. Gaahl discusses the legal battle between him and bassist King ov Hell on one side and the group's estranged guitarist Infernus on the other side over the rights to the band's name. Both sides want to continue using the name GORGOROTH and have done so, albeit with different members. A court will decide in January who has the legal rights to the name. Gaahl is confident about the outcome of the trial. "Me and King have been the ones that have shaped this creature in the last eight years," he told FaceCulture. "Otherwise it would have been dead and buried." He hasn't spoken to Infernus since the split. "I never had any special, close relationship with him," he explained. "We are two different worlds. He has a lot of idols, and that's the opposite of me."
The Gaahl-fronted version of GORGOROTH entered the studio on August 25 in the band's hometown of Bergen, Norway to begin recording eight new tracks composed by bassist King ov Hell for an as-yet-untitled new album. Along with Gaahl, King and Frost (SATYRICON) on drums, the full recording lineup includes Teloch (guitar) and Ice Dale (guitar). ENSLAVED's Herbrand Larsen once again produced GORGOROTH in the studio. A late spring release is expected.
Watch FaceCulture's interview with Gaahl below.