Is Gorgoroth a racist and white supremacist band? Of course it is, do you even need to ask…
Just read the comments on the Metalious review Gorgoroth is Racist and see the racism, the xenophobia, the anti-Semitism and often the neo-nazi leanings of black metal fans for yourself… all black metal is racist.
Of course, hypocritical black metal fans are (as always) trying to defend the bands that are rightfully accused of racism… see the “rebuttal” Is Gorgoroth NSBM (answer: yes).
Let’s start with the name of the band, Gorgoroth.
The name Gorgoroth comes from the work of the racist and crypto-nazi author JRR Tolkien, from the book series and later movies The Lord of the Rings. If I have to explain to you why The Lord of the Rings is exhibit A literary racism, or racist science-fiction, you haven’t been paying attention.
The guitarist of the band, Infernus, is known to have made racist comments in the past, to have spoken positively of the neo-nazi racial terrorist and mass murderer Varg Vikernes, and to have raped an African woman in 2003 (a hate crime).
The vocalist, Gaahl, isn’t any better… he has said that he “supported Adolf Hitler” in a 1995 interview.
We have to remove every trace of what Christianity, and the semitic roots, have to offer this world.
– Gaahl, from Gorgoroth
He also defended racial abuse and neo-nazism in the name of “freedom of speech”.
You should be able to say whatever you want, it’s the only way to evolve. If we deny anyone an opinion, we cannot grow […] What kind of a person are you if you don’t let people speak up against you?
This is exhibit A victim blaming.
Not only that, but this is WORD FOR WORD the same talking points used by Alt-Right and Donald Trump neo-nazis to justify their racial abuse of minorities.
There are many more examples…
The drummer Frost of Gorgoroth also played in the neo-nazi NSBM band Zyklon-B, the name a reference to the gas that was used to kill 6,000,000 Jewish men, women and children in World War 2.
Gorgoroth also covered the track Slottet i det fjerne from the neo-nazi band Darkthrone on the compilation album Darkthrone Holy Darkthrone. This track was written by none other than the neo-nazi terrorist and white supremacist murderer Varg Vikernes.
Gorgoroth’s new drummer has played in the crypto-nazi band Dark Funeral and the openly NSBM band Dissection, whose frontman Jon Nödtveidt was convicted of the murder of a gay immigrant (Josef ben Meddour) in what was deemed a racially motivated hate crime. He was also part of the Aryan supremacist gang Werewolf Legion and the “Nationalist Satanist” criminal cult called Misanthropic Luciferian Order.
Gorgoroth’s new vocalist Atterigner is also part of the Serbian Nationalist (white supremacist) band Terrörhammer.
In other words, all the band members of Gorgoroth are somehow involved in the NSBM, whether directly or indirectly by the comments they made or crimes they participated in.
Gorgoroth is the definition of a racist neo-nazi band.