Gorgoroth - Gaahl 'Outs' Himself As Homosexual


Kristian 'Gaahl' Espedal, frontman of Norwegian Black Metallers Gorgoroth, has publicly stated his homosexuality, according to Blabbermouth sources.

33 year old Gaahl spoke openly in an interview with Götz Kühnemund of Rock Hard magazine about his sexual orientation, also adding "I feel how I feel and I've never made any secret about it", and "I've never really hidden anything to begin with. It's just that I was never in love before" ... "until last year".

Gaahl also mentions a stable line-up for his version of Gorgoroth, confirming that Frost (Satyricon, 1349) will perform on the next album.

Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Gorgoroth
 
Posted: 29.10.2008 by Richard


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02.02.2009 - 00:25
tulkas
el parcero
Continues to be a shocker, so it's my vote in the MS award for biggest drama
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02.02.2009 - 00:40
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by tulkas on 02.02.2009 at 00:25

Continues to be a shocker, so it's my vote in the MS award for biggest drama

yup i voted it too
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02.02.2009 - 01:51
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
I don't see why people are shocked. About 10% of the Earth's population is gay.
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02.02.2009 - 01:57
tulkas
el parcero
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.02.2009 at 01:51

I don't see why people are shocked. About 10% of the Earth's population is gay.


the way i see it is that... dude, it's gaahl, most feared dude in norway, typical bm musician as bad as it can be, portraying what bm is all abot, and suddenly: he's gay! it's not the kind guy that you'd expect to be gay, like some glam metal dude or something
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02.02.2009 - 02:02
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by tulkas on 02.02.2009 at 01:57

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.02.2009 at 01:51

I don't see why people are shocked. About 10% of the Earth's population is gay.


the way i see it is that... dude, it's gaahl, most feared dude in norway, typical bm musician as bad as it can be, portraying what bm is all abot, and suddenly: he's gay! it's not the kind guy that you'd expect to be gay, like some glam metal dude or something


I don't understand why people conisider Ghaal as the most feared person. Come on Gorgoroth was is and will always be boring shit and Ghaal was is and will always be a parody of whatever he was trying to portray. Please give me one good reason why the guy was feared.
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02.02.2009 - 02:08
tulkas
el parcero
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.02.2009 at 02:02


I don't understand why people conisider Ghaal as the most feared person. Come on Gorgoroth was is and will always be boring shit and Ghaal was is and will always be a parody of whatever he was trying to portray. Please give me one good reason why the guy was feared.


that's what they said on this documentary when they were going to interview him, i'm not saying i fear him. according to what they said was that it was because of him having kiddnapped some dude dude and doing stuff to him...
anyway, like i said, it shocks me just because he always portrayed himself as ths badass necro dude, so i wouldn't really expect for someone like him to say he's gay.
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02.05.2009 - 07:04
Ph0eNiX
Fire from Above
This isn't an issue...
He doesn't have cancer or any wack diseases
He didn't kill anyone
The band didn't break up

Why is this news exactly or necessary for a forum/debate?
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03.05.2009 - 21:57
metalhead3
I think that we all know that he is a gay before he told that in public
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10.09.2009 - 18:25
Galar
Wicked Mung
Written by Ph0eNiX on 02.05.2009 at 07:04

This isn't an issue...
He doesn't have cancer or any wack diseases
He didn't kill anyone
The band didn't break up

Why is this news exactly or necessary for a forum/debate?

Because it's Ghaal, and to be blunt; because he's gay
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11.09.2009 - 22:55
Thulsa Doom
Account deleted
I realize I'm a day late and a dollar short to this conversation, but....
Written by Valaskjalf on 31.10.2008 at 15:07

Yeah and here he is designing "happy frocks" to be sold commercially.

"Happy Frocks"....LOL!!!! That made me laugh out loud at The Internet. Well played, sir.

Regardless of where you stand on the issues of Gorgoroth/Gaahl/BM/homosexuality/womens fashion design/etc., we've just witnessed the birth of a new term for our Metal lexicon. Whenever the next Metal musician outs himself (and I'll bet you a 3 dollar bill that there will be more), let's not refer to him as "gay", but rather "Gaahy". As in "Gaahl is Gaahy." I think it's a touching and fitting tribute.

(Although, he's once again the innovator in Metal, there just aren't any good/silly word-jumble jokes for Rob Halford. Furthermore, I have too much respect for Mr. Halford to poke fun, even purely in jest. Gaahl...... not so much.)
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10.11.2009 - 20:30
SatyriconChick
Seriously, so what if Gaahl is gay? I'm not exactly a fan of his, but I do like Gorgoroth and have their oldest releases. The guy's sexual orientation should be a non-issue. What's important is his talent, end of story. I'm a straight woman all the way through, but it sickens me to read all the homophobic bashing of Gaahl in this thread.
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13.11.2009 - 12:37
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by SatyriconChick on 10.11.2009 at 20:30

Seriously, so what if Gaahl is gay? I'm not exactly a fan of his, but I do like Gorgoroth and have their oldest releases. The guy's sexual orientation should be a non-issue. What's important is his talent, end of story. I'm a straight woman all the way through, but it sickens me to read all the homophobic bashing of Gaahl in this thread.


Agreed on all that. I actually think the biggest irony of all this, is Gaahl is probably the most black metal guy around, seeing as with it's anti-christian and individualistic nature, he seems to embody this more than any other guy in the scene!

Haha, most straight women don't have a problem with gay guys, it seems to be mainly other guys that gay bash and have a problem with gays. I have heard a couple of guys saying they hate gay men, but love gay women. Which is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

As for the guy saying "christian bashing" is allowed on the forum, but gay bashing isn't, I don't agree with that at all. Saying you don't like aspects of christianity, or organised religion, is not the same as "bashing" it. Gay bashing criticises the person purely for being gay. Criticising religion, or aspects of it, is not attacking individual religious people, as they aren't all the same. There's a real venom and hate which is seen in most anti-gay speech, which you don't see in most criticisms of religion, so it really is quite different.
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07.03.2010 - 20:23
xstarkiller
Youre message just a short quote "As for Christianity bashing, I think it would be ridiculous and illogical to not have some allowance for Christianity bashing on a forum with so many black metallers"what about all the people that like black metal who also believe in christ? they are out there, also i have no problem with gays or christ although i chose not to follow him but i will not condemn any one who does, by trying to censor people who bash gays and let people who bash christians get by, you my friend are nothing more than an illogical Hypocrite
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07.03.2010 - 20:34
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
Mutual respect and a sense of humor can go a long way
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08.03.2010 - 11:51
Hylia
Well being gay is perhaps the most anti christian thing you can do. Most Christians hate gays. But I think it's good for him he's admitting he is gay, there is nothing wrong with it at all.
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28.04.2010 - 20:27
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Written by NeverAgain on 07.11.2008 at 21:27

I like the way people have conviniently ignored Introspekriegs comment about how comparing Christianity to sexuality is wrong, as one is a choice and the other is something you are born with.

Some of the comments in this thread are disgusting. Comments like: "I hate gays", or "I don't mind gays as long as they dont bother me". Some people need to grow up and/or come out of the fucking closet.

Exactly, people can't compare religious beliefs with sexual orientation, even though I consider being faithful is a matter of brainwashing since you were a child and thus can't be called a free choice... Anyway, I don't see contradiction opposing BM and homosexuality, since sodomy is common in bm lyrics AND homosexuality is still considered a sin by the Church. I think being gay just adds a lot to the BM character. Ghaal is one of my idols because he is true (yes even with the Satan bullshit). His coming out just makes him even truer.
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