GORGOROTH Confirm Drummer's Departure

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have confirmed the departure of drummer Kvitrafn due to "personal reasons." "[The] good news is that Frost (SATYRICON, 1349) has agreed to be the new drummer," reads a post on the group's web site. "He will start working together with GORGOROTH in the beginning of May, when the band starts an intensive rehearsing period with main focus on a new recording. This means that there will be less or no live activity in the following months..."

As previously reported, GORGOROTH have parted ways with Nuclear Blast Records and are currently negotiating a new record deal with an as-yet-undisclosed label.

GORGOROTH drew international attention in early February after they were accused of "offending religious feelings" during a concert in Poland. The band were also suspected of breaching the Polish law on protection of animals by displaying the severed and impaled heads of sheep as part of their stage act.

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