GORGOROTH guitarist Infernus — who is involved in a legal dispute with his estranged bandmates over the rights to the group's name — has issued the following update via the Gorgoroth.info web site (which he controls):
"In the past few months there have been several news stories concerning the dispute between Infernus and his former bassist [King ov Hell] and vocalist [Gaahl]. Contrary to what the opposition might say, the trademark ownership matters are still as undecided as they were six months ago, and will not be resolved until a verdict is made in a to-be-announced trial in Oslo, Norway. Also, due to disagreements between Regain Records and the aforementioned former bassist and vocalist, a temporary injunction has been issued, suspending the distribution of the 'True Norwegian Black Metal - Live in Grieghallen' album until the matter can be handled in a trial in Malmö, Sweden.
"All this has understandably led to confusion among the fans, and the focus seems to have drifted away from the musical aspects. It is therefore time to get back on track and release this little update on the progress of the next album [from the Infernus-led version of GORGOROTH], 'Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt'.
"The past few months have been spent rehearsing the new material in Tomas Asklund's Monolith Studio outside of Stockholm. A pre-recording has been made, containing drums, guitars and bass.
"At the moment, Infernus is working on the arrangements, with assistance from former GORGOROTH member Tormentor. When all the songs have been arranged into a satisfactory form, the drums will be recorded in Monolith Studio. Infernus will then record the guitars in the Laboratório 6 studio in Brazil, with engineering help from Fabio Zperandio (OPHIOLATRY), and Frank Watkins [OBITUARY] will record the bass lines.
"No vocalist has been added to the lineup as of the present time, but there are several strong candidates being considered by Infernus.
"So far, everything has gone according to schedule, and the album is tentatively scheduled for a spring/summer 2009 release by Regain Records. An autumn 2009 tour is in the planning stages."