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:
"Infernus has now chosen to present his new [GORGOROTH] line-up. This new line-up consists of dedicated and serious musicians with healthy attitudes and personalities, musicians whom he has had the honour of being acquainted with for some years now. Infernus has high hopes and ambitions for his future collaboration with these musicians.
"Tomas Asklund (DISSECTION) and Frank Watkins (OBITUARY) should need no further introductions.
"The work on [the new GORGOROTH album] 'Quantos Possund ad Satanitatem Trahunt' will continue according to schedule, and rehearsals will begin in Stockholm in the summer of 2008. In the pre-production stage, Infernus will enlist the help of, among others, Tormentor, who wrote the title tracks of both the 'Destroyer' and 'Incipit Satan' albums. As with the latest album, and the forthcoming albums, 'Quantos Possund ad Satanitatem Trahunt' will be released by Regain Records.
"As previously stated, the legal proceedings [over the rights to the GORGOROTH name] which have already been instituted will continue as planned. Infernus and Regain Records have decided to appeal the decision of the Norwegian Patent Office's first department [which determined that the rights to the GORGOROTH name belong to bassist King Ov Hell (real name: Tom Cato Visnes) and vocalist Gaahl (real name: Kristian Eivind Espedal)], and this appeal will be independently handled by the second department of the Patent Office. It is important to point out that as long as this matter is under appeal, the current ownership decision is not in any way final. Infernus and Regain are also ready to take the artists formerly known as 'The Force Gorgoroth' to court. Seeing as how the first department's decision is being appealed, and that the trademark ownership is as yet unresolved, it would be prudent of third parties like record labels, booking agencies and online social networking websites to wait the situation out until a final decision has been reached — this to avoid any future litigations from Infernus and Regain Records."