If you were expecting a Norwegian black metal band to have a rider full of scented candles and nutritionalist-approved herbal supplements, then Gorgoroth is going to disappoint. The band, whose satanic themes and live shows full of nude women on crucifixes and butcher-procured stage props have been shocking audiences for a coupl'a decades now, has mostly normal requests in the food and beverage section. Deli tray? Check. 70 domestic beers? Check. Jack Daniels, Kahlua, Finlandia, and Bombay Sapphire? Check, check, check, and check. However, once you get past the 4 packs of cigarettes, things get a little more interesting. Strawberry flavored condoms? Sure, why not. And who wouldn't enjoy extra-soft, pink toilet paper? You've got to pamper yourself sometimes, even if you're devoted to the Dark Lord. The band's show wouldn't be complete if they weren't provided with a "carpenter with equipments to build racks for barbwire, barricades, crosses etc." and, of course, 50 sheep heads and 200 meters of barbwire. Should be easy enough to find!
See the full rider here.
Tombs’ Path Of Totality topped my list of the Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far. I was curious what sort of personal soundtrack went into that muscular, violent, surprisingly delicate and detailed blend of New York noise-rock, black metal, and industrialized blast-beat shoegaze, so I asked them to make a related mix for… More »
Our first couple days in Oslo were all about wandering and seeing as much as possible, but Friday involved staying put in a single venue for most of the night. The festival organizers asked us to curate a showcase of Nordic bands: We made a general wish list and it was narrowed down a couple… More »
Regular readers of this blog know that our own Brandon Stosuy is a passionate metal fan. And in recent months we’ve seen an enthusiastic response to our occasional coverage of the genre. So starting today, in the form of this as-yet-untitled, flexibly scheduled column, Stereogum will be devoting space to the best new metal music,… More »