>GORGOROTH TRADEMARK VERDICT REACHED
Oslo (Norway) City District Court has delivered a verdict on the main question in the GORGOROTH trademark case, which took place at the end of January 2009. The court has decided that King Ov Hell‘s trademark registration #243365 of the band name GORGOROTH is NOT valid and shall therefore be deleted. The court states that King ov Hell and Gaahl excluded themselves from the band GORGOROTH when they tried to fire Infernus in October 2007. The court further states that Infernus cannot be excluded from GORGOROTH, unless he himself decides to quit. Infernus is very pleased, but not surprised, by this verdict. The remaining issues concerning financial matters and such are yet to be decided upon.
I’m telling you, it’s a sad day when even the Norwegian Black Metal bands fight it out in court rather than on the blood-soaked tundra of the frozen north.
Really, though, “Metal” as I may seem, I don’t give a rat’s ass about these kinds of bands. I just thought the press release I received — and I get some doozies — was hilarious. This band Gorgoroth in particular cracks me up. This is my favorite scene — at least for comic relief — from the documentary, Metal — A Headbanger’s Journey (which is actually freakin’ awesome).
Here’s to you, Champ!