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Bergen, Norway (2009 – present)

God Seed is a Norwegian band based in Bergen, Norway. Former Gorgoroth members Gaahl and King ov Hell adopted the name in March 2009 following the ending of the Gorgoroth name dispute. After performing a few gigs as God Seed, vocalist Gaahl left the band in July 2009 and it was put on hold. King finished the music for God Seed’s first album, with vocalist Shagrath, and released it under the name Ov Hell. Gaahl re-joined God Seed in 2012. In January that year they released the live album Live At Wacken, and in October they released their first studio album, I Begin.

The band arose as a splinter band from the circumstances surrounding the dispute over the legal owners of the band name Gorgoroth. Having lost their claim to the name, Gaahl (vocalist, Gorgoroth and others, such as Trelldom) and King Ov Hell (bass, Gorgoroth and others, such as Jotunspor) continued with the style and musical ideas they contributed to Gorgoroth with God Seed, what was intended to be the continuation of their musical vision.

The name “God Seed” was chosen for many reasons; it represents the will to grow, the god within man and nature and the will to reach one’s highest potential. God Seed is also the title of a track from the last album released under the Gorgoroth banner and in that respect it symbolizes what is brought from the past into a new beginning and a new future.

After splitting from Gorgoroth, Gaahl and King chose the new banner of God Seed to represent their art in the future. However, Gaahl resigned after only two shows, retiring from metal music completely, and was replaced by Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir - the band renaming itself “Ov Hell” as a consequence.


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  • jon1987

    first album is still great and it sounds great live cant wait for new stuff

    25 May 2:43pm Reply
  • MadTinus

    Awake & This From the Past \\m/

    6 May 8:00pm Reply
  • vals81

    Here some pics and impressions of the Berlin concert:

    29 Apr 9:54am Reply
  • candlesmoke

    I begin is much better than any gorgoroth release gaahl&king ov hell played on. more atmosphere, depth and epicness. impressed.

    15 Apr 10:50pm Reply
  • Re1nKaos

    Looking forward to new stuff

    5 Apr 2:13pm Reply
  • Tzompantli_39

    Queercore xD

    24 Mar 7:05am Reply
  • forfrosne

    So if you go and see God Seed live, do they play material from their earlier Gorgoroth albums as well? I'm just a little confused as to how the whole naming/ownership thing works out

    15 Mar 10:59pm Reply
  • Atreidezz

    You shame someone who brought you some of the most evil Black Metal albums for decades with such filthy disgusting tags... The internet is a sad and pathetic place.

    5 Feb 5:40am Reply
  • SirBakedalot

    "Queercore" in tags, lol! Listening to the album now, having completely missed this until now. I'm impressed. It's melodic and fresh, sound like a progressions in epic direction from the Gaahl-era-Gorgoroth. Nice!

    1 Feb 6:54am Reply
  • Pedrogrief

    This is the way. Good album. Btw notable influences of Moonspell in the song "Alt liv". Hail \m/

    27 Jan 9:46am Reply
  • Sematriux

    Hey guys, please spare some time and give a go! Thanks.

    19 Jan 3:03pm Reply
  • s_mars

    The album is good... well-produced as well as new Bathory stuff (who can accuse Bathory of being un-true?). It has no sense in writing 2013 album as '80s album (only if you're Darkthrone.....)

    7 Jan 2:43pm Reply
  • qphisyk

    Very listenable

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • pestcommando

    there is not such thing as (un)true black metal, there is good black metal and there is bad black metal.

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DonApollyon666

    won't consider it TRUE black metal but it's fucking awesome! can't wait till they release a new album \m/

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Traumkontinuum

    Good band, nice to see they've overcome the fuck with Infernus and started something new and promising.

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • aphoticapathy

    Pretty good.

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    "SoldiersOfFilth Congratulations Glamaster, you just listed a bunch of bands nobody knows about or cares about." What? Conqueror? Proclamation? Root? Maniac Butcher? The almighty Master's hammer? What kind of faggot are you? Yeah, Glamaster is a fucking loser and his shouts are closer to pathetic nerdrage than serious comments but that's not an excuse for using your total lack of knowledge to underrate the great work and contribution to the genre of the aforementioned bands. Review your arguments before throwing off stupid comments like that or shut the fuck up.

    27 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Archaeaeon

    The lack of metalness is strong with this shoutbox.

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • SeverbNR

    there are no gods in black metal aside from Satan (and not in the meaning of 15-year-old rebels). Gaahl is definetely a prominent figure in the black metal scene and there is nothing to discuss. people who reject his work because of his orientation are nothing more than close-minded maggots and that's surely not a matter of political beliefs.

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
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