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Real/full name:
Kristian Eivind Espedal
45 (born Aug 7th, 1975)
Place of origin:
Norway (Sunnfjord)


Gaahl was born in 1975 in Sunnfjord, a district in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. He spent his youth living in a sparsely populated valley called Espedal, in the municipality of Fjaler.

Gaahl became involved with black metal in 1993, when he co-formed the band Trelldom with guitarist "Tyrant" and bassist "Taakeheim". They released a demo in March 1994, with "Goat Pervertor" on drums. ...


On January 27th, 2010, Gaahl won the "Gay Person of the Year" award in Bergen at the event "Bergen Gay Galla".

He appears in the 2012 Norwegian film Flukt (Escape), as archer Grim.

He is a vegetarian.

Gaahls Wyrd

Vocals (2015-present)

2017 Bergen Nov '15 (Live album) Vocals
2019 Ghosts Invited (Single) Vocals
2019 From the Spear (Single) Vocals
2019 GastiR - Ghosts Invited Vocals


Vocals (1998-present)

1999 Erotic Funeral Party I / Styggmyrs triumf (Split) Vocals
2000 Erotic Funeral Vocals


Vocals (1992-present)

1994 Disappearing of the Burning Moon.... (Demo) Vocals, Lyrics
1995 Til evighet... Vocals, Lyrics
1998 Til et annet... Vocals, Lyrics
2007 Til minne... Vocals, Lyrics, Songwriting (track 8)

God Seed

Vocals (2009, 2012-2015)

2012 Live at Wacken (Live album) Vocals
2012 This from the Past (Single) Vocals
2012 I Begin Vocals, Lyrics


Vocals (1998-2007)

1998 Destroyer, or About How to Philosophize with the Hammer Vocals (track 1)
2000 Incipit Satan Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 1, 6), Songwriting (track 7)
2003 Twilight of the Idols - In Conspiracy with Satan / Incipit Satan (Compilation) Vocals
2003 Twilight of the Idols - In Conspiracy with Satan Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 1-4, 6, 7)
2006 Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam Vocals, Lyrics
2008 Black Mass Krakow 2004 (Video) Vocals
2008 True Norwegian Black Metal - Live in Grieghallen (Live album) Vocals




Vocals (2003-2015)

2009 Runaljod - gap var Ginnunga Vocals
2013 Fehu (Single) Vocals
2013 Runaljod - Yggdrasil Vocals
2014 Løyndomsriss (Single) Vocals


2006 Secht Vocals


2009 Skandinavisk misantropi Vocals (additional) (track 3)

Gaahls Wyrd

2019 GastiR - Ghosts Invited Artwork (as "Kristian "Gaahl" Espedal")


2000 Erotic Funeral Producer, Artwork, Mixing (tracks 1-3, 6-8, 10, 11, 13)


1998 Destroyer, or About How to Philosophize with the Hammer Mixing
2008 Destroyer / Incipit Satan (Compilation) Mixing for Destroyer, Mixing


1995 Til evighet... Photography
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