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


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. ...


Gaahl was the subject of a 5-part internet-exclusive mini-documentary by entitled "True Norwegian Black Metal" initially released in 2007. Later on, was absorbed by Vice and all 5 parts were consolidated into a single video, which, as of 2011, was made available on Vice's YouTube channel.

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

Gaahls Wyrd

Vocals (2015-present)

2017 Bergen Nov '15 (Live album) Vocals
2019 Ghosts Invited (Single) Vocals
2019 From the Spear (Single) Vocals
2019 Carving the Voices (Single) Vocals
2019 GastiR - Ghosts Invited Vocals
2021 The Humming Mountain (EP) 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
1999 Til et annet... Vocals, Lyrics
2007 Til minne... Lyrics, Songwriting (track 8), Vocals

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 Songwriting (track 7), Vocals (tracks 1-4, 6-8)
2001 Destroyer, or About How to Philosophize with the Hammer / Incipit Satan (Compilation) Vocals (tracks 1, 9-12, 14-16), Songwriting (track 15)
2003 Twilight of the Idols - In Conspiracy with Satan / Incipit Satan (Compilation) Vocals
2003 Twilight of the Idols - In Conspiracy with Satan Lyrics (tracks 1-4, 6-8), Vocals, Vocal Arrangements
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")
2021 The Humming Mountain (EP) Cover art (as "Kristian "Gaahl" Espedal")


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


1995 Til evighet... Photography
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Added on: 2011-04-09 06:23:44 Last modified on: 2023-09-04 09:22:22
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