Gorr was founded in the late dark months of 2019 by Skuggimaðr (Gjøran Sæther) after he heard the old story about the local king named Gorr. The story about him and the locations for it suited perfectly as inspiration for a black metal project that was still a “wanted child” but not yet born. The location is where Skuggimaðr lives and is an island on the north west coast of Norway called Gossen.
The first EP was named Svart (black in Norwegian), and was made by Skuggimaðr with some help from Hateful Wind (Evan Barton) on guitars. After the EP Hateful Wind joined Gorr and is now a big part of the creative process together with Skuggimaðr. The debut album out and is called Likstadberget
Det var ei utrygg tid med overfall og ran, mange gonger av frammande folk, men mest av den mektige sjøkongen Gorr og hans tallrike og krigslystne slekningar. Gorr budde på øya Gossen i Møre, og vegen var kort til Trøndelag og inn i fjordane til Gaula og Orkla. Så sterk var han og hans menn at enno i dag i Trøndelag kallar dei ein slik kar for en “gosse”.
…or something like this translated:
It was a precarious time of assault and robbery, many times of the rising people, but most of the mighty sea king Gorr and his numerous and warlike relatives. Gorr lived on the island of Gossen in Møre, and the trip was short to Trøndelag and into the fjords to Gaula and Orkla. He and his men were so strong that even today in Trøndelag they call such a guy a “gosse”.