Thomas Kronenes (more commonly known to those who follow Black Metal as “Pest”) is the current vocalist of the American Black/Thrash band Octagon. He is, however, more famous for being the former vocalist for the Norwegian Black Metal band, Gorgoroth. This man, my friends, is the man who first drew me in to Black Metal vocals and the man who I try to duplicate vocally when performing Black Metal myself! His Pitch. His Power. The Demonic beauty that he spews from his unholy mouth is, in my opinion, unmatched! Pest was the replacement vocalist introduced into Gorgoroth when the band’s co-founder, Hat (that’s “Hate” in Norwegian for those of you who do not speak in Norse tongue) decided to leave in 1995. At this time, Pest has founded the band “Obtained Enslavement” but Infernus approached him to perform with Gorgoroth full time. Since then, Pest has become singularly known for his time with Gorgoroth and has performed vocals on 5 of their albums. Kronenes was sadly kicked out of Gorgoroth in 2012 due to commitment issues, but his legacy and Demonic voice lingers on to this day!
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