Dark Overlord Infernus of black metal band Gorgoroth lies in critical condition after a brutal and unexpected assault.
The incident occurred under mysterious circumstances, leaving both Gorgoroth's inhabitants and outsiders in disbelief.
Infernus took to social media and informed his followers about the assault at the Beyond the gates-festival.
The attacker, however, managed to breach the formidable barriers, catching the ruler off-guard and subjecting him to a ferocious onslaught.
The nature of the assailants remains shrouded in secrecy, prompting speculation about potential internal power struggles or external threats seeking to challenge Infernus's dominion.
The band will miss some shows until the sinister icon recovers from the ambush.