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Darkthrone

Darkthrone is a highly influential Norwegian black metal band formed in 1987. They began as an old-school Death Metaloutfitunder the name ofBlackDeath. They released several demos, and one album, and were subsequently signed toPeacevilleRecords on a four album contract.

After changing their name to Darkthrone, the band released their first full length album, Soulside Journey. The albumwascleanly produced,(incomparison to what they would release in the future,anyway) straight forward old-school DeathMetal.Soon afterward, Darkthrone adoptedtheaesthetic style that would come to rep ...read more

Darkthrone is a highly influential Norwegian black metal band formed in 1987. They began as an old-school Death Metaloutfitunder the name ofBlackDeath. They released several demos, and one album, and were subsequently signed toPeacevilleRecords on a four album contract.

After changing their name to Darkthrone, the band released their first full length album, Soulside Journey. The albumwascleanly produced,(incomparison to what they would release in the future,anyway) straight forward old-school DeathMetal.Soon afterward, Darkthrone adoptedtheaesthetic style that would come to represent the black metal scene,wearingcorpsepaint and working under occult or nordic pseudonyms.

At this point, bassist Dag Nilsen left the band. Darkthrone subsequently recorded and released the black metal album "ABlazeIn The NorthernSky,"which was strongly inspired by the works of Bathory and Celtic Frost. Peaceville Records wasoriginallyskeptical about releasing the album duetoDarkthrone's diversion from the death metal style.

The band delved even deeper into the black metal sound with the their following album, "Under A Funeral Moon," whichhassince established itself asalandmark for the genre as a whole. It was followed by their quintessentialmasterpiece"Transilvanian Hunger," which is generally regardedasDarkthrone's finest work, although the band itself regards itas being arather untypical Darkthrone record.

All of these early black metal albums were characterised by raw sound, extremely low fidelity recording quality, andmusicalsimplicity.Darkthroneremain a powerful force in the black metal genre, although they have experimented with theirinfluencesover the years.

Starting with their album "The Cult Is Alive", Darkthrone began a new era of crust punk influenced metal. Although theyhaveceased to releaseblackmetal, they have remained productive over the course of a twenty plus year career. « hide

Similar Bands: Venom, Mayhem, Celtic Frost, Bathory, Burzum

LPs
The Underground Resistance
02/25/2013

3.8
480 Votes
Circle the Wagons
2010

3.5
289 Votes
Dark Thrones and Black Flags
2008

2.9
231 Votes
F.O.A.D.
2007

3.1
285 Votes
The Cult Is Alive
2006

3.5
239 Votes
Sardonic Wrath
2004

3.3
186 Votes
Hate Them
2003

3.3
169 Votes
Plaguewielder
2001

3
157 Votes
Ravishing Grimness
1999

3.3
168 Votes
Goatlord
1996

3
222 Votes
Total Death
1996

3.4
257 Votes
Panzerfaust
1995

3.8
464 Votes
Transilvanian Hunger
1994

4.2
1,056 Votes
Under a Funeral Moon
1993

4.1
747 Votes
A Blaze in the Northern Sky
1992

4.3
1,114 Votes
Soulside Journey
1991

3.7
447 Votes
EPs
NWOBHM
2007

2.8
40 Votes
Too Old, Too Cold
2006

3.5
37 Votes
Cromlech
1989

3.8
9 Votes
Thulcandra
1989

3.7
25 Votes
A New Dimension
1988

4.1
25 Votes
Land of Frost
1988

3.5
23 Votes
Compilations
Black Death and Beyond
2014

4.5
2 Votes
Introducing Darkthrone
04/26/2013

1.3
6 Votes
Sempiternal Past - The Darkthrone Demos
2011

3.7
11 Votes
Frostland Tapes
2008

4
31 Votes
Too Old, Too Cold / NWOBHM
2008

2.8
3 Votes
Preparing for War
2000

4
6 Votes

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