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Darkthrone

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

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

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

After changing their name to Darkthrone, the band released their first full length album, Soulside Journey. The album wascleanly produced,(incomparison to what they would release in the future,anyway) straight forward old-school Death Metal.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 "A BlazeIn The NorthernSky,"which was strongly inspired by the works of Bathory and Celtic Frost. Peaceville Records was originallyskeptical 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," which hassince established itself asalandmark for the genre as a whole. It was followed by their quintessential masterpiece"Transilvanian Hunger," which is generally regardedasDarkthrone's finest work, although the band itself regards it as being arather untypical Darkthrone record.

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

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

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

LPs
The Underground Resistance
02/25/2013

3.8
395 Votes
Circle the Wagons
2010

3.5
240 Votes
Dark Thrones and Black Flags
2008

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

3.1
250 Votes
The Cult Is Alive
2006

3.4
204 Votes
Sardonic Wrath
2004

3.3
146 Votes
Hate Them
2003

3.3
140 Votes
Plaguewielder
2001

2.9
125 Votes
Ravishing Grimness
1999

3.3
131 Votes
Goatlord
1996

2.9
158 Votes
Total Death
1996

3.4
196 Votes
Panzerfaust
1995

3.8
352 Votes
Transilvanian Hunger
1994

4.1
863 Votes
Under a Funeral Moon
1993

4.1
596 Votes
A Blaze in the Northern Sky
1992

4.3
894 Votes
Soulside Journey
1991

3.7
362 Votes
EPs
NWOBHM
2007

2.8
37 Votes
Too Old, Too Cold
2006

3.5
34 Votes
Cromlech
1989

3.6
5 Votes
Thulcandra
1989

3.7
18 Votes
A New Dimension
1988

4.2
19 Votes
Land of Frost
1988

3.4
19 Votes
Compilations
Black Death and Beyond
2014

5
1 Votes
Introducing Darkthrone
04/26/2013

1.3
6 Votes
Sempiternal Past - The Darkthrone Demos
2011

3.7
11 Votes
Frostland Tapes
2008

3.8
25 Votes
Too Old, Too Cold / NWOBHM
2008

2.8
3 Votes
Preparing for War
2000

4
2 Votes

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