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Thorns vs. Emperor

TypeSplit
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GenresSymphonic Black Metal, Industrial Black Metal
LabelsMoonfog Productions
Running time48:47
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Track listing (Songs)

TitleRatingVotes
1.Emperor - Exördium3:00-0
2.Thorns - Ærie Descent8:34-0
3.Emperor - I Am5:04-0
4.Emperor - Ærie Descent (Thorns cover)6:06-0
5.Emperor - Thus March the Nightspirit5:40-0
6.Thorns - Melas Khole6:31-0
7.Thorns - The Discipline of Earth7:40-0
8.Thorns - Cosmic Keys (Emperor cover)6:12-0

Line-up (members)

  • Emperor
  • Samoth : Guitars
  • Ihsahn : Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass
  • Trym Torson : Drums
  •  
  • Thorns
  • S.W. Krupp : Guitars, Keyboards, Programming

Guest / session / additional musicians

  • Satyr : Vocals
  • Fenriz : Drums (on 2011 Re-release)
  • SA Titan : Programming

Production staff / artist

  • Union Design : Design, Illustrations
  • Samoth : Producer, Engineering, Mastering
  • Thorbjørn Akkerhaugen : Producer, Engineering
  • Christophe Szpajdel : Logo
  • Ihsahn : Producer, Engineering
  • Espen Berg : Mastering
  • Satyr Wongraven : Producer, Mastering
  • Claus Eriksen : Engineering
  • S.W. Krupp : Producer, Engineering
  • Svein Solberg : Engineering
Thorns tracks (2 & 6 to 8) recorded with Cubase, mixed at Fagerborg Studio.

Emperor track 4 was recorded and mixed at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio the spring/summer 1998.
Emperor tracks 1, 3 & 5 was recorded and mixed at Symphonique during the spring/summer 1998.

The organ used on Emperor's performance of "Ærie Descent" is a Chicago Cottage reed-organ from 1829 CE

The split contains covers of Emperor and Thorns, where Thorns did Emperor songs and Emperor did Thorns songs.

A limited edition of 3000 copies includes a bonus CD called "1989 - 91 Rehearsals" with the two Thorns demos. Tracklist of the second CD as follows:
1. Ærie Descent (5:00)
2. Funeral Marches to the Grave (5:18)
3. Lovely Children (3:30)
4. Fall (2:20)
5. Thule (6:53)
6. Fairytales (4:03)
7. Home (6:44)
8. You That Mingle May (2:40)
(Tracks 1,2: Trøndertun Demo - Tracks 3,4,5,6,7,8: Grymyrk Demo - all unmastered compared to the 2007 Stigma Diabolicum compilation versions)

Re-released on 22th March 2011 by Peaceville Records with the following bonus tracks:
9. Thorns feat. Fenriz and Satyr - You That Mingle May
10. Thorns - The Discipline of Earth (pre-production mix)
11. Thorns - Ærie Descent (pre-production mix)

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