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Releases : 30     Total votes : 255     Reviews : 14
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a.k.a.ex-Black Death
Formed1987, Kolbotn (early), Oslo (later), Norway
CurrentlyOslo/Trysil, Norway
GenresDeath Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Crust Punk
LabelsPeaceville Records

Line-up (members)

  • Fenriz : Drums, Additional Vocals (1987-), Bass, Additional Guitars (1993-)
  • Nocturno Culto : Vocals, Guitars (1988-), Bass (1992-)

Former members

  • Dag Nilsen : Bass (1987-1991)
  • Zephyrous : Guitars (1987-1993)
  • Anders Risberget : Guitars (1987-1988)
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Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Soulside Journey preview 2,453CollectionWish List Studio 81.8 122
A Blaze in the Northern Sky preview 29CollectionWish List Studio 93.1 663
Under a Funeral Moon preview 468CollectionWish List Studio 88.5 302
Transilvanian Hunger preview 87CollectionWish List Studio 91.1 584
Panzerfaust preview 1,441CollectionWish List Studio 85 191
Total Death preview 2,846CollectionWish List Studio 80.3 91
Goatlord preview CollectionWish List Studio 64 10
Ravishing Grimness preview CollectionWish List Studio 72.3 41
Plaguewielder preview CollectionWish List Studio 84 10
Hate Them preview 3,065CollectionWish List Studio 80.4 50
Sardonic Wrath preview 3,383CollectionWish List Studio 73.2 50
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
The Cult Is Alive preview 3,189CollectionWish List Studio 77.1 70
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
F.O.A.D preview 3,198CollectionWish List Studio 76.9 70
Dark Thrones and Black Flags preview CollectionWish List Studio 77.7 30
Circle the Wagons preview 2,395CollectionWish List Studio 82.9 100
The Underground Resistance preview 1,016CollectionWish List Studio 88.6 130
Arctic Thunder preview CollectionWish List Studio - 00


Additional notes
Darkthrone started as a death metal band, but by the end of 1990 and the beginning of 1991, when they were rehearsing the material that would eventually become Goatlord, Nocturno Culto, Zephyrous and Fenriz developed interest to black metal. Soon they decided to abort the Goatlord sessions because the material didn't reflect what they felt, and started to compose the songs that were to be found on A Blaze in the Northern Sky. Dag Nilsen was the only member who still wanted to play technical death metal, so he recorded the bass lines for A Blaze in the Northern Sky and then left the band.

Darkthrone's name was inspired by a Danish zine from around 1985/86 called Blackthorn, written by the guys from the Danish band DesExult, as well as by the lyrics of the Celtic Frost song "Jewel Throne" (I'm the king, sitting in the dark hiding from the shadows of the wind/.../ As I gaze from the Jewel Throne to the portal of infinity).

According to the December 2007 issue of Decibel Magazine, the Darkthrone logo was designed by Tomas Lindberg of At the Gates. This was confirmed by Lindberg himself in a 2014 interview with the MetalSucks Podcast.
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