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Releases : 31     Total votes : 263     Reviews : 14
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Band

Darkthrone

a.k.a.ex-Black Death
CountryNorway
Formed1987, Kolbotn, Akershus
CurrentlyVinterbro/Trysil, Norway
GenresBlack Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
LabelsPeaceville Records, Moonfog Productions
Years active1986-1987 (as Black Death), 1987-present

Line-up (members)

  • Nocturno Culto : Vocals, Guitars, Bass (1988-present)
  • Fenriz : Drums, Vocals, Bass, Guitar (1993-present)

Former members

  • Dag Nilsen : Bass (1987-1991)
  • Zephyrous : Guitars (1987-1993)
  • Anders Risberget : Guitars (1987-1988)
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Discography

Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview CollectionWish List Demo 85 10
preview CollectionWish List Demo 80 10
preview CollectionWish List Demo 85 10
preview CollectionWish List Demo - 00
Soulside Journey preview 2,533CollectionWish List Studio 81.8 122
A Blaze in the Northern Sky preview 33CollectionWish List Studio 93.1 673
Under a Funeral Moon preview 482CollectionWish List Studio 88.5 302
Transilvanian Hunger preview 93CollectionWish List Studio 91.1 574
Panzerfaust preview 1,303CollectionWish List Studio 85.5 201
Goatlord preview CollectionWish List Studio 77 20
Total Death preview 2,819CollectionWish List Studio 81.4 91
Ravishing Grimness preview CollectionWish List Studio 72.3 41
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 90 10
Plaguewielder preview CollectionWish List Studio 84 10
Hate Them preview 3,177CollectionWish List Studio 80.4 50
Sardonic Wrath preview 3,493CollectionWish List Studio 73.2 50
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
The Cult Is Alive preview 3,297CollectionWish List Studio 77.1 70
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
F.O.A.D preview 3,306CollectionWish List Studio 76.9 70
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Dark Thrones and Black Flags preview CollectionWish List Studio 77.7 30
Circle the Wagons preview 2,470CollectionWish List Studio 82.9 100
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 70 10
The Underground Resistance preview 1,054CollectionWish List Studio 88.6 130
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Arctic Thunder preview 3,530CollectionWish List Studio 70.8 60
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00

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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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