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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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Darkthrone 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
Darkthrone - Soulside Journey preview 2,562CollectionWish List Studio 81.8 122
Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky preview 35CollectionWish List Studio 93.1 673
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon preview 496CollectionWish List Studio 88.5 302
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger preview 96CollectionWish List Studio 91.1 574
Darkthrone - Panzerfaust preview 1,315CollectionWish List Studio 85.5 201
Darkthrone - Goatlord preview CollectionWish List Studio 77 20
Darkthrone - Total Death preview 2,851CollectionWish List Studio 81.4 91
Darkthrone - Ravishing Grimness preview CollectionWish List Studio 72.3 41
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 90 10
Darkthrone - Plaguewielder preview CollectionWish List Studio 84 10
Darkthrone - Hate Them preview 3,215CollectionWish List Studio 80.4 50
Darkthrone - Sardonic Wrath preview 3,534CollectionWish List Studio 73.2 50
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Darkthrone - The Cult Is Alive preview 3,337CollectionWish List Studio 77.1 70
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Darkthrone - F.O.A.D preview 3,346CollectionWish List Studio 76.9 70
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Darkthrone - Dark Thrones and Black Flags preview CollectionWish List Studio 77.7 30
Darkthrone - Circle the Wagons preview 2,498CollectionWish List Studio 82.9 100
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 70 10
Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance preview 1,062CollectionWish List Studio 88.6 130
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder preview 3,572CollectionWish List Studio 70.8 60
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00

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Darkthrone Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Kathaarian Life Code preview (1992) 965
2In The Shadow of the Horns preview (1992) 905
3Paragon Belial preview (1992) 91.73
4Summer of the Diabolical Holocaust preview (1993) 92.52
5A Blaze in the Northern Sky preview (1992) 88.84
6To Walk the Infernal Fields preview (1993) 903
7Under a Funeral Moon preview (1993) 903
8The Dance of Eternal Shadows preview (1993) 902
9Natassja in Eternal Sleep preview (1993) 87.52
10Unholy Black Metal preview (1993) 87.52
11Where Cold Winds Blow preview (1992) 83.33
12The Pagan Winter preview (1992) 83.33
13Skald av Satans sol preview (1994) 852
14I en hall med flesk og mjød preview (1994) 851
15Slottet i det fjerne preview (1994) 802
16Inn i De Dype Skogers Favn preview (1993) 77.52
17Crossing the Triangle of Flames preview (1993) 77.52
18Over fjell og gjennom torner preview (1994) 801
19Graven tåkeheimens saler preview (1994) 801
20As Flittermice as Satans Spys preview (1994) 801
21En ås i dype skogen preview (1994) 801
22Quintessence preview (1995) 801
23Valkyrie preview (2013) 801
24Transilvanian Hunger preview (1994) 652
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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