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Releases : 32     Total votes : 265     Reviews : 14
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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 titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview Demo 85 10
preview Demo 80 10
preview Demo 85 10
preview Demo - 00
Darkthrone - Soulside Journey preview CollectionWish List Studio 81.3 122
Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky preview CollectionWish List Studio 93.3 683
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon preview CollectionWish List Studio 88.5 302
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger preview CollectionWish List Studio 91.1 584
Darkthrone - Panzerfaust preview CollectionWish List Studio 85.5 201
Darkthrone - Goatlord preview CollectionWish List Studio 77 20
Darkthrone - Total Death preview CollectionWish 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 CollectionWish List Studio 80.4 50
Darkthrone - Sardonic Wrath preview CollectionWish List Studio 73.2 50
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Darkthrone - The Cult Is Alive preview CollectionWish List Studio 77.1 70
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
Darkthrone - F.O.A.D preview CollectionWish 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 CollectionWish List Studio 82.9 100
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 70 10
Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance preview CollectionWish List Studio 88.2 130
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder preview CollectionWish List Studio 65.8 60
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview Single - 00

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Darkthrone Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Kathaarian Life Code preview (1992) 96.76
2Cromlech preview (1991) 1001
3In The Shadow of the Horns preview (1992) 90.86
4A Blaze in the Northern Sky preview (1992) 915
5Paragon Belial preview (1992) 904
6Summer of the Diabolical Holocaust preview (1993) 92.52
7To Walk the Infernal Fields preview (1993) 903
8Under a Funeral Moon preview (1993) 903
9Where Cold Winds Blow preview (1992) 87.54
10The Dance of Eternal Shadows preview (1993) 902
11The Pagan Winter preview (1992) 854
12Natassja in Eternal Sleep preview (1993) 87.52
13Unholy Black Metal preview (1993) 87.52
14Skald av Satans sol preview (1994) 852
15I en hall med flesk og mjød preview (1994) 851
16Slottet i det fjerne preview (1994) 802
17Inn i De Dype Skogers Favn preview (1993) 77.52
18Crossing the Triangle of Flames preview (1993) 77.52
19Over fjell og gjennom torner preview (1994) 801
20Graven tåkeheimens saler preview (1994) 801
21As Flittermice as Satans Spys preview (1994) 801
22En ås i dype skogen preview (1994) 801
23Quintessence preview (1995) 801
24Valkyrie preview (2013) 801
25Soulside Journey preview (1991) 801
26Accumulation Of Generalization preview (1991) 801
27Transilvanian 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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