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Releases : 32     Total votes : 270     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 93.1 693
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon preview CollectionWish List Studio 88 312
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger preview CollectionWish List Studio 90.8 604
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 78.5 80
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) 95.68
2Cromlech preview (1991) 97.52
3Summer of the Diabolical Holocaust preview (1993) 953
4In The Shadow of the Horns preview (1992) 90.68
5A Blaze in the Northern Sky preview (1992) 90.77
6Paragon Belial preview (1992) 925
7Under a Funeral Moon preview (1993) 92.54
8To Walk the Infernal Fields preview (1993) 91.34
9The Dance of Eternal Shadows preview (1993) 91.73
10Sunrise Over Locus Mortis preview (1991) 951
11Iconoclasm Sweeps Cappadocia preview (1991) 951
12Triumphant Gleam preview (1995) 951
13Natassja in Eternal Sleep preview (1993) 903
14Where Cold Winds Blow preview (1992) 875
15Unholy Black Metal preview (1993) 86.73
16The Pagan Winter preview (1992) 845
17Over fjell og gjennom torner preview (1994) 87.52
18I en hall med flesk og mjød preview (1994) 87.52
19Grave With A View preview (1991) 901
20En Vind Av Sorg preview (1995) 901
21Skald av Satans sol preview (1994) 853
22Graven tåkeheimens saler preview (1994) 852
23As Flittermice as Satans Spys preview (1994) 82.52
24Accumulation Of Generalization preview (1991) 82.52
25Neptune Towers preview (1991) 851
26Sempiternal Sepulchrality preview (1991) 851
27Nor the Silent Whispers preview (1991) 851
28Gather For Attack On The Pearly Gates preview (1996) 851
29Deep Lake Tresspass preview (2016) 851
30Slottet i det fjerne preview (1994) 803
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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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