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Darkthrone is a black metal band from KolbotnNorway, formed in as a death metal band under the name Black Death. Their first three black metal albums— A Blaze in the Northern SkyUnder a Funeral Moon and Transilvanian Hunger sometimes dubbed the "Unholy Trinity"   — are considered the peak of the band's black metal career  and to be among the most influential albums in the genre.
For most of this time, Darkthrone has been a duo of Fenriz and Nocturno Culto ever since guitarist Zephyrous left the band in The band have sought to remain outside the music mainstream. The band that would become Darkthrone formed in late in Kolbotna small town south of Oslo. In latethe band changed their name to Darkthrone and were joined by Dag Nilsen. Ted Skjellum joined in spring of They were subsequently signed to the independent record label Peaceville Records with a four-album contract.
Inthey recorded their first studio album, Soulside Journey. Because of a small recording budget, the band could not Mikrophonie I - Skag Arcade - Suicides An Alternative, Youll Be Sorry (All Media) the kind of studio they wanted but, thanks to the members of Nihilist and Entombedthey were able to record their album at Sunlight Studios.
Although mainly death metal in style, there were some elements of black metal present in terms of artwork and songwriting. Immediately following the release of this album, the band continued writing and recording new material, recording on tape until a full album was ready. These tracks were entirely instrumental but they demonstrated the band's gradual shift towards black metal.
Inthe finished album Goatlord was released, with vocals added by Fenriz. DuringDarkthrone adopted the aesthetic style that would come to represent the black metal scene, wearing corpse paint and working under pseudonyms. In Augustthey recorded their second album, which was released at the beginning of and titled A Blaze in the Northern Sky.
The album contained Darkthrone's first black metal recordings, and Peaceville Records was originally skeptical about releasing it due to Darkthrone's extreme diversion from their original death metal style. The band's third album, Under a Funeral Moonwas recorded in the summer of and released in early Norway In September - Darkthrone - Dark Thrones And Black Flags It marked Darkthrone's total conversion to the black metal style, and is considered a Norway In September - Darkthrone - Dark Thrones And Black Flags for the development of the genre as a whole.
This album also marked the last album on which guitarist Zephyrous would perform. It was followed by their fourth album, Transilvanian Hungerwhich was released in February This was Darkthrone's first album to have just two members, Nocturno Culto and Fenriz.
Fenriz is credited with all instrumentation and songwriting, while Nocturno Culto only contributed vocals. The band would remain a duo from this point onwards.
Transilvanian Hunger was characterized by a very "raw" or "low fidelity" recording style and monotone riffing with little melody. The album's release caused some controversy : half of its lyrics were written by the Norwegian black metal musician Varg Vikernesand its booklet contained the phrase "Norsk Arisk Black Metal", which translates into English as "Norwegian Aryan Black Metal". Darkthrone moved to another independent record label, Moonfog Productionsfor subsequent releases.
The label was run by Satyr of Satyricon. Their fifth album, Panzerfaustwas released in Its production is similar to that of Transilvanian Hungerand Fenriz is similarly credited with all instrumentation and songwriting, while Nocturno Culto only contributed vocals.
Lyrics for the track "Quintessence" were written by Varg Vikernes. Their sixth album, Total Deathwas released during and is notable for featuring lyrics written by four other black metal musicians, and none at all written by the group's main lyricist Fenriz. During the years —, drummer Fenriz was involved with numerous side projects. Also he began playing We Will Never Change - OSK - We Will Never Change for Valhall again, after having been one of the founding members in but leaving in to concentrate on Darkthrone.
InDarkthrone released the album Ravishing Grimnessand in their following album, Plaguewielder. This explains the somewhat "clearer" sound on those records. The band also released Preparing for Wara compilation of songs from — Inthe intro of their song "Kathaarian Life Norway In September - Darkthrone - Dark Thrones And Black Flags appeared in the last scene of the film Demonlover. Inthe band released the album Hate Them. Although this record and their next contain electronic introductions, they remain true to Darkthrone's early black metal style.
Sardonic Wrath was released in It was the band's last album with Moonfog Productions and their last to be recorded solely in the black metal style.
This album was nominated for Norway's Alarm Awards; however, the album's entry was withdrawn at the band's request. Their next releases would feature strong crust punk traits. InDarkthrone confirmed that they had returned to Peaceville Records, after leaving the record label in They had also started up their own record label, Tyrant Syndicate Productions, to release their future albums.
Darkthrone's first four albums were also re-released with video interviews about each of them. Darkthrone released their eleventh album, The Cult Is Aliveduring early The album represented a shift in the band's style as the music incorporated crust punk traits.
While Darkthrone's black metal roots were still evident, their shift from the genre's typical sound was more noticeable. The Cult Is Alive was the first Darkthrone album to appear on the album chart in Norway, debuting at number In September that year, Darkthrone released the album F.
The phrase was used by many thrash metal and punk bands during the s. While the music partially continued the punk -oriented style that was introduced on The Cult Is Alivethis time the band focused more on traditional heavy metal.
Also duringNocturno Culto completed and released The Misanthropea film about black metal and life in Norway. It includes some of his own solo recordings.
In OctoberDark Thrones and Black Flags was released, using much the same style as the previous album. Inthe band released the album Circle the Wagonswhich featured much less significant crust punk traits in exchange for strong speed metal and traditional heavy metal characteristics. In latePeaceville acquired the rights to the band's Moonfog albums and re-issued Panzerfaust as a two-disc set and on vinyl.
The re-issue of Total Death was set for March 14, In JulyDarkthrone announced a new album, titled The Underground Resistance ; it was released on February 25, On October 22,the band Norway In September - Darkthrone - Dark Thrones And Black Flags via Facebook that they would be issuing a compilation album entitled The Wind of Black Hearts. Norway In September - Darkthrone - Dark Thrones And Black Flags album, released November 25,is composed of rehearsals recorded in and for songs which later appeared on A Blaze in the Northern Sky and Under a Norway In September - Darkthrone - Dark Thrones And Black Flags The Mule (Drum Solo) - Deep Purple - Made In Japan. In Juneit was announced that Darkthrone would record a new studio album in October of the Gammal Dalavals - Bengt Hedins - Lättblandat No 3 year.
Darkthrone announced in March that they would be releasing their seventeenth studio album, Old Star The Searchers - Take It Or Leave It, which was released on May 31 of the same year. It featured much stronger doom metal characteristics than previous albums, with their Candlemass influences more apparent.
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