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Darkthrone

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

Line-up (members)

  • Nocturno Culto (Ted Skjellum) : Vocals, Guitars, Bass (1988-present)
  • Fenriz (Gylve Fenris Nagell) : Drums, Vocals, Bass, Guitar (1993-present)

Former members

  • Dag Nilsen : Bass (1987-1991)
  • Zephyrous (Ivar Enger) : Guitars (1987-1993)
  • Anders Risberget : Guitars (1987-1988)
Releases : 29     Total votes : 12     Reviews : 3
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Darkthrone Discography

Album title Type Released Rating Votes Reviews
Darkthrone - Soulside Journey (1991) collection wish list Studio 90 1 0
Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky (1992) collection wish list Studio 93.3 3 1
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon (1993) collection wish list Studio 85 2 1
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger (1994) collection wish list Studio 88.3 3 1
Darkthrone - Panzerfaust (1995) collection wish list Studio 80 1 0
Darkthrone - Goatlord (1996) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Darkthrone - Total Death (1996) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Darkthrone - Ravishing Grimness (1999) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2000) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
Darkthrone - Plaguewielder (2001) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Darkthrone - Hate Them (2003) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Darkthrone - Sardonic Wrath (2004) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2005) collection wish list EP - 0 0
(2006) Single - 0 0
Darkthrone - The Cult Is Alive (2006) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2006) Single - 0 0
(2007) Single - 0 0
Darkthrone - F.O.A.D. (2007) collection wish list Studio 70 1 0
(2008) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
Darkthrone - Dark Thrones and Black Flags (2008) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Darkthrone - Circle the Wagons (2010) collection wish list Studio 85 1 0
(2011) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance (2013) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2013) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
(2014) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder (2016) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2016) collection wish list EP - 0 0
(2016) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
Darkthrone - Old Star (2019) collection wish list Studio - 0 0

Darkthrone Top Songs

Track title Album title Rating Votes
1 Kathaarian Life Code A Blaze in the Northern Sky (1992) 90 1
2 To Walk the Infernal Fields Under a Funeral Moon (1993) 90 1
3 In The Shadow of the Horns A Blaze in the Northern Sky (1992) 85 1
4 A Blaze in the Northern Sky A Blaze in the Northern Sky (1992) 85 1
5 Under a Funeral Moon Under a Funeral Moon (1993) 85 1
6 Skald av Satans sol Transilvanian Hunger (1994) 85 1
7 Transilvanian Hunger Transilvanian Hunger (1994) 80 1
8 Slottet i det fjerne Transilvanian Hunger (1994) 80 1
9 Quintessence Panzerfaust (1995) 80 1
10 Valkyrie The Underground Resistance (2013) 80 1
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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