Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Black Metal
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Bathory

Bathory must be considered a major influence, either directly or indirectly, on virtually every black metal band in the last decade. It was Bathory, along with Venom, who helped pioneer the raw death/black style and gutteral vocals that are now standard in the genre. Basically a one-man band (with a scattered few early-career exceptions), Bathory's work have run the gamut from more simplistic Venom-ish fare (first two albums, the debut in particular) to a more epic, Manowar-ish style, steeped in Norse mythology, on much of the middle and later albums, to a more thrash-based style on releases such as Octagon. Quorthon (the man himself) also recorded apart from the Bathory name, releasing two albums under the name Quorthon, said to be very un-Bathory-like. The last releases were the two part Nordland effort released in 2002 and 2003, with an expected new album in 2004 cut short by the unfortunate and unexpected passing of Quorthon in June of that year.

Last Lineup

Quorthon (Tomas Forsberg)

vocals/all instruments RIP: June 7, 2004, heart failure



Discography



Bathory  
1984 Black Mark
  1. Storm of Damnation
  2. Hades
  3. Reaper
  4. Necromansy
  5. Sacrifice
  6. In Conspiracy With Satan
  7. Armageddon
  8. Raise the Dead
  9. War



The Return  
1985 Black Mark
  1. Revelation of Doom
  2. Total Destruction
  3. Born for Burning
  4. The Wind of Mayhem
  5. Bestial Lust
  6. Possessed
  7. The Rite of Darkness
  8. Reap of Evil
  9. Son of the Damned
  10. Sadist
  11. Return of the Darkness and Evil



Under The Sign Of The Black Mark  
1987 Black Mark
  1. Nocternal Obeisance
  2. Massacre
  3. Woman of Dark Desires
  4. Call from the Grave
  5. Equimanthorn
  6. Enter the Eternal Fire
  7. Chariots of Fire
  8. 13 Candles
  9. Of Doom



Blood Fire Death  
1989 Black Mark
  1. Odens Ride Over Nordland
  2. A Fine Day To Die
  3. The Golden Walls Of Heaven
  4. Pace Till Death
  5. Holocaust
  6. For All Those Who Died
  7. Dies Irae
  8. Blood Fire Death



Hammerheart  
1990 Black Mark
  1. Shores In Flames
  2. Valhalla
  3. Baptised In Fire an Ice
  4. Father to Son
  5. Song to Hall Up High
  6. Home of Once Brave
  7. One Rode to Asa Bay
1990 Readers' Album #38




Twilight Of The Gods  
1991 Black Mark
  1. Twilight of the Gods
  2. Through Blood by Thunder
  3. Blood and Iron
  4. Under the Runes
  5. To Enter Your Mountain
  6. Bond of Blood
  7. Hammerheart
1991 Readers' Album #34




Jubelium Volume I  COMPILATION
1992 Black Mark
  1. Rider at the Gate of Dawn
  2. Crawl to your Cross
  3. Sacrifice
  4. Dies Irae
  5. Through Blood by Thunder
  6. You Don't Move Me (I don't give a fuck)
  7. Odens Ride Over Nordland
  8. A Fine Day to Die
  9. War
  10. Enter the Eternal Fire
  11. Song to Hall Up High
  12. Sadist
  13. Under the Runes
  14. Equimanthorn
  15. Blood Fire Death



Jubelium Volume II  COMPILATION
1993 Black Mark
  1. The Return Of Darkness And Evil
  2. Burnin' Leather
  3. One Rode To Asa Bay
  4. The Golden Walls Of Heaven
  5. Call From The Grave
  6. Die In Fire
  7. Shores In Flames
  8. Possessed
  9. Raise The Dead
  10. Total Destruction
  11. Bond Of Blood
  12. Twilight Of The Gods



Requiem  
1994 Black Mark
  1. Requiem
  2. Crosstitution
  3. Necroticus
  4. War Machine
  5. Blood And Soil
  6. Pax Vobiscum
  7. Suffocate
  8. Distinguish To Kill
  9. Apocalypse
1994 Readers' Album #48




Octagon  
1995 Black Mark
  1. Immaculate Pinetreeroad #930
  2. Born To Die
  3. Psychopath
  4. Sociopath
  5. Grey
  6. Century
  7. 33 Something
  8. War Supply
  9. Schizianity
  10. Judgement Oppostcrity
  11. Deuce



Blood On Ice  
1996 Black Mark
  1. Intro
  2. Blood on Ice
  3. Man of Iron
  4. One Eyed Old Man
  5. The Sword
  6. The Stallion
  7. The Woodwoman
  8. The Lake
  9. Gods of Thunder of Wind and of Rain
  10. The Ravens
  11. The Revenge of the Blood on Ice
1996 Readers' Album #44




Jubelium Volume III  COMPILATION
1998 Black Mark
  1. 33 something
  2. Satan My Master
  3. The Lake
  4. Crosstitution
  5. In Nomine Satanas
  6. Immaculate Pinetreeroad #930
  7. War Machine
  8. The Stallion
  9. Resolution Greed
  10. Witchcraft
  11. Valhalla
  12. Sociopath
  13. Pax vobiscum
  14. Genocide
  15. Gods Of Thunder Of Wind And of Rain



Destroyer Of Worlds  
2001 Black Mark
  1. Lake OF Fire
  2. Destroyer Of Worlds
  3. Ode
  4. Bleeding
  5. Pestilence
  6. 109
  7. Death From Above
  8. Krom
  9. Liberty & Justice
  10. Kill Kill Kill
  11. Suden Death
  12. White Bones
  13. Day Of Wrath



Nordland I  
2002 Black Mark
  1. Prelude
  2. Nordland
  3. Vinterblot
  4. Dragons Breath
  5. Ring Of Gold
  6. Foreverdark Woods
  7. Broken Sword
  8. Great Hall Awaits A Fallen Brother
  9. Mother Earth Father Thunder
  10. Heimfard
2002 Readers' Album #39




Nordland II  
2003 Black Mark
  1. Fanfare
  2. Blooded Shore
  3. Sea Wolf
  4. Vinland
  5. The Land
  6. Death And Resurrection Of A Northern Son
  7. The Messenger
  8. Flash Of The Silverhammer
  9. The Wheel Of Sun
2003 Readers' Album #37





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