Origin: Norway  
Genres: Black Metal
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Darkthrone

A charter member in the infamous Inner Circle of early Norwegian black metal bands, Darkthrone remains true to the spirit of that era. Originally known as Black Death, the band played standard Scandinavian death metal, releasing one album in that field (Soulside Journey) before deciding that the then-new wave of black metal was the way to go -- abruptly they changed style and image (adopting the corpsepaint look synonymous with the scene) and with A Blaze In The Northern Sky the legend was born. Darkthrone albums are uncompromisingly primitive, raw, evil works, mostly in a similar early black style (the aforementioned Journey and Panzerfaust, with its quite evident Celtic Frost worship, are slight variations on the theme) -- definitely not easy listens but quite notable for their influence on the black metal scene.

Recent album: Old Star, released on May 31, 2019.

Current Members

Nocturno Culto (Ted Skjellum)

guitars/vocals/bass (Sarke, ex-Satyricon)

Fenriz (Gylve Nagell)

drums (ex-Dødheimsgard, ex-Storm, Valhall)

Former Members/Guests

Zephyrous (Ivar Enger)

guitars

Dag Nilsen

bass



Discography



Soulside Journey  
1991 Peaceville
  1. Cromlech
  2. Sunrise Over Locus Mortis
  3. Soulside Journey
  4. Accumulation of Generalization
  5. Neptune Towers
  6. Sempiternal Sepulchrality
  7. Grave With a View
  8. Iconoclasm Sweeps Cappadocia
  9. Nor the Silent Whispers
  10. The Watchtower
  11. Eon
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Zephyrous
  • Dag Nilsen
  • Fenriz



A Blaze In The Northern Sky  
1991 Peaceville
  1. Kathaarian Life Code
  2. In the Shadow of the Horns
  3. Paragon Belial
  4. Where Cold Winds Blow
  5. A Blaze in the Northern Sky
  6. The Pagan Winter
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Zephyrous
  • Dag Nilsen
  • Fenriz



Under A Funeral Moon  
1993 Peaceville
  1. Natassja in Eternal Sleep
  2. Summer of the Diabolical Holocaust
  3. The Dance of Eternal Shadows
  4. Unholy Black Metal
  5. To Walk the Infernal Fields
  6. Under a Funeral Moon
  7. Inn I de Dype Skogers Favn
  8. Crossing the Triangle of Flames
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Zephyrous
  • Fenriz



Transylvanian Hunger  
1994 Peaceville
  1. Transilvanian Hunger
  2. Over Fjell Og Gjennom Torner
  3. Skald Au Satans Sol
  4. Slottet I det Fjerne
  5. Graven Takeheimens Saler
  6. I En Hall Med Flesk Og Mjod
  7. As Flittermice As Satans Spys
  8. En As I Dype Skogen
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz



Panzerfaust  
1995 Moonfog
  1. En Vind av Sorg
  2. Triumphant Gleam
  3. The Hordes of Nebulah
  4. Hans Siste Vinter
  5. Beholding the Throne of Might
  6. Quintessence
  7. Sno og Granskog (Utferd)
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz



Total Death  
1996 Moonfog
  1. Earth's Last Picture
  2. Blackwinged
  3. Gather for Attack on the Pearly Gates
  4. Black Victory of Death
  5. Majestic Desolate Eye
  6. Blasphemer
  7. Ravnajuv
  8. The Serpent's Harvest
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz



Goatlord  
1996 Moonfog
  1. Rex
  2. Pure Demoniac Blessing
  3. (The) Grimness of Which Shepherds Mourn
  4. Sadomasochistic Rites
  5. As Desertshadows
  6. In His Lovely Kingdom
  7. Black Daimon
  8. Toward(s) the Thornfields
  9. (Birth of Evil) Virgin Sin
  10. Green Cave Float
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz



Ravishing Grimness  
1999 Moonfog
  1. Lifeless
  2. The Beast
  3. The Claws Of Time
  4. Across The Vacuum
  5. Ravishing Grimness
  6. To The Death (Under The King)
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz



Plaguewielder  
2001 Moonfog
  1. WeaklingAvenger
  2. Raining Murder
  3. Sin Origin
  4. Command
  5. I, Voidhanger
  6. Wreak
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz



Hate Them  
2003 TE
  1. Rust
  2. Det Svartner NÃ¥
  3. Fucked Up And Ready To Die
  4. Ytterst I Livet
  5. Divided We Stand
  6. Striving For A Piece Of Lucifer
  7. In Honour Of Thy Name
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz
2003 Readers' Album #50




Sardonic Wrath  
2004 TE
  1. Order Of The Ominous
  2. Information Wants To Be Syndicated
  3. Sjakk Matt Jesu Krist
  4. Straightening Sharks In Heaven
  5. Alle Gegen Alle
  6. Man Tenker Sitt
  7. Sacrificing To The God Of Doubt
  8. Hate Is The Law
  9. Rawness Obsolete
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz
2004 Readers' Album #70




The Cult Is Alive  
2006 Peaceville
  1. The Cult Of Goliath
  2. Too Old, Too Cold
  3. Atomic Coming
  4. Graveyard Slut
  5. Underdogs And Overlords
  6. Whisky Funeral
  7. De Underjordiske (Elia Capitolina)
  8. Tyster PÃ¥ Gud
  9. Shut Up
  10. Forebyggende Krig
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz
2006 Readers' Album #39




NWOBHM  EP
2007 Peaceville
  1. Wisdom Of The Dead
  2. Canadian Metal
  3. Hedninger Fra Helvete
  4. Bad Attitude
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz



F.O.A.D.  
2007 Peaceville
  1. These Shores Are Damned
  2. Canadian Metal
  3. The Church of Real Metal
  4. The Banners of Old
  5. Fuck Off and Die
  6. Splitkein Fever
  7. Raised on Rock
  8. Pervertor of the 7 Gates
  9. Wisdom of the Dead
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz
2007 Readers' Album #77




Dark Thrones And Black Flags  
2008 Peaceville
  1. The Winds They Called the Dungeon Shaker
  2. Death of all Oaths (Oath Minus)
  3. Hiking Metal Punks
  4. Blacksmith of the North (Keep That Ancient Fire)
  5. Norway in September
  6. Grizzly Trade
  7. Hanging Out in Haiger
  8. Dark Thrones and Black Flags
  9. Launchpad to Nothingness
  10. Witch Ghetto
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz
2008 Readers' Album #88




Circle The Wagons  
2010 Peaceville
  1. Those Treasures Will Never Befall You
  2. Running For Borders
  3. I Am The Graves Of The 80s
  4. Stylized Corpse
  5. Circle The Wagons
  6. Black Mountain Totem
  7. I Am The Working Class
  8. Eyes Burst At Dawn
  9. Bränn Inte Slottet
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz
2010 Readers' Album #47




The Underground Resistance  
2013 Peaceville
  1. Dead Early
  2. Valkyrie
  3. Lesser Men
  4. The Ones You Left Behind
  5. Come Warfare, the Entire Doom
  6. Leave No Cross Unturned
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz
2013 Readers' Album #26




Arctic Thunder  
2016 Peaceville
  1. Tundra Leech
  2. Burial Bliss
  3. Boreal Fiends
  4. Inbred Vermin
  5. Arctic Thunder
  6. Throw Me Through the Marshes
  7. Deep Lake Tresspass
  8. The Wyoming Distance
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz
2016 Readers' Album #35




Old Star  
2019 Peaceville
  1. I Muffle Your Inner Choir []
  2. The Hardship Of The Scots []
  3. Old Star []
  4. Alp Man []
  5. Duke Of Gloat []
  6. The Key Is Inside The Wall []
  • Nocturno Culto
  • Fenriz




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