History Music / Bathory

10th Apr '17 2:01:29 AM mrnickname
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--> ''"People of Asa bay... it has only just begun!"''
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** A lot of them, really. ''Every'' AlbumIntroTrack does this; there's also the first three songs on ''Twilight of the Gods'', "The Rite of Darkness" into "Reap of Evil", "Song to Hall up High" into "Home of Once Brave", "Nordland" into "Vinterblot", "Ring of Gold" into "Foreverdark Woods", "Blooded Shore" into "Sea Wolf", etc.
27th Mar '17 7:36:26 AM CassandraLeo
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* EchoingAcoustics: ''Hammerheart'' and a few other albums have this style of production.
20th Mar '17 3:47:57 AM mrnickname
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* CulturedBadass: Quorthons all time favorite band and biggest inspiration, was Music/TheBeatles. He even did a straight, unironic cover of 'I'm only sleeping' on his solo album.
2nd Feb '17 11:57:12 PM gewunomox
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[[caption-width-right:280:Tomas Börje Forsberg, AKA: "Quorthon", AKA: "Ace". Founder and sole member of Bathory, during most of its existence.]]

Bathory was formed in Stockholm in 1983. Founder Quorthon, a seventeen-year-old guitarist, was joined by bassist Hanoi and drummer Vans. After various name changes (beginning with Nosferatu, then Natas, Mephisto, Elizabeth Bathory and Countess Bathory) they finally settled on Bathory. Their first recording deal came that same year, when Quorthon managed to secure the consent of Tyfon Grammofon's boss to record two tracks for the compilation Scandinavian Metal Attack. The tracks which he recorded gained unexpected attention by fans. Soon afterward, Tyfon Grammofon contacted Quorthon and asked him to record a full-length album.

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[[caption-width-right:280:Tomas [[caption-width-right:280: Tomas Börje Forsberg, AKA: "Quorthon", AKA: "Ace". Founder and sole member of Bathory, during most of its existence.]]

Bathory was formed in Stockholm in 1983. Founder Quorthon, a seventeen-year-old seventeen year old guitarist, was joined by bassist Hanoi and drummer Vans. After various name changes (beginning with Nosferatu, then Natas, Mephisto, Elizabeth Bathory Bathory, and Countess Bathory) they finally settled on Bathory. Their first recording deal came that same year, when Quorthon managed to secure the consent of Tyfon Grammofon's boss to record two tracks for the compilation Scandinavian Metal Attack. The tracks which he recorded gained unexpected attention by fans. Soon afterward, Tyfon Grammofon contacted Quorthon and asked him to record a full-length album.



Bathory's self-titled debut album and the subsequent releases ''The Return'' and ''Under the Sign of the Black Mark'' are now regarded as major influences on the Norwegian bands which extended black metal's musical progression and popularity in the beginning of the 1990s.

The first signs of what was to follow appeared on what many fans consider to be Bathory's best album, ''Blood Fire Death'', on which some of the tracks the pace had slowed down to allow for a more epic songwriting approach, said to be an [[UrExample influence on]], or [[TropeMaker initiation of]], the extreme metal sub-genre viking metal. The Viking theme was also first introduced on this album. However, most of the musical elements of black metal were still present.

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Bathory's self-titled debut album and the subsequent releases ''The Return'' and ''Under the Sign of the Black Mark'' are now regarded as major influences on the Norwegian bands which extended black metal's musical progression and popularity in the beginning of the 1990s.

1990's.

The first signs of what was to follow appeared on what many fans consider to be Bathory's best album, ''Blood Fire Death'', on which some of the tracks the pace had slowed down to allow for a more epic songwriting approach, said to be an [[UrExample influence on]], or [[TropeMaker [[TropeMakers initiation of]], the extreme metal sub-genre viking metal. The Viking theme was also first introduced on this album. However, most of the musical elements of black metal were still present.



With ''Requiem'', released in 1994, Bathory changed style once more, this time turning to retro-thrash in the vein of 1980s [[ThrashMetal Bay Area thrash]] bands. In recent years, many critics have seen Bathory's output as increasingly erratic, as the band returned again to Viking themes and, with the ''Nordland'' albums of 2002 and 2003, largely abandoned the retro-thrash sound of the mid-1990s in favour of the more popular, more epic style for which they are best known.

In June 2004, Quorthon was found dead in his home, apparently due to heart failure. He was known to suffer from heart problems in the past. On June 3, 2006, Black Mark Records released a box set in tribute to Quorthon containing three [=CDs=] of his favorite Bathory and Quorthon songs, a 176 page booklet, a DVD with his long-form video for "One Rode to Asa Bay", an interview and some rare promo footage, and a poster.

!!Core discography

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With ''Requiem'', released in 1994, Bathory changed style once more, this time turning to retro-thrash in the vein of 1980s 1980's [[ThrashMetal Bay Area thrash]] bands. In recent years, many critics have seen Bathory's output as increasingly erratic, as the band returned again to Viking themes and, with the ''Nordland'' albums of 2002 and 2003, largely abandoned the retro-thrash sound of the mid-1990s mid-1990's in favour of the more popular, more epic style for which they are best known.

In June 2004, Quorthon was found dead in his home, apparently due to heart failure. He was known to suffer from heart problems in the past. On June 3, 2006, Black Mark Records released a box set in tribute to Quorthon containing three [=CDs=] of his favorite Bathory and Quorthon songs, a 176 page booklet, a DVD with his long-form video for "One Rode to Asa Bay", an interview and interview, some rare promo footage, and a poster.

!!Core !! Core discography




!!Bathory provides examples of:
* AlbumIntroTrack: Most of their albums. "Oden's Ride Over Nordland" is one of the most famous.

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!! Bathory
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* AlbumIntroTrack: Most of their albums. "Oden's Ride Over Nordland" is one of the most famous.



* BloodBath: Not only does the band share a name with the TropeMaker, ElizabethBathory, but they've also penned a handful of songs that are specifically about their namesake as well as hint at this practice, especially the song "Woman Of Dark Desires."
* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: ''Octagon''
* ConceptAlbum: ''Blood on Ice''

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* BloodBath: Not only does the band share a name with the TropeMaker, ElizabethBathory, {{Trope Maker|s}}, Elizabeth Bathory, but they've also penned a handful of songs that are specifically about their namesake as well as hint at this practice, especially the song "Woman Of of Dark Desires."
* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: ''Octagon''
''Octagon''.
* ConceptAlbum: ''Blood on Ice''Ice''.



* EmbarrassingFirstName: Ace Börje Forsberg was the name written on Quorthon's obituary, but his real birth name was Tomas. If someone asked him the real name he always gave invented ones: Runka Snorkråka (Wanked snot(hodded)crow), Pär Vers (a wordplay, means perverted), Fjärt Bengrot (Fart Bengrot), Folke Ostkuksgrissla, Fnoret.

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Ace Börje Forsberg was the name written on Quorthon's obituary, but his real birth name was Tomas. If someone asked him the real name he always gave invented ones: Runka Snorkråka (Wanked snot(hodded)crow), Snot(hodded)crow), Pär Vers (a wordplay, means perverted), Fjärt Bengrot (Fart Bengrot), Folke Ostkuksgrissla, Fnoret.



* FightingForAHomeland: The 'viking' albums deal with this quite often
* {{Gotterdammerung}}: the title track of ''Twilight of the Gods''. "One Rode to Asa Bay" can be seen as describing the beginnings of this for the Nordic faith.

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* FightingForAHomeland: The 'viking' albums deal with this quite often
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* {{Gotterdammerung}}: the The title track of ''Twilight of the Gods''. "One Rode to Asa Bay" can be seen as describing the beginnings of this for the Nordic faith.



* HarshVocals: Mostly on his early BlackMetal albums- he pretty much invented the particular style of harsh vocals used in the genre.

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* HarshVocals: Mostly on his early BlackMetal albums- albums -- he pretty much invented the particular style of harsh vocals used in the genre.



* MinisculeRocking: Shows up on a lot of Quorthon's earlier work, due to its quite notable punk rock influence.



* MinisculeRocking: Shows up on a lot of Quorthon's earlier work, due to its quite notable punk rock influence.
20th Aug '16 12:15:45 AM SinNanna
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* HorribleHistoryMetal: "Woman of Dark Desires" tells of the infamous historical exploits of Elizabeth Bathory.
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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Song to Hall Up High".
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* TheWildHunt: Depicted on tge cover of ''Blood Fire Death.''

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* TheWildHunt: Depicted on tge the cover of ''Blood Fire Death.''
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* BigBadassBattleSequence: Many songs, including "A Fine Day to Die", "Blood Fire Death", and "Shores in Flames" are about this.


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* TheWildHunt: Depicted on tge cover of ''Blood Fire Death.''
12th Mar '16 1:03:45 PM CassandraLeo
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[[caption-width-right:280:Tomas Börje Forsberg, AKA: "Quorthon", AKA: "Ace". Founder and sole member of Bathory, during most of it's existence.]]

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[[caption-width-right:280:Tomas Börje Forsberg, AKA: "Quorthon", AKA: "Ace". Founder and sole member of Bathory, during most of it's its existence.]]



* RockMeAmadeus: "Hammerheart" (the song, not the album) is based on a melody from Music/GustavHolst's ''Music/ThePlanets'' (specifically, "Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity").

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* RockMeAmadeus: "Hammerheart" (the song, not the album) is based on a melody from Music/GustavHolst's ''Music/ThePlanets'' ''The Planets'' (specifically, "Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity").
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