History Music / Darkthrone

26th Apr '16 3:27:06 PM CassandraLeo
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{{Darkthrone}} is a BlackMetal band from Norway. They formed in the mid-late 80s as a DeathMetal band named Black Death. The original lineup consisted of Gylve Nagell, Ivar Enger, and Anders Risberget (who left the band early on). Ted Skjellum and Dag Nilsen soon joined the band and they changed their name to Darkthrone. After recording and releasing four demos independently, Darkthrone signed to Peaceville Records and recorded their debut album, ''Soulside Journey''. This was followed by the instrumental demo tape ''Goatlord'', however the band decided to shelve this album rather than make it into an album proper as they became interested in BlackMetal and changed their musical style accordingly. While recording their next album, ''A Blaze in the Northern Sky'', the band members adopted pseudonyms - Nagell became "Fenriz", Skjellum became "Nocturno Culto", Enger became "Zephyrous", while Nilsen left after the album was finished. Darkthrone's third album, ''Under a Funeral Moon'', saw the band shed all remaining DeathMetal elements. Zephyrous left after the recording of ''Funeral'', and the band has remained a two-piece ever since. Their fourth album, ''Transilvanian Hunger'', had much rawer production than previous releases and was controversial for containing some lyrics and backwards spoken messages from the infamous [[Music/{{Burzum}} Varg Vikernes]] and for the message "Norsk Arisk Black Metal" ("Norwegian Aryan Black Metal") on the album booklet. (This was changed to "True Norwegian Black Metal" on later pressings, and after the controversy that accompanied the album, Darkthrone issued a statement with their next album saying, "Darkthrone is certainly not a nazi band nor political band, those of you who still might think so, you can lick Mother Mary's asshole in eternity").

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{{Darkthrone}} is a BlackMetal band from Norway. They formed in the mid-late 80s as a DeathMetal band named Black Death. The original lineup consisted of Gylve Nagell, Ivar Enger, and Anders Risberget (who left the band early on). Ted Skjellum and Dag Nilsen soon joined the band and they changed their name to Darkthrone. After recording and releasing four demos independently, Darkthrone signed to Peaceville Records and recorded their debut album, ''Soulside Journey''. This was followed by the instrumental demo tape ''Goatlord'', however the band decided to shelve this album rather than make it into an album proper as they became interested in BlackMetal and changed their musical style accordingly. While recording their next album, ''A Blaze in the Northern Sky'', the band members adopted pseudonyms - Nagell became "Fenriz", Skjellum became "Nocturno Culto", Enger became "Zephyrous", while Nilsen left after the album was finished. Darkthrone's third album, ''Under a Funeral Moon'', saw the band shed all remaining DeathMetal elements. Zephyrous left after the recording of ''Funeral'', and the band has remained a two-piece ever since. Their fourth album, ''Transilvanian Hunger'', had much rawer production than previous releases and was controversial for containing some lyrics and backwards spoken messages from the infamous [[Music/{{Burzum}} Varg Vikernes]] and for the message "Norsk Arisk Black Metal" ("Norwegian Aryan Black Metal") on the album booklet. (This was changed to "True Norwegian Black Metal" on later pressings, and after the controversy that accompanied the album, Darkthrone issued a statement with their next album saying, "Darkthrone is certainly not a nazi band nor political band, those of you who still might think so, you can lick Mother Mary's asshole in eternity").
eternity". Fenriz also later expressed remorse for remarks like the "Norsk Arisk Black Metal" label and an infamous quote from the same era about "obviously Jewish behavior").



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not that Fenriz/Culto ''are'' evil, but even they found the whole church burnings of the Norwegian Black Metal scene a bit too much, with Fenriz stating in an interview that he never went that far, only worrying when the scene began to collapse after shit began to hit the fan.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not that Fenriz/Culto ''are'' evil, but even they EveryoneHasStandards: Fenriz and Culto found the whole church burnings of the Norwegian Black Metal scene a bit too much, with Fenriz stating in an interview that he never went that far, only worrying and worried when the scene began to collapse after shit began to hit the fan.



* MetalScream

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* MetalScreamMetalScream: Well... they're BlackMetal. It's their primary vocal style.


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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their modern-day HardcorePunk[=/=]BlackMetal[=/=]SpeedMetal fusions definitely count.
17th Apr '16 2:54:57 PM aye_amber
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{{Darkthrone}} is a BlackMetal band from Norway. They formed in the mid-late 80s as a DeathMetal band named Black Death. The original lineup consisted of Gylve Nagell, Ivar Enger, and Anders Risberget (who left the band early on). Ted Skjellum and Dag Nilsen soon joined the band and they changed their name to Darkthrone. After recording and releasing four demos independently, Darkthrone signed to Peaceville Records and recorded their debut album, ''Soulside Journey''. This was followed by the instrumental demo tape ''Goatlord'', however the band decided to shelve this album rather than make it into an album proper as they became interested in BlackMetal and changed their musical style accordingly. While recording their next album, ''A Blaze in the Northern Sky'', the band members adopted pseudonyms - Nagell became "Fenriz", Skjellum became "Nocturno Culto", Enger became "Zephyrous", while Nilsen left after the album was finished. Darkthrone's third album, ''Under a Funeral Moon'', saw the band shed all remaining DeathMetal elements. Zephyrous left after the recording of ''Funeral'', and the band has remained a two-piece ever since. Their fourth album, ''Transilvanian Hunger'', had much rawer production than previous releases and was controversial for containing some lyrics and backwards spoken messages from the infamous [[{{Burzum}} Varg Vikernes]] and for the message "Norsk Arisk Black Metal" ("Norwegian Aryan Black Metal") on the album booklet. (This was changed to "True Norwegian Black Metal" on later pressings, and after the controversy that accompanied the album, Darkthrone issued a statement with their next album saying, "Darkthrone is certainly not a nazi band nor political band, those of you who still might think so, you can lick Mother Mary's asshole in eternity").

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{{Darkthrone}} is a BlackMetal band from Norway. They formed in the mid-late 80s as a DeathMetal band named Black Death. The original lineup consisted of Gylve Nagell, Ivar Enger, and Anders Risberget (who left the band early on). Ted Skjellum and Dag Nilsen soon joined the band and they changed their name to Darkthrone. After recording and releasing four demos independently, Darkthrone signed to Peaceville Records and recorded their debut album, ''Soulside Journey''. This was followed by the instrumental demo tape ''Goatlord'', however the band decided to shelve this album rather than make it into an album proper as they became interested in BlackMetal and changed their musical style accordingly. While recording their next album, ''A Blaze in the Northern Sky'', the band members adopted pseudonyms - Nagell became "Fenriz", Skjellum became "Nocturno Culto", Enger became "Zephyrous", while Nilsen left after the album was finished. Darkthrone's third album, ''Under a Funeral Moon'', saw the band shed all remaining DeathMetal elements. Zephyrous left after the recording of ''Funeral'', and the band has remained a two-piece ever since. Their fourth album, ''Transilvanian Hunger'', had much rawer production than previous releases and was controversial for containing some lyrics and backwards spoken messages from the infamous [[{{Burzum}} [[Music/{{Burzum}} Varg Vikernes]] and for the message "Norsk Arisk Black Metal" ("Norwegian Aryan Black Metal") on the album booklet. (This was changed to "True Norwegian Black Metal" on later pressings, and after the controversy that accompanied the album, Darkthrone issued a statement with their next album saying, "Darkthrone is certainly not a nazi band nor political band, those of you who still might think so, you can lick Mother Mary's asshole in eternity").
12th Apr '16 12:50:23 PM CassandraLeo
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not that Fenriz/Culto ''are'' evil, but even they found the whole church burnings of the Norwegian Black Metal scene a bit too much, Fenriz stating in an interview he never went that far, only worrying when the scene began to collapse following shit began to hit the fan.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not that Fenriz/Culto ''are'' evil, but even they found the whole church burnings of the Norwegian Black Metal scene a bit too much, with Fenriz stating in an interview that he never went that far, only worrying when the scene began to collapse following after shit began to hit the fan.



** Most of their post-''Soulside Journey'' material, really, though some albums qualify more than others.

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** Most of their post-''Soulside Journey'' material, really, though some albums qualify more than others.
others. ''Transilvanian Hunger'' particularly stands out here because of the raw (even for black metal) production.
27th Mar '16 8:41:52 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* Adorkable: Fenriz to some.

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* Adorkable: {{Adorkable}}: Fenriz to some.
27th Mar '16 8:41:33 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* Adorkable: Fenriz to some.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not that Fenriz/Culto ''are'' evil, but even they found the while church burnings of the Norwegian Black Metal scene a bit too much, Fenriz stating in an interview he never went that far, only worrying when the scene began to collapse following shit began to hit the fan.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not that Fenriz/Culto ''are'' evil, but even they found the while whole church burnings of the Norwegian Black Metal scene a bit too much, Fenriz stating in an interview he never went that far, only worrying when the scene began to collapse following shit began to hit the fan.
27th Mar '16 8:41:02 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* EvenEvilHaveStandards: Not that Fenriz/Culto ''are'' evil, but even they found the while church burnings of the Norwegian Black Metal scene a bit too much, Fenriz stating in an interview he never went that far, only worrying when the scene began to collapse following shit began to hit the fan.

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* EvenEvilHaveStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards: Not that Fenriz/Culto ''are'' evil, but even they found the while church burnings of the Norwegian Black Metal scene a bit too much, Fenriz stating in an interview he never went that far, only worrying when the scene began to collapse following shit began to hit the fan.
27th Mar '16 8:40:45 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* EvenEvilHaveStandards: Not that Fenriz/Culto ''are'' evil, but even they found the while church burnings of the Norwegian Black Metal scene a bit too much, Fenriz stating in an interview he never went that far, only worrying when the scene began to collapse following shit began to hit the fan.
24th Jan '16 7:51:28 PM CassandraLeo
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{{Darkthrone}} is a BlackMetal band from Norway. They formed in the mid-late 80s as a DeathMetal band named Black Death. The original lineup consisted of Gylve Nagell, Ivar Enger, and Anders Risberget (who left the band early on). Ted Skjellum and Dag Nilsen soon joined the band and they changed their name to Darkthrone. After recording and releasing four demos independently, Darkthrone signed to Peaceville Records and recorded their debut album, ''Soulside Journey''. This was followed by the instrumental demo tape ''Goatlord'', however the band decided to shelve this album rather than make it into an album proper as they became interested in BlackMetal and changed their musical style accordingly. While recording their next album, ''A Blaze in the Northern Sky'', the band members adopted pseudonyms - Nagell became "Fenriz", Skjellum became "Nocturno Culto", Enger became "Zephyrous", while Nilsen left after the album was finished. Darkthrone's third album ''Under a Funeral Moon'', saw the band shed all remaining DeathMetal elements. Zephyrous left after the recording of ''Funeral'', and the band has remained a two-piece ever since. Their fourth album, ''Transilvanian Hunger'', had much rawer production than previous releases and was controversial for containing some lyrics and backwards spoken messages from the infamous [[{{Burzum}} Varg Vikernes]] and for the message "Norsk Arisk Black Metal" ("Norwegian Aryan Black Metal") on the album booklet. (This was changed to "True Norwegian Black Metal" on later pressings, and after the controversy that accompanied the album, Darkthrone issued a statement with their next album saying, "Darkthrone is certainly not a nazi band nor political band, those of you who still might think so, you can lick Mother Mary's asshole in eternity").

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{{Darkthrone}} is a BlackMetal band from Norway. They formed in the mid-late 80s as a DeathMetal band named Black Death. The original lineup consisted of Gylve Nagell, Ivar Enger, and Anders Risberget (who left the band early on). Ted Skjellum and Dag Nilsen soon joined the band and they changed their name to Darkthrone. After recording and releasing four demos independently, Darkthrone signed to Peaceville Records and recorded their debut album, ''Soulside Journey''. This was followed by the instrumental demo tape ''Goatlord'', however the band decided to shelve this album rather than make it into an album proper as they became interested in BlackMetal and changed their musical style accordingly. While recording their next album, ''A Blaze in the Northern Sky'', the band members adopted pseudonyms - Nagell became "Fenriz", Skjellum became "Nocturno Culto", Enger became "Zephyrous", while Nilsen left after the album was finished. Darkthrone's third album album, ''Under a Funeral Moon'', saw the band shed all remaining DeathMetal elements. Zephyrous left after the recording of ''Funeral'', and the band has remained a two-piece ever since. Their fourth album, ''Transilvanian Hunger'', had much rawer production than previous releases and was controversial for containing some lyrics and backwards spoken messages from the infamous [[{{Burzum}} Varg Vikernes]] and for the message "Norsk Arisk Black Metal" ("Norwegian Aryan Black Metal") on the album booklet. (This was changed to "True Norwegian Black Metal" on later pressings, and after the controversy that accompanied the album, Darkthrone issued a statement with their next album saying, "Darkthrone is certainly not a nazi band nor political band, those of you who still might think so, you can lick Mother Mary's asshole in eternity").



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually in the 9-10 range (though the production on ''Under A Funeral Moon'' in particular actually reduces their heaviness a little), though some of the more PunkRock-influenced material goes down to an 8.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually in the 9-10 range (though the production on ''Under A a Funeral Moon'' in particular actually reduces their heaviness a little), though some of the more PunkRock-influenced material goes down to an 8.



* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: Inverted. They come across as rather laid-back and approachable in interviews, despite the fact that they've made some of the darkest music in rock history.

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* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: Inverted. They come across as rather laid-back and approachable in interviews, despite the fact that they've made some of the darkest music in rock rock/metal history.
24th Jan '16 7:49:05 PM CassandraLeo
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* SopranoAndGravel: On their later albums the vocals will alternate between typical {{Metal Scream}}s and almost King Diamond-esque faux-operatic vocals, amongst other styles.

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* SopranoAndGravel: On their later albums the vocals will alternate between typical {{Metal Scream}}s and almost King Diamond-esque Music/KingDiamond-esque faux-operatic vocals, amongst other styles.
12th Jan '16 3:02:19 PM Akriloth2160
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* LoudnessWar: Unfortunately the recent [=CDs=] have gotten hit with this pretty badly (with noticeable clipping from ''The Cult Is Alive'' onward). The vinyl editions seem to have averted this; the vinyl of ''The Underground Resistance'' is pristine.

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* LoudnessWar: Unfortunately the recent [=CDs=] later albums have gotten hit with this pretty badly (with noticeable clipping from ''The Cult Is Alive'' onward). The vinyl editions seem to have averted this; the vinyl of ''The Underground Resistance'' is pristine.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually in the 9-10 range (though the production on ''Under A Funeral Moon'' in particular actually reduces their heaviness a little), though some of the more recent, PunkRock-influenced material goes down to an 8.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''A Blaze in the Northern Sky'' (from DeathMetal to BlackMetal), ''The Cult Is Alive'' (BlackMetal to BlackMetal{=/=]PunkRock), and ''The Underground Resistance'' added in elements of SpeedMetal, among various other genres.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually in the 9-10 range (though the production on ''Under A Funeral Moon'' in particular actually reduces their heaviness a little), though some of the more recent, PunkRock-influenced material goes down to an 8.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''A Blaze in the Northern Sky'' (from DeathMetal to BlackMetal), ''The Cult Is Alive'' (BlackMetal to BlackMetal{=/=]PunkRock), BlackMetal[=/=]PunkRock), and ''The Underground Resistance'' added in elements of SpeedMetal, among various other genres.



* SopranoAndGravel: On recent albums the vocals will alternate between typical {{Metal Scream}}s and almost King Diamond-esque faux-operatic vocals, amongst other styles.

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* SopranoAndGravel: On recent their later albums the vocals will alternate between typical {{Metal Scream}}s and almost King Diamond-esque faux-operatic vocals, amongst other styles.
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