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Bathory was a Swedish black metal band formed in Vällingby in 1983 and named after the infamous Hungarian countess, Elizabeth Báthory. The band’s frontman and main songwriter was Quorthon (Tomas Forsberg). Bathory’s first four albums were “the blueprint for Scandinavian black metal”. The band departed from this style on their fifth album, Hammerheart (1990), which is often cited as the first Viking metal album. Bathory continued in the Viking metal style throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, although the band returned to thrash metal with the albums Requiem (1994) and Octagon (1995). Bathory ended when Quorthon died from heart failure in 2004.

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  • treeweavermetal

    *Gators gonna gait

    Yesterday 3:49pm Reply
  • ReptilianC0mplx

    Blood On Ice is my favorite album. Haters gonna hate.

    27 Oct 1:59pm Reply
  • BTsGraveland

    Also, not just the lyrics to Ode, but also Twilight of the Gods. "There are no thrones up there in the sky". Saying he's in Valhalla is pretty opposite of that. I know no one is saying it with serious intent, but it is amusing.

    25 Oct 9:33am Reply
  • ElHuevas1428574

    To all the FUCKS????.

    21 Oct 12:29pm Reply
  • excellentsword

    He died a sickly man's death anyway, no room for them in Valhalla.

    21 Oct 8:31am Reply
  • Evilmantheone

    Finally found a copy of the Under One Flag version from the first album for a decent price... Godlike.

    19 Oct 4:16pm Reply
  • octopuss22

    Quorthon is probably the most important figure in extreme metal. I love how the early stuff sound like satanized, darker and much more morbid version of Motorhead. And we all know that Motorhead is a religion.

    19 Oct 10:02am Reply
  • versionfiv

    white bones

    14 Oct 10:02pm Reply
  • Frankguy95

    FUCK YEAH BATLORD!!!

    10 Oct 11:10am Reply
  • onlycharles

    To all the fucks saying he's in valhalla now - listen to "ode" [4]: . ♫ .... I have no master I swear no oath. The gods may pass me by. I steer the horse I choose to mount when the storm draws near and the blood rain from the sky ... ♫ Bathory - Ode

    9 Oct 5:50pm Reply
  • onlycharles

    Their discography is simply amazing and fucking brutal, have no doubt that's a Metal Treasure!!!!! Quorthon was a musical genious. Hail Quorthon Meister!

    9 Oct 5:45pm Reply
  • kOrBa007

    best band ever

    7 Oct 11:34pm Reply
  • RaabMC

    quintessential

    7 Oct 8:05pm Reply
  • chuplag

    Great band, corny fans.

    6 Oct 8:39pm Reply
  • Deathrash111

    why the default pic on s/t isn't yellow goat?

    6 Oct 6:09pm Reply
  • VerbalAbuser

    Enter the eternal fire is the most infernal riff i've ever heard

    5 Oct 2:18pm Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    The Return >>> Under the Sign

    5 Oct 6:48am Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Under the Sign of the Black Mark!!

    5 Oct 6:34am Reply
  • sicsociety

    30 years of Blackness.

    3 Oct 2:20am Reply
  • Yelyah-Williams

    Any reason why the bio was removed? I put a new one back up but still.

    3 Oct 2:12am Reply
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