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Kolbotn, Oslo, Norway (1986 – present)

Darkthrone is an influential Norwegian band. They formed in 1986 as a group in Kolbotn, Norway. After embracing the style in 1991, they became a driving force in the Norwegian scene. For most of this period Darkthrone has consisted of just two musicians; Fenriz and Nocturno Culto. They claim to be influenced by punk and have sought to remain outside the music mainstream. Recently their music has incorporated more traits.

The band that would become Darkthrone formed during 1986 in Kolbotn, a small suburb of Oslo. They were a death metal group by the name of Black Death, and its members were Gylve Nagell, Ivar Enger and Anders Risberget. In 1988 the band changed their name to Darkthrone and were joined by Ted Skjellum and Dag Nilsen. During 1988 and 1989 the band independently released four demo tapes: “Land of Frost”, “A New Dimension”, “Thulcandra”, and “Cromlech”.

They were subsequently signed to the independent record label Peaceville Records with a four album contract. In 1990 they recorded their first studio album, Soulside Journey. The album was cleanly-produced in a technical death metal style, although there were some elements of black metal present, in terms of the album’s music and imagery.

Immediately following the release of this album, the band continued writing and recording new material. These demos were entirely instrumental but they demonstrated the band’s gradual shift towards black metal. In 1997 they would be released on a compilation album entitled Goatlord.


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  • Smsmsm1

    For me Darkthrone was masterpiece, to "The Cult Is Alive" but after this album, band is still good.

    Yesterday 11:22am Reply
  • Foxhounds

    I love post 2006 Darkthrone. Soulside Journey was great but I'm not a big fan of black metal era.

    26 Mar 4:04pm Reply
  • monisiowaty

    Just perfect

    25 Mar 11:00pm Reply
  • Penetratonil

    Lord_Levi - ты имеешь в виду, что именно тебе больше нравится, но объективно вся блэк метал сцена Норвегии до 94 года и была блэком именно в том виде, в каком он должен был быть по СУТИ, и тут вообще не принципиально, Darkthrone, Immortal или Mayhem. Все отличалось по форме, но содержание = суть была одна.

    25 Mar 6:48pm Reply
  • bonjovyborges

    v First album

    18 Mar 8:16am Reply
  • Damianek666XD

    death metal? thefuck?

    18 Mar 3:18am Reply
  • LuizFellype

    The only black metal band that isn't mentally insane. [4]

    17 Mar 3:30pm Reply
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  • TheOnlyMAD

    Nocturno Culto's vocals on Panzerfaust are hilarious! and great of course.

    13 Mar 4:27am Reply


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  • Lord_Levi

    если сравнивать дактрон и бурзум, то блек метал у бурзы явно лучше. зато у дактрона отличный панк рок

    12 Mar 7:46pm Reply
  • KnifeEdge-

    Darkthrone > Mayhem >>> Burzum

    12 Mar 9:40am Reply
  • Lord_Levi

    блять ебаный ты по голове, какой нахуй краст? хуем вас мало ебали, краст блять нашли у дактрона

    8 Mar 9:38pm Reply
  • kalovorot

    Последний альбом гавно ЗЫ:

    6 Mar 2:21am Reply
  • Lord_Timothy

    So cold... so dark...

    3 Mar 4:38am Reply
  • bloody-origami

    The only black metal band that isn't mentally insane. [3]

    26 Feb 7:02pm Reply
  • AlefInfini

    Do you, like Fenriz, follow the religion of not playing live? Join here! ONLY STUDIO IS REAL

    19 Feb 1:30am Reply
  • huiaka

    современный Дарктрон - это смачный плевок в ебло всей быдло-илите от блэка и прочим "дохуя шарящим" уёбкам-экспертам

    16 Feb 6:20pm Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    "this is obviously mere third rate Katharsis worshi" +5 internetz

    11 Feb 1:59am Reply
  • Tuberkulloosi

    The only black metal band that isn't mentally insane. [2]

    9 Feb 11:36am Reply
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