Black Metal

Label
Sanctuary
Release date
7 Jul 2009
Running length
20 tracks
Running time
66:18

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Black Metal 4:01 94,389
2 To Hell and Back 3:01 53,995
3 Buried Alive 4:12 51,763
4 Raise the Dead 3:29 51,336
5 Teacher's Pet 4:42 31,154
6 Leave Me In Hell 3:33 45,051
7 Sacrifice 4:28 35,802
8 Heaven's On Fire 3:41 41,102
9 Countess Bathory 3:44 58,066
10 Don't Burn the Witch 3:17 36,026
11 At War With Satan (Intro/ Preview) 2:19 169
12 Bursting Out (60 Min+ Version) 2:56 3,166
13 Black Metal (Radio 1 Session) 3:05 3,162
14 Nightmare (Radio 1 Session) 3:25 1,310
15 Too Loud for the Crowd (Radio 1 Session) 2:07 2,701
16 Bloodlust (Radio 1 Session) 2:35 3,084
17 Die Hard (12" Version) 3:02 3,877
18 Acid Queen (12" Version) 2:27 3,541
19 Bursting Out (12" Version) 2:55 3,645
20 Hounds of Hell (Outtake) 3:19 7,068

About this album

Black Metal is the second album by Venom, and the origin of the term “black metal”. It was released in 1982 and is considered one of the most important albums to the extreme metal movement, most notably the emerging thrash metal, death metal and black metal scenes of the 1980s and 1990s. Despite being a major foundation for black metal’s lyrical emphasis and aesthetics, the genre itself has expanded and evolved a great deal since the album’s conception.

The original cover art was made by the band’s bassist and singer, Conrad “Cronos” Lant.

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  • althefknamsrtkn

    If you don't think there's norwegian black metal that invokes Venom and Celtic Frost among other things to insane degrees, you haven't heard much of it.

    14 Feb 12:02pm Reply
  • DiaboliVirtus

    Here Birth Black Metal and Satan records the first note.

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    This is actually better than black metal, it should have stayed that way and not the shitty 'true norwegian' [4]

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ZeusDV

    This is actually better than black metal, it should have stayed that way and not the shitty 'true norwegian' [3]

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Robesko

    this is first wave of black metal [7]

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • theorly64

    Stop discussing about genres, just listen to VENOM.

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • VasTell

    This is actually better than black metal, it should have stayed that way and not the shitty 'true norwegian' [2]

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • octopuss22

    Top christmas album.

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • DunkeIheit

    This is actually better than black metal, it should have stayed that way and not the shitty 'true norwegian'

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • HELl0S

    I see Kitties ears in the graphic

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Elaneandrade

    this is first wave of black metal [6]

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Purzel_PadauZ

    Best album ever. Not one single bad song but i think side B is even better than side A just because of Sacrifice and Countess Bathory.

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • dimmuborgir6666

    my fav album !!!!

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • cucabeludo

    Their best, without doubt!

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • musicmaniac7778

    Venom,Bathory,Hellhammer/Celtic Frost,Destrucion,Sodom, and Mercyful fate!! -First Wave of Black metal 8)

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • NeroAsTheLife

    Classic.

    15 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Pedrogrief

    this is first wave of black metal [5]

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • black_heart1997

    venom,bathory,darkthrone,burzum,marduk e dark funeral

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • TheMorbidDeath

    I have this motherfucker on vinyl... Fucking best First Wave of Black Metal!

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • BlackTormentor

    foda demais, pilar do Metal

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
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