An old school gem from Mörk Gryning is unearthed by Eisenwald for a glorious reissue, replete with bonus tracks!
Mörk Gryning (Swedish for “dark dawn”) arose during the year 1993 and both founding members Draakh Kimera and Goth Gorgon started out to create their mystical brand of black metal. After 2 demos in ’93 and ’94, they signed with the infamous Swedish extreme metal label NO FASHION RECORDS (Marduk, Dark Funeral, Dissection, Katatonia, Opthalamia…).
During May 1995 the duo (both members beeing only 16 & 19 years) entered Unisound studios together with Dan Swanö to record their debut album “Tusen år har gått”; a nine track theme album about the story of Nidas, Eldon, Erin, and Cahn. It included lyrics in Swedish and English and managed to create an absolute classic from the early days of the Scandinavian Black Metal.
Looking back today, Jonas Berndt (Goth Gorgon) states “I’ve listened through the album and I’m proud that it sounds so fresh and honest still today. It’s great songs with nothing superfluous to it”.
This re-release comes using the original artwork available, designed with the original No Fashion release in mind, taking elements from the original layout with attention to detail and adding new, optimized parts. An expanded 16 pages booklet includes the classic 90`s band photos, unpublished images, and material from the album area. Instead of usual liner notes, a newly conducted interview around the album and early time of the band by Thomas Väänänen will be included.
Besides the 9 album tracks, two previously unreleased tracks have been added to the tracklisting, one being the first track the band ever recorded. No modern re-mastering was done for the record, the album was mastered before the “loudness war” and still sounds excellent today.
Officially licensed from Universal Music Sweden and available as Jewelcase CD & deluxe hot foil debossed Digipak CD edition limited to 500 copies worldwide! A vinyl edition is under preparation and will be issued at a later point in 2016.
Tusen år har gått
Armageddon Has Come to Pass…
Unleash the Beast
The Final Battle
Min sista färd (En visa om döden)
Tusen år har gått (demoversion)
When Moonshine is the Only Light (rehearsal/demo 93)
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