Darkthrone are set to release a 3-disc box-set accompanied by a book written by Fenriz and Nocturno Culto! The Black Death And Beyond compilation is available to pre-order from Peaceville. New material from Darkthrone is also in the making!
Darkthrone have prepared a collection titled Black Death And Beyond. Each of the three discs in the box-set will focus on one period of the band: their death metal years; their black metal years; and their current metal-punk style. The legendary metal band have compiled the songs themselves (see below for tracklisting). The compilation is also accompanied by a book on Darkthrone’s history and philosophy, written by drummer Fenriz and guitarist Nocturno Culto. Fenriz’s statement reads:
“Every time I get/buy a cassette or vinyl I have to transfer them to wav files via a computer programme, then I write a little note to accompany the final burnt disc. But the note first swings by my workplace where I can rate the various songs with a clever underlining-system called THE FENRIZOLATOR. And so passes the days.
“Then came the idea to do a Darkthrone book and with it a vast box set. There was talk about 3 compilation discs, one with Death, one with Black and one with our other styles. So be it. But this time I took it upon myself do it PROPERLY. And to do that….well, I had to face my own rating system. Because I also use the F-OLATOR on regular CD’s, it took 3 whole days to rate all of our 16 full length albums. Certain discoveries were made, like the song I think is worst by Darkthrone is HANS SISTE VINTER (Scoring only 12 out of 60 points) and also that The Cult Is Alive is probably our best album – at least it’s the one with the highest grades consistently. But I digress. AGGRESSIVE DIGRESSOR!!! Lists were made, and I truly tried to be as honest and fair as possible, Ted was initially going to do this but I think he suddenly saw how monumental a task it would be, and ended up with – well, what you hold in your hands right now. My “BEST OF” trying to follow both my biased ratings, crystal logic and also personal favours and my fave Ted songs”.
Black Death And Beyond is strictly limited to a single vinyl pressing. Once it’s sold out, it will not be re-pressed.
In further news, Darkthrone are working on a new album! Their facebook page reads: “We have been working with band related things this Winter. This coming Autumn, some songs will appear from the Depths, ready to take true form.”
“Black Death And Beyond” tracklist:
In the Shadow of the Horns
Inn I De Dype Skogers Favn
Under a Funeral Moon
I en Hall Med Flesk og Mjod
The Hordes of Nebulah
The Claws of Time
Fucked Up & Ready to Die
Hate is the Law
The Cult of Goliath
Sunrise over Locus Mortis
Nor the Silent Whispers
Iconoclasm Sweeps Cappadocia (NRK version)
In his Lovely Kingdom
These Shores are Damned
Pervertor of the 7 Gates
Wisdom of the Dead
The Winds they called the Dungeon Shaker
Those Treasures Will Never Befall You
The Ones You Left Behind
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