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Bathory

Bathory

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 2nd, 1984
Label:
Black Mark Production
Reviews:
16 reviews (avg. 91%)
1. Storm of Damnation 03:07   instrumental
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2. Hades 02:45   Show lyrics
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3. Reaper 02:44   Show lyrics
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4. Necromansy 03:41   Show lyrics
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5. Sacrifice 03:17   Show lyrics
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6. In Conspiracy with Satan 02:29   Show lyrics
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7. Armageddon 02:32   Show lyrics
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8. Raise the Dead 03:42   Show lyrics
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9. War 02:15   Show lyrics
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10. Outro 00:23   instrumental
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Band members
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Vocals, Guitars, Lyrics
Rickard Ribban Bergman Bass
Stefan Larsson Drums
Miscellaneous staff
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Producer, Design
Börje "Boss" Forsberg Producer, Engineering
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Vocals, Guitars, Lyrics
Rickard Ribban Bergman Bass
Stefan Larsson Drums
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Producer, Design
Börje "Boss" Forsberg Producer, Engineering
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Recorded in June, 1984, at Heavenshore Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.
Mixed at Electra Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.

Vinyl pressings:
1984 - Black Mark Production (BMLP 666-1) - Yellow goat cover, 1000 copies.
1984 - Black Mark Production (BMLP 666-1)
1984 - Under One Flag (FLAG 8)
1985 - Banzai Records (BRC 1934) - White goat with red logo
1985 - Combat Records (MX 8050)
1994 - Hellion Records (Brazil) (HEL 014)
2003 - Black Mark Production (BMLP 666-1)
2007 - Black Mark Production (BMPD 666-1) - Picture disc
2010 - Black Mark Production (BMLP 666-1)

CD pressings:
1990 - Black Mark Production (BMCD 666-1)
2003 - Black Mark Production (BMCD 666-1)

The first pressing of the album was released with a different cover (yellow goat). Quorthon didn't like the yellow colour, so after about 1000 copies, he changed the colour from yellow to white (depicted here). All original Black Mark pressings come with a lyric sheet insert.

Another pressing, from Colombia, was made by Mauricio "Bull Metal" Montoya and released as a bootleg split with Hellhammer's "Apocalyptic Raids" on side A and "Bathory" on side B. It was limited to 300 copies.

The original title for this album was Pentagrammaton, but this title was discarded when several people read it as "Pentagon".

The cover image is a retouched portion of a drawing made by Jos A. Smith in 1981 for the book Witches by Erica Jong.

On the reissue of the CD in 1990, "Storm of Damnation" and the outro aren't mentioned in the tracklist. The 2003 CD reissue combines "Storm of Damnation" and "Hades" into one track.

Regarding the spelling of Track 4: Sheets of Old English rub-on letters had already been purchased for rubbing the logo and the song titles. At some point during rubbing the song titles the night before turning the lay-out in for printing, it was discovered that they were one letter "c" short. Thinking nobody would ever notice anyway, and figuring a "s" sound though spelled with a "c" could easily be written with a "s" just as well, an "s" was duly used instead of a "c". Thus the title "Necromancy" became "Necromansy".
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