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The Return......

Bathory

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
May 27th, 1985
Catalog ID:
BMLP 666-2
Label:
Black Mark Production
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
11 reviews (avg. 86%)
Side A - Darkness
1. Revelation of Doom 03:27   instrumental
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2. Total Destruction 03:51   Show lyrics
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3. Born for Burning 05:14   Show lyrics
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4. The Wind of Mayhem 03:13   Show lyrics
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5. Bestial Lust (Bitch) 02:42   Show lyrics
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Side B - Evil
6. Possessed 02:42   Show lyrics
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7. The Rite of Darkness 02:06   Show lyrics
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8. Reap of Evil 03:29   Show lyrics
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9. Son of the Damned 02:48   Show lyrics
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10. Sadist (Tormentor) 03:00   Show lyrics
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11. The Return of the Darkness and Evil 04:25   Show lyrics
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Band members
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Vocals, Guitars, Bass (additional), Lyrics
Stefan Larsson Drums
Andreas Johansson Bass
Miscellaneous staff
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Producer, Design, Photography (back cover)
Gunnar Silins Photography (front cover)
Börje "Boss" Forsberg Producer, Engineering, Mixing
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Vocals, Guitars, Bass (additional), Lyrics
Stefan Larsson Drums
Andreas Johansson Bass
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Producer, Design, Photography (back cover)
Gunnar Silins Photography (front cover)
Börje "Boss" Forsberg Producer, Engineering, Mixing
Read Total destruction!!! 89% dismember_marcin March 23rd, 2013
Read A sorcery written in blood 78% autothrall January 16th, 2012
Read I see a bad moon rising. 94% Sigillum_Dei_Ameth August 1st, 2011
Read The 2nd storm hits even... 91% hells_unicorn June 20th, 2011
Read The songs were great but... 60% morbert August 13th, 2008
Read Quorthon's Return... 88% CHRISTI_NS_ANITY8 April 7th, 2008
Read The Return... 93% IronHell666 February 5th, 2008
Read CLASSIC!!! 97% GoatRitual June 9th, 2006
Read The Very Root Of Black... 95% brocashelm April 18th, 2006
Read Black Metal? Why yes it is! 84% BurntOffering April 12th, 2006
Read The continuation 80% UltraBoris September 8th, 2003

1st Press with White Text and Logo. Released with printed inner sleeve.

Catalog# BMLP 666-2 on spine.
Catalog# BMLP 666-II on back of sleeve.

Quorthon explains the name:
"We wanted people to just read out "The return..." - as in a second album or a follow-up - and then flip the album over to look for a tracking list. Not finding one, what they got was this apocalyptic poem with the song titles woven into it. Only after listening through the album to the end would you get the full title of the album: THE RETURN OF THE DARKNESS AND EVIL.''

In CD reissues beginning from 1991 the last 26 seconds of "The Return of Darkness and Evil" is made into a separate track, an untitled outro.

Recording information:

Recorded and mixed at Electra Studio, Stockholm, Sweden in February 1985.
All titles published on the Black Mark label.
Direct metal mastered at Sonet Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.

Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout (Side Darkness): BMLP 666 II A AD 850828 PD-CR 666(pyramid style)
Matrix / Runout (Side Evil): BMLP 666 II B AD 850828 PD-CR
Other (Rights Societies): BIEM / n©b

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