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Det som engang var


Release date:
August 20th, 1993
Catalog ID:
EYE 001
Cymophane Records
950 copies
14 reviews (avg. 88%)
1. Den onde kysten 02:20   instrumental
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2. Key to the Gate 05:10   Show lyrics
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3. En ring til aa herske 07:09   Show lyrics
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4. Lost Wisdom 04:38   Show lyrics
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5. Han som reiste 04:50   instrumental
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6. Naar himmelen klarner 03:50   instrumental
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7. Snu mikrokosmos' tegn 09:36   Show lyrics
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8. Svarte troner 02:16   Show lyrics
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Band members
Greifi Grishnackh All instruments, Vocals, Lyrics
Miscellaneous staff
Jannicke Wiese-Hansen Cover art
Count Grishnackh Producer
Pytten Producer
Greifi Grishnackh All instruments, Vocals, Lyrics
Jannicke Wiese-Hansen Cover art
Count Grishnackh Producer
Pytten Producer
Read How much can change with... 77% ConorFynes July 27th, 2015
Read When things started... 98% Doominance February 3rd, 2015
Read Better than the debut but... 87% dismember_marcin December 11th, 2013
Read To the Other Plane and Back... 100% CrimsonFloyd December 13th, 2011
Read A monument to a time yet to... 91% hells_unicorn November 27th, 2011
Read But they are no less real 85% autothrall March 17th, 2011
Read The epitome of decency 79% Lade December 6th, 2008
Read What Once Was Of Burzum 90% ThrashingMad September 2nd, 2008
Read Your Nightmares Sound Like... 70% Frankingsteins December 17th, 2007
Read Cherished By Many. 65% Perplexed_Sjel November 19th, 2007
Read Harder to Grasp 95% noinnocentvictim December 21st, 2005
Read What once was... 99% Dark_Identity November 28th, 2004
Read Dark, ambient, and beautiful 96% stickyshooZ April 28th, 2004
Read 'What Once Was'... and how... 99% VileRancour September 20th, 2002

Det som engang var is Norwegian for "What Once Was."

Original out-of-print jewelcase edition released by Cymophane in 1993 (Matrix code: DURECO [01] EYE 001). Limited to around 950 copies.

Several bootlegs are circulating with the following matrix code:
-DURECO (01) EYE001 (close to the genuine matrix but () instead [] and EYE001 instead EYE 001)
-dureco [01] eye 001 (lowercase text)

Re-released version (digipak, with black text of a different font, for band name and the title) by Misanthropy Records, 1994. This version contains lyrics in both English and German, while the album info on the back is written in Norwegian.

English translation of Norwegian titles:
1. The Coast of Evil
3. One Ring to Rule
5. The One Who Wandered
6. When the Sky Clears
7. Turn the Sign of the Microcosm
8. Black Thrones

Re-released in 2005 by Back on Black on LP.

"Det som engang var" 12" LP limited to 1000 copies on black wax. Inner sleeve has lyrics, picture, etc. Comes with poster. Released by Misanthropy Records.

Re-released on CD in 2010 by Byelobog Productions. Comes with a slipcase featuring brand new exclusive artwork.

Re-released on CD by Somber Music (SM 020). Licensed from Misanthropy Records. Unknown year.

The cover art, just like the one of "Burzum", was inspired by the Dungeons and Dragons adventure module "The Temple of Elemental Evil".

Recording information:

Recorded at Grieghallen Studios, April 1992 (before the "Aske" EP, although "Aske" was released first).


Matrix / Runout: DURECO [01] EYE 001
Rights Society: BIEM/n©b

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