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|1.||Kathaarian Life Code||10:39||Show lyrics|
|2.||In the Shadow of the Horns||07:02||Show lyrics|
|3.||Paragon Belial||05:25||Show lyrics|
|4.||Where Cold Winds Blow||07:26||Show lyrics|
|5.||A Blaze in the Northern Sky||04:58||Show lyrics|
|6.||The Pagan Winter||06:35||Show lyrics|
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|Unleashing the storm||95%||Evil_Johnny_666||January 14th, 2011|
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|Mediocrity||65%||defyexistance||January 7th, 2010|
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|A Pillar For the Second Wave||98%||WinterBliss||May 19th, 2009|
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|The birth of the dynasty||95%||Noktorn||March 13th, 2007|
|A Blaze in the Northern Sky||38%||DanFuckingLucas||August 31st, 2006|
|In the shadow of the horns!||90%||Valleys_Of_Hades||April 6th, 2006|
|Sylvan BM Hatred...||100%||RickJames||February 7th, 2005|
The beginning of Darkthrone's black metal material.
After recording his parts for the album, bassist Dag Nilsen left the band.
The person who appears on the front cover is Zephyrous.
In an interview, Fenriz said that the album was somewhat "rushed", in order to comply to contract clauses with their record label, Peaceville. He also noted that many of the songs feature "death metal guitar riffs" simply played in a "black metal style".
First press 1992 (VILE 28 CD): white disc (limited to 3000 copies). Second press 1992 (VILE 28 CD): Black disc. Third press with Music for Nations with number CDVILE 28, then with Snapper Music.
Reissued and remastered in 2003 as a digipak featuring a video interview clip.
The remastered CD version 2003 was also released in 2007 by Black Metal Attack Records from Brazil for South America.
Bootlegs of the original version exist with a low print quality as well as leaving out some sentences.
All the releases of "A Blaze in the Northern Sky" have a note saying "This album is eternally dedicated to the king of death/black metal Euronymous."
The first song on the album, "Kathaarian Life Code", is featured in the last scene of the 2002 film Demonlover.
Re-released in December 2009 on 180g heavyweight vinyl with gatefold sleeve. Features new liner notes written by Nocturno Culto especially for this release. Limited to 1000 copies.
12" LP re-released by Peaceville Records in 2011. This vinyl edition of the album is limited to 2000 numbered copies and is issued on 180gsm heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve which features new liner notes written by Nocturno Culto especially for this release.
20-year anniversary edition CD released at the end of 2012 by Peaceville Records. Comes in a digibook with liner notes by Fenriz and Nocturno Culto plus rare images. Also comes with an additional disc with the whole album commented by Fenriz and Nocturno Culto and the video-interview from the 2003 edition.
Recorded at Creative Studios, August 1991, but released in the beginning of 1992.
Barcode: 5 016557 502824
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