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Battles in the North


Release date:
Catalog ID:
OPCD 027
Version desc.:
Embossed Digipak
Osmose Productions
18 reviews (avg. 75%)
1. Battles in the North 04:12   Show lyrics
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2. Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms 02:47   Show lyrics
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3. Descent into Eminent Silence 03:10   Show lyrics
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4. Throned by Blackstorms 03:39   Show lyrics
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5. Moonrise Fields of Sorrow 02:25   Show lyrics
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6. Cursed Realms of the Winterdemons 03:59   Show lyrics
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7. At the Stormy Gates of Mist 03:00   Show lyrics
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8. Through the Halls of Eternity 03:36   Show lyrics
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9. Circling Above in Time Before Time 03:56   Show lyrics
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10. Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark) 04:34   Show lyrics
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Band members
Demonaz Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 1-8, 10)
Abbath Vocals, Bass, Drums, Guitars (lead) (track 9), Lyrics (track 9)
Miscellaneous staff
Pytten Engineering
J. Van Valkenburg Artwork, Cover art, Poster (slipcase edition)
O.I. Cover art photo, Photography
Jannicke Wiese-Hansen Logo
Demonaz Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 1-8, 10)
Abbath Vocals, Bass, Drums, Guitars (lead) (track 9), Lyrics (track 9)
Pytten Engineering
J. Van Valkenburg Artwork, Cover art, Poster (slipcase edition)
O.I. Cover art photo, Photography
Jannicke Wiese-Hansen Logo
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Exclusively "Battled" by Abbath and Demonaz.
Executive production: Osmose Productions '95.

The tracklisting on the original CD is incorrect. The correct listing is shown here.

The promo and first version of the album suffered from a bad mix, consequently receiving terrible reviews in press. Due to this, a better mix was issued to replace the original - this version is the one most commonly heard and distributed.

CD versions:
• Original jewelcase
• Digipack (two different versions exist; one with an embossed logo and title, and one without)
• Limited edition jewelcase (includes slipcover and fold-out poster, as well as the 1991 EP as bonus tracks).

Warning - Osmose CD presses from February 2001 up to around 2005 may contain a copy-protection method which renders the CD completely unreadable in PCs and certain modern Hi-Fi systems. This isn't indicated anywhere on the packaging.

Vinyl info:
• 1998 (Picture LP, limited edition)
• 2005 (Osmose Productions, limited to 1000 copies)
• 2010 (Osmose Productions, black vinyl)

Reissued on limited edition deluxe cassette by (#invalid label link ID#) in 2014. Limited to 100 copies on black and white tapes. Each comes with a set of 3 buttons and a colour card.

Music videos were made for "Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark)" and "Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms".

All lyrics by Demonaz, except "Circling Above in Time Before Time" by Abbath.

Recording information:

Recorded and mixed in Grieghallen Studio, September 1994.


Barcode: 4 001617 203323
Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): DADC AUSTRIA A0000021250-0101 44 A2
Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): DADC AUSTRIA A0000021250-0101 44 A3
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): DADC AUSTRIA A0000021250-0101 44 A1
Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L554
Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L554
Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L554
Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 94G1
Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94K1
Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 94K3
Label Code: LC 2406

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