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Release date:
October 2nd, 1984
Catalog ID:
BMLP 666-1
Version desc.:
Limited edition
Black Mark Production
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
1000 copies
24 reviews (avg. 92%)
Side A - Darkness
1. Hades 05:53   Show lyrics
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2. Reaper 02:44   Show lyrics
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3. Necromansy 03:41   Show lyrics
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4. Sacrifice 03:17   Show lyrics
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Side B - Evil
5. In Conspirasy with Satan 02:29   Show lyrics
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6. Armageddon 02:32   Show lyrics
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7. Raise the Dead 03:42   Show lyrics
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8. War 03:34   Show lyrics
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Band members
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Vocals, Guitars, Lyrics, Songwriting
Stefan Larsson Drums
Rickard "Ribban" Bergman Bass
Miscellaneous staff
The Boss (R.I.P. 2017) Producer, Engineering
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Producer, Design
PD Mastering
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Vocals, Guitars, Lyrics, Songwriting
Stefan Larsson Drums
The Boss (R.I.P. 2017) Producer, Engineering
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Producer, Design
PD Mastering
Read Pure, raw evil 97% AmogusEnjoyer July 21st, 2023
Read Forever Wrapped In Darkness 96% DanielG06 June 4th, 2022
Read Sorry Venom, but THIS is... 100% Slater922 June 24th, 2021
Read The beginning...of it all 95% Pratl1971 April 2nd, 2020
Read Bathory - Discography... 89% GermanSteel May 1st, 2018
Read Let's take a step back from... 79% TrooperEd March 6th, 2018
Read So evil, Satan shat himself! 100% BlackMetal213 June 9th, 2016
Read The essence of all that is... 92% Felix 1666 July 12th, 2015
Read One of the best albums of... 100% vargbajs January 18th, 2015
Read The True Birth of Black... 100% king ov deth November 17th, 2012
Read Dirty Filthy Blackened Speed! 93% InfinityX September 4th, 2012
Read C'mon baby raise your knife 93% autothrall January 16th, 2012
Read The first black metal album 100% DomDomMCMG November 21st, 2011
Read BATHORY 97% Loloj September 22nd, 2011
Read A legend was born once upon... 89% hells_unicorn January 4th, 2009
Read Total fucking necro. 97% Shadespawn September 18th, 2008
Read Motorhead have been to hell... 95% morbert August 13th, 2008
Read A Black Jewel 92% CHRISTI_NS_ANITY8 April 2nd, 2008
Read Making Love to the Pagan Queen 80% Frankingsteins July 16th, 2007
Read Filthy in the Best Way... 95% woeoftyrants January 9th, 2007
Read A undisputable classic 90% Taliesin August 31st, 2006
Read Simply brilliant... 90% Valleys_Of_Hades December 1st, 2005
Read Ugly and Raw 80% webermg June 23rd, 2004
Read Venom and Motorhead meet... 80% Estigia666 May 28th, 2003

- Gold was the original color choice for the jacket's artwork, but because that particular color was too expensive to use, the printing company was asked to substitute it with a standard color that was as close to gold as possible. Hence, the yellow goat. Quorthon, unhappy with the results, decreed that any and all subsequent pressings of the album would be issued with a black and white color motif.

- Track A3, "Necromansy", is spelled as such simply out of convenience. The layout for the cover had only been finalized the night prior to the date it was due at the printer. During the application of the Old English rub-on lettering being
used for the logo and song titles, it was discovered they were short one lower-case letter 'c'. Too late at night to buy another sheet of lettering, the decision was made to use an 's' to replace the 'c', with the logic that the altered spelling wouldn't be noticed, as the letter works phonetically. Thus the title "Necromancy" became "Necromansy". The same is likely true for track B1, "In Conspirasy with Satan".

- The album's original title was slated to be Pentagrammaton, but was discarded when several people misread it as Pentagon.

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

- Several batches of exact counterfeit copies of the coveted 'yellow goat' edition have been released over the years.

Recording information:

Recorded in June 1984 at Heaven Shore Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.
Mixed at Electra Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.
Mastered at the Cutting Room, Stockholm, Sweden.


Matrix / Runout (Side Darkness): 840905GP BMLP 666 1 A PD-CR Pentagram image] [666 image in pyramid shape]
Matrix / Runout (Side Evil): 840905GP BMLP 666 1 B PD-CR [Cross image]
Rights Society: ncb

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