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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
21 reviews (avg. 92%)
Side A - Darkness
1. Hades 05:03   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 Conspiracy 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, Songwriting, Lyrics
Stefan Larsson Drums
Rickard "Ribban" Bergman Bass
Miscellaneous staff
Börje "Boss" Forsberg (R.I.P. 2017) Producer, Engineering
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Producer, Design
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Vocals, Guitars, Songwriting, Lyrics
Stefan Larsson Drums
Börje "Boss" Forsberg (R.I.P. 2017) Producer, Engineering
Quorthon (R.I.P. 2004) Producer, Design
Read I spread eternal dark on... 100% SpeedUntilBleed June 23rd, 2019
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

The printing on the cover was originally meant to be in gold instead of yellow. However, because the gold color was too expensive the printing company was asked to use a standard color as close to gold as possible. Quorthon was unhappy with the results, and reverted to black and white for all subsequent pressings, making this version a rarity.

Exact counterfeit copies have been released over the years as this is an often coveted version.

The original title for this album was Pentagrammaton, but this title was discarded when several people read it as Pentagon.

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

Regarding the spelling of Track 3: Sheets of Old English rub-on letters had already been purchased for rubbing the logo and the song titles. At some point during rubbing the song titles the night before turning the lay-out in for printing, it was discovered that they were one letter "c" short. Thinking nobody would ever notice anyway, and figuring a "s" sound though spelled with a "c" could easily be written with a "s" just as well, an "s" was duly used instead of a "c". Thus the title "Necromancy" became "Necromansy".

Recording information:

Recorded at Heaven Shore Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.
Mixed at Electra Studio, 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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