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Release date:
March 1992
Catalog ID:
Version desc.:
Limited edition
Deathlike Silence Productions
500 copies
21 reviews (avg. 83%)
1. Feeble Screams from Forests Unknown 07:28   Show lyrics
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2. Ea, Lord of the Depths 04:52   Show lyrics
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3. Spell of Destruction 05:39   Show lyrics
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4. Channelling the Power of Souls into a New God 03:27   Show lyrics
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5. War 02:30   Show lyrics
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6. The Crying Orc 00:58   instrumental
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7. A Lost Forgotten Sad Spirit 09:11   Show lyrics
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8. My Journey to the Stars 08:10   Show lyrics
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9. Dungeons of Darkness 04:50   instrumental
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Band members
Count Grishnackh All instruments, Vocals
Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993) Guitars (lead) (track 5), Gong (track 9)
Miscellaneous staff
Jannicke Wiese-Hansen Cover art
Count Grishnackh Producer
Pytten Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Count Grishnackh All instruments, Vocals
Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993) Guitars (lead) (track 5), Gong (track 9)
Jannicke Wiese-Hansen Cover art
Count Grishnackh Producer
Pytten Producer, Engineer, Mastering
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Read The world's tragedy is... 80% autothrall March 16th, 2011
Read A Tale of Two Sides 100% marktheviktor February 24th, 2009
Read "A Very Good Beginning" 90% HanSathanas August 1st, 2007
Read The actual songs are good. 75% webermg March 3rd, 2007
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Read The vocals is what kills it 57% Scarred_Soul March 29th, 2005
Read Burzum/Aske: Music that... 99% Tharamyr July 27th, 2003
Read A winsome, remarkable piece... 95% VileRancour July 29th, 2002

When this album was released, Euronymous (owner of Deathlike Silence Records) changed the name of "Ea, Lord of the Depths" to "Ea, Lord of the Deeps" and "Spell of Destruction" to "Black Spell of Destruction". Both were later changed to the intended titles on the later Misanthropy Records version.

The following data is just rumor and not officially confirmed anywhere:
There are two editions of the DSP CD. One has NO Voices of Wonder address on the back (they had yet to distribute DSP at that point), just Vikernes' address, and the matrix code on the disc is ANTI MOSH 002 (some sources say this matrix belongs to a bootleg as all DSP first presses came from Dureco and a pressing of 500 copies or even less as stated was very improbable back then). The other version has no address to Vikernes, but instead the Voices of Wonder address is printed on the back, and the matrix code is DURECO [01] ANTI MOSH 002. This version is supposed to be from early 1993. Both version inserts DO NOT contain lyrics, just pictures of Varg and recording information. There are some minor graphic differences between versions (brightness and quality of the pressing). The Compact Disc of each version has a different gothic font.

However, there are also two versions of vinyl pressing. Early pressings feature only Varg's and DSP address, while later pressings contain DSP address and Voices of Wonder line at the bottom of the back cover. Precise number of copies for the earlier pressing is unknown, but rumored to 300.

The cover image was inspired by an AD&D module, called The Temple of Elemental Evil. It was supposed to portray the lost and searching spirit found in "Feeble Screams from Forests Unknown". Varg says that it was in a sense also autobiographical, as he saw himself in that figure, alone in a desolate, dark, and dying world... A ghost from the past seeing the true face of the world in which we live.

In videos on his (now defunct) YouTube channel, Varg stated that he took the lyrics of "Ea, Lord of the Depths" from the "Necronomicon" book, and that Euronymous had actually nothing to do with the production of the album; it was just a joke.

Recording information:

Recorded midwinter 1992, during a full moon at Grieghallen Studio (Bergen, Norway).


Matrix / Runout: DURECO [01] ANTIMOSH 002

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