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Sempiternal Past - The Darkthrone Demos


Release date:
December 2011
Catalog ID:
Version desc.:
Limited edition
Peaceville Records
2 vinyls (33⅓ RPM)
1 review (avg. 55%)
Disc 1
Side A
1. Land of Frost 03:54  
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2. Winds of Triton 01:53  
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3. Forest of Darkness 04:33  
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4. Odyssey of Freedom 03:23  
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5. Day of the Dead 05:22  
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Side B
6. Intro: Twilight Dimension 00:47   instrumental
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7. Snowfall 09:04   instrumental
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8. Eon 03:50   instrumental
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9. Thulcandra 05:54   Show lyrics
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Disc 2
Side A
1. Archipelago 04:59   Show lyrics
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2. The Watchtower (Live) 05:12   Show lyrics
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3. Accumulation of Generalization (Live) 03:09   instrumental
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4. Sempiternal Past / Presence View Sepulchrality (Live) 03:22   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. Iconoclasm Sweeps Cappadocia (Video version) 03:57   Show lyrics
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6. Soria Moria Slott (Live) 03:43  
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7. Eon (Live) / Thulcandra (Live) 04:53  
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8. God of Disturbance and Friction 03:42   Show lyrics
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Miscellaneous staff
Patrick W. Engel Mastering
Matt Vickerstaff Layout
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Released in gatefold sleeve including insert with all demo covers.

"Sempiternal Past - The Darkthrone Demos" contains all four of Darkthrone's cult demo releases recorded in 1988-1989 ("Land of Frost", "A New Dimension", "Thulcandra", and the live tape "Cromlech"); now fully restored & remastered from the best tape sources available. Also included on this release are the tracks recorded at Bootleg Scene for Oslo TV in 1989 (recorded during the same show as the "Cromlech" demo), along with a restored version of the non-album track "God of Disturbance and Friction".

"Sempiternal Past - The Darkthrone Demos" is presented on limited double vinyl with gatefold sleeve - with the sleeve including band notes and rare photos.

Recording information:

Recorded at various places in the Oslo area, 1988-1989. "God of Disturbance and Friction" recorded at Necrohell studios, November 1999.


Barcode (String): 801056835413
Matrix / Runout (Side A [Stamped]): BB55821-01 A1 MK
Matrix / Runout (Side B [Stamped]): BB55821-01 B1 MK
Matrix / Runout (Side C [Stamped]): BB55821-02 C1 MK
Matrix / Runout (Side D [Stamped]): BB55821-02 D1 MK

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