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The Dawn of the Black Hearts


Live album
Release date:
February 17th, 1995
Catalog ID:
Version desc.:
Limited edition
Warmaster Records
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
300 copies
9 reviews (avg. 78%)
Side A
1. Deathcrush 03:36   Show lyrics
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2. Necrolust 04:19   Show lyrics
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3. Funeral Fog 06:38   Show lyrics
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4. Freezing Moon 06:06   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. Carnage 04:18   Show lyrics
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6. Buried by Time and Dust 05:46   Show lyrics
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7. Chainsaw Gutsfuck 03:59   Show lyrics
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8. Pure Fucking Armageddon 03:15   Show lyrics
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Band members
Dead (R.I.P. 1991) Vocals
Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993) Guitars
Necrobutcher Bass
Hellhammer Drums
Miscellaneous staff
Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993) Photography
Dead (R.I.P. 1991) Vocals
Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993) Guitars
Necrobutcher Bass
Hellhammer Drums
Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993) Photography
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This is the only bootleg album allowed an entry on the Metal Archives, due to its notorious historical content. The front cover is a photograph of Mayhem's vocalist, Dead (Per Yngve Ohlin), after his suicide on April 8th, 1991. The photo was taken by Euronymous.

Original version on LP by Bull Metal (R.I.P.), who played in Typhon, Masacre, Neurosis, and was also the owner of Warmaster Records in Colombia, has golden letters on the front cover.

Illegally reissued many times afterwards, in many different formats and configurations, making it one of the most bootlegged albums in metal history. Most later CD versions include four live bonus tracks:

9. Danse Macabre (Celtic Frost cover) 01:10
10. Black Metal (Venom cover) 03:00
11. Procreation (Of the Wicked) (Celtic Frost cover) 02:40
12. Welcome to Hell (Venom cover) 03:46

Re-released in a DVD case as release number 001 on Anti-Grishnackh Records. This version contains the "Pure Fucking Armageddon" demo as bonus. It also combines "Danse Macabre" and "Black Metal" together in one track, an oddity that occurs on many versions of this bootleg.

Recording information:

Tracks 1 to 8: recorded live in Sarpsborg, Norway, 28/2, 1990.

If apply:
Tracks 9 to 12: recorded live at Follorocken in Ski, Norway, 20/4, 1985 (the notes claim that these tracks were recorded in Lillehammer, Norway in 1986, but this is false).


Matrix / Runout (Side A) (hand engraved): MAYHEM-A 17-II-95 JJTRUJILLO
Matrix / Runout (Side B) (hand engraved): MAYHEM-B 17-II-95 JJTRUJILLO


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