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Nattens Madrigal - Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden


Release date:
March 3rd, 1997
Catalog ID:
Century Media Records
27 reviews (avg. 87%)
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Band members
AiwarikiaR Drums
Garm Vocals, Lyrics
Aismal Guitars
Haavard Guitars
Skoll Bass
Miscellaneous staff
Anders G. Offenberg, Jr. Mixing
Helge Sten Mixing
Audun Strype Mastering
Tania Stene Cover art, Photography
AiwarikiaR Drums
Garm Vocals, Lyrics
Aismal Guitars
Haavard Guitars
Skoll Bass
Anders G. Offenberg, Jr. Mixing
Helge Sten Mixing
Audun Strype Mastering
Tania Stene Cover art, Photography
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Translation of the album title: The Madrigal of (the) Night - Eight Hymnes to the Wolf in Man.
The album's title as well as all the lyrics are written in the style of archaic 19th century Dano-Norwegian.

No song titles were given for this album initially; the tracks were simply listed in the booklet using Roman numerals. Their actual titles are known from promo editions and reissues.

The official Ulver site states this as a 1996 album, in fact it was released in 1997: The European version came out in March and the US version in April.

Composed and arranged during the first half of 1996.

The album has had a number of stories and tall tales behind it; it was reported that much of the money Century Media Records gave the band to record it was spent on drugs, suits and a car, with the rest used on the album itself, resulting in the rather poor production and mastering (the band has corroborated that this was partially, though not completely, true). Upon release of the album, Century Media created an advertising campaign that claimed it was recorded "in the middle of a forest;" this, in addition to "the big labels" signing black metal acts, in front man Kristoffer Rygg's eyes, made black metal appear cheapened and gimmicky, and was enough for him to give up black metal entirely.


Barcode (Text): 7 277017 715828
Barcode (Scanned): 7277017715828
Matrix / Runout: CENTURY MEDIA 77158-2
Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 5601
Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 5602
Labelcode: LC 6975

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