'A BLAZE IN THE NORTHERN SKY' – 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION – CLEAR VINYL
SPARE COPIES NOW AVAILABLE – PRESENTED IN A WHITE PRINTED OUTER SLEEVE AND LYRICS SHEET INSERT
After the almost immediate sellout of the deluxe 30th anniversary edition of A Blaze In The Northern Sky, in the handmade sleeves – we, Peaceville, have discovered a very limited amount of the clear vinyl LP – so we thought there might be some fans who missed out on the deluxe but might like a memento of this anniversary LP release – so here it is – a very limited amount of clear LPs in a white printed sleeve which also includes a lyric sheet.
’A Blaze In The Northern Sky’, Darkthrone's official second album, was originally released in 1992 and was without question the blueprint for the Black Metal scene, spearheading the evolution of the early second wave movement in Norway & beyond. It was hailed on release as an album of true scene-shifting greatness, following their more death metal focussed debut, ’Soulside Journey’.
The rawness apparent on the album (recorded at Creative Studios, the same location as Mayhem's legendary Deathcrush was put to tape), was unusual for the time and an antithesis to the usual metal production values & standards during the period. With this, Darkthrone's statement of attitude & intent was clear, and their status as masters of Norwegian black metal was set.