30th ANNIVERSARY VINYL EDITION OF THE ICONIC 1992 BLACK METAL CLASSIC FROM DARKTHRONE. PRESENTED ON LIMITED WHITE VINYL WITH SLEEVE DESIGN REPLICATING THE ORIGINAL PRESSING.
’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.
This edition of 'A Blaze in the Northern Sky' coincides with the 30th anniversary of the seminal album’s release & is presented on limited white vinyl, with the sleeve design replicating the original pressing, plus a refresh of the original 1992 audio master.
A.1 Kathaarian Life Code [10:39]
A.2 In The Shadow Of The Horns [07:02]
A.3 Paragon Belial [05:20]
B.1 Where Cold Winds Blow [07:26]
B.2 A Blaze In The Northern Sky [04:58]
B.3 The Pagan Winter [06:34]